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Rick Ricioppo, MS

Assistant Professor of Practice

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Rick RicioppoRick Ricioppo was named assistant professor of electronic and video journalism in September 2007. He also serves as the manager of TV production for the School.

Professor  Ricioppo was the production director of TV 10 at Illinois State University from 2002 to 2007. There, he taught introductory and advanced television production classes and oversaw all technical aspects of the daily live student newscast. An experienced professional video photographer and editor, Professor Ricioppo taught news and sports shooting and editing as well as studio and control room production. Additionally, he oversaw video production of sporting events at the university and the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, Ill.

Before joining Illinois State, he held a variety of positions in electronic journalism. More recently, he was a sports photographer and editor for the Empire Sports Network from 2000 to 2002. Previously, he was news photographer and editor, WGRZ-TV, Buffalo, NY; videographer, director and technician, C-Span; promotions producer, Cablevision, Woodbury, NY; and photographer, editor and director, Telicare, Rockville Centre, NY.

Professor Ricioppo holds a Master of Science in Communication from Illinois State University.