Steve Harrison, BJ ’94

Steve Harrison, BJ ’94, has joined the WFAE newsroom in Charlotte, N.C., as the station’s political reporter. Harrison was previously the lead city government reporter for The Charlotte Observer.

Steven Cahn, MA ’97

Steven Cahn, MA ’97, was recently named as a principal in the Los Angeles office of California Strategies, the state’s leading public affairs and government consulting firm. Cahn previously served as editor of three award-winning community newspapers owned by The Los Angeles Times, including the Daily Pilot. He also covered the Missouri congressional delegation for … Continued

Kathryn S. Brown, BJ ’92, BA ’92

Kathryn S. Brown, BJ ’92, BA ’92, is chief of communications at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) in Chevy Chase, Maryland. HHMI is a top biomedical philanthropy, with a $20 billion endowment and 60 years of experience supporting science. Brown is listed on LinkedIn as “kathrynbrowndc.”

Christopher Leonard, BJ ’98

Christopher Leonard, BJ ’98, has won the first place $25,000 J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award for “Kochland” (Simon and Schuster), his book on Koch Industries, one of the largest, most politically charged and most private companies in the United States, according to the Nieman website. The prize, given by the Columbia Journalism School and the … Continued

Kelly L. Bley, BJ ’99

Kelly L. Bley, BJ ’99, has been promoted to partner at Reed Smith LLP in the firm’s Pittsburgh office. She was previously counsel. Kelly is a member of the firm’s Corporate and Transactional Advisory Group. She has extensive experience in all aspects of employee benefits law, with her primary focus on the legal issues associated … Continued

Mark Woods, MA ’90

Mark Woods, MA ’90, a former instructor and assistant sports editor at the Columbia Missourian, recently published a book tied to the Aug. 25 centennial of the National Park Service, “Lassoing the Sun: A Year in America’s National Parks” (St. Martin’s Press/Thomas Dunne Books).

Nischelle Turner

Nischelle Turner, BJ ’98, has stood in the reporting field, anchored the news desk, roamed the sidelines and commanded the red carpet. Nearly 20 years into her career, the small-town girl rooted within the esteemed correspondent still admits to brief moments where she feels starry-eyed, taking it all in. It is not constellations that blind … Continued

Brian Yamada

With constant curiosity and an eagerness to solve the next problem that comes his way, Brian Yamada, BJ ’93, has found success in an industry that is evolving every day. As the chief innovation officer of VML, one of the world’s top digital advertising agencies, Yamada works with the advancing world of communication technology on … Continued

Jack Jackson

When Jack Jackson, MA ’93, landed in Denmark in 1995 with the intent of continuing a freelance journalism career in a country he’d never visited, he was out on a major limb. He knew one person, a handful of Danish words and that, somehow, he would persevere and find success. Jackson’s bold move to Denmark … Continued