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Philip Matthew Potempa

columnist , journalist , communications educator

Philip Matthew Potempa, American journalist, columnist, communications educator. Recipient Reporting award, Hoosier State Press Association, 1995, Associated Press Managing Editors, 1997. Board directors Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame, Indiana Performing Arts Hall of Fame; Member of Indiana History Society, Society Professional Journalists (award 1996), Chicago Headline Club (board directors).

Background

Potempa, Philip Matthew was born on August 13, 1970 in San Pierre, Indiana, United States. Son of Chester John and Peggy Louise Potempa.

Education

Bachelor, Valparaiso University, 1992.

Career

Arts and entertainment reporter Vidette-Messenger Newspaper, Valparaiso, Indiana, 1991-1995, Times Newspaper Northwest Indiana, Munster, since 1995. Adjunct professor communications Valparaiso University, since 1997. Arts and entertainment correspondent South Bend (Indiana) Tribune, since 1993.

Professor communications Purdue University, Westville, Indiana, since 1998. Radio commentator WLJE-FM, Indiana, since 2002. Correspondent Indianapolis Star Newspaper, since 2003.

Contributing commentator WYIN-Public Broadcasting Service television, since 2007, WMAQ-NBC television, since 2007.

Membership

Board directors Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame, Indiana Performing Arts Hall of Fame. Member of Indiana History Society, Society Professional Journalists (award 1996), Chicago Headline Club (board directors).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Collecting historical autographs.