Campus Life

Tiffany McPherson, Director of 6abc Action News to Speak at Stockton University

Written for The Argo by Dante Lawson

Tiffany McPherson of 6abc Action News will be speaking at the Galloway Stockton University campus on November 4 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in room 112 of the L-Wing as part of the Fall 21 COMM Speaker Spotlight Series.

According to Christina Noble, project manager of Stories of Atlantic City (SOAC) and co-sponsor of the speaker series, “Tiffany has been a very good friend of mine for some time now. She was always interested in communications and she was always on TV.”

From dreamer to director, McPherson climbed her way up the chain of Philadelphia’s ABC

television station, WPVI-TV/6abc Action News which currently represents over 8 million people. McPherson graduated from St. John’s University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Television and Film Production and since then has gained plenty of experience with being both in front and behind the camera. 

“She came back home and got a job at TV40,” Noble stated. “She was on screen there for a while but she ended up getting a job in Philly at ABC and that’s where she’s at currently, she worked her way up the chain, she’s a young black woman but now she is the Director of Breaking News for 6abc.”

 McPherson will be sharing her experiences and going into more detail on how she got to where she is and what it took to get there.  The Communication Studies program offers one spotlight event per semester. “The goal is to introduce students to an industry leader. The hope is that this will inspire students to develop new relationships and explore new opportunities”, Communication Studies Teaching Specialist and project coordinator of SOAC, Toby Rosenthal stated. The COMM Speaker Spotlight Series offers a chance for students to engage with these leaders so they can further guide their own journeys.

 “I’m really excited. I honestly love things like the COMM Speaker Spotlights. The last one I went to was for Vanessa Maria Graber on media justice and that was great”, Lauren Simon, senior COMM major and Stories of AC intern, said. 

The Stockton Communication Studies program alongside SOAC will be hosting the spotlight and hope to have many students in attendance of the COMM Speaker Spotlight and that they can all take something away from McPherson’s experiences as a young black woman that paved her way up the chain in the television and film industry. There will also be a Zoom option available for those who can not or rather not attend the spotlight in person.