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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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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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David Plazas (MSJ00)

David Plazas leads The Tennessean’s Opinion and Engagement team, which won the Online News Association’s international award for Excellence in Newsletters Portfolio for the Black Tennessee Voices and Latino Tennessee Voices newsletters. Plazas also curates the Latino TN Voices newsletter. According to the announcement on Sept. 23: “The judges were thrilled to see the winning organization launch newsletters to cover and engage with critical communities in the area.” This is part of an effort that began in 2020 to change the way The Tennessean covers communities of color from telling stories about them to telling stories for, with and by them. This has resulted in a substantial increase of guest opinion columns and podcast interviews as well as a closed Facebook group and live Storytellers events at noted venues, the National Museum of African American Music and Plaza Mariachi.

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Matthew DeFour (BSJ03, MSJ04)

Matthew DeFour was named the 2020 Wisconsin Watchdog of the Year by Wisconsin Watch, the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council, the Wisconsin Newspapers Association, the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association and the UW-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communications. The award was in recognition of his in-depth investigative and watchdog enterprise reporting that prompted change at all levels of government, The award ceremony was delayed two years due to COVID.

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Kataryna Lyson DeLisle (BSJ01)

After 17 years of practicing law, Kataryna Lyson DeLisle has joined Radio Free Asia (RFA) as it General Counsel. At RFA, DeLisle will manage overall legal affairs relating to the company’s governance, employment, global operations, and contracts, in addition to serving as Secretary to RFA’s Board of Directors.

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Matt Repchak (BSJ05)

Matt was recently named Chief Marketing Officer of Florida Citrus Sports. The Orlando-based nonprofit is best known for organizing college football’s annual Vrbo Citrus Bowl, which the Wildcat football team won at the end of the 2020 season.

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Dr. Pritish Behuria (BSJ05)

Dr. Pritish Behuria is currently a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Politics, Governance and Development at The University of Manchester’s Global Development Institute.

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Vanessa Nichols Glavinskas (MSJ05)

Vanessa recently took a job with the Environmental Defense Fund as a staff writer. She looks forward to helping EDF tell stories about the most critical issue of our time: climate change.

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Pritish Behuria (BSJ05)

Dr. Pritish Behuria is currently a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Politics, Governance and Development at The University of Manchester’s Global Development Institute.

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Vivek Shankar (MSJ04)

Vivek has joined The New York Times as a senior staff editor and will be based at the newspaper’s Asia hub in Seoul. He will work closely with the news and Live operations, assigning, editing and writing. He goes to the Times after almost 17 years at Bloomberg News, where he covered companies, markets and governments from postings in Washington, Sydney and San Francisco.