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USC's School of Journalism Names New Director

Willow Bay most recently served as senior editor for The Huffington Post in Los Angeles and was a correspondent and host for Bloomberg TV.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

Veteran broadcaster Willow Bay, who co-anchored ABC's "Good Morning America/Sunday" and CNN's "Moneyline News Hour," was named today the director of USC's School of Journalism.

"The breadth of Willow Bay's experiences, skills and talents is extraordinary," according to Ernest J. Wilson III, dean of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. "Her leadership will help our innovative school aggressively continue our path of creating -- and defining -- the digital future."

Bay most recently served as senior editor for The Huffington Post in Los Angeles and was a correspondent and host for Bloomberg TV.

In addition to her work on ABC and CNN, Bay also was a substitute anchor on NBC's "Early Today" and co-hosted "NBA Inside Stuff."

She will begin her new job at USC in July.

"I'm honored to join Dean Wilson and the world-class faculty and staff at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism," Bay said. "I've had the privilege of personally hiring and working with some outstanding Annenberg graduates at The Huffington Post. I look forward to leading the school as it educates and inspires the next generation of journalists and public relations professionals for the future and contributes groundbreaking academic research into these fields."

Bay is married to Robert Iger, chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Co.

"I can't think of a greater director for the USC Annenberg School of Journalism, or a greater model of what journalism can achieve in today's world," said Wallis Annenberg, president and CEO of the Annenberg Foundation.

—City News Service

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