Dr. Kelly Kaufhold is an assistant professor of journalism. He teaches multiplatform reporting and has taught radio, television and multimedia reporting, advanced writing and public affairs reporting, and writing for the media and the press in contemporary society. His research examines the role of age in news and the role of news in informed democracy, including an experimental game to get young adults more interested in news.
Professor Kaufhold first worked in radio in 1979 and in television in 1981. Over a 30-year career, he worked as a reporter, videographer, producer and manager in Ohio, Texas and Florida. For 14 years in Miami, he worked for the CBS and NBC-owned television stations and spent five years as a magazine reporter and as director of media relations at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Professor Kaufhold earned a master's degree in communication studies in 2007 at the University of Miami and a Ph.D. in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin in 2011, where he was named Teaching Assistant of the Year for the College of Communication.