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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

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 Vox.com

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Kai Bird

Sydney Boles (MSJ18)
Reporter and Producer at WMMT/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 and former publisher and editor-in-chief of the Chicago Tribune
Learn more about Dold

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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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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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Todd Johnson

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

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Sheinelle Jones

Sheinelle Jones (BSJ00)
News anchor and correspondent for NBC News and co-host of the third hour of "Today"

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Guy King (MSJ17)
Communications Director and Spokesperson for Jamie Harrison for U.S. Senate
Learn more about King

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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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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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Meena Thiruvengadam

Meena Thiruvengadam (MSJ12)
Writer, Editor, andA Digital Strategy Consultant at Meena Media, formerly with Bloomberg and Business Insider
Learn more about Thiruvengadam

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Michael Wilbon

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

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Matt Yurus

Matt Yurus (MSJ15)
Anchor and Reporter at TEGNA

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