The American University School of Communication is pleased to announce that Antoine Sanfuentes, an alumnus of the College of Arts and Sciences and Vice President and Managing Editor of CNN’s Washington bureau, is continuing in Fall 2022 as a Distinguished Guest Lecturer for the semester.
“Antoine Sanfuentes was such a success last year that we asked him for an encore. Nobody is better at bringing the real world of journalism into the classroom than Antoine, so we’re thrilled to have him back on our campus,” said SOC Dean Sam Fulwood III.
Sanfuentes worked with the Journalism division last spring on a series of in-class lectures and a mentor workshop. He will undertake similar efforts this fall, including moderating a panel on White House coverage with key White House correspondents. Sanfuentes will also feature and discuss his photojournalism work of politics and music with photography students.
"I am thrilled to back with the Journalism division and look forward to working with the students," said Sanfuentes.
In his role as Vice President and Managing Editor for CNN's Washington Bureau, Sanfuentes oversees the White House, Capitol Hill beats, and insight into political coverage. Sanfuentes joined the network in 2014 by way of NBC News, with over 20 years of experience.
During his 24 years at NBC News, Sanfuentes served as the Senior Vice President and managing Editor, Vice President and Washington bureau chief, deputy bureau chief, Senior White House producer and was part of Ann Curry's team that won an Emmy Award for compelling reports on the refugee crisis in Darfur in 2007.
“We are so lucky to have Antoine rejoin us this fall,” said Amy Eisman, director of the Journalism Division in the School of Communication. “Students often comment on how accessible he is.”
Sanfuentes has earned various awards for his news coverage including the highly coveted Murrow award in 1999, the News and Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Breaking News Story, Gracie Allen Award, as well as a Headliner Award in 2009.
He graduated from American University with a Bachelor of Science in anthropology from the College of Arts and Sciences.