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School of Media and Communication

Teresa Pace Collier

Teresa Pace Collier, a Southern Miss communications graduate, is director of live operations for Mississippi Public Broadcasting, which includes oversight of news and public affairs, radio operations and live television.  She joined MPB in 1994 as a public affairs producer and was co-creator and producer of “Statewide Live,” a weekly public affairs program.  She also produced MPB’s legislative program “Quorum.”  Collier was named director of news and public affairs in 2005, where she managed the day-to-day operations of statewide news coverage.  In August 2005, she played a key role in MPB’s round-the-clock coverage of Hurricane Katrina.  Collier is the recipient of several Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters Awards for public affairs reporting and contributed to MPB projects that earned multiple national Edward R. Murrow Awards.  She serves on the board of the Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters Association and on the School of Mass Communication and Journalism Advisory Board.  Collier was inducted into the MCJ Hall of Fame in 2010.