Erica Rodriguez Kight joined the NSC faculty in 2015. She teaches broadcast journalism and works closely with students producing Knightly Latino, the school’s Hispanic media project. Kight previously worked as a newspaper reporter, TV news assignment editor and TV news reporter. She completed her undergraduate studies at Florida State University and later earned graduate degrees from the University of Florida. While at UF, Kight taught various journalism courses and business communication workshops. As a journalist, she has won several awards for her work, including recognitions from Florida AP Broadcasters, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Florida Emergency Preparedness Association. Kight’s research focuses on media framing of health issues for Hispanic audiences. She has also presented at academic conferences on topics related to media framing of Hispanics in news coverage and media framing of health issues for general audiences. In her free time, Kight enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
The Nicholson School of Communication has four faculty members serving on the UCF Faculty Senate, an important legislative body, to provide academic oversight by reviewing and approving policies, new...