Hagit Limor

Hagit L Limor

Broadcast News Journalism & Media Professor, Division of Media Production, CCM

Emery Hall

4200c

CCM Electronic Media Division - 0003

Professional Summary

Hagit Limor joins the Electronic Media Division after an extensive career in broadcast journalism and as national president of the Society of Professional Journalists. She teaches media writing, production and journalism, taking students from the classroom and newsroom into the studio for taped productions.

Limor has served as an anchor, general assignment reporter and investigative reporter at  network-affiliated stations in five markets, currently at WXIX-TV in Cincinnati, where she serves as investigative reporter. She's covered news stories throughout  the United States, Central America, Europe and Asia, including the devastating March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Limor's abilities as a writer and reporter have garnered her dozens of national, state and local awards for investigative, documentary, general assignment and feature reporting. She's won ten Emmy Awards, three national Sigma Delta Chi Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, a National Headliner Award, national finalist for the Investigative Reporters and Editors Association, and other national awards from the Association of Health Care Journalists and the Society of Environmental Journalists, plus more than 100 state Associated Press, state SPJ and local SPJ awards.

As an educator, Limor won the Best of Festival award from the Broadcast Educators Association twice, in the faculty news division.

Limor also is very active for the cause of journalism on a national level. She’s served as President of the national Society of Professional Journalists, representing 8,000 journalists across the United States after holding several other national and local offices, including president of the Greater Cincinnati SPJ chapter. She currently serves as national chair of the Society's Legal Defense Fund, member of the Ethics Committee and recently served on the committee that rewrote the Society's widely quoted Journalism Ethics Code. Limor also sits on the board of the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation, which promotes excellence and ethics in journalism through educational programs and grants for journalism-related projects.

Beyond journalism, Limor volunteers throughout the Tri-State, and was honored by the Bethesda Foundation for her local service. She also emcees, speaks and hosts events for various community organizations.

She received bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois, (Journalism, Medill School of Journalism Minor in Psychology Minor in Biology/Genetics)

Master of Science, Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois, (Broadcast Journalism)

Emmy Award winning journalist,

Past President of National Society of Professional Journalists,

Positions and Work Experience

- Chief Investigative Reporter, WXIX-TV, Cincinnati, Ohio

- Chief Investigative Reporter, WCPO-TV (formerly anchor and general assignment reporter), Cincinnati, Ohio

- Chief Investigative Reporter, Consumer Reporter, WTVT, Tampa, Florida

- General Assignment Reporter/Morning Anchor, WLOS-TV, Asheville, NC

- General Assignment Reporter/Morning Anchor, WCYB-TV, Bristol, VA

Honors and Awards

Ten Emmy Awards

Three national Sigma Delta Chi Awards

National Headliner Award

Two Broadcast Educators Association Best of Festival awards

National Association of Health Care Journalists award

National Society of Environmental Journalists Award

Dozens of state and local Associated Press and SPJ awards

Post Graduate Training and Education

Master of Science, Northwestern University, ,Evanston, Illinois

Keywords

news, journalism, media, broadcast, broadcasting, talent, development, on-air, onair, on, air, network, television, station, writing, production, newscast

Professional Affiliation

President, National Society of Professional Journalists

Other Information

                             
                                                                                                            
 
Name: Hagit Limor                                                   
Rank:  Full Professor                        
 
Degrees or Credentials:
 
Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University; graduated with top honors.
 
Master of Science in Broadcast Journalism, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University; McCormick Scholar.
 
Short Biographical Summary:
 
Hagit Limor serves as an associate professor in the Electronic Media Division of the University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music, where she teaches news writing and production courses.
 
Hagit also serves as a freelance investigative reporter after a long career in markets across the United States and overseas, culminating in Cincinnati at WCPO-TV and WXIX-TV. Her writing and reporting skills have garnered Hagit dozens of national, state and local awards including ten Emmy Awards, three national Sigma Delta Chi Awards, a National Headliner Award, two Broadcast Educators Association Best of Festival awards, national awards from the Association of Health Care Journalists and the Society of Environmental Journalists, plus state and local Associated Press and SPJ awards.
 
Hagit is very active for the cause of journalism on a national level. She served as President of the national Society of Professional Journalists, representing more than 8,000 journalists across the United States. She currently chairs the Legal Defense Fund, aiding journalists fighting in court for access to public records. She serves on the executive committee of the national board of the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation, which funds educational programs and grants for journalism-related projects, chairing its Programming Committee.
 
Beyond journalism, Hagit volunteers extensively throughout the Tri-State, awarded by the Bethesda Foundation for her local service. She also emcees, speaks and hosts events for various community organizations.,

Contact Information

hagit.limor@uc.edu