Eric Metcalf

What do you do? I write health-related features for WebMD and a variety of custom publications; write scripts for an online “medical minute” video series; author and contribute to health books (my most recent book, which I co-authored, is The New Prescription: How to Get the Best Health Care in a Broken System, which was … Continued

Toni Messina

What do you do? I have served as the public communications director for the City of Columbia (Mo.) since May 2006. I retired from Missouri state government after almost 30 years in all three branches. Prior to state government service, I worked for a non-profit council of governments and an insurance company. How did you … Continued

Krista Kennell

What do you do? I am a photographer and have covered hard news, features, celebrity portraiture and Red Carpet out of Los Angeles and New York City. I just opened a photography studio near Manhattan. I am known for my work on wildfires in California, my coverage of the Arizona Yarnell fire and my social … Continued

Kim Kavin

What do you do in your current job? I do freelance writing, editing, photography, and online content. I work for a dozen or so magazines and websites, I ghost-blog, I build my own websites that generate income, and I write books. Most of my work is in the area of boats and travel, but I … Continued

Dave Ihlenfeld

What have you done in your career? I’ve written on a wide variety of television comedies, including “Malcolm in the Middle,” Nickelodeon’s “Supah Ninjas,” and “Family Guy.”  I also wrote a non-fiction book called “Dog Days” about my first job out of college – driving the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.  The book makes for a great … Continued

Nick Iannitto

On his career: I am the vice president of business development for Reputation Management Associates in Columbus, Ohio. On the benefits of working in public relations: Public relations is the best career to have if you’re married and need to focus on others, like your family and your clients. I love my job in sales and … Continued

Thom Hiatt

On his company, Twin Bees Communications: Twin Bees Communications helps organizations of all sizes improve their marketing strategy, and fine-tune their advertising efforts. We provide a wide range of professional services including corporate branding, custom website development, video production, full-service graphic design, printing, and direct mail. We work hard to make sure our clients’ image … Continued

Terry Heifetz

What do you do? Instructor of telecommunications and journalism at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. How did you get your job? Worked in local and network TV since graduation. Then, I heard the call to give back by training tomorrow’s journalists. What is the best professional lesson you learned at the J-School? How to … Continued

David Groves

What do you do? I produce the 4:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. newscast, Monday through Friday. Competition is very intense in our market in the morning, so I’m a veteran presence. It also allows me more time for my other, non-paid, “job,” that of a youth soccer coach and administrator. How did you get your … Continued