Barbara Benitez-Curry

Barbara Benitez-Curry

Barbara Benitez-Curry

Assistant Professor of Media and Public Affairs


Office Phone: (202) 994-0393
805 21st Street, NW, MPA 512 Washington DC 20052

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Barbara Benitez-Curry is an award-winning journalist who has covered the Global South in her career as a producer and reporter in broadcasting. 

Ms. Benitez-Curry has worked at CNN in the Atlanta, GA headquarters where she received a Peabody, a DuPont, and a National Headliner award for her participation on several major stories such as The Asian Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina and the Iraq War. She moved to Washington DC in 2006 and was one of the original team members to establish and launch the Washington bureau for Al Jazeera International, an award-winning English news channel. Benitez-Curry produced coverage for major events such as the United Nations General Assembly and served as a Senior Producer for the magazine news program "Talk to Al Jazeera" where she coordinated interviews with several world leaders and newsmakers including Bolivian President Evo Morales, former Republican Senator John McCain, and Media Critic and Linguist Noam Chomsky.  

Ms. Benitez-Curry also covered and reported on stories throughout the United States before making the move to full-time teaching. Prior to coming to the School of Media and Public Affairs, Ms. Benitez-Curry taught at Towson University in the greater Baltimore area, before moving to George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. Her research interests include Latino issues in America, Portrayals of Latinos in media, and documentary film production.

Her current courses include: 

SMPA 2112 Introduction to Video Production

SMPA 3235 Writing for Broadcast

SMPA 3236 Broadcast Field Production

SMPA 4181 Television Newsroom Production

International journalism with a focus on Latin America; media and society; media, race, and gender.

SMPA 2112: Introduction to Video Production

SMPA 3235: Writing for Broadcast

SMPA 3236: Broadcast Field Production

SMPA 4181: Television Newsroom Production

M.F.A. Queens University of Charlotte, 2016 

M.A. Cardif University of Wales United Kingdom, 2003