Kimberly Meltzer


Assistant Professor


Communication, Culture, and Technology (CCT)
General profile



Office hours

Spring 2016: Monday 2-4; Thursday 2-4; and by appointment


Kimberly Meltzer is a former journalist, having worked for news programs at CNN and NBC, and at The Philadelphia Inquirer, Discovery Communications, and Gazette Newspapers. Her areas of research and teaching include journalism studies, political communication, journalism technology, and television studies. She has experience working on large-scale communication and public policy grants, and presents and publishes her work regularly at national and international conferences, and in scholarly journals.

Dr. Meltzer's new book, From News to Talk: The Increase in Opinion and Commentary in News (under contract, SUNY Press), tracks how journalists themselves think and talk about the changes in the news environment, with a focus on opinion and commentary in news. A key part of this work is journalists' perspectives on civility, or the lack thereof, in public discourse. Dr. Meltzer's first book, TV News Anchors and Journalistic Tradition: How Journalists Adapt to Technology, was published in 2010.

Professor Meltzer is available for comment on the following topics: opinion and commentary in news, incivility in media discourse, television news anchors, historical trends in news, journalistic practices, journalism and politics, TV trends, news coverage of elections and candidate endorsements.


  • Ph.D., Communication (2007) University of Pennsylvania, The Annenberg School for Communication
  • M.A., Communication (2003) University of Pennsylvania, The Annenberg School for Communication
  • B.A. (1999) Emory University, Philosophy; French