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.)

Reporter, KOIN-TV (CBS), Portland, Oregon

I'm a journalist with five-plus years of TV news experience, including two years in a Top 35 market. I'm a storyteller with a multimedia journalist background with experience as a communications specialist and video editor. Spanish Speaker. (Source: LinkedIn)

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. (Source: LinkedIn)


Danyelle Khmara (’17)

Education reporter, Arizona Daily Star

I'm the education reporter for @TucsonStar covering SoAz K-12. Formerly award-winning reporter @TucsonWeekly. Mother of a teenager. Story tips & DMs. (Source: Twitter)


Sam McNeil (’14 M.A.)

Video journalist, The Associated Press, Beijing

I produce breaking news and features from the People's Republic of China in all formats for The Associated Press. I'm skilled in multimedia production and eager to learn more languages and global effects of "climate chaos." (Source: LinkedIn)


Kristan Obeng (’19 M.A.)

Reporter, Lansing State Journal

I'm a general assignment reporter for the Lansing State Journal in Lansing, Michigan. I'm skilled in multimedia, social media, SEO, editing and writing. I'm a media and communication professional with a M.A. focused in digital journalism from the University of Arizona. (Source: LinkedIn)


Ernesto Romero (’07)

News director, KYMA-TV, Yuma, Arizona

I'm the news director for the NPG news stations in Yuma-El Centro, including KYMA, KSWT and KECY. I work with my staff to bring the best and latest local, regional, and national coverage to our viewers. I hire new talent, including University of Arizona J-school alums, and work with them to bring out their fullest potential. (Source: LinkedIn)