Alanna Rizzo (Bus’97; MJour’03), a seven-time Emmy Award winner, rejoined MLB Network’s roster of on-air personalities where she is a contributor to High Heat with Christopher Russo. Rizzo has also covered the Los Angeles Dodgers’ trips to the World Series in 2017, 2018 and 2020. She most recently won the 2020 Southern California Sports Broadcasters Association’s TV Reporter Award. In July 2021, Rizzo made history as part of the first all-woman broadcast crew to call a Major League Baseball game. In 2019, she founded Guidry’s Guardian Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps rescue dogs from the streets and out of high-kill shelters.

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John Branch (MJour) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times. He’s renowned for covering the offbeat in the sporting world, from alligator hunting to wingsuit flying. He’s the bestselling author of two books that have been featured multiple times in Best American Sports Writing, and his most recent book was released on June 1, 2021. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Jason Gewirtz (Jour) was in Tokyo to cover his fifth Olympic Games as editor and publisher of SportsTravel magazine. In June, he was named to the board of directors of the Sports Events and Tourism Association.

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Michael Davies (Jour’94) spoke with CMCI students before a Buffs game to share his experiences as a senior vice president with FOX Sports. His team was setting up for the Big Noon Kickoff broadcast. 

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Jonathan Treisman (Comm) is the senior director for strategic planning for the Television Academy and Emmy Awards, where he works with Fortune 500 companies and innovative brands on sponsorship integrations within their high-profile entertainment industry events. Previously, he worked in business development at some of the world’s largest media and entertainment companies, including AEG, NBCUniversal and The Walt Disney Co.

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JB Brockman (Jour) creates content for the multimedia and marketing teams at Scaled Agile in Boulder. She has also written copy for Ogilvy and Leopard, as well as news stories for CBS4 in Denver and various small businesses. For fun, she rides mountain bikes, plays tennis, travels and is a volunteer ski patroller at Winter Park Resort.

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Andrew Beadle (Jour) has worked in public affairs for the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the past 16 years and currently works in the National Press Office in Washington, D.C. Before joining the FBI, he was a print reporter for several outlets, including Congressional Quarterly. He lives with his wife and two children in Maryland.

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Glenn Asakawa (Jour) returned to Boulder in 2008, after nearly 25 years working as a newspaper photojournalist in Boulder, Los Angeles and Denver, to work for his alma mater as a staff photographer in its marketing and PR department. Asakawa was recently promoted to director of multimedia production. He was on the photo staff that was awarded the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography for coverage of the Columbine shooting. A career high point happened when the Dalai Lama grabbed ahold of his hand while he was taking a selfie with His Holiness during a 2016 visit to CU Boulder.

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Ken McConnellogue (Jour) recently retired after 15 years as vice president for communication in CU’s Office of the President. He is busy relaxing, plowing through mysteries and furiously checking off projects on the home improvement list. He has a new appreciation for the saying, “Man die. House done.”

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Marcia Jarmel (Phil’80; MJour) has produced and directed a slate of award-winning films for PatchWorks Films. The most recent, Los Hermanos/The Brothers,won the Best Documentary Award at its Woodstock Film Festival premiere and was the only independent film nominated in the competitive Best Music Documentary category by the International Documentary Association. It was previously featured in Carnegie Hall’s Voices of Hope festival and was shown at theBoulder International Film Festival (BIFF)––the annual event co-founded byRobin Beeck (Comm’88).

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Cindy (Cossid) Stern (Jour) recently celebrated 10 years with the Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema, where she serves as executive director. She spent the previous three decades at advertising and marketing agencies in Los Angeles and Chicago, including Frankel & Co./Arc Worldwide, J. Walter Thompson, Euro RSCG and Leo Burnett. During her career, she helped pair Starbucks and United Airlines and develop the USPS ReadyPost boxes. She lives in Lincolnshire, Illinois.

