Kevin Finch, a veteran television news director from Indianapolis, will join Washington and Lee’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communications this fall as a visiting assistant professor. Finch will oversee the weekly Rockbridge Report broadcast and website during fall and winter terms and teach four other courses during the year. These include a fall-term first-year seminar on “Politics, the Press and the Public.”
Finch has a B.S. in Radio-TV from Murray State University in Kentucky and an M.A. in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois. He has been an adjunct instructor on several occasions at the University of Indianapolis and Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis.
Finch has won numerous awards for his individual work, including a national Edward R. Murrow award for documentary. Similarly, the staffs he led at WRTV-TV, WISH-TV and WTHR-TV in Indianapolis have received many regional and national honors. Kevin is a past president of the Indiana Debate Commission and the Indiana Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.