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Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism University of Southern California

Seth Doane

Class of 2000, Bachelor's

Seth Doane joins CBS News as a New York-based correspondent, effective Aug. 13, 2007. He will contribute to all CBS News broadcasts.

Most recently, Seth was the New Delhi-based correspondent for CNN International (2006-07), responsible for coverage of India and South Asia. He covered a wide range of stories from there including reports from the brothels of Delhi, from remote villages of Nepal, where children are sold into slavery, and from the Maldives, threatened by global climate change.

Seth is one of the most impressive young reporters working today. He is distinctive, has great journalistic skills and, as his resume attests, has the drive to have a real impact on this profession. Seth further strengthens what has developed into a very strong corps of “next generation” CBS News correspondents.

Seth brings other significant international experience from more than five years as an anchor and correspondent for Channel One News (2001-06), the in-school television news broadcast watched daily by almost 8 million U.S. teenagers. He covered stories from Iraq, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Senegal, the Philippines, Kuwait, Jordan, Russia and many other countries for the channel.

Seth received a George Foster Peabody award in 2004 for his solo trip to Chad and Darfur, where he reported on the humanitarian crisis, traveling alone and shooting, producing and reporting while living in a tent.

Before that, he was a field producer for the special projects unit for Fox 5 WNYW-TV (2000-01) in New York. While there, Seth was nominated for a local Emmy Award in the “investigative” category for a report he produced on school security — at the age of 22.

He was graduated from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California in 2000 with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism. Seth was born and raised on Cape Cod, Mass.


What were your duties at ATVN? :

Assignment Editor, Reporter, Anchor

What is your advice to aspiring journalists?:

More than anything else, you should care about the news and read the paper everyday. Internships can really help you prepare to work and help you meet the right people.

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