Alumni Video Profiles

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.

Katherine Carroll (’13)

Producer, ABC "World News Tonight with David Muir"

Promoted to producer from associate producer in 2017. Interned at ABC's "Good Morning America" after graduating from the School of Journalism. Watch her video. See her LinkedIn page.


Danyelle Khmara (’17)

Education reporter, Arizona Daily Star

She covers K-12 education for the Arizona Daily Star and is a former award-winning reporter at the Tucson Weekly. Watch her video. See her Twitter 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.