Wes Akers, M.A.
Senior Lecturer, Electronic Media & Broadcasting
Wes is originally from outside Dayton, Ohio and he graduated from Northern Kentucky University in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and in 2004 he earned a Master’s Degree in Communication from Florida Atlantic University.
Wes Akers teaches Electronic Media and Broadcasting courses primarily focused on live TV productions as well as news and sports broadcast journalism.
He has been a free-lance camera operator working on Emmy winning sports productions for the likes of ESPN, HBO and Fox Sports Ohio. He is also an Emmy-nominated producer for nationally distributed public television news documentaries. Wes was co-producer for a public radio documentary that won an Edward R. Murrow award recognizing excellence in broadcast journalism. In addition to teaching, he currently directs and produces many of the NKU sports events for ESPN3.