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Our Alumni

A Powerful Network

The network of more than 18,000 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. Whether they graduated from our graduate or undergraduate programs, our alumni support each other and our students.

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Mara Brock Akil (BSJ92)

Writer, producer and creator of TV shows such as “Being Mary Jane,” “Girlfriends” and “The Game.” CEO at story27 productions.

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Melissa Bell (MSJ06)

Publisher of Vox Media and co-founder of

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Sydney Boles (MSJ18)

Reporter and Engagement Editor or WJCT Public Media. Reporter and producer at WMMT/The Ohio Valley Resource

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Jasmine Cannon (MSJ16)

Television and film professional and director and creator at Black Southern Woman Project

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Derrick Clifton (Comm12, MSJ16)

Media relations director at Flowers Communications Group and freelance writer

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Carten Cordell (MSJ11)

Managing editor at Government Executive and freelance writer

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Bruce Dold (BSJ77, MSJ78)

Pulitzer Prize winner and former publisher and editor-in-chief of the Chicago Tribune

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Casey Drottar (MSJ21)

Editorial Producer with Major League Baseball and Adjunct Instructor for Northwestern University Medill School

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Nikitta Foston (MSJ14)

Senior Speechwriter at American Medical Association; Adjunct Lecturer at Northwestern University Medill School

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Jeremy Gilbert (BSJ00, MSJ00)

Former Director of Strategic Initiatives at The Washington Post; Knight Chair in Digital Media Strategy for Northwestern University Medill School

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Mike Greenberg (BSJ89)

Former co-host of ESPN's "Mike and Mike", current co-host of ESPN's "Get Up" and host of EPSN's "Greeny"

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Todd Johnson (BSJ08, MSJ09)

Chief Content Officer, theGrio

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George R.R Martin (BSJ70, MSJ71)

Author of "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels, adapted by HBO as Game of Thrones

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Kelly McEvers (MSJ87)

Current host of NPR's "Embedded" and former host of "All Things Considered"

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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

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Roxana Saberi (MSJ99)

CBS News Correspondent and author of "Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran"

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Laura Schocker (BSJ08, MSJ09)

Chief content officer at Apartment Therapy Media

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Michael Wilbon (BSJ80)

Co-host of ESPN's "Pardon the Interruption"

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Astasia Williams (MSJ17)

Senior marketing manager, former lead of social media marketing at Nike

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Matt Yurus (MSJ15)

Founder of Yurus Management & Counsel and Media Law Professor at Arizona State University