Alumni News

Alicia Elsner, ’95 was named VP and General Manager of KSDK TV in St Louis. Elsner has spent 19 years with TEGNA Media, all of them at KSDK. She started as a marketing consultant in 1997 before being named director of business development in 2000. She then served as the station’s local sales manager for nearly six years before being promoted to director of sales. She began her career at KMOX/CBS Radio in St. Louis as an account executive.

Stacey Skotzko Goers, JRN ‘08 started a new job this fall as NPR’s product manager for social and podcasts. She previously worked at Congressional Quarterly’s Roll Call.

Amy Biolchini, ‘10 JRN, has rejoined Michigan’s Mlive Media Group as a city hall/government reporter at the Grand Rapids Press.

Brianna Mulligan, '11 JRN was just promoted to senior account supervisor at Ruder Finn, a marketing and advertising firm in Washington, D.C. where she’s been since August 2015.

Benji Cohen ’15 was hired as weekend sports anchor and reporter at KRTV- the CBS affiliate in Great Falls, MT. Cohen completed a one-year grad program in sports reporting at Medill School at Northwestern University.

Amanda Hancock, ’15 JRN is a reporter at the Quad City Times in Iowa. She covers the food beat, writes front page feature packages, and does a weekend section.

Emily Tate, JRN’16 had a 12-week internship with The Huffington Post this fall. She covered politics from the Washington, DC bureau.

Katie Taylor, ’16 JRN and IMS, just accepted an intern position with Forbes, where she will be working on The World's Billionaires list.

Kate Aldrich, ‘16 MAC, is studying to get her master’s degree in Human Resources and Industrial Relations. at the University of Illinois.

Britton Perelman, ’16 JRN has started an internship as a writer with a New York-based travel company, Passion Passport.

’16 JRN grads Reis Thebault, Connor Moriarty and Justin Maskulinski placed second in the Broadcast Educators Association’s national audio competition. The work -- a podcast project "The Final Column" -- was done in a spring 2016 capstone taught by Joe Sampson and Jim Tobin. Thebault also won first place in feature writing at the College Media Association’s Pinnacle Awards. Thebault, along with two other The Miami Student writers, won first place in Feature Writing as part of the Pinnacle Awards. Reis wrote the main story about West Virginia's coal industry along with current Miami Student Editor James Steinbauer, who wrote a sidebar and Kyle Hayden, design editor, who wrote an opinion piece. Thebault is a grad student at UC Berkeley.

Grace Remington, ’16 JRN & STC, is the sports reporter for CBS4 in Gainesville, Florida. She is covering the Florida Gators and high school sports. She is also the co-host of the station’s weekly show “ Gainesville Gameday.”

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