Greg Frost will become the news manager for the MIT News Office beginning June 25. Frost comes to MIT from Boston College, where he served as associate director of public affairs since September 2005. At BC, he was responsible for covering campus news and human interest stories, with an emphasis on promoting the university's scientific research.
"We are excited to have Greg join the News Office. He brings to the job a depth of journalistic experience and great enthusiasm for enhancing public awareness of MIT," said Pamela Dumas Serfes, executive director of news and communications, who announced the appointment today (Friday).
In his new role, Frost will coordinate the development and publishing of MIT news in Tech Talk and on the MIT news website. He will assist in the development and execution of a strategic editorial plan, collaborating with the executive director and vice president for external affairs.
"It is an honor to have been given the chance to help publicize how MIT is working to improve the world," Frost said. "I look forward to collaborating with the talented media professionals of the News Office and leveraging new technologies to promote the accomplishments of the Institute."
Prior to Boston College, Frost worked for Reuters News. He served for three years as the Boston bureau chief and for over seven years at Reuters' bureaus in Paris, London, San Francisco and Kansas City.
At Reuters in Boston, Frost covered a range of stories including John Kerry's presidential campaign, the legalization of same-sex marriage and the Catholic clergy abuse scandal. In Europe, he reported on farm policy and food scares related to mad cow disease, foot-and-mouth disease and genetically modified crops.
Frost earned his BA degree in history from Georgetown University and his MS degree in journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School.