Lynn Walsh, B.A.

Adjunct Professor of Multimedia Journalism

Professor Lynn Walsh is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She is an Executive Producer for NBC San Diego where she leads the NBC 7 Investigates and NBC 7 Responds teams.

She is the Former National President of the Society of Professional Journalists.

She is obsessed with sunsets, live music, the First Amendment and new technology. She considers herself a FOIA Fighter.


  • B.S. in Journalism from Ohio University

Courses Taught

JRN 350- Special Topics in Journalism: Innovative Storytelling

Experience in Field

  • Society of Professional Journalists - National President, FOI & Ethics national committee member
  • Freedom of Information Act Advisory Committee - Representative Member
  • Radio Television Digital News Association- Contributing Blogger, Member
  • Investigative Reporters and Editors- Member

Awards and Honors

  • Pacific Southwest Emmy, four-time winner    
  • SPJ Sunshine State Award, Government Coverage
  • SPJ San Diego Journalism Award winner    
  • Edward R. Murrow Regional Winner
  • Suncoast Emmy, five-time winner, 12-time nominee        
  • Knight Digital Media Center Fellow, UC Berkeley 
  • Florida AP Broadcaster 1st and 2nd place winner    
  • Kiplinger Fellow, Ohio State University
  • SPJ First Amendment Award, Online Category    
  • Green Eyeshade award winner, TV Feature 
  • San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism Award winner