PROGRAM DETAILS

Finding Humor in the News

Instructor
Frank Cerabino
Category
Current Events / Comedy
SUM9051D

Course Description

The Palm Beach Post columnist talks about his continuing quest to find humor in the news over the past 28 years. Cerabino reprises some of his favorite columns and takes the audience behind the scenes for a look at his search and process for exploring the funny side of life.

About the Instructor

  • Frank Cerabino grew up on Long Island, NY, and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. He spent five years in the Navy, reaching the rank of lieutenant and serving as a public affairs officer aboard an aircraft carrier. After leaving the Navy, he received a master’s degree in journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. He worked at the City News Bureau of Chicago before leaving the wire service to take a job with the Miami Herald in 1984. For the next five years, Cerabino covered the police, government, legal and education beats for the Herald. He eventually became the newspaper’s federal court reporter in Miami. Cerabino joined the Palm Beach Post in 1989. He started writing columns for the newspaper during the William Kennedy Smith trial. In 1992, he became a full-time local news columnist and now writes four columns a week. He is an adjunct professor of journalism at FAU.