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Alan Buck

Assistant Professor of Communication

Harris 211

(919) 760-2393

Profile

Alan got his start in television broadcasting at the CBS affiliate WRDW in Augusta, GA, but then moved into larger markets at the Fox affiliate WHNS in Greenville, SC/Asheville, NC, and the WB affiliate WLFL in Raleigh, NC. After years of being a News Videographer, he moved into management and became the Director of Promotions for WTWB in Greensboro, NC where in 2005 the station had the highest ratings to date.

In 2006, he enrolled full time at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where in 2010 he graduated with honors with a B.A. in Media Studies and a concentration in Media Management. While a student, he started freelancing videos for many companies while simultaneously operating UNCG’s campus television station. What started as a part time job quickly grew into a growing clientele. Some of his clients included NC State University, UNCG, Clear Channel Radio, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, and Deep South Entertainment where he produced a video for a well-known Country Music artist. His has shot video for the CBS Network, The Weather Channel, the Masters Golf Tournament, the Pittsburgh Penguins, amongst others. He is currently working on producing a pilot for network television.

Wanting to learn emerging interactive media trends, he then enrolled in Elon University’s Interactive Media Masters program and is now an Assistant Professor in the Communication Department at Meredith College and the director of Meredith’s new Digital Communication certificate program. He previously taught at Campbell University and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a father to daughter Taylor and son Hudson, husband to Lauren, and enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.

Academic Credentials

B.A. in Media Studies, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

M.A. in Interactive Media, Elon University

Awards

Georgia Associated Press Broadcasters Association Award, Best Feature Reporting

UNC Greensboro Broadcasting and Cinemas Undergraduate Student of the Year

 

Professional Activity

Board of Directors, Designed For Joy, Chair of the Communications Committee

Member of College Media Association

Town of Apex Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Advisory Committee

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