Colin Campbell is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Communication, Culture and Media Studies at Howard University’s School of Communication. He is also a teaching assistant in Howard’s Principles of Speech program. He holds a B.A. in Communications from Hofstra University, a Masters of Science from Columbia University's J-School and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
Colin has been a TV news reporter for more than 20 years. As a senior Washington, DC correspondent since 2008, Colin has been a reporter-at-large covering two presidencies, Congress and State departments. He reports, shoots, writes and edits stories as his company LoneMan Media’s CEO. He’s produced documentaries on the jazz scene, student debt crisis and growing US socioeconomic disparities between Black and White communities.
Colin has recently covered the shootings in Orlando and Dallas, Muhammad Ali's funeral and the US Republican and Democratic presidential campaigns.
Colin’s work has been seen on NBC, BET, CBS, CNN, NPR, VOA, Press TV, BBC Arabic, TRT World and Arise News. He also writes for the Travel Channel.
Colin's research interests include African-American mass media ownership and its effects on civic engagement. His other interests inspired him to speak at the 2016 MCA conference regarding semiotics and polysemy on social media during a presidential election year. Colin started attending Howard University in the fall of 2016.