In these challenging times, journalism matters more than ever. Meet some of our alums who are making a difference. (Videos produced by Nick Smallwood)
Jacquelyn Abad (’14 B.A, '15 M.A.)
Corporate Communications Manager, Portland, Oregon; former TV reporter
A former journalist with five-plus years of TV news experience, including two years in a Top 35 market. She's a storyteller with a multimedia journalist background. She's a video editor and speaks Spanish. Watch her video. See her LinkedIn page.
Sam McNeil (’14 M.A.)
Video journalist, The Associated Press, Beijing
He produces breaking news and features from the People's Republic of China in all formats for The Associated Press. He's skilled in multimedia production and eager to learn more languages and global effects of "climate chaos." Watch his video.
Kristan Obeng (’19 M.A.)
Digital editor, Education Writers Association
She's a former education reporter for the Visalia (California) Times-Delta and general assignment reporter for the Lansing (Michigan) State Journal. Obeng is skilled in multimedia, social media, SEO, editing and writing. Watch her video. See her LinkedIn page.
Ernesto Romero (’07)
News director, KYMA-TV, Yuma, Arizona
As news director for the NPG news stations in Yuma-El Centro, including KYMA, KSWT and KECY, he works with his staff to bring engaging local, regional and national coverage to viewers. He hires new talent, including University of Arizona J-school alums. Watch his video. See his LinkedIn page.