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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Taylor Garner (née Coughlin) (Jour'11) recently moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her family after having a son in April. She most recently worked as a communication specialist for HCA, based in Nashville, Tennessee, where she graduated from the Leadership Development Program in January. She plans to continue her work in communications in North Carolina.

Posted Aug. 5, 2020

Vignesh Ramachandran (Jour'11), the senior editor for The Juggetnaut, has spent nearly the last decade in reporting, editing and production roles at various newsrooms, including ProPublica, NBC News Digital, MashablePeninsula Press (in partnership with KQED and SFGate) and the Stanford Computational Journalism Lab. He has also written for NPR, The Marshall Project, OZY and Knight Foundation.

Posted Nov. 14, 2019

Madison Lee (Jour) recently joined The Creative Company, a public relations and digital agency based in Madison, Wisconsin. Previously, she produced newscasts for local television stations in the Midwest and the South. 

Posted Nov. 14, 2019

Brynna Aylward (Advert) and Allie Saltzman (Advert) both work at Energy DDBQ in Chicago, Brynna is an associate creative director, and Allie is a junior art director. 

Posted Nov. 14, 2019

Cydney Ricker (Jour) is the manager of football communications and administration for the Kansas City Chiefs. The 2018 season marked her seventh season with the club’s communications department. Previously, she was a public relations intern for the Denver Broncos and worked for the CU Boulder Sports Information Department from 2006 to 2010. 

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

Baker Machado (Jour) is an anchor and host at Cheddar, the business-and-lifestyle TV network that broadcasts from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. His daytime program, Between Bells, airs at noon ET. Baker was a correspondent for E! News in Los Angeles from 2011 to 2016. In March 2019, he married Jared Shulman. 

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

Stephanie Lyra (Jour,Thtr) works as an editor at Bunim Murray Productions. She was nominated for an Emmy this year for outstanding picture editing for an unstructured reality program for her work on A&E’s Born This Way, a series following seven young adults who have Down syndrome. She lives in Los Angeles, California. 

Posted Oct. 24, 2017

 

Paris Bradley (Jour) is senior vice president of strategy and communications at Teneo—a global CEO advisory firm—where she oversees media relations for the world’s leading companies. Prior to Teneo, Bradley was a vice president at Edelman where she built and scaled global, integrated media campaigns. Before Edelman, she led product communications and served as company spokesperson at DISH. In 2017, she was awarded at CES for her work championing diversity, equity and inclusion in the technology industry.

Posted Oct. 20, 2021

Christie Sounart Henry (Jour) is the senior associate editor of the Coloradan, CU Boulder’s alumni magazine. She has worked for the publication for more than 10 years. She and her husband, Levi Henry (Math), live in Westminster with their son and enjoy traveling whenever possible.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

Rachel Dubrovin (Jour) is the manager of digital editorial for Major League Fishing. She joined MLF in 2017, before the league’s expansion and creation of the MLF Bass Pro Tour. She manages a team of professionals and has the privilege of visiting some of the most beautiful communities and lakes in America to tell stories about one of the greatest sports there is: professional bass fishing.

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

Esteban Hernandez (Jour) joined Denverite, a news website covering the city of Denver. He primarily covers politics, but also some community and general news. Esteban has recently returned to Colorado. 

Posted Nov. 15, 2018

Emily Talley (Comm) retired from professional golf this year after playing 3 seasons on the LPGA Symetra Tour and a 4th and final season on the Ladies European Tour. Emily resides in Oslo, Norway with her fiancé, Andreas Høye (Finance ‘14) who was on the CU cross country ski team. Emily is the content and sales manager for an outdoor adventure start-up and app called Outtt which is based in Oslo.

Posted Oct. 24, 2017

Kylie Bearse (Jour) has been a meteorologist since 2011 and recently joined FOX31 as the weekday morning meteorologist. She loves the challenge of forecasting every season in Colorado and is an avid hiker. Bearse is a certified meteorologist after going back to school at Mississippi State University.

Posted Oct. 20, 2021

Jackie Fortier (MJour) is StateImpact Oklahoma’s senior health care reporter. In a partnership with Kaiser Health News and National Public Radio, Jackie covers health in Oklahoma and the health care industry for local and national audiences.

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

Wisdom Amouzou (Comm) was nationally recognized for his social justice impact in education. In 2015, he co-founded the HadaNõu Collective, an organization that cocreates innovative learning spaces in K–12 schools. He serves as the executive director of Empower Community High School, an innovative high school launching this fall in Aurora, Colorado, that will feature a four-year ethnic studies program, experiential project-based learning and a student-led school model. Wisdom was a 2017 Camelback Ventures Fellow and winner of the 2017 Teach for America Social Innovation Award.

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

Griselda San Martin (MJour’13) is a Spanish documentary photographer based in New York City. Her project, The Wall, includes a photography series by the same name and a short documentary titled The Other Side, which she produced, directed and edited. The project focuses on Friendship Park, a portion of the U.S./Mexico border between San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Mexico, where families meet through the metal fence that separates the two countries. The photography series is the winner of The FENCE 2018 Juror’s Choice award.

Posted Nov. 15, 2018

The Green Bay Packers signed a contract extension making David Bakhtiari (Comm ex) one of the NFL’s highest-paid tackles. In 2013, David started every game at left tackle, becoming the first rookie to do this for Green Bay since 1978.

Posted Oct. 24, 2017

Beth Bartel (MJour) works as an outreach specialist at UNAVCO, a Boulder-based scientific facility supporting research in natural hazards and other sectors of Earth science. she dabbles in much of what she worked on in the journalism program at CU--video production, photography, public relations, design, web content, and social media. Her favorite parts of the job are supervising interns, teaching science communication, fostering local, regional, and international partnerships, working at the interface of science and society, promoting diversity, and also trying to drive cultural change through effective communication.

Posted Oct. 24, 2017

After graduating with a Communication and Psychology double major, Sean Martin (Comm) worked as an IT consultant at a Boulder startup. He did this for 2 years before landing back at CU as full time staff doing IT work and project management! Martin now is a System Administrator at Facilities Management at CU Boulder. He is now engaged to his fiance and has settled into a home in Longmont.

Posted Oct. 24, 2017

Emmy winner Savannah Sellers (Jour) was recently announced as co-anchor of NBC News' Stay Tuned, Snapchat’s first daily news show. Featuring current events and entertainment news, it will run every day at 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and at 1 p.m. on weekends. “It’s the first daily show of any kind on the platform,” said Nick Ascheim, senior vice president of digital at NBC News. “Snap has been very public that it wants to invent mobile television.”

Posted Oct. 24, 2017

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