National Emmy award-winning veteran Joe Angotti was born and raised in Gary where he worked at his dad’s bakery filling jelly donuts before delivering them to the steel mills. While at IU, he was the first student news director of WFIU and earned the first graduate degree ever awarded at IU in radio and television. After stints at Louisville’s WHAS and Chicago’s WMAQ, he was promoted to New York where he was eventually named Senior Vice President of the NBC News Division and Executive Producer of NBC Nightly News. From 1993-1998, he taught broadcast journalism at the University of Miami School of Communication. In 1999, he was named professor and chair of the broadcast program at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He later was named Visiting Distinguished Professor of Communication at Monmouth University.