Kristin  Arnold-Ruyle

Kristin Arnold-Ruyle

Kristin Arnold-Ruyle
Master Instructor


Office: CIS 3090
Phone: 813/974-2591



Kristin Arnold Ruyle is a Master Instructor in the Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications at the University of South Florida. She holds a MFA in Television Production from Brooklyn College and an undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.

Ms. Ruyle has been involved in television production for over 30 years. She began her career as a production assistant at WMHT-TV, a PBS affiliate in Albany NY. After Graduate School, she was hired by Time Warner New Media, New York, as an associate producer. Ruyle was involved in developing Time Inc. Publications into TV programming. Titles included Warner Books, Time Magazine, Fortune Nightly Business Report, Sports Illustrated for Kids, E!, Extra, People, LIFE and Entertainment Weekly. While at Time Warner, she associate produced and edited packages for the MacNeill/Lehrer News hour as well as produced national spot ads for Warner Books.

In 1995, Ruyle began what many of her current university students call their dream job: producer for MTV Networks, New York. Her programs included The Rock N Roll Picture Show, a weekly series, as well as specials for VH1, Nick at Nite and TV Land. She continued to freelance with MTV till 2001.

In 1999, she joined the University of South Florida in Tampa as instructor. Ruyle’s teaching is based on over two decades of continuing in-the-field experience. She continues to work with Fox Sports, ESPN and both local and national sports production as stage manager and assistant director. While overseeing her University of South Florida students, their productions have won national and local awards, including Film festivals and Telly awards.

Ms. Ruyle is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. She remains active with the Junior League of Tampa and Delta Phi Epsilon national sorority.


B.A., Communication Arts, State University of New York at Plattsburgh; M.F.A., Television Production, Brooklyn College

Professional Experience

10 years television production including four years at MTV Networks


USF since 1999

Specialty Area

television studio and electronic field production