Scripps Alumnus Inducted to Communication Hall of Fame

Published: November 21, 2023 Author: Acadia Hansen, '26

Kyle Bowser, BSC ’80, was inducted into the Ohio Communication Hall of Fame October 26 in Los Angeles. An alumnus of the media program in the Scripps College of Communication, Bowser lives in Los Angeles where he produces multimedia content and serves as the senior vice president of the Hollywood Bureau of the NAACP.

“I am honored and completely humbled to receive the Ohio Communication Hall of Fame Award,” said Kyle Bowser. “The University has contributed to my growth and development in profound ways that continue to reveal new and enriching rewards. Ohio University deserves our continued support. Its legacy is more than worthy.”

Kyle Bowser accepts the Ohio Communication Hall of Fame in Los Angeles, October 26

Bowser helped to establish the OHIO-in-LA program, a semester-long immersive study-away program for students who are pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. The hall of fame induction ceremony was held as a part of the 10-year-anniversary celebration for OHIO-in-LA, which is run through the School of Media Arts and Studies.

“Kyle Bowser’s impact as an alumnus of Ohio University and leader in the entertainment industry is distinguished in every way,” said Scripps College Dean Scott Titsworth. “His entry into the Ohio Communication Hall of Fame is a testament to his excellence as a creator and his unwavering passion for opening the industry to diverse voices.”

After graduating from OHIO, Bowser went on to receive a doctorate from Widener University School of Law. He has worked as an entertainment industry executive for more than 30 years. His experience spans the areas of film, television, music, theater, radio, and digital media.

“I am absolutely thrilled that Kyle was inducted into the Ohio Communication Hall of Fame during our 10th anniversary celebration in LA,” said Professor Roger Cooper, director of the OHIO-in-LA program. “In addition to his extraordinary career accomplishments, Kyle was instrumental in getting our OHIO-in-LA program off the ground and has been a key contributor on the ground in LA.”

The OHIO-in-LA program brings students to Los Angeles for a semester, where they spend their time living, working, and taking classes surrounded by experts in their field. They receive an in-depth look at the entertainment industry and learn from Los Angeles based OHIO alumni who are working as producers, agents, directors, and development executives.

The Ohio Communication Hall of Fame was established in 1993 by the Scripps College of Communication to honor professionals who have demonstrated lifetime professional achievement and have a tie to the state of Ohio or to the University. Previous winners include Yvette McGee Brown, the first black female justice on the Ohio Supreme Court, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Clarence Page.