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Elliott Lewis is a Professor of Practice of Broadcast and Digital Journalism at Syracuse University in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. He previously taught at SUNY-Purchase College in Westchester County, New York, outside of Manhattan.

Elliott is a 2013 graduate of The University of Akron School of Law in Ohio and is licensed to practice law in the state of New York. Over the course of a 20-year career in journalism, he has worked as a reporter, anchor, producer, assignment editor, legal blogger, and copy editor.

Before becoming a law student, Elliott was a freelance television news reporter in Washington, DC. Over the years, his clients included WJLA-TV, BET News, CNN, Associated Press Television, and the Washington bureaus of Tribune Broadcasting and Hearst Television.

Prior to moving to the nation's capital, Elliott’s career took him to a number of cities around the country. He has worked as a reporter for WKMG-TV in Orlando, WKRC-TV in Cincinnati, KPTV in Portland, KGTV in San Diego, and KTVN in Reno.

Elliott attended Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, where he studied Spanish and communications. When not in class, he could be found running the audio board at the campus radio station, working in the university’s public relations office, and delivering farm news for the College of Agriculture’s radio news service. He completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Maryland-University College. 

Early in his career, Elliott joined the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and later served on the NABJ Board of Directors from 2003-2007. In addition, he has been an ex-officio board member of the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) and a visiting faculty member at the Poynter Institute.