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Michelle McHugh


Chapter Council-Elected Director

Michelle McHugh serves as the Program Director for Drexel University’s Television & Media Management Graduate Program, embodying a rich dual career trajectory that encompasses profound expertise in both the television industry and the realm of multiplatform communication strategy.

Over a nearly 20-year tenure in the television news industry, McHugh exhibited leadership at the helm of newsrooms and field crews, holding pivotal roles as a senior executive producer, line and field producer. Her journalistic acumen was duly recognized with a prestigious Regional Emmy® Award, acknowledging her exceptional coverage of the impact of crime in Philadelphia on the city’s youth and families. A six-time regional Emmy® nominee, McHugh’s accolades extend to her adeptness in writing, live, and breaking news coverage in the fourth largest media market in the U.S.  McHugh’s commitment to nurturing emerging talents is exemplified through her role at Drexel University’s DNews, where she guides students to excellence.