Western Kentucky University

School of Journalism & Broadcasting Staff - James LeTourneau, M.A.

James LeTourneau, M.A.

James LeTourneau, M.A.

Assistant Professor

Office:  321 MMTH
Phone:  (270) 745-8856
Email:  james.letourneau@wku.edu


Basic Broadcast News
Intro. to Broadcasting
News Discovery and Selection
Writing for Radio & TV
Broadcast News Reporting
Advanced Broadcast News
Oversee student television/radio newscasts


  • Assistant Professor, WKU, 2000- present
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant; University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Courtside announcer/ Wisconsin Women's Basketball
  • Education Director/Instructor; Madison (WI) Media Institute
  • News Director, WMTV, Madison
  • Radio Anchor; WEMP-WMYX Radio, Milwaukee, WI
  • Managing Editor, WBAY-TV, Green Bay, WI
  • News Director, WHBF-TV, Rock Island (Quad Cities), IL
  • News Director, WREX-TV, Rockford, IL
  • News Director, WQOW-TV, Eau Clair, WI
  • Sports Director, KGWC, Casper, WY
  • Program Director/Music Announcer, WNDU AM&FM, South Bend, IN
    Host of Notre Dame pre and post-game football and basketball games.
  • Program Director,/ Music Announcer, WFAW-WSJY; Ft. Atkinson, WI
  • Program Director/ Music Announcer, WYXE-FM, Madison, WI


  • Masters Degree, Journalism, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, History, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Brown Institute, Minneapolis, MN


Professional Activities

  • 2004 Plagerism detection workshop presenter
  • 2003 Program Host for student documentary on Former Football coach Jack Harbaugh.
  • Actor and voice talent for two student video/audio projects
  • Appearance on WKYU-Radio Public Affairs Broadcast. Topics: 
    Connie Chung and Confidential comments 
    News Cost of the Iraq War/ Peter Arnett 'Geraldo Rivera situations
  • Judge; Kentucky High School Journalism, Video news entries
  • Member of special Athletic department panel to decide status of basketball player Patrick Sparks.
  • RTNDA National Conference; Las Vegas. Workshops and Seminars:
    Stations and Colleges Working Together.
    Producing Producers
    How the Media Treated Me.
    Designing a better Assignment Desk
    Making Your Mark with Enterprise Stories.
  • 2002
  • Host of joint Broadcast-Business School seminar on media and business with Guest Speak, Len Walter, WBBM Radio, Chicago
  • Co-Cordinator; WKU Journalism School Broadcast Day
  • School Representative at the Kentucky Broadcasting Association conference and awards ceremony; Louisville, KY
  • WKU Broadcast school representative for minority student recruitment day.
  • Selected as Journalism & Broadcasting School Senate Alternate
  • Serve on the Department equipment and internship committees
  • 2001-present
  • Student advisor (40 students) and faculty aide for students seeking advice on writing resumes.
  • Assist in the weekly production of the student TV newscast.
  • Association Memberships
  • 1993-current Radio and Television News Directors Association (RTNDA)
  • 1990-94 Wisconsin Broadcasters Association
 Last Modified 7/23/13