Katie Waterson

What have you faced in your career path so far? After graduation, I moved to Chicago to work as an intern for Edelman Worldwide’s “boutique” PR firm, PR21. I was promoted to assistant account executive in September 2001, to account executive in May 2002 and to senior account executive in May 2003. I worked on … Continued

Judith P. Van Wyk

What do you do? I am currently in the process of forming my own video production company and am teaching at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke. I also serve on the board of the Southern Documentary Fund and am chair of the new projects committee. How did you get your job? After many … Continued

Beth Pike

What do you do? I freelance as a producer/writer for television news and entertainment programs, working regularly for NBC News in the Midwest. Since 1992, I’ve been a regional field director for Entertainment Tonight where I’ve had the chance to work with many of our talented J-school alumni. More recently, I’ve had the privilege of … Continued

Larry E. Moore

Describe your TV station and what makes it interesting. Our station is a major ABC affiliate and most of the news that flows out of the Mid-West to the network comes through our facilities and personnel. For news, we consistently rank as the highest rated news viewership in the entire nation for ABC stations. Our … Continued

Jeff Meyer

What do you do? I am a producer, editor and photographer in the WSET-TV commercial production department. I put together commercials, and I produce four-to-five minute taped segments for a daily talk show and for special productions, such as the Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon, Children’s Miracle Network Telethon and the Commonwealth Games. How did you … Continued

Judd McIlvain

An Early Start in Broadcasting Judd McIlvain, BJ ’65, has been in radio and TV for 45 years. He was first on TV when he was 12 years old and hosted a show called “Children’s Digest.” The show, sponsored by Blue Star Potato Chips of Chicago was 15 minutes long on WBLN-TV in Bloomington, Ill. … Continued

Andrea Beaumont Lewis

What do you do in your current job? I book guests for “Piers Morgan Tonight.” People tune in to hear our guests discuss the day’s biggest stories, so guest booking is a very important part of the show. What do you like best about your job? I love being a part of the big national … Continued

Barbara Kain

Why did you choose the Missouri School of Journalism? My high school journalism adviser encouraged me to attend. She said it was the best journalism school in the country. I earned a scholarship, and as long as I had the money, I could attend. What was your first job, and how did you get it? … Continued

Reyna Jones

What do you do? I’m a health communication consultant with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. I’ve been with the CDC for nearly four years working in various capacities around emergency and risk communications and health marketing and promotion. Currently, my primary role is establishing external relationships with websites to promote CDC’s health and … Continued

Mary Schaper Jaworski

What do you do? I own and operate a portrait photography studio, Mary M. Photography. How did you get your job? I worked for the former owner and then bought the business. What is the best professional lesson you learned at the J-School? How to write and work under deadline.