Brock named senior fellow at the Overby Center

Published 3:50 pm Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Greg Brock, a University of Mississippi alum and veteran journalist, has been named a senior fellow at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics at the University of Mississippi.

Brock’s 43-year-career includes 20 years at The New York Times in various leadership positions including news editor on the international desk, news editor of The Times Washington bureau and deputy political editor during the 1996 Presidential campaign.

Before his tenure at The Times, Brock spent nearly 10 years working for the Washington Post in several editing positions, including news editor for the front page.

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Brock began his career at the Palm Beach Post and later held positions at the Charlotte Observer in North Carolina, the Louisville Journal in Kentucky and the San Francisco Examiner.

“Greg Brock has had a career filled with accomplishments,” Charles Overby, chairman of the Overby Center, said. “He will bring his insights and experience to Ole Miss in a way that will benefit students and all who come in contact with the Overby Center.”

In 1994, Brock was named a fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.

Brock is a native of Crystal Springs, Miss. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Mississippi in 1975. While a student at Ole Miss, he worked for the campus’ student newspaper, The Daily Mississippian, as a reporter, news editor and managing editor.

In 2012, he was awarded the Sam Talbert Silver Em Award by the Meek School of Journalism and New Media. The award is given each year to a Mississippi journalist who, in their career, has shown “the highest tenets of honorable, public service journalism, inside or outside the state.”

Brock is also an adjunct instructor at the Meek School.