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Our Alumni

A Powerful Network

The network of more than 17,000 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 and co-anchor of "Weekend Today" at NBC News

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Melissa Bell

Melissa Bell (MSJ06)
Publisher of Vox Media and co-founder of

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Kai Bird

Sydney Boles (MSJ18)
Reporter/Producer at WMMT and The Ohio Valley ReSource 
Learn more about Boles

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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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Mike Greenberg

Mike Greenberg (BSJ89)
Former co-host of ESPN's "Mike and Mike" and current co-host of ESPN's "Get Up"
Learn more about Greenberg

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Todd Johnson

Todd Johnson (BSJ08, MSJ09)
Chief Content Officer, theGrio

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

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Matt Murray (BSJ87, MSJ88)
Editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires New YorkLearn more about Murray

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

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Laura Schocker

Laura Schocker (BSJ08, MSJ09)
Editor in Chief at Apartment Therapy

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Michael Wilbon

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

Matt Yurus

Matt Yurus (MSJ15)
Digital anchor, CBS