Annenberg school for Communications and Journalism

Willow Bay will be the new director of the School of Journalism at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, the school announced in a press release Wednesday.

Bay, currently a senior editor at the Huffington Post, also works as a special correspondent for Bloomberg News.

“The breadth of Willow Bay’s experiences, skills and talents is extraordinary,” said Dean (Ernest J.) Wilson. “Her leadership will help our innovative school aggressively continue our path of creating – and defining – the digital future.”

Bay, who begins in July, said in the press release, “I’ve had the privilege of personally hiring and working with some outstanding Annenberg graduates at The Huffington Post."

"I look forward to leading the school as it educates and inspires the next generation of journalists and public relations professionals for the future and contributes groundbreaking academic research into these fields.”

Correction: In an earlier version we included a note on Bay's husband, which is interesting but certainly not relevant to her news. So we cut it.