Journalism professor, media literacy and engagement advocate, freelance journalist and editor, social media pro
Marcie Young Cancio is a veteran newspaper reporter, magazine editor and digital and television news executive. She joined Salt Lake Community College as Assistant Professor of Journalism and Digital Media in 2018 after nearly two decades in Washington, D.C., New York, North Carolina and California, where she worked as the managing editor of multi-platform news for the Disney-owned ABC station in San Francisco. In July 2020, she launched Amplify Utah, a media literacy and engagement project, and serves as the non-profit organization's executive director.
A Salt Lake native, Marcie has also worked at KUTV 2News, Salt Lake magazine and the Economic Development Corporation of Utah, where she did marketing and PR. She’s an Emmy winner for television breaking news and won back-to-back first place awards for feature magazine writing from the Utah chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Marcie also taught as an adjunct at the University of Utah and has been a board member and volunteer with several organizations, including the Society of Professional Journalists, Utah Arts and Culture Coalition, Girl Scouts of Utah, the Utah AIDS Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC. She’s a professed public radio geek and lists being a contestant on NPR’s Wait! Wait! Don’t Tell Me as a major life goal. In the meantime, she's a regular guest host on Behind the Headlines, KCPW'S weekly news program with the Salt Lake Tribune. Marcie is a graduate of Utah State University and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.