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Carla Eboh Tresslar

Carla Eboh Tresslar

Adjunct Lecturer

Carla Eboh Tresslar teaches video journalism. Her specialty is in television news writing, deadline reporting, live shots and anchoring.  

Tresslar is an award winning reporter with nearly 12 years of on-air experience. She started her career as an anchor and reporter for WYTV in Youngstown, Ohio where she won the award for "Best Enterprise Reporting" from the Ohio Associated Press. Tresslar moved onto KSAZ in Phoenix. She primarily covered criminal and legal stories, winning an Arizona Associated Press Award for "Best Live Team Coverage" for her reporting on a student who was holding his class hostage. She later joined the WTXF news team in Philadelphia where she worked as a general assignment reporter. During football season she co-hosted the sports show "Game Day Live," where she interviewed NFL players and reported on their lives off the field. Tresslar later moved to Chicago and worked as a general assignment reporter for WMAQ NBC-5.  

She is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and National Association of Black Journalists. 

Awards And Honors

  • "Best Enterprise Reporting" from the Ohio Associated Press
  • Associated Press Award for "Best Live Team Coverage"

Education

Tresslar earned both bachelor's (BSJ96) and master's degrees (MSJ97) from Medill at Northwestern University. She also studied Spanish Literature at the University of Salamanca in Spain.   

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