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Neil Foote (MSJ84)

Neil Foote has jumped from the classroom to the administration of the University of North Texas New College, which is expanding its footprint with a brand new standalone campus in Frisco, Texas, one of the nation’s fastest-growing community colleges located just north of Dallas. He has worked as Associate Dean, Research, External Affairs, and Community Engagement. He now leads the internal and external marketing outreach as well as builds partnerships with local businesses and organizations to create more enriching, project-based, experiential research and learning. He was also elected as Board Chair of Forefront Living, a Dallas-based organization that provides active independent and assisted living, long-term care, Alzheimer’s and memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation therapies, hospice, and palliative care.

 

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Kevin Reece (MSJ87)

Kevin Reece is a 51-time Regional Emmy winner, currently at WFAA-TV in Dallas, where he recently received repeat Emmys for Reporter, Writer, and Video Journalist. Choosing to pick up a camera again late in his career, he has received the Lone Star Emmy for Video Journalist every year since 2015. And most of the credit goes to that sweltering camera-toting summer with Medill in D.C.

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Jamie Hwang (BSJ18)

After graduating from Medill, Jamie went to Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, where she met her husband! They just graduated from Northwestern Law and got married in NYC a week after taking the bar. They are now both working at big law firms in the city.

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Kristin Thorne (MSJ05)

Kristin Thorne (MSJ05) won an Emmy Award for her True-crime series, Missing, which airs on Hulu and across all ABC7NY platforms. Kristin is an investigative reporter with WABC Channel 7 Eyewitness News in New York.

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Marissa Mitchell (MSJ10)

Marissa Mitchell won the regional Emmy for “Best Host” from the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Mitchell is an anchor/host for FOX 5 Morning and “Good Day DC.” This Fall, Mitchell was also selected to launch and serve as the lead host of the station’s new daytime talk and lifestyle show, “LION Lunch Hour.”

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Danny Li (IMC15)

After leading marketing functions in several global consumer electronics companies for the past few years, Danny co-founded Nisplay, a portable tennis ball machine, aiming to lower the barrier for people to learn how to play tennis.

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Mark Dillon (MSJ86)

Mark G. Dillon ’86 MSJ of Minnetonka, MN was named Chair of the Board of Directors of the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International (CGSI), a 2,000-member group dedicated to genealogy research, history and the advancement of Czech, Slovak and Carpatho-Rusyn culture. Dillon also serves on the Scientific Council of Kasigarda, the Museum of Emigration from Slovakia to North America, Tahyna, Slovakia.

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James Edwards (MSJ08)

James and the team behind FRONTLINE’s Un(re)solved won a 2022 News and Documentary Emmy Award for Best Interactive Media: Innovation. The multiplatform investigation also earned a National Edward R. Murrow Award and two Online Journalism Awards, including one for Excellence in Audio Digital Storytelling, Limited Series. The project examines the U.S. government’s efforts to investigate dozens of cold case murders that date back to the civil rights era.

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Seth Bernstein (BSJ13, MS IMC20)

Seth Bernstein (BSJ 13, MS IMC 20) is a two-time Northwestern and Medill alum with marketing and communications experience across a variety of industries, including financial services, health care, academia and Major League Baseball. He recently began a new role as a Second Vice President and Client Communications Manager at Northern Trust after managing corporate and executive social media channels for 14 months at the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Outside of work, Seth runs his own growing social media brand, @EatWithSeth, creating content that showcases local restaurants – and those he visits while traveling – on both Instagram and TikTok.

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Chris Gray Faust (BSJ91)

Chris Gray Faust has been promoted to Executive Editor, US of Cruise Critic. The website, part of TripAdvisor, remains the world’s largest cruise news and information site, even after the pandemic shut down the cruise industry for 15 months, Gray Faust, an award-winning travel writer and speaker, has been working at Cruise Critic for nine years. She lives in Yardley, PA with her husband, Don Faust. Follow her on social media @ChrisGrayFaust.