Award winning NBC producer joins Bishop Kearney staff

August 7, 2017 By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Geri Hearne will teach broadcast journalism, British literature and literature of conscience at Bishop Kearney High School starting in September. Photo courtesy of Bishop Kearney High School
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Starting in September, students at Bishop Kearney High School will get a unique opportunity to study broadcast journalism with a teacher who has firsthand experience in the field.

Schools administrators announced that Geri Hearne, a producer at WNBC-TV, is joining the faculty and will be teaching broadcast journalism starting in September.

The announcement was made on Aug. 4. Bishop Kearney High School, a school for Catholic girls, is located at 2202 60th St. in Bensonhurst.

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Hearne will be the first Bishop Kearney teacher to work in the school’s new state-of-the-art broadcast lab, where she will instruct students on television and video journalism. In addition, she will teach two other subjects, British literature and literature of conscience.

Hearne’s resume is impressive, according to Bishop Kearney High School officials. In her most recent position, she served as a producer at WNBC-TV. Over the years, she has worked as a reporter, writer and producer for various television stations. She got her start at ABC, working in the Olympic Division of ABC Sports.

The shows Hearne has produced have taken viewers to countries like Iraq and have offered comprehensive coverage of such events as the 1993 World Trade Center  bombing as well as the events following the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001.

Hearne has earned Associated Press and United Press International awards for her reporting.  She has also received an award from NBC for leadership and has been nominated for two dozen Emmys during the course of her career.

She is a graduate of Long Island University and holds a master’s degree from the Missouri School of Journalism, where she specialized in broadcast news.


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