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Lehman College

Thomas O'Hanlon

Thomas O'HanlonE-mail Address:
Phone Number: 718-960-8161
Office: Carman Hall, Room 263
Rank: Associate Professor
Degrees and Sources of Degrees: B.A., Fordham University; M.F.A., Hunter College

Tom O’Hanlon began his broadcast journalism career as a news anchor and on air personality at WFUV and as News Director of WFAS AM & FM in White Plains, New York. After joining the NBC Radio Network, where he was a producer, assignment editor and writer, he moved over to the television division of NBC News where he worked as a producer/writer for NewsChannel 4, The Today Show and the former NBC News at Sunrise. During his time at WNBC, he produced NewsChannel 4 at 6pm, NewsChannel 4 Midday and Today in New York and served as a field producer for the various broadcasts. He is an Emmy nominated television producer.

He has anchored and reported news on a number of well-known New York City radio stations, including WABC, WOR and the former WNEW-AM. He also anchored national network newscasts and was a traffic reporter during his time at I Heart Radio/Total Traffic and Weather Network. He is now a member of the team at CBS/Entercom Radio where he continues to enjoy working on-air regularly with his colleagues at WCBS NewsRadio 880.

Tom O’Hanlon has been a member of the Lehman College faculty since 2001. He is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Journalism and Media Studies. He is also producer of the award-winning TV news magazine “Inside Lehman,” which is seen on CUNY TV and BronxNet. His areas of specialization are broadcast journalism, radio and television programming, broadcast production, on-air performance, audience behavior, media regulations/legalities, documentary film and the effects of mass media in society.