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Greg Vandegrift

Clinical Faculty

Emerging Media

Greg Vandegrift loves teaching journalism. He joined St. Thomas in 2008, bringing 25 years of award-winning reporting to the classroom, and he still freelances to keep curriculum current. Greg teaches the multimedia reporting classes and is lead adviser for the student-run organization, TommieMedia.

Since joining the University of St. Thomas, professor Vandegrift has maintained contact with the profession through freelancing. He has done work for radio, TV and the Web. He’s also written for News Photographer magazine.

Prior to his arrival at the university, professor Vandegrift spent nearly a quarter century as a television news reporter. Most recently, he worked at KARE 11 in Minneapolis-St. Paul for a dozen years. He also worked in Iowa's Quad Cities and in Joplin, Mo. He is the winner of two national Edward R. Murrow awards, as well as regional Murrow and Emmy awards. While at KARE 11, he won the Minnesota Associated Press Writing award four times.


Professor Vandegrift joined UST full time in 2008. In 2012, he became lead adviser for TommieMedia.com.

Professor Vandegrift has joined colleagues in developing multimedia curriculum and the student news organization TommieMedia.com. He has also continued teaching off campus. Professor Vandegrift has spent several years teaching professionals and students. He has been a faculty member of the National Press Photographers Association's annual workshop multiple times and has spoken to journalism students on several occasions at his alma mater, the University of Kansas.

Professor Vandegrift has also produced multiple videos for the university. His video about the move and restoration of the Winton Guest House, which was designed by Frank O. Gehry, has been part of exhibits at Rome’s MAXXI Museum and the Pierresvives Cultural Centre of Montpellier in France.