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In 2021, Jim Gray (Advert) received CU Boulder’s George Norlin Award, recognizing outstanding alumni who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in their chosen field of endeavor and a devotion to the betterment of society and their community. It is the highest award bestowed by the university on CU Boulder alumni. In 2020, he released his book, Talking to GOATs: The Moments You Remember and the Stories You Never Heard, in which he reflects on four decades of sports reporting from the perspective of one of the world’s most respected and skilled interviewers. It includes interviews with Tom Brady, Muhammad Ali, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Michael Jordan and more. Always a loyal Buff, he followed the book’s release with a virtual reading and discussion for students in CMCI’s sports media minor. He was recently featured in the documentary series Mike Tyson: The Knockout and contributed to Fox Sports’ coverage of the Tokyo Olympics.

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Michael Getto (Jour) lived and worked in 15 countries––primarily in the former Soviet Union––for over 16 years while working for the United States Agency for International Development, the World Bank, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Global Affairs Canada and UK Aid Direct. He now lives in California, where he works for the International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ Ukraine election support program. In his current role, he writes and edits IFES communications for the international diplomatic, donor and civil society communities.

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G. Brown (Advert) launched his book series On Record. Each of the three volumes includes images, interviews and insights in music for the years 1978, 1984 and 1991. The series is published by Colorado Music Experience, a nonprofit focusing on Colorado music history, of which Brown is the director.

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Dave Curtin (Jour) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who retired from CU Boulder after 14 years in campus executive communications and 30 years as a Colorado journalist. Curtin’s son, A.J. Curtin (CritMed’19), is a freelance media producer and audio engineer based in Denver.

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John Anderson (Comm) is the owner and executive producer at Black Watch Productions, which is creating and producing a filmmaker attraction video for New Jersey. Black Watch Productions has interviewed over 20 subjects from all across the film industry, including Jersey native Danny DeVito.

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Peter Lasser (Comm), is a producer and director at Lasser Productions in Atlanta. He has produced for 11 Olympic Games throughout his career in broadcast, including the Tokyo Olympics. He stays connected with the college and its students as a member of CMCI’s advisory board. In 2019, he joined a panel of sports media professionals during CMCI’s inaugural Sports Media Summit and returned to speak with broadcast journalism classes about his experiences in the field. Lasser is married to Cynthia Potter, who earned an Olympic bronze medal in 3-meter springboard diving in 1976 and frequently serves as an analyst for televised diving events, including during this year’s Summer Games.

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Marc Wilson (Jour), chairman emeritus of TownNews, the digital services company he co-founded in 1989, was elected president of the Inland Press Foundation in 2020. During his career, he worked as a journalist for three daily newspapers, five bureaus of The Associated Press, and was editor/publisher of the Bigfork Eagle in Kalispell, Montana, for 14 years. He is author of two published books, and he and his wife, Virginia (Jour’69), live in Loveland.

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John Poimiroo (MJour) was named Writer of the Year by the Outdoor Writers Association of California. He was recognized for his many achievements, including four first-place awards: Best Outdoor Feature Photograph, Best Outdoor Photographic Series, Best Outdoor Video and Best Outdoor Internet Site.

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Larry Duthie (Jour) retired in 2009 as publisher of the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin after 40 years in community journalism. He and his wife, Rosalind (Edu), met at CU. Together, they co-published a series of newspapers, beginning with the purchase of the Silverton Standard & the Miner in Silverton in 1972. Duthie recently released Return to Saigon, a memoir dealing with his long association with Vietnam, beginning with high school in Saigon and his return as a naval aviator where he flew 137 combat missions.1973John Poimiroo (MJour) was named Writer of the Year by the Outdoor Writers Association of California. He was recognized for his many achievements, including four first-place awards: Best Outdoor Feature Photograph, Best Outdoor Photographic Series, Best Outdoor Video and Best Outdoor Internet Site. Marc Wilson (Jour), chairman emeritus of TownNews, the digital services company he co-founded in 1989, was elected president of the Inland Press Foundation in 2020. During his career, he worked as a journalist for three daily newspapers, five bureaus of The Associated Press, and was editor/publisher of the Bigfork Eagle in Kalispell, Montana, for 14 years. He is author of two published books, and he and his wife, Virginia (Jour’69), live in Loveland.1976Peter Lasser (Comm) is a producer and director at Lasser Productions in Atlanta. He has produced for 11 Olympic Games throughout his career in broadcast,

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