Jeimmie D. Nevalga is an associate professional practice professor at the Missouri School of Journalism, where she teaches students both the theory and practice of producing newscasts. This includes newsroom leadership, ethical decision making, story selection and development, writing and newscast supervision. Under her tutelage, students produce shows for commercial NBC affiliate KOMU-TV in Columbia, Missouri.
Nevalga serves as executive producer of the station, overseeing students covering major topics such as the student protests in November of 2015, local and state elections, college and professional sporting events, along with daily news.
She produced KOMU’s GOP Gubernatorial Debate in March of 2016 and is the broadcast lead on the ONA-funded project Town Square, which invites viewers to participate in every step of the reporting process.
As a member of the school’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Nevalga is committed to giving voice to all members of the community and to fostering cultural dialogues in the workplace and the university.
She regularly travels abroad for the Missouri School of Journalism. She has lectured to several media groups in China on topics ranging from user-generated content to the impact of social media. She led journalism students on a winter-break tour of Prague, Barcelona, Rome and Brussels. She has also worked as a producing consultant for Alhurra Network, based in Washington, D.C.
Nevalga graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in 2000. Before becoming a professor, she spent 12 years producing TV news for organizations such as WISN 12 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Chicago’s CLTV and WGN.