Baylor University
Rick Bradfield

Prof. Rick Bradfield

Part-Time Lecturer

Phone: (254) 741-5826
E-mail: Richard_Bradfield@baylor.edu or Rick.bradfield@kwtx.com
Office: Castellaw 235

Courses

  • Broadcast News Writing Reporting

Degrees

  • Baylor University, Bachelor of Arts; Cum Laude

Year Started at Baylor

  • 1996

Background

  • Director of New Media for KWTX-TV. 17 years as News Director
  • Extensive experience in coordination of coverage of major stories involving such international organizations as CBS, CNN, the CBC and the BBC
  • Executive Producer at PM Magazine
  • Columnist at Radio Post, Galveston, TX
  • Reporter/photographer/editor for Marlin Democrat
  • Reporter/news editor for Baylor Lariat
  • Freelance reporting and photography for ABC, CBS and CNN
  • Served as a video consultant for several award-winning documentaries
  • Currently working as a journalist focused on the Internet and other new media

Accomplishments

  • Katie Award, Dallas Press Club, for staff coverage of 1993 Branch Davidian standoff
  • AP National Award finalist for staff coverage of 1993 Branch Davidian standoff
  • AP State Award for staff coverage of 1993 Branch Davidian standoff
  • Headliners Award for staff coverage of 1991 Luby's Cafeteria massacre
  • UPI State Award for 1989 live two-hour program focused on local drug problems
  • BCCPA Bell Award for 1989 live two-hour program focused on local drug problems
  • Katie Award, Dallas Press Club, for staff political coverage (1988)
  • UPI State Award for story on rescue of youngster from storm drain (1980)
  • UPI Regional Award for coverage of Waco-area flooding (1978)
  • UPI State Award for coverage of Waco-area flooding (1978)
  • One of the first two Baylor graduates to receive the Baylor Professional Communicator of the Year Award (1996)
  • Consultant, Waco Indian History Project
  • Volunteer of the Year Award, Waco Independent School District
  • Volunteer Council, Waco Center for Youth
  • Executive Board, Association of Locally Involved Volunteers in Education (1995)
  • Member of the Westside Waco Rotary Club (2003-present). President (2004-present)

Interests & Hobbies

  • Reading
  • Loud music
  • When time permits, travel

Favorite Thing about Teaching

  • "Aside from the often rewarding give and take in the classroom, it's a catalyst for introspection about what journalists do and why-something I rarely spent much time thinking about before signing on to teach this course."

Favorite Thing about Baylor

  • "The campus on a foggy, fall night. You can almost feel the ghosts."