Venise L. Toussaint

Venise L. Toussaint

Division Of Journalism


Office Hours

SJGC Bldg. Room #3025

Tuesday 9:30 a.m - 11:00 a.m.

Current Semester Schedule

RTV3681 Advanced TV News • Tue. Thu. — 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
RTV 2230 Multimedia Oral Engagement Tue. Thu. — 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m

About Me

Venise Toussaint is an EMMY-nominated and Associated Press award-winning journalist with more than twelve years of experience working in both local and national newsrooms. Her work has taken her to several different cities and states across the country including, New York, Las Vegas, and multiple cities in Florida.

Venise is an expert storyteller, skilled in editorial direction, writing, reporting, anchoring, and producing. She has served as a national news anchor, show host, reporter, anchor, editor, and digital creator. Venise is the recipient of an EMMY nomination for News Excellence and a first place Associated Press award winner for best Cultural/Historical feature.

Her research interests include examining the impact of media bias on Black communities, equity and diversity in newsrooms, and the convergence of innovative media and technology in the digital age. Venise is passionate about helping the next generation of journalists as exemplified by her role as an educator, mentor, and creator of a scholarship for early-career and student journalists.

Venise earned her bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from the prestigious S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and her master’s degree in mass communication/journalism education from Kent State University.

Venise currently teaches Advanced TV News and Multimedia Oral Engagement at Florida A&M University where she also serves as News Director for FAMU TV 20, an educational access channel reaching 80,000 homes across Florida’s Big Bend.

Areas of Interest

  • Media
  • Equity and Diversity in Newsrooms
  • Innovation


  • Kent State University
    M.A. in Mass Communication/ Journalism Education
  • Syracuse University,
    S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

    B.A. in Broadcast Journalism & Psychology

Work History

  • Instructor • Present
    Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL
  • News Director, FAMU TV 20 • Present
    Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL

Courses Taught At FAMU

  • RTV 3681 Advanced TV News
  • RTV 2230 Multimedia Oral Engagement