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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During his time at CU Boulder Troy Hendershott (Jour) was working full time for HDNet, which is now AXStv, as the Program Manager from 2000-2012. He retired in a sense to fulfill his dream of traveling around the world. Hendershott left Denver on a one-way ticket to Belize and has traveled to 35-countries—living in 19 of them. He is always proud to be a CU Boulder Alum and hopes to inspire others. Throughout his travel experiences he’s  learned an incredible amount of things and have worked a variety of jobs. Follow Hendershott on his travel blog.

Posted Oct. 24, 2017

Brooke Diamond (Advert) has worked in advertising and marketing since graduating from CU Boulder, leading brands such as American Red Cross, Gillette, Campbell Soup Company and Johnson & Johnson. Diamond is the marketing director at Morgan Stanley. She met her husband while living in New York City. They welcomed their first child into the world in November 2020 and live in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Posted May. 4, 2022

Cody McDevitt (Jour), an investigative reporter and historian, wrote Banished from Johnstown: Racist Backlash in Pennsylvania. The book tells the history of a 1923 incident in which the town mayor ordered 2,000 African Americans and Mexican immigrants out of the city at gunpoint and under a threat of imprisonment. McDevitt has reported for the Somerset Daily American in western Pennsylvania and lives in Murrysville, Pennsylvania.

Posted Oct. 20, 2021

In March 2021, Morgan Bast (Jour) was named the new marketing director for Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. In that role, she oversees the resort’s marketing department, creates and analyzes marketing campaigns, and manages the Steamboat brand across all resort outlets, including the Steamboat Grand Hotel. Before joining Steamboat, she worked at Vail Resorts for 10 years, ending as regional director of marketing for Breckenridge and Keystone Resorts.

Posted Oct. 20, 2021

After a 34-year career, Richard Spiegel (MJour) retired from the U.S. Army in October 2019. He and his wife, Polly (PolSci’90), then took a five-month road trip and tour throughout the United States. In March 2020, Rich joined the Veterans Administration as the chief for stakeholder engagement with the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection. He and Polly live in Bethesda, Maryland.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

Ben Johnson (Comm) is head of marketing and business development at The Drone Racing League, the premier international league for elite pilots, where he oversees sponsorships, content distribution, media partnerships and licensing. Ben lives in New York City. 

Posted Nov. 14, 2019

Michael Harris (Jour, Span) is vice president for media and consumer insights with Moosylvania, a brand-building agency. He lives in St. Louis with his wife, Leslie Gershein Harris (Jour'06; Law'10), and their four children. 

Posted Nov. 14, 2019

Rebecca Bryant (Advert)  is a development and donor relations specialist at the California Community Foundation. Previously, she served as associate director of corporate relations at the J. Pail Getty Trust, where she created and launched its corporate partnership program. Rebecca lives in downtown Los Angeles with her fiance, Jon McAlpine (Econ'07).

Posted Nov. 14, 2019

Following a 34-year career, Richard Spiegel (MJour'07) retired from the U.S. Army in October 2019. He and his wife Polly (PolSci'90) then took a five-month road trip and tour throughout the United States. In March 2020, Rich joined the Veterans Administration as the chief for stakeholder engagement with the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection. He and Polly live in Bethesda, Maryland.

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

Max Nelson (Comm) is the vice president of marketing communications at OpenX, a leading tech company focused on programmatic advertising. He previously held leadership positions at public relations agencies like Method Communications, and he was named to PR Week’s Innovation 50 list of rising stars in public relations. Nelson lives in Los Angeles with his wife and young daughter.

Posted Oct. 20, 2021

Amy Bower (Jour) was appointed as the assistant U.S. attorney for the District of South Carolina. Before being appointed, she was a civil litigator in private practice. After graduating from CU, she went to the Charleston School of Law where she received her JD. She lives in Charleston, South Carolina.

Posted Oct. 20, 2021

Keryn Howarth Stauble (Jour) is an account manager with Convene, which provides meeting and event spaces in New York City and five other U.S. metropolitan areas. She and her husband, Casey, live in Jersey City, New Jersey, and welcomed a daughter in May. 

Posted Nov. 14, 2019

Jeff McAdam (Jour) recently joined FOX 5 San Diego. Before that, he was a TV reporter in Waco, Texas; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Los Angeles; and Salt Lake City. He has also worked for the Baltimore Ravens, Tampa Bay Lightning and USA Soccer. 

Posted Nov. 14, 2019

Julia Waneka (Comm) recently founded The Story Dept., a creative communications consultancy in San Francisco, California, focused on consumer brands. She began her career working in the natural food industry in Boulder, consulting for brands including The Kitchen Restaurants, Niman Ranch, Whole Foods Marker and Smucker Natural Foods. In San Francisco, she supported brands such as MyFitnessPal, Birchbox and CreativeLive. 

Posted Nov. 15, 2018

Ted Vardell (Comm) and his brother Tommy Vardell, former NFL fullback started a Boulder-based nonprofit called Brotherbird Foundation in 2016 to encourage youth to explore art, music and sports. The organization has hosted programs at the Temple Grandin School of Autism, Denver School of the Deaf, Malley Elementary, OUR Center of Longmont, Columbine Spanish Immersion Elementary and Mountain Children's Foster Home. 

Posted Nov. 15, 2018

Eric Dieter (Advert) and Jason Mitchell (Advert’09) founded Movement Strategy when they were at CU Boulder. The company, which turned 10 years old last summer, is a social-led creative agencyand has offices in Denver, New York City and Los Angeles.

Posted Mar. 16, 2018

Cari Eastman (PhDComm) has continued her research on immigration and border-related issues and her second book, "Immigration: Examining the Facts" was just published by ABC-CLIO. Eastman continues to write as well as lecture at colleges and universities.

Posted Oct. 24, 2017

Kim Fuller (Jour) is a co-founder of Jaunt Media Collective, a collection of print and digital lifestyle publications based in Colorado. In 2021, Fuller, who lives in Vail, launched Covered Bridge, a print magazine for the Vail Valley.

Posted May. 4, 2022

After producing Stephanie Ruhle Reports on MSNBC, Ariel Peele (Jour) has returned to NBC New York as the executive morning producer. While with Stephanie Ruhle Reports, Peele produced coverage of the pandemic, 2020 election, insurrection, impeachment and inauguration.

Posted Oct. 20, 2021

Brad Cochi (Jour) is the director of digital media for the Colorado High School Activities Association. Cochi has been covering high school sports for more than 12 years through multiple media outlets and was the sports editor for the CU Independent while a student at CU Boulder.

Posted Oct. 20, 2021

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