B.A., B.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University
M.S., Virginia Commonwealth University
Sean Collins-Smith has spent the better part of the last decade with VCU. He attended the university from 2005 to 2010 and earned two undergraduate degrees: a Bachelor of Science in mass communications, and a Bachelor of Arts in cinema. In 2011, he returned to pursue his Master of Science degree in multimedia journalism, which he completed in 2012.
Sean began his teaching career at VCU as an adjunct in 2012, where he has been teaching ever since. While teaching, he also worked at WWBT/NBC-12 for three and a half years as a multimedia journalist. He shot and produced over 250 news packages for the number one local news outlet in the city, while also producing web content and serving as a station editor.
Sean is a Richmond native who is obsessed with news of all stripes – radio (NPR), print (The New York Times) and broadcast. He also is an aspiring filmmaker and screenwriter.
In 2012, Sean won the Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence National Award for In-Depth Reporting for an article he co-wrote entitled “Justice Denied?”