Christian Bryant, MA ’13

Christian Bryant, MA ’13, will anchor KOMU 8 News at Noon beginning Oct. 1. He is returning to KOMU 8, where he started as a reporter in January 2012 and has since worked as a main fill-in anchor. Bryant also works as an anchor and writer at Newsy.

Shraddha Sankhe, BJ ’14

Shraddha Sankhe, MA ’14, is a communications coordinator for the Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution department at Texas A&M University.

Alex Holley, BJ ’11

Alex Holley, BJ ’11, is the new co-host for Good Day Philadelphia at WTXF-TV Fox 29. Previously, she was a reporter and fill-in anchor at WMBF-TV in South Carolina.

Amy Brachmann, BJ ’10, MA ’11

Amy Brachmann, BJ ’10, MA ’11, has been promoted to digital editor with the ESPN West Coast Bureau. She will work with ESPN LA, ESPN Chicago, ESPN Dallas as well with the copy and news desks.

Shengze Zhu, MA ’13

“Out of Focus,” a documentary by Shengze Zhu, MA ’13, received international recognition by the 36th Cinéma du Réel (France), recently finishing its world premiere in Paris. Reviewer Charlotte Garson wrote: “‘Out of Focus’ looks at Chinese urbanity through children’s “discovery” of photography. The participants of a workshop run by Shengze Zhu in a school for … Continued

Saleem Alhabash, MA ’08, PhD ’11

Saleem Alhabash, MA ’08, PhD ’11, assistant professor of public relations and social media at Michigan State University, is the first person to receive the Mary Alice Shaver Promising Professor Award, a national award established by the American Academy of Advertising (AAA) to honor junior faculty who have demonstrated excellence and innovation in advertising teaching … Continued

Steven Rich, MA ’13

Steven Rich, MA ’13, along with colleagues Debbie Cenziper and Michael Sallah of The Washington Post are the winners of the Local Accountability Reporting Award in the 2014 American Society of News Editors competition. The honor recognizes outstanding work done by a news organization that holds important local institutions accountable for their actions. From the … Continued