Wally Dean is a 35-year broadcast news veteran who is a senior associate
at the Project for Excellence in Journalism, director of broadcast training
for the Committee of Concerned Journalists, and a consultant to NewsLab.
He was a staff producer and news assignment manager at the Washington Bureau
of CBS News for 14 years. Prior to that, he was a reporter, anchor, executive
producer and associate news director at WOWT-TV in Omaha, where he worked
for 15 years. After leaving CBS News in 1998, he served two years as associate
director of the Pew Center for Civic Journalism where he produced "A Journalist's
Toolbox," a series of training videos now being used in more than 2,000 newsrooms
and classrooms across the country.
More recently, he created the broadcast version of CCJ's Traveling Curriculum
and, as part of a grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Knight Foundation,
is coordinating its teaching in broadcast newsrooms. His work has been published
in the RTNDA Communicator and the Columbia Journalism Review.
Wally is a graduate of the University of Nebraska - Lincoln where he was
a member of the Innocents Society, the senior men's honorary. He has taught
broadcast news writing at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Creighton
University and is a past president of the Omaha Press Club.