Mary Cox | Webster University

Mary Cox

Mary CoxPosition

Assistant Professor Emeritus, Journalism


Communications and Journalism

Home Campus

St. Louis (Webster Groves)

Courses Taught

EPMD 1010 Media Production for Journalists
JOUR 2110 Production Techniques
JOUR 3600 Advanced Digital Production
JOUR 4700 Professional Development in Journalism
MEDC 2200 Ethics in the Media 


MS, Journalism & Mass Communication, Iowa State University; BA, Communications, French, Lindenwood University

Teaching Experience

Webster University, adjunct faculty;
Maricopa County Community Community Colleges, adjunct faculty;
Iowa State University, teaching assistant

Professional Experience

News Director – KNXV TV – Phoenix, AZ
Assistant News Director – KPHO TV – Phoenix, AZ
Executive Producer – KTSP TV (Now KSAZ TV) – Phoenix, AZ
Assistant News Director – WSB TV – Atlanta, GA
News Producer – KTVI TV – St. Louis, MO
News Producer, Reporter – WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN
Reporter, News Anchor – KMOX Radio – St. Louis, MO


Cox served as advisor to the student staff at The Galaxy, Webster University's radio station. She served two terms as chairman of the Publications Board, which oversees the publication of The Journal, Webster University's nationally award-winning student newspaper and website. She was chosen as a member of the inaugural 2012 Global Leadership Academy.

Mary Cox with students

In the professional arena, she serves the journalism industry as a consultant to newspapers, TV, and radio newsrooms across North America. Her seminars help working journalists improve their digital and social media skills, storytelling, enterprise reporting and news marketing—all with an eye to the future of journalism.

Cox worked in television news for more than 20 years. Her positions ranged from reporter to producer to executive producer to news director in markets that include Phoenix, Atlanta, Minneapolis and St. Louis. Cox has won multiple journalism awards. They include Emmys,® Press Club Awards, Best of the West Awards, and Associated Press Awards.


Webster Today
Webster Student Newspaper Wins 1st-Place Sweepstakes in Missouri
Webster Welcomes Future Journalists to Class
Pilot Cohort of Global Leadership Academy Selected for 2012

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 updated 7/2018