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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 Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
Learn more about Barstow

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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
Learn more about Bumiller

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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 Lisa Garter.

Lisa Gartner (BSJ10)
Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter; investigative editor at the San Francisco Chronicle 
Learn more about Garter

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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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Omar Jimenez (BSJ15)
CNN Correspondent 

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Headshot of Todd Johnson.

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

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Sheinelle Jones (BSJ00)
News anchor and correspondent for NBC News and co-host of the 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.”
Learn more about Martin

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Headshot of Rachel Nichols.

Rachel Nichols (BSJ95)
Host of ESPN's “The Jump”

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Headshot of Julie Pace.

Julie Pace (BSJ04)
Washington bureau chief for the Associated Press

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Headshot of Laura Schocker.

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

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