Sports Journalism Institute

Helping women and minorities get into newsrooms since 1993

Alumni: Where Are They Now?

The Sports Journalism Institute’s first group of interns graduated in 1993. Since then, graduates have found work in cities across the United States and abroad.

2015

  • Chris Bumbaca, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Kansas City Star
  • Michelle Fenelon, University of Massachusetts at Boston, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
  • Wilton Jackson, University of Southern Mississippi, ESPN, Today: LSU Graduate Student
  • Zolan Kanno-Young, Northeastern University, USA Today, Intern – Wall Street Journal
  • Colby Lanham, Clemson University, MLB.com
  • Alex Nieves, Occidental College, Los Angeles News Group, Today: Writer, SINow
  • Vincent Pena, Northern Arizona, Salt Lake Tribune
  • Ashley Scoby, AWSM Scholar, University of Kentucky, Sports Illustrated, Today: Kansas City Star
  • Jaylon Thompson, University of Georgia, Houston Chronicle, Today: Intern, Atlanta Journal Constitution
  • Alysha Tsuji, AAJA Scholar, Senior, Pepperdine, MLB.com, USA Today, For The Win
  • Wynston Wilcox, Scripps Howard Scholar, Ohio University, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Today: Intern, Macon Telegraph
  • Cameron Wolfe, Senior, University of Houston, Denver Post, Today: Denver Post, Broncos Reporter

2014

  • Chris Chavez, Marquette University, ESPN.com, Today: Sports Illustrated Fellow
  • Anne Dankleson, University of Missouri, MLB.com
  • Sean Hurd, George Washington University, MLB.com
  • Avery Jennings, Ohio University, Scripps Howard Scholar, Knoxville News-Sentinel
  • Thuc Nhi Nguyen, University of Washington, Los Angeles News Group, Daily Breeze News, Today: UCLA Beat reporter, Los Angeles Newspaper Group
  • Katie O’Keefe, Colorado State University, Kansas City Star
  • Chris Shelton, University of Houston, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
  • Tierra Smith, Grambling State University, Salt Lake Tribune, Today: LSU Graduate Student
  • Keith Turner, Ohio University, Scripps Howard Scholar, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
  • Alexandria Valdez, University of Montana, Association of Women in Sports Media Scholar, Denver Post
  • Rhiannon Walker, University of Maryland, College Park, Houston Chronicle, Today: The Undefeated, ESPN

2013

  • Brandon Theo Dorsey, Hampton University, Washington Times, Today: Weekend Sports Anchor, Reporter – WALB News 10
  • Rebecca Fitzgerald, State University of New York at Geneseo, Kansas City Star
  • Erica A. Hernandez, University of Florida, Sun-Sentinel, Today: Mobile Reporting Specialist – Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • Martenzie Johnson, University of Missouri, MLB.com, Today: The Undefeated, ESPN
  • Isabelle Khurshudyan, University of South Carolina, ESPN.com, Sports Reporter – The Washington Post
  • Alvaro Ignacio Montaño, University of Houston, Los Angeles Daily News
  • Kelly Parsons, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Star-Tribune, Today: Sports Reporter – Tampa Bay Times
  • Alex Riggins, San Diego State, Salt Lake Tribune
  • Caitlin Swieca, University of Missouri at Columbia, Denver Post. Today: Sports Reporter – Northwest Herald
  • Christian Trevino, University of Maryland, College Park, MLB.com. Today: Reporter, Long Beach Press Telegram/li>
  • Rhiannon Walker, University of Maryland, College Park, Oklahoman, Intern – Dallas Morning News. Today: The Undefeated, ESPN

