Chuck Carney

Director of Media Relations

Chuck Carney with Lee HamiltonChuck at the news desk
Von Lee
517 E. Kirkwood Avenue

Bloomington, IN 47408


Chuck assists IU communicators and campus administrators with securing external media coverage of the university. He also serves as IU’s primary spokesperson.

A former TV reporter, anchor, and news director, Chuck has worked in media since 1983. His first job was as an announcer for his hometown radio station in Newport, Arkansas, as a high schooler. In college, he worked as a sports reporter and photographer at a local TV station and later became a sports anchor for the CBS affiliate in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Chuck came to Bloomington in 1999, serving as a news anchor at WTIU while also teaching broadcast journalism at IU. He joined the School of Education as director of communications and media relations in 2007 and moved to the School of Global and International Studies as director of communications and marketing in 2015. He has continued to teach in the Media School and is currently concluding work on a Ph.D. in higher education.

Chuck and his wife enjoy the opportunities the IU campus offers for them and their two daughters, who have been involved in IU’s precollege ballet program and numerous other IU programs. He also appreciates that IU supports biking to work, which is how he commutes to campus.

Though covering sports has largely taken away his ability to cheer—it’s not allowed in the press box—he still enjoys watching sports. A huge fan of “The West Wing,” he aims to write and speak as if his dialogue is written by Aaron Sorkin.

Two things I have always loved are working with and in the media and being around higher education institutions. This job is the ultimate combination of those loves.


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  • Music Lover
  • Musician
  • News Junkie
  • Sports Fan