Dean Nelson

What do you do? The most immediate thing I have done is publish a new book about interviewing called Talk To Me: How To Ask Better Questions, Get Better Answers, and Interview Anyone Like a Pro, published by HarperCollins. It is both nuts-and-bolts advice and a deeper exploration of what we’re really after when we … Continued

Dean E. Nelson, MA ’84

Dean E. Nelson, MA ’84, recently published a book with HarperCollins about conducting great interviews, called Talk To Me: How To Ask Better Questions, Get Better Answers, and Interview Anyone Like a Pro.

Elizabeth Llorente, BJ ’84

Elizabeth Llorente, BJ ’84, senior reporter for Fox News Digital, serves as a board member and juror for the George Polk Awards in Journalism and manages the Twitter account, which she launched last year. The Polk Awards, one of the most prestigious in journalism, are named after George Polk, a CBS correspondent murdered while covering … Continued

David Corder, BJ ’84

David Corder, BJ ’84, was recently named “Most Valuable Newsroom Player” by his newsroom colleagues at The Villages Daily Sun, The Villages, Florida. Corder was honored for his commitment to innovation, community and excellence, and especially singled out for his mentorship of other developing journalists. A perennial winner in statewide journalism writing contests, Corder has … Continued

Robert G. Picard, Ph.D. ’83

Robert G. Picard, Ph.D. ’83, received an honorary doctorate from Aristotle University, Greece, in February for his contributions to the development of the field of media economics.

Monica Flegg, BJ ’87

Monica Flegg, BJ ’87, is the author of “Somewhere in the Cycle.” She lives on Nantucket Island where she walks dogs of various breeds, reads poetry of all creeds, and generally has a lot of fun.

Lauren (Brannan) Yarger, BJ ’80

Lauren (Brannan) Yarger, BJ ’80, has been accepted as a full member of The Dramatists Guild of America. Her latest play, “Reel-to-Real: The Jennifer O’Neill Story,” recently received a reading by The League of Professional Theatre Women in New York.

Clay Hildebrand, BJ ’87

Clay Hildebrand, BJ ’87, was recently named president of Psychological Associates in St. Louis, a consulting company that applies behavioral psychology to business performance.

Russ Mitchell

What do you do? I am the lead anchor/managing editor for WKYC-TV in Cleveland, Ohio. What is the best professional lesson you learned at the J-School? Tenacity, teamwork. Have a thick skin and don’t accept “No” for an answer. What advice do you have for current students? Work hard, be a master of everything. What … Continued

Sally Renaud, BJ ’81

Sally Renaud, BJ ’81, will be inducted into College Media Association’s John A. Boyd Hall of Fame in October at the Dallas Sheraton as part of the Associated Collegiate Press/College Media Association Fall National College Media Convention. Renaud serves as chair of the department of journalism at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Ill.