Rick Peterson

Rick Peterson is a veteran of 30 years in the television news business and has taught in USC’s broadcast Senior Semester for two decades. He continues to work as a story producer for the national news desk at NBC News in Charlotte, selecting nationally breaking stories for use around the country. Students know he understands how a newsroom works and what a national news story looks like.

Contact him: rspeter@mailbox.sc.edu

Lena Sadiwskyj

Lena Sadiwsskyj

Lena Sadiwskyj spent more than 11 years as a network reporter and producer for CBC Television in Canada. She came to the USA, to be an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Missouri and executive producer at KOMU-TV. Sadiwskyj held news management roles at television stations in Birmingham, Dallas and Phoenix. As a news director, she has led newsrooms in Shreveport, Orlando, Tucson, Knoxville, Dothan and most recently at WACH Fox News in Columbia, where she hired more than 10 broadcast graduates from our School of Journalism.

Contact her: sasadiwskl@mailbox.sc.edu

Brandon Shulleeta

Brandon Shulleeta

Brandon Shulleeta has more than 15 years of journalism experience and has written more than 2,500 published articles as a reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Reuters and other news organizations. His beats included courts and crime; breaking news; and local government. He has won several statewide and national awards for investigative reporting, data journalism, general news writing and others. He also worked as a web producer and TV news reporter for an ABC affiliate in Virginia.

Contact him: shulleeb@email.sc.edu

Eileen Waddell

Eileen Waddell

Eileen Waddell spent 27 years as a working journalist, the last 21 at The State newspaper in Columbia, where she was the longtime assistant managing editor. She also served a stint as investigations editor and ran the morning meeting for eight years. Waddell brings newsroom experience, advice and observations to the classroom, making the hypothetical more tangible. She specializes in teaching story development, balanced reporting and thoughtful story choice and framing that reflects the depth of a community.

Contact her: eileenrw@mailbox.sc.edu