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  • Anna Yee '10 JOURN
    Anna Yee has a new job with Delta Airlines. Anna has worked in TV news in her hometown Peoria with WEEK and WHOI-TV since graduating in 2010. She's been an anchor and reporter. "I really want to travel and explore while I have the chance," Anna said of her move to Delta. She hopes to return to TV someday, perhaps as a morning show host or in an entertainment role. Happy travels and Good Luck, Anna!
  • Scott Martin '13
    Scott Martin has started a new job with CBS Sports in New York. Scott, a 2013 graduate, will be a Broadcast Associate for CBS Sports working in the production truck doing pre-game research and graphics for SEC football on CBS this fall. While at the U of I, Scott was very active with Illini Productions and Student U productions on the Big Ten Network. He was also a big part of the UI-7 News 2012 Election night coverage that won SPJ regional awards.
  • 7/31/2013
    Ash-har Quraishi will be Al Jazeera America's Chicago correspondent. Before joining Al Jazeera America, Quraishi was a correspondent for WTTW, Chicago's PBS station, where he reported for the nightly news program Chicago Tonight and contributed to the PBS NewsHour.
  • Michelle Fleishman '13 JOURN
    Michelle Fleishman recently moved to Los Angeles to accept a job with a video production company called BUNIM MURRAY. Michelle tells us the company produces reality television shows such as: The Real World, Project Runway, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Bad Girls Club, Love Games and Best Ink. She starts in August.
  • 7/15/2013
    The Illinois News Broadcasters Association has named Paul Davis 2013 Illinois of the Year.
  • 7/3/2013
    USA Gymnastics today announced that Luan Peszek of Indianapolis has been named vice president of women's program, effective immediately.
  • 7/3/2013
    FordHarrison LLP, a national labor and employment law firm, is pleased to announce that Suheily Natal, a senior associate in the firm's Chicago office, has been selected to the "2013 Illinois Rising Stars" list.
  • Hannah Gettleman 12 JOURN
    Hannah Gettleman was a featured contributor in "University Chic's Diploma Diaries: The Post-Grad's Guide to Work, Love, and Everything in Between." The book features Chicken Soup for the Soul-type stories from post-graduate women from around the country. Learn more here:
  • Eda Derhemi 03 PhD Communications
    Dr. Eda Derhemi has just been awarded a Core Fulbright Scholar's award for research and teaching in communication in Albania for Spring 2014. She will be teaching a course in "Language, Media and propaganda" at the University Marin Barleti in Tirana, and will conduct fieldwork on critical discourse analysis of official love songs during the last decades of the communist era.
  • 5/2/2013
    Chicago radio icon, Jim Johnson of WLS-AM, is retiring after 45 years on the radio.

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