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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Matt Reed (Jour) is the newest communications strategist at Curley & Pynn Public Relations Management, where he manages media relations, social media and marketing communications to support the agency’s execution of strategic public relations for its clients. Before joining the firm, Reed was communications director and assistant superintendent for Brevard Public Schools. Reed also offers 24 years’ experience as a journalist and editor, including 16 years as senior editor for Florida Today—a member of the USA Today network.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

After a long stretch with Golf Magazine and Sports Illustrated, during which he worked remotely from Boise, Idaho, Cameron Morfit (Jour) is writing for the PGA Tour. He lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Posted Nov. 12, 2019

Tom Brown (Advert) is the director of Facebook’s Creative Shop. Based in Menlo Park, California, the Creative Shop helps major brands and small businesses develop Facebook-specific content.

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

As vice president of marketing at Match Media Group, Vicki Shapiro (Comm) works with leading brands to bring their messaging to a portfolio of dating apps, including Tinder, OK Cupid and Match. With more than 15 years of experience developing marketing programs, Vicki oversees the creative and research teams to support the sales staff worldwide. She previously worked as vice president of digital for the sports division at Madison Square Garden. Vicki lives in New York City.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

Bill Shander (MJour) has been in information design and data visualization for 25 years. In addition to working with clients through his company, Beehive Media, he teaches data storytelling and visualization workshops
for organizations around the world, including the U.S. government, Starbucks, the International Monetary Fund and others. All of his journalism skills are put “to good use in my work on a regular basis,” he says.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

Fields Moseley (Jour) is communications director for Maricopa County in Arizona, where his team manages media relations, marketing and internal communications. During the COVID-19 pandemic he led the county’s Joint Information Center. Before joining the county in 2015, Fields spent two decades as a broadcast reporter and anchor across the country, including in the Phoenix and Salt Lake City markets. Fields and his family live in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

Angela Johnson (Jour) is the senior vice president of national publicity at Fox Searchlight Pictures, where she has overseen publicity and awards campaigns for Academy Award Best Picture winners Slumdog Millionaire, Birdman and The Shape of Water. Previously, she managed releases and campaigns for Lost in Translation, The Pianist and Traffic at Focus Features/USA Films, and for The Shawshank Redemption at Castle Rock Entertainment. She is a member of The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences and lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.

Posted Nov. 12, 2019

Katherine Wegher Haney (Comm) is the public affairs director for North Carolina’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission. When she is not spending time with her husband, two daughters and miniature dachshund, she volunteers for a nonprofit working to prevent congenital diaphragmatic hernias.

Posted Nov. 12, 2019

Megan Garcia (Jour) has worked for Chevron in San Francisco for more than a decade. She is a communications advisor for the company’s digital transformation program. 

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

Doug Claussen (MJour) is the founder, publisher and editor of the I-70 Scout & Eastern Colorado News. The publication, established in 1994, covers news on the Eastern Plains of Colorado, including the towns of Watkins, Bennett, Strasburg, Byers, Deer Trail and Agate. In October 2019, Doug celebrated his 25th anniversary with the publication. 

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

Mike Davies (Jour) is senior vice president for field operations with Fox Sports, where he has worked for 15 years. Before that, he spent nine years with HBO Sports. He’s chair of Sports Video Group, a trade organization formed to promote technical excellence in the sports industry. He lives in Encino, California.

Posted Oct. 20, 2021

Jill Painter Lopez (Jour) was recognized as the 2019 Southern California Sports Broadcasters (SCSB) reporter of the year for her reporting on the Los Angeles Angels and Anaheim Ducks for Fox Sports West. She shared the award with Alanna Rizzo (IntBus’97; MJour’03), who covers the Dodgers for SportsNet LA.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

Jennifer (Pollice) Darrow (Jour) works for Denver- based production company Citizen Pictures. She is an executive producer on Food Network’s hit series Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and has received four Emmy nominations since working on the show.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

Jennifer Alsever (Jour) has spent two decades building a career in journalism. She's worked for The Denver Post and worked as a freelance writer for Fortune magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Inc. magazine, Wired and Fast Company. In 2017, she also plunged into fiction, releasing the first two novels in a young adult trilogy called The Trinity Forest Series. Jennifer lives in the mountains just outside of Vail and enjoys reading, writing mountain biking skiing and yoga. 

Posted Nov. 15, 2018

Benilda Samuels (MJour) has been promoted to chief operating officer of Nurse-Family Partnership, a national program that serves first-time mothers and their children. 

Posted Nov. 15, 2018

Award-winning producer and voice actor David Vincent (Jour) is known for voicing hundreds of characters in animation and video games such as Super Smash Bros. and Street Fighter. David is co-founder and CEO of iOS app Unlocked—the pop culture streaming network, putting fans and celebrities together. David lives in Los Angeles and travels the world greeting fans at comic and Japanese animation conventions. He returned to Denver for Colorado Anime Fest in spring 2018.

Posted Oct. 24, 2017

Jeff Tahler (Comm) is the managing director at Madica Productions. Madica's hit Netflix series Ginny and Georgia is currently in production of its second season. The company’s YouTube series Brave Mission amassed more than 4.5 million views in the first month of its release.

Posted May. 4, 2022

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.

Posted Oct. 20, 2021

Julie (Dybdahl) Meidlinger (MJour) is program coordinator for Raritan, a quarterly journal of politics and letters based at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

Jason Gewirtz (Jour) will attend his fifth Olympic Games in 2020 for SportsTravel magazine, where he has served as editor and publisher since 2014. Recently, he moderated a session on the economic impact of running events at the IAAF Global Running Conference in Lanzhou, China. He and his wife, Niki (CommDisor’94), live in Centennial with their son, Jonas.   

Posted Nov. 12, 2019

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