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Wendy  Whitt

Wendy Whitt

Wendy Whitt


Office: CIS 3093
Phone: 813/974-2591



Wendy M. Whitt is a journalist and educator who teaches reporting and mass media writing at the University of South Florida in Tampa. 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 are among her areas of expertise. She spent many years as the editor of the Sunday Tampa Tribune. She was a leader in several newspaper redesigns focused on innovative storytelling. She also has worked in public relations for a nonprofit. She was an adjunct professor in the School of Mass Communications for three years before joining the faculty full time.


B.A., Education (English), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.Ed., Literacy Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.A., Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina.

Professional Experience

Eighteen years in newspapers; one year in public relations


USF since 2013; three years as adjunct at USF; six years teaching high school