2012

  • Mariah Baylor, Hampton University, Virginian Pilot
  • Nick Creegan, University of Albany, ESPN.com, AOL.com
  • Gary Cotton, University of Missouri, MLB.com, Web Producer, Writer, Social Media Maniac – MuscleandFitness.com
  • Ros Dumlao, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, Denver Post, Editorial Coordinator – International Paralympic Committee
  • Maya Jones, Xavier University of Louisiana, Detroit News, ESPN The Magazine
  • Olivia Lewis, Hampton University, Houston Chronicle, Indianapolis Star
  • Craig Malveaux, Loyola University of New Orleans, Minneapolis Star Tribune, UCF Grad Student
  • Antonio Morales, San Diego State University, MLB.com, Jackson State Beat Writer – The Clarion Ledger
  • Antonio Olivero, Syracuse University, Wall Street Journal
  • Jack Wang, University of California at Berkeley, Salt Lake Tribune, LANG Newspapers
  • RJ Young, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoman

2011

  • Sarah Kuta, Northwestern
  • Jay Lee, University of Illinois, Editorial Producer – MLB.com
  • Patricia Lee, Duke University
  • Tariq Lee, Temple University
  • Craig Malveaux, Loyola University of New Orleans
  • Ignacio Marquez, Cal-State Northridge
  • Mike Martinez, University of Detroit Mercy, Business Reporter — Detroit News
  • Carron Phillps, BA – Morehouse College, Massachusetts – Syracuse University, Engagement Editor – News Journal, Delaware
  • Chaunte’l Powell, Hampton University
  • Chris Torres, Hampton University
  • Elizabeth Torres, Emerson College. Today Editor/Editorial Operations Manager for Monster.com

2010

  • Aaron Hilton, Hampton University, Production Assistant – ESPN
  • Kyle Goon, Maryland, Utah State Reporter – Salt Lake Tribune
  • Aaron Martinez, UTEP, Staff Reporter – El Paso Times
  • Amelia Rayno, Emerson, University of Minnesota Sports Reporter – Star Tribune in Minneapolis
  • Cheng Sio, University of Colorado, Sports Reporter – Index-Journal
  • Malik Smith, Hampton Univeristy
  • Didier Morais, Syracuse
  • Tariq Lee, Temple
  • Shemar Woods, Hampton University, Editor – ESPN.com
  • Alex Prewitt, Tufts, NHL Reporter – Sports Illustrated
  • Isis Roberts, Cal-Long Beach

2009

  • Andrew Johnson, Morehouse College, Intern – Fayetteville (North Carolina) Observer, Production Assistant – ESPN
  • Ana Kim, University of North Carolina, Intern – Buffalo News, Global Health Communications Officer – the International Rescue Committee
  • Juan Lopez, University of Nevada-Reno, Intern – Colorado Springs Gazette, Digital Marketer, Dynamic Motivator, #TEDx & Empowerment Speaker
  • Jordan Mason, University of North Carolina, Intern – ESPN, Sports writer – Killeen Daily Herald
  • Larry Young, Southern University, Intern – Houston Chronicle, Preps Reporter/Editor – The Daily Advertiser
  • Anica Wong, Stanford, Intern – Denver Post, Website Editor – Creators Syndicate in Los Angeles
  • David Ubben, University of Missouri, Intern – The Oklahoman, Freelance Journalist for hire, Contributor – Sports On Earth
  • Ronnie Turner, University of Houston, Intern – Salt Lake Tribune
  • Nate Taylor, Central Missouri University, Intern – Star Tribune in Minneapolis, Pacers Reporter – Indianapolis Star

2008

  • Mario Agurrie, Reporter – RVG Sports.com, The Monitor
  • Stephen Chen, University of California – Berkeley, Intern – Tacoma News Tribune, Consultant in San Francisco
  • Jackie Friedman, Syracuse, Intern – Minneapolis Star Tribune, Social Worker in New Jersey
  • Steven Gaither, Producer, Sporting News
  • Caryn Grant, Howard University, Intern – Wilmington News Journal, Central Florida, Graduate Student
  • Steven Hinton, Bethune Cookman, Intern – Tampa Tribune
  • Jerome Hubbard, Grambling State, Intern – San Francisco Chronicle, Master’s Student at University of California-Berkeley’s School of Journalism
  • Yvette Lanier, Michigan State, Intern – Denver Post, Sports Reporter – The Alpena News in Alpena, Michigan
  • Sunnie Redhouse, New Mexico, Intern – Salt Lake City Tribune
  • Carlos Silva, University of Texas at El Paso, Intern – Houston Chronicle, University of Texas at El Paso

