Hampton, Va- The fourth season of "The View from Hampton U" will launch Saturday, Nov. 16 at noon on COX-11. The first episode will introduce viewers to the new hosts and theme song from Grammy-award-winning producer, Nottz, who recently produced a track with Kendrick Lamar. The new hosts are Hampton University alumni and Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications graduates, Stephanie Sutton and Joseph Walters. The program will air weekly Fridays at 6:30 p.m., Saturdays at noon, and Sundays at 3 p.m.
The show is executively produced by HU President William R. Harvey, and Eleanor Earl, Assistant Professor of English and Cinema Studies. Earl also serves as HU’s Cinema Studies Program Coordinator and is a 2009 recipient of the Edward L. Hamm Sr. Distinguished Teaching Award. Show viewers will learn about the school’s outstanding academic programs, high-caliber faculty, groundbreaking research and record-shattering athletics
“I felt it befitting to select two of HU's best and brightest alumni to host our fourth season. Our new hosts will bring a great deal of expertise and panache to the show,” said Earl.
Walters, a dedicated journalist and videographer, has worked with Radio One’s internship program where he transferred his skills from working in radio to television, becoming the host of a local entertainment show called “Da Circuit.” Walters has interviewed a number of celebrities and covered a great deal of community events and also worked with MyGoodLyfe.com, an online magazine, in which he was instrumental in the writing and editing of sports, entertainment, and local news articles.
Sutton has edified her skills in journalism and story-telling through education and experience. Sutton has worked for WVEC Channel 13, MyGoodLyfe.com, Lynk News and Cox Channel 11 as a reporter, host, and show producer. Sutton is also one of the creators of OliveCocoMag.com, a magazine of “Culture, Style, and Intelligence for Women of all tones.” As the Director of Media Relations and the Host/Producer of OliveCocoTV, Stephanie has covered various red carpet events across the country including Athletes vs. Cancer in Los Angeles to New York Fashion Week runway shows.
Viewers can watch past episodes on theviewfrom.hamptonu.edu. For more information, call 757-727-5960.