JAWS CAMP 2013 has ended

Jo-Ann Huff Albers

Western Kentucky University
Professor emerita

Jo-Ann Huff Albers, founding director of the WKU School of Journalism & Broadcasting, spent 27 years working in daily newspapers before going to WKU to head the journalism program in May 1987. She left Bowling Green in August 2007 to move back to the Cincinnati area where she had worked for The Cincinnati Enquirer for 20 years in various capacities. Her final title there was Kentucky executive editor.

         Between leaving The Enquirer in May 1981 and moving to Bowling Green, she was editor and publisher of Sturgis Journal in Michigan and Public Opinion in Chambersburg, Pa., and Gannett general news executive, working with Gannett News Service and USA Today.

         In retirement she is teaching a children’s Bible class, gardening, golfing two days a week, reading weekly on a radio service for the blind, quilting and knitting a lot. She still hasn’t found time to take banjo lessons but has acquired a five-string banjo. She as attended every fall JAWS camp since 1987 except for 2001.