Geanne Belton, an attorney and journalist, is a professor at Baruch College and City University of New York's Graduate School of Journalism.
Belton is founding chair of Baruch's Department of Journalism and the Writing Professions, which offers journalism education to undergraduates. Prior to teaching at CUNY, she taught as an adjunct at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She authored and produced Knight Citizen News Network's Top Ten Rules to Limit Legal Risk and her articles on legal, ethical, regulatory and business issues have appeared in many newspapers and magazines including Columbia Journalism Review, The New York Times and The National Law Journal. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Student Press Law Center.
She has a J.D. from Columbia University's School of Law, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; a master's in journalism from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism; and a bachelor's degree in English from Bryn Mawr College. Belton received a Whiting Award for excellence in teaching.