Title: Associate Professor of Electronic Media
Office: 4200c Emery Hall
Hagit Limor joins the Electronic Media Division after an extensive career in broadcast journalism and as national president of the Society of Professional Journalists. She teaches media writing, ethics and journalism, taking students from the classroom and newsroom into the studio for taped productions.
Limor has served as an anchor, general assignment reporter and investigative reporter at network-affiliated stations in five markets, currently at WXIX-TV in Cincinnati, where she serves as investigative reporter. She's covered news stories throughout the United States, Central America, Europe and Asia, including the devastating March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Limor's abilities as a writer and reporter have garnered her dozens of national, state and local awards for investigative, documentary, general assignment and feature reporting. She's won ten Emmy Awards, three national Sigma Delta Chi Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, a National Headliner Award, national finalist for the Investigative Reporters and Editors Association, and other national awards from the Association of Health Care Journalists and the Society of Environmental Journalists, plus more than 100 state Associated Press, state SPJ and local SPJ awards.
As an educator, Limor won the Best of Festival award from the Broadcast Educators Association, in the faculty news division.
Limor also is very active for the cause of journalism on a national level. She’s served as President of the national Society of Professional Journalists, representing 8,000 journalists across the United States after holding several other national and local offices, including president of the Greater Cincinnati SPJ chapter. She currently serves as national chair of the Society's Legal Defense Fund, member of the Ethics Committee and recently served on the committee that rewrote the Society's widely quoted Journalism Ethics Code. Limor also sits on the board of the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation, which promotes excellence and ethics in journalism through educational programs and grants for journalism-related projects.
Beyond journalism, Limor volunteers throughout the Tri-State, and was honored by the Bethesda Foundation for her local service. She also emcees, speaks and hosts events for various community organizations.
She received bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University.