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Stacey Woelfel

Time on Board: ’06-’17
“I love being a member of the board of governors because it gives me the chance to show young people what television excellence looks like. Whether it’s the huge fun of the Emmy awards each year or the great honor I get to help bestow with Silver Circle inductees, it really is all about the best of the industry.”

Stacey Woelfel is the chapter President. He currently serves as director of the Jonathan Murray Documentary Journalism Center at the MU School of Journalism. Prior to this appointment, Stacey was an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and the news director for KOMU-TV, the University of Missouri-owned NBC affiliate for central Missouri.

Woelfel is a frequent instructor in free media practices for journalists worldwide, having instructed working journalists multiple times in China, Croatia, Mexico, Moldova, and Montenegro. His focus is on sharing current trends and best practices to reach audiences more effectively.

A past national chairman of the Radio Television Digital News Foundation, the Radio Television Digital News Association, Woelfel was a member of the association’s Executive Committee, and has served as the chair of the ethics committee. Stacey also served as senior vice president of the board of governors of the Mid-America chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

He is a winner of the Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism, the Emmy, the Edward R. Murrow, and numerous regional and local awards. Woelfel is the author of Suspicious Signs: Effects of Newscaster Scripts, Symbols, and Actions on Audience Perceptions of News Organization Bias and penned a chapter in Silenced: International Journalists Expose Media Censorship. Stacey holds a doctorate in political science.