2007

  • Justin Amoah Brown, Brown University, Intern – Fayetteville (North Carolina) Observer, Crude Oil Markets Reporter for Argus Media
  • Zuri Berry, California State University, Intern – Marin Independent Journal, Managing Editor/Digital – Boston Herald
  • Amanda Comak, Boston University, The Buffalo News, Senior Director, Baseball Communications – Washington Nationals
  • Christopher Elliott, Houston Chronicle
  • Joel Erickson, Missouri, Intern – Denver Post, Saints Reporter – The Advocate
  • Baxter Holmes, University of Oklahoma, Intern – Salt Lake Tribune, Lakers Reporter – ESPN.com
  • Randall Todd Johnson, Northwestern University, Intern – Tampa Tribune, TheGrio.com/NBC News
  • Amber Kuehn, Montana, Intern – Tacoma News Tribune, Helena Independent Record
  • Stephen K. Lee, Rutgers, Intern – Erie (Pennsylvania) Times-News, Assistant Media Relations Director at the University of Tennessee
  • Anna Liu, San Francisco State, Intern – San Francisco Chronicle, Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco
  • Stefen Lovelace, Penn State, Intern – Wilmington (Delaware) News Journal, Associate Account Executive – Maroon PR in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Brandi Rae Perez, California State University, Long Beach, Intern – Colorado Springs Gazette, Assistant Editor – Filipino Press in San Diego, California
  • Missy Rosenberg, American University, Intern – Minneapolis Star Tribune, Copy Editor – The Washington Post

2006

  • Angela Busch, Candidate for Ordination in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Luther Seminary
  • Lourdes Castillo, University of Houston
  • Ronald Clark, Hampton, High School Sports Reporter – The Record, New Jersey
  • Kate Crandall, School Turnaround Financial/Data Analyst – Denver Public Schools
  • Daniel Davis, Reporter – Austin American-Statesman
  • Courtney Eiland, Graduate Student – Northwestern
  • Brandon Meachum, Overseas Teacher
  • Chhun Sun, Staff Reporter – Turlock Journal, California
  • Maggie Thach, Freelance Reporter
  • Jill Iund Tompkins, Owner, JM Media Promotions and Freelancer – The Morning News of NW Arkansas
  • Andy Vazquez, Staff Reporter – Bergen Record
  • James Wagner, Mets Reporter – New York Times
  • Sirage Yassin, Sports Reporter – Philadelphia Tribune

2005

  • Ivan Orozco, Fitness Trainer – San Diego, California
  • Lindsey Walton, Howard University
  • Bryan Chu, Lakers Reporter – NBA.com
  • Brandon Cleaver, Freelance Reporter
  • Chastity Rolling, Michigan
  • Cynthia Kristabel Chavez, Freelancer
  • Jaime Cardenas, Communications Coordinator, LA Galaxy
  • Lisa Kennelly, Freelancer, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Julian Benbow, Sports Reporter, The Boston Globe
  • Lisa Kennelly, Freelancer, Vancouver
  • Julian Benbow, Sports Reporter – The Boston Globe
  • Melanie Ho, Freelancer, Hong Kong
  • Alisha Ricardi, General Editor – ESPN.com

2004

  • Jonathan Abrams, NBA Reporter – Bleacher Report
  • Carmen Castro, FEMA Public Affairs Specialist, Region 6, Denton, TX
  • Brian Gomez, Olympics Reporter – Colorado Springs Gazette
  • Mark Lelinwalla, Sports Reporter – New York Daily News
  • Jonathan Long, Sports Reporter – Wichita Eagle
  • Soraya Nadia McDonald, Senior Culture Reporter – The Undefeated
  • Stephen Norris, Freelance Reporter, Washington State
  • Kim Sim, Southern California
  • Gerald Tang, Producer, HYFN
  • Andre Watson, Proposal Writer – NCO Group. Inc.

