The College of Media, Communication and Information was established in 2015. The CMCI alumni community includes you, your classmates and all graduates of the Department of Communication and the former School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

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Nicholas Kant (Jour, Law’06) is deputy attorney general for New Jersey and serves as assistant chief of the banking and insurance section. In his free time, he swims and runs and has completed six marathons. Nicholas lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

Posted Nov. 12, 2019

Ian Weintraub (Comm) is vice president of marketing for Limelight Media, a Los Angeles-based entertainment marketing firm. He also heads the company’s New York office. Ian has worked with A-list talent such as Sylvester Stallone and developed successful engagement programs for Samsung, TaylorMade-Adidas, Motorola and Lexus.

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

Alicia Wallace (Jour) recently completed a Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in economics and business journalism at Columbia University. Before that she was the national marijuana policy and business reporter for The Denver Post. She will be staying in New York City and joining CNN Business as a senior writer covering cannabusiness. 

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

Jake Loskutoff (Comm) is an award-winning videographer, editor and producer based in the greater Los Angeles area. In addition to myriad collaborations with studios and media groups, he works with Fox Sports West, where he won an Emmy in 2014 for multi-camera videography.

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

Abby Chin (Jour) works for NBC Sports Boston as the Celtics courtside reporter, a role she has held since 2013. In 2018, she was part of NBC’s coverage team for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Korea. Abby lives near Boston with her husband, Mike Schmidt, daughter, Mabel, and son, Silas. 

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

Alex Stone (Jour) us a national correspondent for ABC News Radio who is based in Los Angeles, California. He has reported on many high-profile events, including Hurricane Katrina, the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, the Carr Fire in California and memorial services for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. 

Posted Nov. 15, 2018

Adam Cole (Jour) is serving as the public affairs office for the U.S. Navy's Amphibious Force, 7th Fleet in Okinawa, Japan. Cole oversees social media strategy, visual information production, and media operations for 13 units that fall under this military command. He deployed with the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group this past fall, conducting a bilateral exercise with the Philippines and making port calls to Singapore and Hong Kong - overseeing social media/media output throughout the deployment. He continues to proudly serve.

Posted Oct. 24, 2017

While at CU, Grant McGilvray (Jour) was a member of the BuffVision family. After college, he won two technical achievement Emmy Awards while at Root Sports Rocky Mountain. He’s now creating next-generation broadcast and distribution ecosystems as an engineering architect for NBCUniversal while living in Denver with his wife, Jessica (Psych), and two sons.

Posted Oct. 20, 2021

Brent McHenry (Comm, Bus) is a director and producer based in Los Angeles. Since earning his MFA in cinematic arts at USC, Brent has helped produce numerous commercials, PSAs, music videos, and short and feature-length films. His most recent production, 40 Minutes Over Maui, was an official selection of the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival and over 40 other national and international film festivals. Most recently, he directed an ad campaign and brand anthem video for the clothing company UNI/FORM, founded by his longtime friend and fellow Buff Pat Allen (Comm’05).

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

Rachael (Shapiro) Lipton (MJour) is the copy chief of features and entertainment at the New York Post, where she has worked since 2004. Rachael edits famous gossip columnist Cindy Adams and contributes celebrity items to Page Six. She's hired a staff of copy editors and reports directly to the managing editors.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

Dan Hyatt (Jour) hosted and produced a number of radio shows in Denver and St. Louis between 2004 and 2008 before being hired as the production manager and associate director for Fox Sports Midwest’s broadcast
of St. Louis Cardinals games in 2007. In addition to his work with the Cardinals, he is a researcher and statistician for many other MLB and NBA broadcasts, including the Colorado Rockies, Denver Nuggets and Indiana Pacers. He is based in Denver.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

Patrick Gleason (Comm) is the Baltimore Ravens’ vice president of public relations. He has spent 15 seasons with the organization, including its 2012 Super Bowl- winning campaign. Patrick has also assisted with NFL communications at multiple Super Bowls and served as the AFC’s PR director at five Pro Bowls. He began his career as a student assistant in CU’s Sports Information Department.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

Tucker Gilmore (Comm) is a vice president with CPA Global, a leading IP management, technology and services company. He lives in San Diego with his wife and 2-year-old son. They carve out time to watch the Buffs on TV as much as possible.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

Rachael (Shapiro) Lipton (MJour'04) is the copy chief of features and entertainment at the New York Post, where she has worked since 2004. Rachael edits famous gossip columnist Cindy Adams and contributes celebrity items to “Page Six.” She's hired a staff of copy editors and reports directly to the managing editors.

Posted Aug. 5, 2020

In March 2018, Chrissy Wolfram Taylor (MJour)  joined the Chicago Tribune as managing editor of audience. Previously, she spend eight years at the Hartford Courrant. Chrissy and her husband, Jonathan (Film'04), have two children. 

Posted Nov. 14, 2019

Sarah Bruckner (Comm) moved to Raleigh, North Carolina, in 2017 and works as a global communications manager for BASF. She also volunteers for her local Make-A-Wish chapter. 

Posted Nov. 14, 2019

Beth McDowell Cleveland (Jour) is a partner at the creative communications firm Praytell, a two-time winner of PRWeek’s Agency of the Year and the only agency to ever win Best Place to Work every year in business. She helped start Praytell in 2014 and has grown the company to six offices across the U.S. and London. She lives in the San Francisco area.

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

Robert Barba (Jour) is deputy spot news editor for The Wall Street Journal. He focuses on real-time coverage, including stories on mergers and acquisitions, executive changes, and quarterly results. Before his appointment at WSJ, he held financial reporting positions at Bankrate, American Banker and Tresaure Coast Newspapers. 

Posted Nov. 15, 2018

After more than 11 years in various roles with Alliance Wake Magazine—the last three years as Editor-in-Chief—Garrett Cortese (Jour) has moved on to a new opportunity and adventure. At the start of 2017 Cortese began his new job as the Editorial Director of Watersports for the Bonnier Corporation in Winter Park, FL. His biggest duties will be to oversee the creation and production of Wakeboarding Magazine and WaterSki Magazine, both of which he read as a child growing up in California. Aside from the magazines Cortese will also help produce digital content, special issues, and brand extensions for each.

Posted Oct. 24, 2017

Lauren Glendenning (Jour) is the communication manager for Amazon Web Services on the Global Employer Brand team. Glendenning previously held the roles of sponsored content director at Swift Communications, editor-in-chief at The Aspen Times, editorial projects director at Colorado Mountain News Media, and reporter and senior editor at the Vail Daily.

Posted May. 4, 2022

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