Remembering Frank McCulloch

Man sitting in a chair indoors.

Legendary journalist 

Reynolds School alumnus

The Reynolds School mourns community the loss of legendary journalist and alumnus Frank McCulloch.

A native of Fernley and a 1941 Nevada journalism graduate, Frank’s career took him to the highest levels of American journalism as reporter, editor and bureau chief. He established our Frank McCulloch Award for Courage in Journalism to honor the type of reporting that characterized his career.




The Reynolds School’s slogan is “All Things Media,” reflecting our positioning as a program that emphasizes not only the present and future of the news industry but also encompasses strategic communication fields — such as advertising, public relations and integrated marketing. At the undergraduate level, we prepare students for “multi-platform storytelling,” in the service of news, information or brand communication. Our master’s program prepares graduate students to develop new media firms, products and practices. Our programs encourage an inclusive learning environment that supports students from all backgrounds and walks of life.

The Reynolds School is one of 110 full-accredited U.S. journalism and mass communication programs. Our faculty members include endowed chairs in media technology, media entrepreneurship, business journalism and media ethics.