John Misner, Professor of Practice

Office: Humphrey Suite 430A
Phone: 602.496.6673

Curriculum Vitae

Humphrey Seminar, MCO 512 & JMC 406

John MisnerJohn Misner is the curator for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship for Journalism and professor of practice, senior adviser to the dean, and senior adviser to the ASU Foundation. In addition to leading the Cronkite School’s Humphrey Fellowship program, he coordinates the graduate student mentoring program, is involved in the Knight Foundation’s television news innovation project, and fundraises university-wide for projects and scholarships.

Prior to joining ASU and the Cronkite School in 2017, Misner was president and general manager of TEGNA’s 12 News/KPNX-TV from 2002-2016 and chief operating officer of Gannett’s combined Phoenix-market television, print and digital operation (Republic Media) from 2010-2014. He also led KMSB-TV (FOX, Tucson) and KNAZ-TV (NBC, Flagstaff.) Prior to moving to Arizona, he held broadcast management roles in Atlanta, Fresno and Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Misner has deep connections to ASU. He served as president of the Cronkite Endowment Board of Trustees from 2009-2013, endowed a scholarship at the school, earned his bachelor of liberal studies degree from the university, and is the father of two Sun Devil sons.

Misner also attended UCLA and completed Northwestern University’s Management Development Seminar for Broadcasters. He is a two-time finalist for Gannett’s Manager of the Year Award, and recipient of the Cronkite School’s Dean’s Award for Outstanding Service.

Misner currently serves on the Arizona-Mexico Commission’s Board of Directors, and is past-chairman of the Arizona Broadcasters Association.