Join us for lively banter with distinguished Klein College of Media and Communication alumnus Chris Carl, KLN '92, director of news & programming for WDEL AM/FM and WDEL.com. Since his days as a Temple University undergraduate, Carl lives and breathes broadcasting. Hear firsthand about the state of the modern radio industry, the daily tasks of radio professionals and valuable advice for breaking into the industry. This conversation will be co-moderated by Associate Professor of Journalism Karen M. Turner and WHIP Radio News Director Amelia Winger, KLN '22.
About the Speaker
Chris Carl, KLN ‘92, is the longest tenured news broadcaster in the state of Delaware, having worked for the past 27 years at WDEL in Wilmington. He joined the staff in 1993 as a weekend anchor and part-time reporter, and was promoted to News Director in 1999 and again to Director of News & Programming in 2008.
Under his leadership, WDEL has won an NAB Marconi Award as Medium Market Station on the Year, an NAB Crystal Award for public service, several RTDNA national Murrow Awards, including multiple awards for Overall Excellence, and has been named News Operation of the Year several times by the Chesapeake AP Broadcasters Association.
Carl is a past national chairman for RTDNA/RTDNF. He is also past president of the Chesapeake AP Broadcasters Association, Delaware Coalition for Open Government, and Delaware Bar-Bench-Media Conference. He’s been active in leadership for the Delaware Press Association and Society of Professional Journalist Delaware Chapter. In 2012, Chris received the Delaware Press Association's highest honor - Communicator of Achievement.