Glenn Schuck, a news anchor and reporter for 1010 WINS CBS New York, visited Muskingum University this week to share his experiences working in the news industry and radio. Schuck notably is named after the late U.S. Senator John Glenn ’63 and was the first reporter to cover the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York alongside former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
Hosted by The Society of Collegiate Journalists, Schuck gave a lecture titled “The Reporter’s Life” to the Muskingum and New Concord community. He spent time on campus the following day visiting with students, sharing stories about interviewing athletes, discussing the adaptation of social media to the news industry, and recalling the experience of covering the 9/11 aftermath.
With the changes in social media and news-reporting, Schuck shed light on how it has changed his industry and told students, “your age group up to 30 is so critical right now for people in our industry. This is a good opportunity for you to get into this because you’re the future.”
He advised them to take advantage of internships and to make connections throughout their college careers. Schuck also acknowledged the constant need of reporters who are well equipped to write for various mediums, encouraging students to “keep honing your writing skills. Anything you can do, from practicing, doing projects on the side, to internships. I cannot stress that enough.”
Schuck is a graduate of Seton Hall University, where he was the news director and station manager for America’s oldest college radio station, WSOU. In addition to local news coverage, he travels throughout the country to cover various sporting events for New York based teams, from Major League Baseball’s World Series games to the National Football League’s Super Bowl. Schuck has received awards from the New York Press Club and the Associated Press.