Huffman, Suzanne 1951-

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HUFFMAN, Suzanne 1951-


Born March 2, 1951, in Johnson City, TN; daughter of Carrol Statton and Margaret Anne Byrd Huffman; married August F. Schilling, III. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Texas Christian University, B.A., 1973; University of Iowa, M.A., 1978; University of Missouri—Columbia, Ph.D., 1992. Religion: United Methodist. Hobbies and other interests: Travel, reading, tap dancing.


Office—Department of Journalism, Texas Christian University, TCU Box 298060, Fort Worth, TX 76129. E-mail—[email protected].


Educator and author. Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, associate professor of journalism, 1999—. Formerly worked as a television news reporter, anchor, and producer in Cedar Rapids, IA, Santa Maria, CA, and Tampa, FL; taught broadcast journalism at three other universities.


(With C. A. Tuggle and Forrest Carr) Broadcast News Handbook, McGraw-Hill (Boston, MA), 2001.

(With Judith Sylvester) Women Journalists at Ground Zero: Covering Crisis, Rowman & Littlefield (Lanham, MD), 2002.


A book with Judith Sylvester about U.S. journalists who were embedded with troops in Iraq in the spring of 2003.


Suzanne Huffman is an associate professor of journalism who, with fellow educator Judith Sylvester, coauthored Women Journalists at Ground Zero: Covering Crisis.

Huffman told CA: "These women's experiences during this catastrophic situation illustrate that journalists have to be smart, they have to be strong, and they have to be focused. I think those who read this book will learn how much true grit it takes to be a journalist these days."

For more information, see the Sidelights entry on Judith Sylvester.



Library Journal, November 1, 2002, Susan M. Colowick, review of Women Journalists at Ground Zero: Covering Crisis, p. 101.


Advocate Online, (September 24, 2002), Marlene Naanes, "Women Who Covered 9-11 Tell Their Stories."

Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma Web site, (April 14, 2003), Meg Spratt, review of Women Journalists at Ground Zero.

Interational Journalists' Network Web site, (January 29, 2003), "New Books Recount September 11 as Experienced by Journalists."