Kimberly J Young

(585) 395-2043
Office: Holmes Hall 226


Kim Young is a storyteller. As an award-winning journalist, Young’s stories have touched and transformed people’s lives. As a professor of journalism, Young is now inspiring a new generation of storytellers.

Young holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Oswego State University, a Master of Arts in Communication Studies from Edinboro University, and is a PhD candidate in Rhetorical Studies at Duquesne University.

Before becoming an academic, Young was a radio and television anchor/reporter, news director, producer, and talk show host.

Young’s research interests include: journalism ethics, civic journalism, multimedia journalism, the representation of women in television news, gender representations and influences on news content, media sociology, and alterity in journalism.

In her spare time, Young loves to read, write, swim, and travel, and spend time with her ever-expanding family.

Young’s current story centers on the molding of new multimedia journalists at The College at Brockport. She chose to come to Brockport because of the exciting potential of the journalism program, the dynamic faculty, the energy and enthusiasm of the students, and her abiding dedication to and love for the SUNY system.

Kim Young is a storyteller. The unfolding story of her passion for teaching and the impact such passion will have on Brockport’s next generation of storytellers is one that undoubtedly will transform lives. Stay tuned.


  • PhD Candidate, Rhetorical Studies, Duquesne University
  • MA, Communication Studies, Edinboro University
  • BA, Communication Studies, SUNY Oswego

Research Interests

  • Broadcast journalism
  • Director of news and public affairs, creator and host of Weekend All Things Erie, a weekly radio news interview program; producer and moderator of political debates on TV, WQLN TV-FM (2004-2014)
  • Former executive producer, anchor, and reporter for TV and radio stations in Pennsylvania and New York states
  • “The Fracturing of a Region,” a three-part broadcast story about the fight over drilling for natural gas in Northwest Pennsylvania (2012)
  • “The Girl in the Red Dress: A Soldier’s Lament,” a three-part broadcast story of Marine reservists and their memories of the Afghani children they encountered during their deployment (2011)
  • “No Child Left Behind,” a three-part broadcast story focusing on the law aimed at improving the nation’s schools and its impact on the Erie School District (2010)
  • Faculty adviser, Brockport Television