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Faculty Profiles


Faculty Profiles

Located in media-rich New York City, CCNY attracts extremely passionate, diverse and experienced faculty members. Professors, full-time and adjunct, have worked in television, radio and digital media and as magazine and newspaper editors and reporters. Faculty credentials incude, ABC and CBS News, BET, WNYC radio, Al Jazeera, CNN and 60 Minutes, the New York Times, the NY Daily News, Essence, the Source, Vibe, Salon, theRoot and the Guardian.

LINDA VILLAROSA (above, wearing glasses, with student editors) runs the journalism program at CCNY, advises students and acts as faculty advisor to The Campus. A New York Times Magazine contributing writer, her story "America's Hidden HIV Epidemic" appeared on the publication's cover in June 2017. Her story "Why America's Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis" ran in April 2018. Professor Villarosa was also the health editor of the New York Times and served as the executive editor of Essence Magazine. She has written or co-written a number of books, as well as a novel and is currently working on a book about inequality, race and health for Doubleday. You can read more about her career here

A graduate of the University of Colorado, B.A., Journalism, Professor Villarosa spent a year at the Harvard School of Public Health on a Health Communications Fellowship. In 2013, she graduated from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, with a concentration in multimedia and entrepreneurial journalism and urban reporting. While in graduate school, she developed Harlem Focus, an award-winning website that gives students hands-on training in multimedia journalism.

She teaches Introduction to Journalism, Reporting and Writing, Race and Media.

Office: Shepard Hall room 463, Phone: 212-650-5499, Email:

ANGELA HARDEN (with student producers) is the General Manager/Program Director of WHCR 90.3 FM and teaches Radio Journalism and Supervised Radio Station Study.

She is a resident of Harlem and a summa cum laude graduate of the City College of New York with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. After graduation, Harden worked for five years in print journalism for Unfold magazine, Honey magazine and the web-based magazine, Urban Box Office.   

Harden been an adjunct in the Media Communication Arts department since 2000. Her teaching style utilizes WHCR as a learning laboratory which gives students hands-on radio experience. In her Radio Journalism class students are required to produce a live show─ Uptown Focus and many have gone on to produce their own radio shows.

Office: North Academic Center 1/513, Phone: 212-650-7147, Email:


BARBARA NEVINS TAYLOR teaches Introduction to Journalism and TV Reporting.

Her investigative reporting at TV stations in New York, Atlanta, Kentucky and Alabama earned 22 Emmy Awards and more than 50 journalism awards and honors. Nevins Taylor graduated from The City College (1970) and loves sharing what she learned as a journalist with students.

During her TV career Nevins Taylor pursued stories that made a difference in the lives of individuals and the community. Her reports earned praise, generated government action and helped send wrongdoers to prison. Long before the most recent financial crisis, Barbara exposed flaws in the mortgage lending and banking systems that led poor people into financial ruin.

On, which she founded in 2012, Nevins Taylor uses the latest digital storytelling techniques to serve a growing audience that needs reliable information about complicated issues.

Nevins Taylor has contributed to The New York Times Op-Ed page, writing about criminal justice, foster care and young people in New York City. Her writing has also focused on concerns of parents and women and has appeared in national magazines. Her book Beautiful Skin of Color, with doctors Jeanine Downie and Fran Cook-Bolden, published by ReganBooks, evolved from her television reports.

CCNY Alumni awarded her the prestigious Townsend Harris medal for career achievement and she is also in the Communications Alumni Group’s Hall of Fame. She wants her students to get there, too.



Richard Esposito teaches Reporting and Writing. He is an award winning American journalist and author who has more than 30 years of experience as a television, digital and newspaper reporter, editor and news executive, most recently as the senior executive producer of the NBC News Investigative Unit.

With a specific expertise in national security and criminal justice journalism, his more recent accomplishments include the eight month long Edward Snowden investigative effort which culminated in 2014 with an hour-long TV interview with Snowden by NBC News, a first for US TV.

Immediately prior to joining NBC he had been senior investigative reporter for ABC News, where during his 11 ½ years his achievements included  leading the George Polk  award winning investigation into the CIA’s global network of secret prisons and the “enhanced Interrogation” techniques.

A five-time Emmy award winner, in 2015 Esposito his NBC team were awarded top honors by the Society of Professional journalists for their investigation into US Navy helicopters with an unusually high accident rate that led to the deaths of a number of pilots. His other honors include a shared 2012 Peabody for his leadership in ABC’s “Superstorm Sandy” coverage, the 2012 Murrow Award for his work in reporting the death of Osama bin Laden, and a 2014 Murrow for NBC’s Boston Marathon coverage. He also shares in a Pulitzer Prize for his role in New York Newsday’s coverage of a fatal subway crash in 1992.

Esposito began as a copy boy at the New York Daily News and has run metropolitan news operations at two of the largest newspapers in America -- New York Newsday, where he rose to city editor, and the New York Daily News, where he was metropolitan editor and editor of the Sunday edition.

Esposito is the co-author of the books “Bomb Squad: A Year Inside the Nation’s Most Exclusive Police Unit,” and “Dead on Delivery: Inside the Drug Wars.”

KAREN LOEW teaches Introduction to Journalism and Reporting & Writing.

She is delighted to share her lifelong love of journalism with CCNY students. Loew has served as editor-in-chief of, a leading New York City public policy journal, and associate editor at the Forward, founded in the Lower East Side in 1897 to cover Jewish issues. She was also a newspaper beat reporter at The Tennessean, in Nashville, and at the Northern Virginia Daily, after graduating from the University of Virginia.
A passion for urbanism also led Loew to lend a hand in the creation and operation of the trendsetting High Line park, work for East Village neighborhood preservation at a local nonprofit, and direct and produce two site-specific short films. Her articles have been published in The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Citylab, Next City and elsewhere.
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ART JONES teaches Fundamentals of Multimedia Production. He has worked with film, digital video, television and interactive media in the roles of director, director of photography, and editor. He has produced and directed pieces for organizations including MTV , Deep Dish Television, and the Women's Health Project of New York City Department of Health. 

Jones has served as Director of Photography on various documentaries and projects for clients including The New York Times, Red Bull BC One Tokyo, and the American Civil Liberties Union