Wendy Whitt

Professor • University of South Florida • Tampa, FL
Last edited October 21, 2019

Wendy M. Whitt is the undergraduate director and a senior instructor in the Zimmerman
School of Advertising & Mass Communications. She teaches reporting and mass media writing courses, and coordinates the internship program. Whitt also serves as the Online News Association adviser.

She is a veteran newsroom leader who spent most of her career as a senior editor. She has
been a reporter, copy editor and editor at newspapers in Florida, California and North Carolina.

In Florida, she worked at The Tampa Tribune and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Her editing
experience includes investigative and enterprise reporting; local, state and national politics; and local news. Multimedia storytelling and news packaging/design are among her areas of