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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 undergraduate or graduate 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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Peter Alexander (BSJ98)

White House correspondent at NBC News and co-anchor of "Weekend Today"

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David Barstow (BSJ86)

Four-time Pulitzer Prize winner and head of investigative reporting at the UC Berkely Graduate School of Journalism

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Melissa Brotz (BSJ90)

Chief marketing and communications officer at Abbott

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Elisabeth Bumiller (BSJ77)

Assistant managing editor and Washington bureau chief at The New York Times

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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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Lisa Gartner (BSJ10)

Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, investigative editor at the San Francisco Chronicle

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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 ESPN's "Greeny"

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Omar Jimenez (BSJ15)

CNN Correspondent

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Todd Johnson (BSJ08, MSJ09)

Chief Content Officer, theGrio

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Sheinelle Jones (BSJ00)

Host of third hour of TODAY

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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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Rachel Nichols (BSJ95)

Sports journalist

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Julia Pace (BSJ04)

Washington bureau chief for the Associated Press

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Laura Schocker (BSJ08, MSJ09)

Editor in chief at Apartment Therapy