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Kalisha Whitman

Senior TV News Manager - Division of Media Properties Innovation News Center

Office: 2309 Weimer Phone: 352-294-6347 Email: Twitter: @KalishaWhitman


Kalisha Whitman serves as the Senior TV News Manager at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Innovation News Center.

She has been an EMMY® award-winning TV anchor and multimedia reporter for more than a decade, including stints at WTVA in Tupelo, Mississippi, WVTM in Birmingham, Alabama, and WCTV in Tallahassee.

At UF, she trains students to report and produce engaging original content that connects with diverse audiences for TV and digital platforms. Her specialty is digital media concepts and technology. She also enjoys teaching people with unique needs.  Her experience allows her to foster multimedia integration in the newsroom. Currently, she administers WUFT’s First at Five, News in 90 and The Lede.

Previously, she served as an assistant professor at Florida A&M University School of Journalism and Graphic Communication where she oversaw the FAMU-TV20 news team. Before that, she served as an instructor at Miles College where she administers MC-Digital – a student-run newscast produced with iPhones.

In 2015, she started her own non-profit production company to focus on longer-form stories. She also runs Educaré Media and Communications Consulting.

Whitman obtained her Master of Science degree in journalism from Columbia Journalism School. She holds a Bachelor of Science in broadcast journalism from FAMU.



M.A. in journalism from Columbia University
B.S. in Broadcast Journalism from
Florida A&M University School of Journalism and Graphic Communication



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