Stephen Leon Alligood

Associate Professor

Stephen Leon Alligood
615-898-2205
Room 229, John Bragg Media and Entertainment Building (BRAGG)
MTSU Box 64, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Departments/Programs

Degree Information

  • M.F.A., Goucher College, MD (2007)
  • A.B.J., University of Georgia, Athens (1975)

Areas of Expertise

Feature writing
Immersion journalism
Multimedia reporting
Reporting

Biography

Leon Alligood, associate professor, joined the MTSU faculty in the fall of 2008 following almost 30 years as a reporter. For 22 years he was based in Nashville, first at the Nashville Banner, then The Tennessean. While at The Tennessean, he primarily wrote human interest and narrative stories on a variety of beats. He also was an embedded reporter covering the 101st Airborne Division in Afghanistan and Iraq. His writing has won awards in national, regional and state...

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Leon Alligood, associate professor, joined the MTSU faculty in the fall of 2008 following almost 30 years as a reporter. For 22 years he was based in Nashville, first at the Nashville Banner, then The Tennessean. While at The Tennessean, he primarily wrote human interest and narrative stories on a variety of beats. He also was an embedded reporter covering the 101st Airborne Division in Afghanistan and Iraq. His writing has won awards in national, regional and state contests. He currently teaches Reporting, Feature Writing, Multimedia Reporting and Immersion Journalism. He is married to Bertie, an elementary school principal. They have two grown sons and three granddaughters.

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