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Our Alumni

A Powerful Network

The network of more than 16,000 Medill alumni is powerful, diverse and close-knit. When you enroll at Medill, you join a community of alumni who work at the highest levels in journalism, communications, public relations, public policy and related fields. We are proud of their accomplishments and the way they support each other and our students.

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Mara Brock Akil

Mara Brock Akil (BSJ92)
Writer, producer and creator of
TV shows such as “Being Mary Jane,” “Girlfriends” and “The Game”

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Peter Alexander

Peter Alexander (BSJ98)
White House correspondent at NBC News

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Melissa Bell

Melissa Bell (MSJ06)
Bell is the Publisher of Vox Media and co-founder of Vox.com

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Carten Cordell

Carten Cordell (MSJ11)
Senior Technology Reporter, FedScoop

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Bruce Dold

Bruce Dold (BSJ77, MSJ78)
Pulitzer Prize winner, publisher and editor-in-chief at the Chicago Tribune
Learn more about Dold

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Jeremy Gilbert

Jeremy Gilbert (BSJ00, MSJ00)
Director of strategic initiatives at The Washington Post

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Todd Johnson

Todd Johnson (BSJ08, MSJ09)
Managing editor, The Grio

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Sheinelle Jones

Sheinelle Jones (BSJ00)
Weekend anchor, NBC "Today Show"

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George RR Martin

George R.R. Martin (BSJ70, MSJ71)
Author of “A Song of Ice and Fire” novels, adapted for HBO's “Game of Thrones”
Learn more about Martin

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Kelly McEvers

Kelly McEvers (MSJ97)
Host of “All Things Considered” at NPR

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James Risen

James Risen (MSJ78)
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, formerly of The New York Times
Learn more about Risen

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Christin Roby (MSJ14)
Roby is the West Africa Correspondent based in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire for Devex, a media platform dedicated to international development

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Tina Rosenberg

Tina Rosenberg (MSJ82)
Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Haunted Land: Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism," “Fixes” columnist for The New York Times and co-founder of Solutions Journalism Network
Learn more about Rosenberg

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Roxana Saberi

Roxana Saberi (MSJ99)
Freelance correspondent for CBS Newspath, author of “Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran”

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Laura Schocker

Laura Schocker (BSJ08, MSJ09)
Digital director at Real Simple

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Gillian White

Gillian B. White (MSJ13)
Senior associate editor at The Atlantic

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Michael Wilbon

Michael Wilbon (BSJ80)
Host, ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption”

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Matt Yurus

Matt Yurus (MSJ15)
Field producer and reporter at WUSA-TV, Washington, D.C.

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