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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Holly Shrewsbury (Jour) is currently serving as the Communications Director for Colorado's Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne, and as Interim Communications Director for Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper.

Posted Oct. 24, 2017

Justin George (Jour) joined The Washington Post last September as a transportation reporter focusing on national transit and the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Before that he was the D.C. correspondent for The Marshall Project. Although he has spent over 15 years on the East Coast, he remains a diehard Broncos and Buffs fan.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

In 2018, Beth DeFalco (Jour) joined Mercury Public Affairs, a global public strategy firm, where she specializes in media relations in the political realm. She previously worked as a spokeswoman for Bloomberg Philanthropies, the New York City subway system, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker. She started her career as a journalist with The Denver Post, where she covered the shooting at Columbine High School before covering government with The Associated Press, Arizona Republic and New York Post. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

In 2018, Beth DeFalco (Jour'99) joined Mercury Public Affairs, a global public strategy firm, where she specializes in media relations in the political realm. She previously worked as a spokeswoman for Bloomberg Philanthropies, the New York City subway system, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker. She started her career as a journalist with The Denver Post, where she covered the shooting at Columbine High School.Then, she moved on to cover government with the Associated Press, Arizona Republic and New York Post. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Posted Aug. 5, 2020

Katherine Wojtecki (Jour, PolSci) is executive director for media relations at Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. She previously worked at Golin, leading the media team for McDonald’s and Walmart. She also was a journalist at Bloomberg News, ABC and CNN, where she received an Emmy and Peabody award. She and her family live in Geneva, Illinois.

Posted Nov. 12, 2019

Richard Khleif (MJour; PhDMediaSt’07) has held global leadership positions in communication for various technology companies for 25 years. He has also been an adjunct professor for nearly 20 years, serves on strategic advisory boards at two universities, and is an invited speaker at home and abroad on media and communication topics. He established a CMCI scholarship in 2018 to help graduate students channel their research interests toward engaging various publics in meaningful dialogue and critical thinking about media. Richard lives with his family in northern Colorado and enjoys travel, languages and anything with an engine.

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

Since March 2017, Justin George (Jour) has been the Washington, D.C., correspondent for the Marshall Project. He previously worked at The Baltimore Sun, where he was embedded with the local police department to cover the internal investigation into the death of Freddie Gray, part of a body of work that made the Sun a Pulitzer Prize finalist.  

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

Steven Alvarez (MJour) is a former U.S. Army public affairs officer with 26 years of military service. In 2016, his book, Selling War: A Critical Look at the Military’s PR Machine, was published by Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press. The book provides readers with insight into the inner workings of the military’s public relations apparatus during wartime. 

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

In 2017, Ryan Thompson (Jour) was appointed to lead Niagara University's new Office for Equity & Inclusion as the school's first full-time Title IX coordinator. Thompson previously served as NU's assistant general counsel and as an adjunct writing professor. Thompson returned home to Buffalo, New York in 2012 after working for years as a newspaper reporter and editor in New York City and Boston.

Posted Mar. 16, 2018

He has called more games than any other St. Paul Saints broadcaster. He was nominated for a Regional Emmy in 2010 and was the runner-up for Broadcaster of the Year in 2013. Three years later Saints broadcaster Sean Aronson (Jour) has been recognized by Ballpark Digest as the Broadcaster of the Year in all of minor league baseball.

Posted Oct. 24, 2017

Kristin Boehm (Jour) joined NYC-based Hawkins International Public Relations as digital director in May 2017. Previously, Kristin was Director of Dan Klores Communications' digital division, Editor of People.com and Director of News and Engagement for People, where she oversaw daily digital operations and worked to integrate the print and digital teams to expand content offerings across all platforms.

Posted Oct. 24, 2017

Dave Briggs (Jour) is currently an anchor of "Early Start" on CNN, airing 4-6 am ET. Prior to this, Dave was an NBC Sports studio host for the Rio Olympics.

Posted Oct. 24, 2017

For the past decade, Jamie Klausner (Comm) has worked as an account manager and digital media strategist for Hamagami/Carroll in Los Angeles. She also creates digital health and wellness content as the founder and publisher of Reformation Health, and enjoys spending time with her husband, Brian, and their fur baby, Niko. 

Posted Nov. 12, 2019

Alan Jackson (Jour) is in his 18th year at iHeartMedia as imaging director for three news, talk and sports radio stations. For the past decade, he has also been executive producer of Denver Broncos football at KOA NewsRadio.

Posted Nov. 12, 2019

After 12 years as a producer at The Oprah Winfrey Show, Lindsay Feitlinger (Jour) returned to her hometown of Madison, Wisconsin, with her husband and two sons. For the past five years, she has worked at American Girl running their creative studios and leading digital engagement.

Posted Nov. 12, 2019

Since 2012, Kirk Siegler (Jour) has been a correspondent for National Public Radio News, covering the urban-rural divide, culture and politics in America. He has recently brought listeners and readers to a timber town in Idaho that lost its last sawmill just days before the 2016 election, as well as to small rural towns in Nebraska where police are fighting an influx in recreational marijuana coming from nearby Colorado cities. When not chasing a story, Kirk lives in Los Angeles. 

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

Brendan McNicholas (Comm) is the executive director of media services for the Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club. He previously spent time with the Colorado Rockies, Denver Broncos, University of Colorado and University of Denver. Brendan lives in Lone Tree, Colorado, with his wife, Eimear, and son, Caoimhin.

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

Andy Vuong (Jour) is the senior manager of communications at Charles Schwab. He lives in Lone Tree with his wife and two children. 

Posted Nov. 15, 2018

Since graduating, Richa Giri Mitchell (Jour) has worked in various newsrooms throughout the country. She now works at a PBS affiliate in Los Angeles where she has been a news reporter/segment producer for six years. She was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2011 and has been a presenter for the Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Posted Mar. 16, 2018

Tiffany (Mathews) Cross (Advert) is working for the Kellogg Co. as the Pringles USA associate brand manager.

Posted Oct. 24, 2017

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