Dean Kahn, MA ’83

Dean Kahn, MA ’83, is an editor and columnist for The Bellingham Herald in Bellingham, Wash.

Rehab El-Buri, BJ ’06

Rehab El-Buri, BJ ’06, died March 6, 2011, of cancer. She worked in the ABC News Investigative Unit. In 2008, Rehab was instrumental in developing a 20/20 report that investigated how some high-ranking international diplomats in the U.S. would abuse and exploit the domestic workers brought with them from their home countries.

Richard Lee, MA ’58

Richard Lee, MA ’58, died March 3, 2011. He worked for the University of Missouri in several agricultural journalism capacities during his career.

Paula Hrbacek, BJ ’77

Paula Hrbacek, BJ ’77, took first place in an international essay contest sponsored by Echoes of The Right to God. Her essay about a stained glass window in Sacred Heart Cathedral in her home community of Pensacola, Fla., was published in the organization’s March 2011 online journal.

Ben Poston, MA ’07

The investigative team of Ben Poston, MA ’07, and John Diedrich of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel were one of the winners of 13 George Polk Awards for 2010. The duo won the criminal justice award for “Wiped Clean,” a series on lax licensing of gun dealers by the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms … Continued

Paul T. (Tom) Bryson, BJ ’61

Paul T. (Tom) Bryson, BJ ’61, retired after 50 years in broadcast journalism, as president/general manager of WJRT-TV, the ABC/Disney-owned station in Flint, Mich.