Professor, School of Journalism and Media, UT Austin
Co-director, Center for Ethical Leadership in Media, UT Austin
McElroy is a speaker at the 25th ISOJ, happening from April 12 – 13, 2024, both online and in person at the University of Texas at Austin.
Kathleen McElroy is a professor and Frank A. Bennack, Jr. Chair in Journalism and co-director of the Center for Ethical Leadership in Media at the University of Texas at Austin. She received her Ph.D. from UT-Austin’s School of Journalism and Media after nearly 30 years as a professional journalist. At The New York Times, she held various management positions, including associate managing editor, dining editor, deputy sports editor and deputy editor of the website. She previously worked for The National, an all-sports daily, and Newsday on Long Island as well as the Austin American-Statesman, The Huntsville Item and the Bryan-College Station Eagle in Texas.
While earning her doctorate, she was a Harrington Graduate Fellow and received awards for teaching and research. Her interests include newsroom practices and ethics, racial discourse and sports media.
She previously was an assistant professor at Oklahoma State University, where she taught news reporting and sports media. She received a Masters of Arts from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M.