Rick Sykes


* B.S. Broadcast and Cinematic Arts, Central Michigan University, 1973
* M.A. Broadcast and Cinematic Arts, Central Michigan University, 1980

Teaching Profile:

* News writing
* News producing

Administrative and Advising:

* News Division Manager (News Central)
* Advisor to Radio Television News Directors Association (RTNDA)
* Advisor to Minority Media Professionals Association (CMPA)
* BCA Department Public Relations Committee Chair

Research Interest:

* Broadcast News

Brief Biography:

Rick Sykes joined the BCA faculty after spending nearly 24 years in the communications business, including 17 years in broadcast news. He has held a number of news positions including reporter, anchor, news producer, assignment editor and news manager. He has worked at both mid-size and major market television stations. After leaving the news business, he spent more than six years as a senior executive with a public relations firm.​

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