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Mark Lodato, Associate Dean, Associate General Manager for Innovation and Design

Email: mark.lodato@asu.edu
Office: Room 304B
Phone: 602.496.9415

Curriculum Vitae

Intermediate Reporting and Writing (broadcast), JMC 315
Television Reporting, JMC 330
Television Newscast Production, JMC 475

Mark Lodato is associate dean of the Cronkite School and associate general manager of Arizona PBS at ASU. As associate dean, Lodato leads undergraduate recruitment and retention efforts and supervises the Cronkite School’s broadcast and sports curriculum.

Duties also include leadership of academic services and student success, establishing new media partnerships and development. He is the 2014 recipient of the ASU Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Curricular Innovation and a member of the Scripps Howard Academic Leadership Academy class of 2013.

Since joining the Cronkite School in 2006, Lodato has established new partnerships with leading media corporations including NBC News, ABC News, Univision, Meredith Corporation, Scripps Corporation, Fox Sports Arizona, the Pac-12 Networks and Cox Communications. Lodato supervises Cronkite School and Arizona PBS broadcast news operations, including the national award-winning television newscast, Cronkite News. The program reaches 1.9 million homes each weeknight on KAET-TV, Arizona PBS.

Under his leadership, Cronkite School broadcast students have consistently ranked among the nation’s best in premier journalism competitions, including the Hearst College Journalism Awards, the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards, the Murrow Awards and the Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts awards.

Lodato joined the Cronkite School in August 2006 after working 16 years as television reporter and anchor for television stations in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Phoenix and Ft. Myers, Florida.

A native of Menlo Park, California, Lodato holds a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri and a master's degree in higher education administration from ASU.