billfloodBill Flood, MxCC 1989

Bill Flood, of Portland, Conn., received his associate degree in broadcast communications from Middlesex in 1989. Since 2017, he has been the assignment editor at Fox61 News (WTIC-TV) in Hartford. Before that, he was an Emmy-nominated producer of educational and civic engagement videos, live town meetings at Connecticut’s Old State House, election and convention coverage, and special events at the state capitol for the Connecticut Public Affairs Network (CT-N).

Bill said, “At Middlesex, I enjoyed the small class size, the diversity of ages and experiences among my fellow students, and the teachers. When I took John Shafer’s Media Aesthetic course, something clicked. I started hanging out in the studio, where we got to play with all sorts of toys—tools, I should say—the same tools professionals were using in live broadcasting at the time. That’s important. Middlesex was a part of the real world. We were constantly encouraged through internships and other ways to work on real projects.  People on the staff and fellow students had work and world experience they were living every day. Middlesex connected me with WTNH where I got a job as a broadcast journalist. And I was off!”