Associate Professor of Broadcasting
236 Andersen Hall
Barney McCoy teaches multimedia, broadcast news and depth reporting courses. Before arriving at UNL in 2006, McCoy was a fulltime journalist. In 2011, he was part of the KCTV (CBS) and Kansas City Star reporting team that produced an hour long news special as well as the “City in Shock” web site to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Hyatt Regency skywalk collapse. McCoy holds a master's degree in telecommunications management from Michigan State University and a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.
McCoy has taught multimedia reporting courses at the Kosovo Institute of Journalism and Mass Communication in Pristina, Kosovo, and has produced and advised on three award-winning documentaries at UNL.
McCoy has worked as a documentary director and producer, television and print news reporter, photographer, news producer, and anchor. He has been employed by WIBW-TV, Topeka, Kan., KCTV, Kansas City, Mo., WKBD-TV, Detroit, Mich., WILX-TV, Lansing, Mich., and WBNS-TV, Columbus, Ohio. McCoy has also contributed his reporting for The Columbus Dispatch, Associated Press, CBS, CNN, Nebraska Educational Telecommunications and the Ohio News Network.
McCoy has been honored with six Emmy awards, “Best of Competition” awards by the Broadcast Education Association, and several other citations for journalistic excellence.