About Shannon Bradley

Shannon Bradley is responsible for creating, producing, and selecting the public affairs programs for UCSD-TV. She is currently developing a new magazine-style series about UCSD that will air in conjunction with the yearlong celebrations of the campus’s 50th anniversary. UCSD at 50 will premiere in September 2010.

Among the series currently in production are The Helen Edison Lecture Series, The Revelle Forum at the Neurosciences Institute, Osher UCSD, Writer’s Symposium by the Sea with Point Loma Nazarene University, and a human rights lecture series with the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at the University of San Diego.

Shannon is also the host and executive producer of State of Minds, a quarterly magazine program featuring stories from throughout the UC system for UCTV, the nationwide satellite channel for the University of California.

In addition, Shannon has produced several acclaimed documentaries on regional land use and urban planning, including Los Laureles Canyon: Research in Action, Building Consensus: Quarry Falls, The Making of Place: Solana Beach, San Diego Canyonlands, Designing for the Future and the six-part series, Path to Paradise.

Before joining UCSD in 1993, Shannon covered national politics in Washington for nine years, the last five for The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour on PBS. She also wrote for the Washington City Paper; Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper; and WUSA, the CBS television affiliate. She has a B.A. in Communication and Sociology from UCSD and a Masters degree in Journalism and Public Affairs from The American University in Washington, DC. Shannon also taught the News Media Workshop, an upper division journalism class for the Department of Communication at UCSD from 1993-1999 and in the fall of 2009, she joined incoming Eleanor Roosevelt College Provost Alan Houston in leading the Freshman Honors Seminar.