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Hennessey, Casey Join News and Public Affairs

Sean Hennessey (left) and Sean Casey. (Photos by Lee Pellegrini)

By Office of News & Public Affairs |

Published: Apr. 11, 2013

The Office of News & Public Affairs recently welcomed two new staff members, both of them Boston College alumni: Associate Director Sean Hennessey ‘87, MBA ‘03 and Video Producer Sean Casey ‘12.

Hennessey, who holds a degree in English as well as an MBA from the University, comes to NPA with more than two decades of experience in television news that includes one Emmy Award and nominations for two others. He spent the last six years as a news reporter at WCBS-TV in New York City, and a contributor to the CBS Evening News, “CBS Up to the Minute,” the “CBS Early Show” and CNN.

Prior to WCBS, Hennessey was news reporter and anchor at WHDH-TV in Boston for almost 11 years, and at WRPI-TV in Providence from 1994-96; he also worked as a reporter/anchor at stations in Columbus, Ohio; Charlotte, NC; Roanoke, Va., and Sioux City, Ia., among other places.

As associate director at NPA, Hennessey will oversee the office’s daily promotion of faculty experts in the media with a focus on national TV outlets. He will also serve as the NPA office liaison to the Carroll School of Management.

The co-owner and production director for 40 Shades Media, Casey was a video and multimedia producer at Northeastern University, where among other projects he created videos for the Bouvé College of Health Sciences School of Pharmacy and the Office of Marketing and Communications.

While at BC, where he majored in Film Studies, Casey was creator, founder and executive producer for student programming on BCTV and produced and created several videos for the University.

Casey will create and produce videos for NPA and University Advancement — his position is shared by both offices — that will be available via the newly designed Boston College YouTube channel and other social media channels.  

“Sean Hennessey brings a unique understanding of broadcast television to complement the office’s ongoing efforts to promote faculty expertise in the media,” said News & Public Affairs Director Jack Dunn. “Sean Casey has a proven track record of film production that will enable the University to promote its accomplishments and distinctive mission through this essential medium.  His addition will help the Office of News & Public Affairs and University Advancement to tell their stories in the most compelling way.”