Longtime visual journalist joins ‘PBS NewsHour’ as multimedia managing editor

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PBS NewsHour has hired visual journalist Tom Kennedy, formerly of WashingtonPost.com and the National Geographic Society, as its managing editor for multimedia.

Kennedy currently teaches in the multimedia, photography and design department at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. In more than 35 years in print and online journalism, he has created, directed and edited projects that have earned Pulitzers, Emmys, Peabodys and Edward R. Murrow awards.

At the NewsHour, Kennedy will be responsible for the program’s online content strategy and digital operation. He was managing editor for multimedia at WashingtonPost.com, developing its multimedia section and creating the first documentary video team for an American newspaper-based website. Previously, he was director of photography at the National Geographic Society.

Kennedy begins work at the NewsHour in June. (Photo: NewsHour)

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