Bob Dotson Returns to Campus | Webster University

Bob Dotson Returns to Campus

ST. LOUIS (April 12, 2017) – School of Communications friend, author and retired NBC correspondent, Bob Dotson, will return to Webster University April 13 and 14 for several class visits and events.

Bob Dotson head shotOn Thursday, April 13, he will appear in the Emerson Library Conference Room, first floor, 101 Edgar Road (#8 on the campus map), for a boxed lunch and program co-sponsored by the St. Louis Press Club and Webster University School of Communications. The lunch will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

For the first hour, Dotson will critique selected, previously-submitted student documentary proposals in a “master class” format. For the second hour, Dotson will answer audience questions and share stories from his fascinating career as a television journalist.

A book signing of Dotson's American Story: A Lifetime Search for Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things will follow. The book will be available for purchase by cash or check for $18.

Parking for this event will be available in the Student Center parking lot (Lot H on the campus map) and in the Webster parking garage at 568 Garden Avenue (#10 on the campus map).

Boxed lunches are available at $12 for Press Club members and $15 for non-member guests. They may be reserved by credit card here or by calling 314-449-8029.

On Friday, Dotson will visit associate professor Larry Baden’s international storytelling class and visiting associate professor Brian Jun’s StoryLab class.

On Saturday, April 15, Bob Dotson will be inducted into the Saint Louis Media History Hall of Fame. The ceremony will be held at the St. Louis City Center Hotel from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Please refer to the event page for more information.

About Bob Dotson
Native St. Louisan, Bob Dotson, is a New York Times best-selling American author, teacher and television journalist. His long running series, "The American Story with Bob Dotson," was a regular feature on the NBC "Today" Show for 40 years.

About the School of Communications
The School of Communications at Webster University prepares students to excel as skilled professionals in the global field of communications. We provide theory and practice in media courses framed within a liberal arts-based curriculum, augmented by personalized mentorship, and professional development opportunities. Sixteen distinct majors are available at the undergraduate level as well as six master’s degrees in diverse fields of communications. We offer BA and MA programs on the Webster campuses in Geneva, Vienna, Leiden, Thailand, and Ghana, as well as in Saint Louis and online.

About Webster University
With its home campus in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Webster University ( comprises an action-oriented global network of faculty, staff, students and alumni who forge powerful bonds with each other and with their communities around the globe. Founded in 1915, Webster is a private non-profit university with more than 17,000 students studying at campus locations in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa and in a robust learning environment online. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.

Edited 4/12/2017 4:37 p.m.