The Cronkite National Board of Advisors comprises nine alumni spanning seven decades of journalism education. The board advises the dean and assists in fundraising, planning an annual school event to commemorate school namesake Walter Cronkite and selecting inductees for the Cronkite Alumni Hall of Fame.
The board’s founding chair is 1979 alumnus Craig A. Newman, a partner with Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP in New York and a member of the Cronkite Alumni Hall of Fame.
Cronkite School National Board members include:
Craig Newman, chair — partner, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Samuel Burke — producer, "Amanpour," CNN International, and anchor/producer, CNN en espanol
Thomas R. Burke — attorney, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Julie Cart — staff writer, Los Angeles Times
Don Dotts — former director, ASU Alumni Association
Derrick Hall — president, Arizona Diamondbacks
Athia Hardt — owner/manager, Hardt and Associates Public Affairs
Linda Kauss — deputy managing editor, USA Today
Hannah Mullins — reporter, ABC10/10News, KGTV-TV, San Diego
Adelaida Severson — owner/president/CEO, Bushtex Inc.