George Warren
Multimedia Journalism Academy Instructor


George Warren is a lecturer in the Communication Studies Department at Sacramento State and teaches multimedia storytelling. He is a veteran multimedia journalist, who earned Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in San Francisco and Northern California, and was  inducted into the chapter’s Silver Circle for Lifetime Achievement. He leads the Multimedia Journalism Academy with his wife Sharon Ito, who worked as a broadcast journalist in Sacramento and Los Angeles and is now a public affairs writer at Sac State.

Warren’s news career spanned 37 years, beginning in his senior year in college at Chico’s CBS affiliate. He spent two years at the NBC affiliate in Medford, Oregon before heading to Sacramento in 1982. He’s been a multimedia journalist at both KXTV-ABC10 and KOVR-CBS13.

Warren began teaching at Sacramento State in 2016 with classes in broadcast news writing and multimedia storytelling. He has also taught in The Hornet Digital Academy with Sac State students and says programs, like these, are needed more than ever:

“I think it’s important to instill basic values in the next generation of journalists. And anybody getting into the field of journalism better have multimedia skills because that’s what prospective employers are looking for.”

Warren’s honors include the Edward R. Murrow Award for 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.

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