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Bruce Tomaso

Bruce Tomaso

Adjunct Lecturer

Bruce Tomaso is a longtime reporter and editor at The Dallas Morning News, currently serving as an assistant Metro editor supervising coverage of local government and politics.

From 2008 until 2012, he was the breaking news editor for dallasnews.com, responsible for getting spot news published as quickly as possible to the website of The Morning News.

From 2004 to 2008, he was editor of The Morning News’ award-winning weekly Religion section.

As a reporter for nearly 20 years, he covered the Challenger space shuttle explosion, the San Francisco earthquake, the Oklahoma City bombing trials, and more tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, explosions, ice storms and wildfires than he cares to remember.

From 1993 to 1999, Tomaso worked as a correspondent in the paper’s Houston bureau. There, he was responsible for coverage of the state’s prison system, including death row in Huntsville. He covered, among other executions, that of Karla Faye Tucker, the first woman put to death in Texas in 135 years.

As a member of The Morning News’ Recruiting Committee, he helps select, train and supervise the paper’s newsroom interns – college and high school – each summer.

A Chicago native who grew up in Scottsdale, Ariz., he graduated with honors in 1975 from Arizona State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism. In 1995, he was inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

He is married to Patricia Nolan, a trial lawyer in private practice. They have a son, Zachary, who is a student at the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame.

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CCJN 3396, History of Journalism

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