Walt Potter, MA ’81

Walt Potter, MA ’81, was recently named as one of five Vanderbilt alumni inducted into the school’s Student Media Hall of Fame. Potter, a third-generation newspaper journalist, received his bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt in 1972 prior to pursuing his graduate degree at Mizzou. He worked at the Star-Exponent and the Virginian Pilot and in 2014 … Continued

Jackie Woodward, BJ ’83

Jackie Woodward, BJ ’83, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, was elected to the Craft Brew Alliance board of directors at its annual shareholders meeting held May 17, 2017. Over the course of her career, Woodward has received numerous marketing and advertising awards, including the Chicago Advertising Federation’s “Ad Woman … Continued

John Yunker, BJ ’89

John Yunker, BJ ’89, is the author of a new book, “Think Outside the Country: A Guide to Going Global and Succeeding in the Translation Economy” (Byte Level Books, 2017).

Karlin Linhardt, BJ ’84

Karlin Linhardt, BJ ’84, has joined the Subway team as senior vice president for marketing, North America, responsible for brand management and guest experience for more than 30,000 Subway restaurants in North America, serving almost 1.5 billion guests per year. He will oversee all North America marketing teams and core disciplines, including advertising, media planning … Continued

Vahe Gregorian, MA ’88

The Associated Press Sports Editors has named Vahe Gregorian, MA ’88, as one of the top 10 columnists for large market newspapers with circulation of more than 175,000. In addition, his work was recognized as part of a reporting team that was named one of the top 10 projects for the year. Gregorian is a … Continued

Kevin Jones, BJ ’88

Kevin Jones, BJ ’88 (Advertising), is the chief operating officer of The St. Louis American newspaper, the largest weekly newspaper in Missouri, and past president of the Missouri Press Association.

Elizabeth Llorente, BJ ’84

Elizabeth Llorente, BJ ’84, joined FoxNews.com as a senior reporter in November 2016. She covers breaking news and specializes in immigration.

Kelly McBride, BJ ’88

Kelly McBride, BJ ’88, vice president of The Poynter Institute and one of the country’s leading voices on media ethics, has been named a member of Poynter’s Board of Trustees. McBride has been on Poynter faculty since 2002 and was named vice president in 2014.

Jim McCarty, BJ ’84

In August 2016, Jim McCarty, BJ ’84, spent 17 days in Bolivia documenting the efforts of 16 line workers who volunteered to build power lines to bring electricity to two Bolivian villages. He authored “A Brighter Bolivia” based on the experience. The book, the 15th one McCarty has written, includes about 100 photos from the … Continued