2003

  • Emily Davis, University of Houston – Houston Chronicle, Public Relations Professional
  • Jessica Delos Reyes, Bemidji State – Seattle Times, Media/Marketing Coordinator – USA Cycling
  • Odeen Domingo, Cal-Fullerton, Colorado Springs Gazette, @cohootsfdn Co-Founder, @FWMarket owner & AZC (Axing Zombies Champion)
  • Andrew Lawrence, University of Missouri, Dallas Morning News, Reporter – Sports Illustrated
  • Brenda Lee, Harvard, Buffalo News, Attorney – WilmerHale, Washington D.C.
  • Diamond Leung, UCLA – Contra Costa Times, Warriors reporter – Bay Area Newspaper Group
  • Daniel Lyght, Maryland, Glen Falls Post-Star, Producer – PTI
  • Michael Martinez, UNC-Chapel Hill, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Washington D.C.
  • Darnell Mayberry, Norfolk State, Ledger-Enquirer, NBA reporter – The Oklahoman
  • Nicholas Williams, Marquette, Wilmington Delaware News Journal, Sports Reporter – Tampa Tribune

2002

  • Joe Arnold, Associate Communications Director – Ohio State University
  • Cheven Boddie, UNC-Charlotte
  • David Carrillio, Freelancer
  • Melody Gutierrez, Political Journalist – San Francisco Chronicle
  • Chris Hunt, Sports Reporter – USA Track
  • Colleen Kane, White Sox Reporter – Chicago Tribune
  • Daniel Kim, Copy Editor – ESPN.com
  • Shannon Owens, Sports Reporter – Orlando Sentinel
  • Graham Watson, College Sports Reporter – Yahoo! Sports
  • Anthony Witrado, National Baseball Reporter, freelancer

2001

  • Clarissa Aljentera, Campus Minister – Sheil Catholic Center at Northwestern University
  • Richard Dudley Brown, Public Relations Manager – Greenville Health System
  • Candace Buckner, Pacers Beat Reporter – Indianapolis Star
  • Daniel Cortez, Metro Reporter – Detroit Free Press
  • Brian Salgado, Shofield Media Ltd
  • Laura Sommers, Sports Copy Editor – Wilmington News Journal
  • Whitney Ellis, Reporter – Journal-News, Ohio
  • Terron Hampton, Maryland

2000

  • Burnice Cain, Howard University
  • Ryan Divish, Mariners Beat Writer – Seattle Times
  • Sherlon Christie, Sports Reporter – Asbury Park Press
  • Valerie Gutierrez, News Anchor / Reporter – KSFY Action News, South Dakota
  • Nikki Herbert, Freelance
  • Kevin Howell, High School Sports Editor – Newark Star Ledger
  • Damon Lawrence, Sports Reporter – Ledger-Enquirer, Columbus,Georgia
  • Tammicka Logan, PR Gameday Support Staff – St. Louis Rams
  • David Uchiyama, Sports Reporter – Chattanooga Times Free Press
  • Not located:
    • Curtis Johnson

1999

  • Megan Dickson DeCicco, Middle School Journalism Teacher, Pleasanton, California
  • Heather Dinich, ACC Reporter – ESPN.com
  • Jo’el Rouse, Editor – In Other Wordz Magazine, Houston, Texas
  • Rick Alonzo, Freelancer, St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Glennis Curry, Sports Freelance Reporter – Atlanta Journal Constitution
  • Robert E. Williams, Copy Editor – Newark Star-Ledger
  • Gary Estwick, Al.com Reporter – Birmingham
  • Meyla Hooker, High School Instructor, Dallas, Texas
  • Lonnie Simpson, Staff Assistant – Office of Alumni Affairs at Jackson State University
  • Not located:
    • Gil Lopez

1998

  • Nicole Vargas, Internship Coordinator – San Diego State University
  • Bryan Lee, Altos Eye Physicians, Palo Alto, Harvard
  • Maiya Hayes, Community/Sports Copy Editor – Detroit Free Press
  • Al Toby, Pro-Sports Editor – Yahoo! Sports
  • Ed Guzman, Assistant Sports Editor – Seattle Times
  • Cara LaBrie, Communications Manager – GoDaddy.com
  • Marcus Thompson, Columnist – Bay Area Newsgroup
  • Rodney Sieh, Liberian Newspaper Editor
  • LaTaiya Barnes, Sports Information – Miles College
  • Not located:
    • Lesile Badger

