Judith Marlane
Author, Educator, Lecturer, Consultant
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NORTHRIDGE, Northridge, CA (2004 - Present)

Professor/ Chair Emeritus


NORTHRIDGE, Northridge, CA (1987-2004)

Chair & Professor (First woman Chair & Full Professor in the history of the department)

Administer personnel, budget and curricula for department of sixteen full-time and eighteen part-time faculty; technical, engineering and office staff; two million dollars worth of equipment; 750 undergraduate and graduate students; 5 areas of emphasis: Media Theory & Criticism; Screenwriting; Radio-Television Production; Fi 1m Production; Multimedia Production, and Electronic Media Management. Director of Center for Telecommunications Studies. Executive Board of KCSN-FM.

MCA/WWOR-TV, CHANNEL 9, New York, NY (1982-Aug.1987)

Producer, News and Public Affairs Programming

All Planning (scheduling, research, writing, pre-production, post production, CMX editing) for weekly remote and studio programs: "Point of View", "Hispanic Horizons", and "Meet the Mayors". Producer/writer of news specials including live New Jersey Gubernatorial Primary Debates. Weekly prime time news and public affairs overview and live Town Hall meetings.

JSG PRODUCTIONS, New York, NY President

Full Service Television Production Company: Created, wrote, produced, and marketed news, public affairs, documentary and entertainment programming for network, local, syndication, public broadcasting stations, and cable.

•"Out of Work" - 1 0 part series on trends in the labor market and economy. Ben Grauer moderator and host.

•"She" - magazine program dealing with the role of women in contemporary society featuring Joanne Woodward, Carol Channing, and Karen Valentine.

•"Frankly Female"- program dealing with the problems and interests of women: featuring Kitty Carlyle, Polly Bergen, and Julie Gabor.

•"Dollars and Sense"- business series dealing with consumer concerns and problems of the economy.

•"Performing Arts Parade"- series to introduce young people to the world of music, dance, and drama.

•"Will She or Won't She"- pilot script and treatment for a situation comedy based on the life of advertising giant Geraldine Fitzgerald.

•Designed and created productions for promotional and sales presentations; industrial, in-service training and recruitment programs for personal television appearances by CEO and management; performance evaluation and on-camera techniques.

•Wrote and produced pilot for radio series, "Sex Roles".

•Wrote and broadcast editorials on contemporary issues; WNEW-TV, New York, NY

WNET, CHANNEL 13, New York, NY


Produced, researched, wrote, and broadcast instructional, news, documentaries, and public affairs programs.

•"Adventures in Language", a language arts program for children

•"Places in the News"- review of current affairs.

  1. "New York Metropolis"- issues and events of importance in New York City.

•"Higher Horizons"- explored learning opportunities for the disadvantaged youth of New York.

•"Music for You"- presented the role of music in contemporary cultures.

•"JFK, A Memorial"- documentary commemorating the life and death of a President.



Women In Television News, Columbia University Press, 1976. A seminal study of the thirty top women working in television and the key male executives who hired them. Winner, Broadcast Preceptor Award as the outstanding book in literature of the media.

Women In Television News, Revisited: Into The Twenty-First Century, University of Texas Press, 1999. Eighty-five personal in-depth interviews with seventy women and fifteen men including the most famous and successfuljournalists working in television today, such as: Christiane Amanpour, Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, Cokie Roberts, Katie Couric, Judy Woodruff, Connie Chung, Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather, Sam Donaldson and Tom Brokaw. Forward by Howard Rosenberg, Pulitzer Prize winning critic, Los Angeles Times.

A Woman of Worth, iUniverse.com, 2001. A novel about a woman's rise in Washington politics. Featured at the National Press Club Book Fair and the LA Times Festival of Books.

Making Waves, The Fifty Greatest Women in Radio and Television, co-author, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2001. Commemorates the 50th anniversary of American Women in Radio and Television.


•"The World of Chinese Television." Television Quarterly. Vol. XXVI, Number 2, 1992.

•"Perception and Reality: The Chinese Documentary." Feedback. Vol. 32.4, Fall, 1991.

•"Respicis, Aspicis, Prospicis: Lawyer Advertising on Television." Trial Diplomacy Journal. Vol. 12, Number 3, Fall, 1989.

•Review, Waiting for Prime Time: The Women of Television News. Women's Studies in Communication. Vol. II, Number 2, Fall, 1988. Journal of the Organization for Research on Women and Communication of the Western Speech Communication Association.


•Board Of Trustees, Yo San University, Mentor to Doctoral Program

•International Woman's Media Foundation

•Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

•International Radio and Television Society

•Broadcast Education Association

•Hollywood Radio and Television Society

•Writers Guild of America, Foundation, Member, Board of Directors

•Hollywood Women's Press Club, Vice-President, Scholarship Foundation

•American Women in Radio and Television, Member, Board of Directors

•National Press Club

•Pen Center, USA West

•Women in Film

•American Association of University Professors

•National Association of Television Program Executives

•National Association of Broadcasters

•National Education Association

•Pi Lambda Theta (National Honor Society in Education)

•Kappa Delta Pi (National Honor Society in Education)


Doctor of Education, with Honors, Columbia University, New York, NY

Master of Arts, Columbia University, New York, NY

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cum Laude, Columbia University, New York, NY

College of Arts and Sciences, National Dean's List, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY