Multimedia Journalism Academy Instructor
George Warren is a professor in the Communication Studies Department at Sacramento State and teaches broadcast news writing. He is a veteran multimedia journalist and one of the instructors in the Summer Academies for High School Students program. He leads the Multimedia Journalism Academy with his wife Sharon Ito, who worked as a broadcast journalist in Sacramento and Los Angeles.
Warren’s news career spanned 37 years, beginning in his senior year in college when he worked at Chico’s CBS affiliate. He spent two years at the NBC affiliate in Medford, Oregon before heading to KXTV in Sacramento in 1982, now ABC10.
He earned Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, San Francisco chapter, and was inducted into the chapter’s Silver Circle for Lifetime Achievement. He also earned the Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association for his investigative reporting.
Warren earned his bachelor’s degree in information and communication studies with an emphasis in broadcasting from California State University, Chico. He served as a multimedia instructor for Gannett, the parent company of USA Today, and taught multimedia skills to newspaper reporters across the country. He began his teaching career at Sacramento State in 2016.