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Jeanette Abrahamsen
Visiting Instructor


Office: CIS 3081-A



Jeanette Abrahamsen is a visiting instructor at the Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications. Abrahamsen began teaching Broadcast News classes as an adjunct in 2015. She has since taught TV News, Advanced Reporting and Online Beginning Reporting.

Abrahamsen earned her master's degree from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg in digital journalism and design in 2015. While getting her master's degree, she produced news in America's 11th largest media market at Tampa's NBC affiliate. From 2013 to 2016, Abrahamsen launched five newscasts for WFLA and WTTA.

Abrahamsen became one of the country's youngest assistant news directors when she built a TV station from the ground-up for the San Diego Union-Tribune. From 2012 to 2013, she launched and oversaw thirteen news, entertainment and sports programs. Abrahamsen collaborated on a redesign of the U-T website to launch a live streaming player and new video programming. During her tenure as executive producer and assistant news director, U-T TV won nine regional Emmy Awards. Before that, Abrahamsen produced news at San Diego's ABC affiliate in America's 28th largest media market. She won an Emmy Award in 2010. Abrahamsen is thrilled to be back at USF Tampa where she received her bachelor's degree in Broadcast News. Abrahamsen is passionate about innovation in digital media. She teaches students how to create multimedia content for web, social and broadcast platforms.


Master of Arts in Digital Journalism & Design (University of South Florida, St. Petersburg)
Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Broadcast News (University of South Florida, Tampa)