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Vicci Saunders Associate Professor MFA

Vicci Saunders, MFA (Associate Professor)

  • Media, Journalism, Film & Communication
  • School of Communications


Vicci Saunders is an Associate Professor in the Media, Film, and Journalism Department in the Cathy Hughes School of Communications at Howard University where she teaches Scriptwriting, Advanced Scriptwriting, and Film/Television Writing Thesis. Ms. Saunders received her undergraduate degree from Spelman College, Atlanta Georgia in Political Science with a concentration in Mass Communications. She has a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles in writing for the Performance Media. Her background is in scriptwriting, television and radio production. She is also the Director of the WHUR Howard University Radio Network Multicast Division. The Multicast Division has two Sirius XM Channels: HUR Voices 141, HBCU 142, along with the Quiet Storm station on 963HD2, a student podcast station, and the student music station WHBC which is on 963HD3 and was co-founder of the NAB Media Sales Institute at Howard University. Ms. Saunders served as Supervising Producer and Writer for the three-part documentary series “Brown v Board of Education” for WHUT-TV, Howard University’s PBS station. She is also the writer/producer of “Sounds like Washington” the soon to be released documentary on the history of the one of the most awarded and successful commercial radio stations in the country; WHUR Radio 96.3 owned by Howard University. Ms. Saunders is currently writing a novel about “passing” and white supremacy in the Jim Crow south during the first half of the twentieth century.