John Cooper, who earned his communication degree at East Carolina University in 1989, will be given the School of Communication’s Distinguished Alumnus Award at a reception April 21.
Cooper, deputy manager of the Live Desk at NBC News Channel in Charlotte, has worked at the NBC news service for more than 20 years. NBC News Channel distributes national and international video news stories to NBC stations around the country. At the Live Desk, Cooper acts as a producer for field reporters.
Last fall, Cooper visited ECU as the keynote speaker for the fourth annual High School Media Workshop, which the North Carolina Scholastic Media Association co-sponsored.
“John Cooper has been an outstanding supporter of the School of Communication for a number of years, and we are delighted to recognize his significant contributions by giving him the Distinguished Alumnus Award,” said Dr. Linda Kean, director of the School of Communication.
The 6th Annual Spring Reception is organized by CommCrew, the School of Communication’s alumni and supporters’ organization.