Kenneth Johnson, Master of Science in Communications
Division of Film & Television Production
Kenneth Johnson: At a Glance A native of Washington, D.C., by way of Charleston, SC, Kenneth graduated from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree, and later earned his Master of Science degree at Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications. After starting his television career at WCIV-TV in Charleston, where he produced the weekend and morning newscasts, Kenneth became an accomplished videographer, editor, producer, instructor and media business owner in Atlanta, GA. Some of his producing and shooting credits include the tech giant Google, Harpo Productions, Court TV, Comcast’s TV One Network, Telepictures, the National Football League, Associated Press Television, The Center for Civil and Human Rights, and The Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, to name a few. As an executive officer for Pulse Entertainment, Inc., Kenneth earned the prestigious Telly and Aegis awards for producing and editing the reality series “Diamonds in the Rough,” a show focused on homelessness among women in America. In 2008, he was asked to join Comcast’s TV-One production crew to help produce the network’s first live broadcast at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, CO. The live broadcast became the network’s most watched telecast to date. In 2012, Kenneth returned to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC as one of six producers responsible for producing content for the convention’s news hub. As an instructor, Kenneth takes pride in his teaching efforts at both Winston Salem State University and Prairie View A&M University, both historically Black universities, and in Kabul, Afghanistan, where he worked alongside the US Army’s Task Force 46 as a media instructor. There, he taught Afghanistan journalists how to effectively shoot news stories and manage media content. Kenneth joins the University of Southern California family as a CTPR 409 instructor ready to educate the next generation of media professionals. Kenneth and his wife Rhonda have three sons.