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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”

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Headshot of Peter Alexander.

Peter Alexander (BSJ98)
White House correspondent and co-anchor of "Weekend Today" at NBC News

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Headshot of Melissa Bell.

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

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Headshot of Jasmine Cannon.

Jasmine Cannon (MSJ16)
Associate Producer at Laylow Pictures, Director and Creator at Black Southern Woman Project
Learn more about Cannon

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Headshot of Carten Cordell.

Carten Cordell (MSJ11)
 Staff Reporter at the Washington Business Journal

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Headshot of Bruce Dold.

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

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Headshot of Jeremy Gilbert.

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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Headshot of Mike Greenberg.

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

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Headshot of Todd Johnson.

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

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Headshot of Sheinelle Jones.

Sheinelle Jones (BSJ00)
Host of third hour of TODAY

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Headshot of George RR Martin.

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

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Headshot of Kelly McEvers.

Kelly McEvers (MSJ97)
Current host of NPR's "Embedded" and former host of "All Things Considered"

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Headshot of Matt Murray.

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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Headshot of James Risen.

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

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Headshot of 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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Headshot of Roxana Saberi.

Roxana Saberi (MSJ99)
CBS News Correspondent and author of “Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran"

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Headshot of Laura Schocker.

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

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Headshot of Michael Wilbon.

Michael Wilbon (BSJ80)
Co-host of ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption”

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Headshot of Astasia Williams.

Astasia Williams (MSJ17)
Freelance Marketer

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Headshot of Matt Yurus.

Matt Yurus (MSJ15)
Founder of Yurus Management & Counsel