Headshot of Ernabel   Demillo

Ernabel Demillo,
M.S.

Chair & Lecturer of Communications

About Professor Demillo

Ernabel is a veteran New York City broadcaster and journalism educator. She worked as a reporter and anchor on the Emmy-award winning FOX morning news show, “Good Day New York.” Before coming to New York, she was a reporter for the Orange County News channel and the CBS-affiliate in Sacramento. She is a tenured Journalism Lecturer at St. Peter’s University in Jersey City, N.J. She started the Journalism program in 2008 and served as a faculty adviser to the Pauw Wow from 2011 to 2016. During her tenure the paper was named one of the Top 10 college newspapers in the country. The Pauw Wow’s, multimedia site, the Dirt on Jersey City www.thedirtonjerseycity.com has also won awards for Best Multimedia Website and Best Viral Video. She is also the recipient of the Frank LoMonte Ethics in Journalism for her defense of her student’ First Amendment rights when school officials tried to censor the school newspaper.

She also currently hosts and reports for CUNY-TV’s 7-time Emmy-nominated program “Asian American Life” http://www.cuny.tv/show/asianamericanlife, a magazine-style show focusing on the tri-state’s Asian American community. More

Her stories have focused on hard-hitting AAPI issues from the growing political influence of AAPIs to Asian American parents and their LGBTQ children. Her stories have also focused on diversity in theater, Hollywood and children’s/YA literature. And she has interviewed and profiled innovators, leaders and rising stars in business, technology, entertainment and the arts.

In addition, Ernabel is a contributing reporter for CUNY-TV’s “Arts in the City” and “Science and U!”. In 2019, 2017 and 2013, she was honored with an individual Emmy nominations for her reporting on Cambodians in the Bronx, Filipinos in New York City and Best Environment Program for her story on a group of musicians who turn trash into musical instruments.

She is an award-winning journalist, cited by the Governor of New York for her service and contributions to the Asian American Community and was honored with a Folio Award for Best Environmental Reporting. She made Buzzfeed’s list of 34 Epic Filipinos in the United States for her work as a journalist and educator and was featured in the recent book: Filipinos in New York. Ernabel was also featured in The Limited’s New Look of Leadership Campaign.

Ernabel is also quite active in the Asian American community. Along with emceeing numerous events, she has served on the boards of several organizations including: Vice President of Broadcast for AAJA, board member for Apex for Youth, an AAPI mentoring organization and board member for the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF) for almost two decades. CACF is the largest pan-Asian advocacy group in the country. She recently joined the board for Advancement for Rural Kids (ARK), a non-profit helping build schools and empowering communities in developing countries.

Ernabel grew up in San Francisco, California. She received her B.A. in Journalism and International Relations from the University of Southern California and her M.S. in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

“I am a veteran New York City broadcaster and journalism educator, lecturing here at Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, New Jersey.”

Career & Accomplishments

Degrees

  • Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism, M.S.

  • University of Southern California, B.A.

Accomplishments

  • Multiple Emmy Nominations

  • New York Governor's Award for Contributions and Service to Community

Presentations

CUNY-TV’s Asian American Life; Arts and City and Science and “U”

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