Andy Dehnart

Visiting Assistant Professor of Journalism

Andy Dehnart’s writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in New York Magazine, Playboy, HitFix, Buzzfeed, The Daily Beast, and other publications. He teaches writing and journalism at Stetson, where he directs the journalism program.

A member of the Television Critics Association, Andy publishes and writes reality blurred, which has, since 2000, offered his analysis and reporting on reality TV. He regularly speaks at conferences and works with groups to help them strengthen their teams, improve communication, and use social media effectively.

He’s a trained improviser who has hosted shows and performed as a member of comedy ensembles at SAK Comedy Lab in Orlando, Fla.


  • M.F.A., writing and literature, Bennington College
  • B.S., journalism, Stetson University

Course Topics

  • Journalism
  • Literary Nonfiction
  • Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in the Media
  • Magazine Writing
  • Digital Media and Social Media 

Select Publications

  • "Will Shark Week Get Back to Reality This Year?", New York Magazine's Vulture, July 2015.
  • "The Quest and ABC’s summer reality problem", HitFix, Sept. 2014.
  • "Reality on the High Seas," Playboy, March 2012. Winner, Society for Professional Journalists Sunshine State Award for feature reporting/magazine.
  • "Survivor Spy Exposed," The Daily Beast, January 2011.
  • "Ex-Sitcom Star Tony Danza Turns To Teaching," NPR's All Things Considered, Sept. 2010.
  • "Why Animal Shows Are More About People Lately," NPR's Weekend Edition, April 2010.
  • "Why There is Less Reality T.V. on Television this Fall," The Los Angeles Times, Oct. 2016.
  • "'Married at First Sight,' Now in a Lasting Relationship," Pacific Standard, March 2016.
  • "After facing some big challenges, Marc Summers is back for the 30th anniversary of Double Dare," The Los Angeles Times, Nov. 22, 2016


Faculty Expert

  • Reality TV
  • Television
  • Media
  • Popular Culture
  • Journalism
  • New Media
  • Social Media
  • Blogging
  • Nonfiction Writing

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