About Shannon Bradley

Shannon Bradley is responsible for creating, producing, and selecting the public affairs programs for UCSD-TV and for “Prime: Vote,” a series of segments on elections and political issues for UCTV Prime, a YouTube original channel that launched March, 2012.  She also produced “A Cluttered Life: Middle-Class Abundance,” a three-part, UCTV Prime series in collaboration with UCLA’s Center on Everyday Lives of Families.

The UCSD-TV series she is currently working on include: To Be Musical, The Atlantic Meets the Pacific, Exploring Ethics, Mexico Moving Forward, The Helen Edison Lecture Series, The Revelle Forum, Osher UCSD, Writer’s Symposium by the Sea with Dean Nelson at Point Loma Nazarene University, and a human rights lecture series with Diana Kutlow of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at the University of San Diego.

Past projects include To Be Human, UCSD@50, The Body Politic, HemiScope, Encuentros, IDEaS, and State of Minds, a quarterly magazine program featuring stories from throughout the UC system that aired nationally on UCTV.

In addition, Shannon has produced several acclaimed documentaries on regional land use and urban planning, including Los Laureles Canyon: Research in Action, Building Consensus: Quarry Falls, The Making of Place: Solana Beach, San Diego Canyonlands, Designing for the Future and the six-part series, Path to Paradise. She also executive-produced The Devil’s Breath with Laura Castañeda.

Before joining UCSD in 1993, Shannon covered national politics in Washington for nine years, the last five for The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour on PBS. She also wrote for the Washington City Paper, Roll Call, and WUSA, the CBS television affiliate. She has a B.A. in Communication and Sociology from UCSD and a Masters degree in Journalism and Public Affairs from The American University in Washington, DC.

Shannon also taught the News Media Workshop, an upper division journalism class for the Department of Communication at UCSD from 1993-1999 and has lectured to the Freshman Honors Seminar at Eleanor Roosevelt College.

Contact Shannon Bradley: sbradley@ucsd.edu