Greg Kornfeld

What do you do? I’m an account executive at KTRS Radio in St. Louis. I started here in 1996. Prior to that, I was an account executive at KMOX/KLOU from 1977 to 1996. I’ve been in the business for 42 years. How did you get your job? I interviewed with Tim Dorsey and Robert Hyland … Continued

Jim McCarty

What do you do? I am editor of the Rural Missouri magazine, the largest paid-circulation monthly in Missouri with a circulation of 550,000. I have served in that position longer than any other editor in the 69-year history of the publication. I also serve as the vice president of communications and printing for the Association … Continued

Laura Bryant

Journalism Grad Discovers Love of Corporate Communications: Laura Bryant’s Planned Career Diverges in New Direction The plan was set. The timing was perfect. Graduate in May from the Missouri School of Journalism and go to Moscow for the Olympic Games as a journalist. Laura Bryant, BJ ’80, had the skills, especially since she had been studying … 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

Dave Matter

A month after Dave Matter, BJ ’00, graduated from the University of Missouri, he sat in Quinton’s Bar and Deli with Columbia Daily Tribune sports editor Kent Heitholt and sports reporter Jason Williams. The casual lunch turned into the biggest moment of his young life when Heitholt offered him the University of Missouri football beat … Continued

Brian Brooker

After 30-plus years of working in advertising, Brian Brooker, BJ ’83, has learned the importance of relationships. Whether they are between him and his creative team, or between the products he works on and their consumers, Brooker’s success in building strong relationships comes down to one thing: He gets people. “You have to figure out … Continued

Jory Mick

Jory Mick had no idea where her career would take her, but knew she was equipped for anything. From learning how to work in groups to perfecting AP Style, the Missouri School of Journalism prepared her significantly for her career. Why’d you decide to come to Mizzou? I was raised a Tiger so there wasn’t … Continued

Marissanne Lewis-Thompson

During her childhood, Marissanne Lewis-Thompson, BJ ’15, watched documentaries and knew she wanted to tell others’ stories on multi-platforms. This passion led her to the Missouri School of Journalism, where she studied convergence journalism and learned how to tell stories from all viewpoints. Today, as a feature reporter at the NPR member station KRCU, Lewis-Thompson … Continued

Kyle Pusateri

For Kyle Pusateri, BJ ’08, choosing a college was a no-brainer. Missouri born and raised, Pusateri enrolled at the Missouri School of Journalism like any true Tiger son. His experiences at the School included global travel, leadership and a last-minute switch from broadcast to strategic communication. How has the Missouri Method education shaped your career? … Continued

Stacey White Belford

For Stacey (White) Belford, BJ ’93, her journey through the Missouri School of Journalism was an adventure from day one. Originally set on moving to California to work for rock stars, Belford felt the call to be a Tiger, where she found her niche in the agency world. Why did you decide to come to … Continued