Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 9, 2005) — Alisha Johnson, a senior broadcast news student from Memphis, Tenn., was crowned the 2005 University of Missouri Homecoming Queen in a half-time ceremony at Faurot Field. An active student leader, Johnson participates in the National Association of Black Journalists, the Legion of Black Collegians, Summer Welcome, United Ambassadors and others.
Johnson also produces three newscasts a week at KOMU TV-8, the only University-owned commercial television station that uses its newsroom as a working laboratory for students. She says that dealing with the real-life situations – from organizing reporters news packages, coordinating live shots and handling last minute emergencies – is great preparation for a career in broadcast news.
“Producing at KOMU is a challenge. It is a skill that you can only get better at through practice,” says Johnson. “It is very time-consuming, but I enjoy it because it allows me to have control and to be creative.”
“This semester, balancing class work with my jobs as a supervisor at the Alumni Center and a program assistant at the Student Success Center and extracurricular activities has been a challenge, but I see it as preparation for the real world,” says Johnson.
Visit www.mizzou.com to read more about the Homecoming tradition at Mizzou and learn more about Johnson as the queen of this year’s MU’s homecoming royalty.
Updated: April 8, 2020