Nancy Sutton

Assistant Professor, Media Studies

Nancy Sutton started her broadcast television career as an anchor/reporter at KELO-TV in Sioux Falls, after receiving a BA in Radio, Television, and Film from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. She worked as a writer/editor for KXAS-TV in Dallas and a long form video and news editor at KHJ-TV in Los Angeles where she was awarded a Best Editor Golden Mic for Southern California. She was also a Chief Editor, Executive Producer for Special Projects, and a video editor for stations in Atlanta and Philadelphia, receiving 6 regional Emmy awards and many nominations during her career.

In 2006 she accepted the position of Media Instructor for the Sioux Falls School District and was instrumental in the development of the Media Arts program at the CTE Academy. She received a Masters in Education in 2009. In 2013, Sutton became a Mass Media and Digital Cinema Instructor at Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska.

While teaching, she had the opportunity to produce, direct, and edit the documentary, When Voices Meet, which had its World Premiere in Durban, South Africa and played at 23 film festivals in the US and Canada.


  • B.A., Radio, Television & Film, Stephens College, 1977
  • M.A., Education, Capella University, 2009

Courses Taught

  • MED206 - Media Writing
  • MED415 - Live Studio Prod & Videography
  • MED260 - Media Issues
  • MED326 - Digital Audio
  • MED121 - Print Production Lab
  • ART329 -
  • MED207 - Media Survey
  • MED330 -

Professional Memberships

College Media Association

Dedicated to serving the needs of collegiate student media programs and their advisers.


  • Digital Marketing
  • Social Media Management
  • Web Design
  • Professional Video Editor - AVID, Adobe Premiere Pro & After Effects
  • Television News
  • Journalism
  • 2D/3D Motion

Scholarships and Creative Work


Service/Volunteer Work

Elkhorn Valley Museum Corporate Video

Worked with students to produce a 9 minute corporate video for the Elkhorn Valley Museum, Norfolk, Nebraska. 

Wausa, NE Q125 Video Production

Supported students in the production of 4 hours/2 authored DVDs of archival video interviews and events to document Wausa, Nebraska's Q125 week-long celebration. 


North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture National Contest DVD

Supported students in the production of a DVD containing video events during the NACTA Judging Contest at Northeast Community College, Norfolk, Nebraska. 

Toy Lending Library Nonprofit video

Safe Families for Children

Facilitated nonprofit corporate video produced by students

Bethany Christian Services