Associate Department Chair
Dale Cressman has worked as a television news producer in South Bend, Indiana; as an executive producer in Waco, Texas, and Salt Lake City; as a managing editor in Green Bay, Wisconsin; and as a line-up editor at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. In 1995, he was producer of the Emmy Award winning documentary "Russia: Hidden Memory." He was a chief liaison for the Host Broadcaster during the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympic Games. In 2008, he produced BYU-TV's worldwide coverage of President Hinckley's funeral.
Dr. Cressman has published articles in the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Journalism History, American Journalism, and the Journal of Children and Media. In addition, he has published book chapters, encyclopedia entries, and book reviews. In 2009, his research on the history of Times Square was highlighted in the Columbia Journalism Review. He is a past divisional chair for the Broadcast Education Association and is currently the historian of the American Journalism Historians Association.
Before first coming to BYU in 1993, he was an assistant professor and television news director at Lyndon State College in Vermont. He was an assistant teaching professor at BYU and news director of KBYU-TV and FM between 1993 and 1996. He earned a Ph.D. at the University of Utah in 2003. Before returning to BYU in 2000, he taught at Utah State University for three years.
Broadcast News Manager
Broadcast News Manager Chad Curtis comes to BYU after nearly 15 years as a producer at NBC News Channel, the affiliate service division of NBC News. An expert on remote news transmission, Chad has coordinated field production for affiliate coverage from major news and sports events around the world; everything from 9/11 to the Presidential nominating convention to Summer and Winter Olympic games. Chad is also known for his expertise in working with satellites in delivering news and data content.
Before joining NBC News Chad was lead news producer at WEYI-TV News (CBS, later NBC) in Flint, Michigan and a news producer at KVBC-TV (NBC) in Las Vegas.
Chad holds a Masters Degree in communications from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte (where he also taught journalism as an adjunct) and a Bachelors Degree from Brigham Young University. He and his wife Linda are parents of an active 12-year-old son.
Newsnet Broadcast Producer
Dale Green is an Emmy award-winning photographer with 18 years of broadcast production experience. He spent 10 years as a news photographer working in Spartanburg, S.C., and at KSL-TV. He started his own company eight years ago and has traveled the world doing many documentaries and sporting events. His work has been shown on NBC, ESPN, CBS, A&E, OLN, CNN, PBS, PBSHD, and several other local and national shows. He won an Emmy for a documentary on foster families and has been nominated two other times for documentaries that he has shot. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for a documentary for the Children's Miracle Network about guns and children.
Green is a veteran of the 1991 Gulf War, where he was activated with the 1475th engineer battalion and stationed in Germany. While there he reported on the activities of his unit and had a series of stories called Dale's Diary, which won the 1991 SPJ-SDX on-going coverage award.
Green has been married for 20 years and has four children, two boys and two girls. He loves camping, water skiing, and hiking. His greatest love is working his 32-foot CamMate jib arm at music concerts.
Robert Walz received a B.A. in broadcast journalism from BYU (1982). Walz began teaching at BYU in 2002. He started his journalism career as the weekend anchor at KIVI television in Boise, Idaho. Walz moved back to Utah in 1984, working as a reporter and anchor at KSL-Television for 15 years. Walz is currently a reporter for Utah's ABC 4 News.