Mark Bergin

Mark Bergin, BJ ’15, thinks of himself as a Swiss Army Knife, a man with all of the tools to get the job done in a busy television newsroom. He credits much of his success and career path to the hands-on experience he received at KOMU-TV during his studies at the Missouri School of Journalism. … Continued

William Cremins

What do you do? I am a trial lawyer practicing workers’ compensation, injury, and family law in Knoxville, Tenn. I speak and write for those who can’t speak and write for themselves, lending a voice to those who would otherwise be voiceless. Most often, I help folks who are hurt at work, or elsewhere, recover … Continued

David Yunker

What do you do in your job? My main job is to manage the homepage of, keeping it fresh and full of great online content for our readers. Aside from curating content from The Tennessean, I also create original content for the site from time to time. In breaking news situations, I’m the go-to … Continued

Jenn Schott

For Jenn Schott, BJ ’97, it was a single conversation with a faculty mentor that finally encouraged her to leap head-first into the career she loves. Schott, a native of Pittsburg, Kan., grew up in a musical family. Her father was a professor of woodwinds at Pittsburg State University, and her mother played the flute. … Continued

Richard Ransom

What do you do? And what is most interesting about it? I anchor the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts. It’s always challenging to write compelling copy and to be first to tell people about developing stories. My job is different almost every day. How did you get your job? After spending eight years in … Continued

W. Brent Phillips

What do you do? I am the director of marketing and advertising for Navy Recruiting Command. We support 5,300 Navy recruiters through national and local advertising and marketing campaigns. We direct the annual marketing plan in partnership with the Navy’s advertising agency (Campbell Ewald, Detroit). I am responsible for building the Navy’s brand and generating … Continued

Ken Paulson

What is your favorite J-School memory? The highlight for me was actually being able to work at the Columbia Missourian and compete with others for big stories. The School was very crowded in those days, and I remember being on the university beat with three other reporters. Getting that first taste of competition was invigorating. … Continued

Jess Bunn

True Tiger Uses His Newsroom Skills to Develop Boardroom Solutions When Jess Bunn, MA ’77, reflected on his choice to become a newspaperman, he borrowed a quotation from Mike Royko, the famous Chicago newspaper columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner. “The true appeal of this job is that I can do it while I’m sitting. The … Continued