Joan Konner: I Found It Hard To Combine Career and Family

Konner, Joan

For the first time in the 75-year history of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, its dean is a woman. Joan Konner is a veteran broadcast journalist, alumna and, since 1978, a university trustee. Konner, 57, brings 25 years' experience as a news writer, reporter and award-winning documentary producer for NBC-TV and WNET-TV, New York. Since 1983 she had been executive producer for public television programs in partnership with Bill Moyers. Konner, a native of Paterson, N.J., who now lives in New York, is divorced; she has.two daughters. In an interview with writer Darlene Gavron Stevens, Konner tells how she resolved the conflicting demands of career and family and solidified her career in journalism.


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November 5, 2015