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Joe Alicastro

Director - Journalism and Media Production Master's Program

Joseph Alicastro is a veteran Producer of NBC News. As NBC’s Rome Bureau Chief, he traveled extensively around the globe covering breaking news, including the fall of the Berlin Wall, the breakup of the Soviet Union, Afghanistan, the Gulf War, and the liberation of Kuwait. Mr. Alicastro served for many years as a Special Events Producer for NBC’s extensive political coverage, and from 2003 through 2007 was the lead producer for four Democratic Presidential Candidates Debates, two Presidential Debates and the Republican Convention at Madison Square Garden. Nominated seven times, he is the winner of three News & Documentary Emmy Awards.

In addition to teaching at Sacred Heart University, Mr. Alicastro recently acted as Senior Producer for NBC News’ Education Nation. He is also the Associate Director of Vision Project. The former Chair of Broadcast Journalism at the New York Film Academy, Mr. Alicastro joined the faculty in the School of Communication & Media Arts at Sacred Heart University in 2009, and currently serves as Director of the Graduate Program in Journalism and Media Production at the School of Communication, Media and the Arts.