1997

  • C. Kalimah Redd, Public Relations – Simmons College
  • Bobby Cuza, TV Transit Reporter – New York-1
  • Kristen Davis, High School Sports Editor – Cleveland Plain Dealer
  • Laura Lee, Editor – L.A. Youth Newspaper
  • Kathleen Fieffe, Freelance Reporter – Women’s Health & Fitness
  • Kevin Paige, Assistant Director of Athletic Communications – Coppin State
  • Eduardo Encina, Sports Reporter – Baltimore Sun
  • Not located:
    • Sarah Hughes

1996

  • Angela Clare-Revell, Communications Manager – Atlanta Motor Speedway
  • Michael Cunningham, Sports Reporter – Atlanta Journal Constitution
  • David Fong, Sports Editor – Troy Ohio Daily News
  • Carlos Frias, Food editor – Miami Herald
  • Steve Patterson, News Reporter – Chicago Sun-Times
  • Craig Sanders, Law Student, California
  • Joy Spencer, Editor and Teacher Guide – The Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition
  • Darin Klahr, Freelance Writer, Florida
  • Not located:
    • Emily Dorman
    • Clarence Rolle

1995

  • Allison Boyce Cotsonika, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Joseph Duarte, Sports Reporter – Houston Chronicle
  • Tarik El-Bashir, Reporter – Redskins, CSN/Washington D.C.
  • Darren Everson, Editor – Wall Street Journal
  • Kimathi Lewis, Nature Kleen Owner, Columbia, South Carolina
  • Monty Phan, Redwood City, California
  • Sekou Smith, Reporter – NBA.com
  • Joanna Stamman Chadwick, High School Sports/Copy Editor – Wichita Eagle Beacon
  • Annette Vandecar, Reporter – Detroit Free Press
  • Not located:
    • Traci Allen

1994

class of 1994

  • Randi Adelman, R.N. Nurse – Substance Treatment and Research Service, New York City
  • Rachel Bachman, Sports Reporter – Wall Street Journal
  • Tresa Brown Hightower, San Diego, California
  • Christine Diaz, Reservations/Marketing – Continental Airlines, Houston, Texas
  • Nagele Farrah, Avis, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Doug Garrett, Managing Editor – Nashville Business Journal
  • Richard Gooden, Research Project Coordinator – Emory University
  • Paul Gutierrez, NFL Insider – ESPN
  • Gregory Lee, Director and Editorial – NBA.com and Turner Sports
  • Monica Lewis, BlackAmericaWeb.com
  • Beth McNichol-Neefjes, Associate Editor – Carolina Alumni Review, University of North Carolina
  • Juan C. Rodriguez, Deceased. Former Beat Reporter – Marlins, Sun Sentinel – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Chris Scott, Assistant Director of Athletics for Academic Services – Samford University
  • Andrew Tenn, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Ohm Youngmisuk, NBA Columnist – ESPN, New York

1993

  • Milo Bryant, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville Today: Fitness Consultant, San Diego, California
  • Carlton Davis, Writer/Editor – Information, Inc.
  • Brian Ettkin, Ohio University, Today: Chief of Fun and Beauty at Painting By Lisa
  • Dana Heiss Grodin, Miami, Florida.
  • David Hinojosa, Today: Staff Writer – San Antonio Express-News
  • Jay Maebori, High School English teacher, Washington
  • Ana M. Menendez, Marshall University. Today: Teacher, Milwaukee Public Schools
  • Corwin Murray, Xavier University. Today: Staff writer, Daily-Review (Morgan City, La.)
  • Duane Rankin, Marshall University. Today: Columnist – Montgomery Advertiser
  • David Saez, Youth Services Coordinator – People Reaching Out, Riverside, California
  • Stephanie Storm, Sports Reporter – Akron Beacon Journal
  • Chanda Washington, Communications Director – DMPED
  • Not located:
    • Jeffrey Drews
    • Mary Green
    • Michael Thomas