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School of Media Faculty and Staff

Brad Pfranger, M.A.
Brad Pfranger, M.A.
- Broadcasting Coordinator, Associate Professor
  • Basic Broadcast News
  • Field Production
  • News Videography and Editing
  • Broadcast Sports Workshop
  • Broadcast News Workshop





Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor,    2011-present  

School of Journalism & Broadcasting, Western Kentucky University

Faculty Advisor,   2012-present

Student Media - NewsChannel 12 student newscast

School of Journalism & Broadcasting, Western Kentucky University

Faculty Advisor,   2011-present 

Student Media - Extra Point (Cable Channel 12) and Red Zone (WWHR-FM)

School of Journalism & Broadcasting, Western Kentucky University


Master of Liberal Arts and Science
Vanderbilt University, 2011

Bachelor of Arts
Broadcast Journalism, major
German, major
University of Mississippi, 1999

Professional Experience

Freelance videographer, editor, director, 2011-present

WZTV Fox 17 - Nashville, TN
General Assignment Television Photojournalist, 2006-2011

KSLA News 12 - Shreveport, LA                                                                                                                                                                                General Assignment Television Photojournalist, 1999-2006

Professional Membership

National Academy of Television Arts and Science

National Press Photographers Association

Kentucky Associated Press Board


Brad Pfranger comes to Western Kentucky University from the Nashville FOX affiliate,

WZTV, after covering news and sports in the area for the past five years He began his

professional videography career in Shreveport, Louisiana at the local CBS affiliate, KSLA,

in 1999 His covered stories include Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath, the Columbia Shuttle crash

in east Texas, the events of Sept 11, 2001 in Louisiana and New York City, training with the

Marines at Parris Island, surveying troop activity along the Mexican border in Arizona, both heartfelt

and tragic human interest stories, and any type of breaking news of which one can think Brad has

received multiple AP awards, both in Louisiana and Tennessee, and also obtained eight Emmy award

nominations, with one win for his part in covering the trials of children and their families battling

cancer at St Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis Brad’s academic accomplishments include a B A

from the University of Mississippi in both Broadcast Journalism and German, and most recently he

received his Masters in Liberal Arts and Science from Vanderbilt University. 

(Profile written for the Potter College Arts & Letters Magazine BY KAREN SCHNEIDER)

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The School of Media & Communication at WKU is ACEJMC accredited for majors in Broadcasting, Journalism and Photojournalism.



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