Alumni news

Huffington Post managing editor and Humboldt journalism alumna Jennifer Kho ('99) talked about being the second in command at one of the most popular news sites. She received Humboldt's Distinguished Alumni Award.

Humboldt journalism alumna Barbara Fagan-Smith writes about "When I Decided to Leave Journalism" at her Living ROI blog. Barbara covered Eastern Europe for ABC News and reported the 1991 Gulf War for ABC’s PrimeTime Live and World News Tonight. She went on to work in corporate communications and was named Silicon Valley’s most influential women by the San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal.

Catherine Virgen got her start at KRFH-FM and then North Coast News and was hired in 2018 as Associate Producer at KSBW TV Action News 8 in Santa Cruz.

Matt Drange ('10) left his gig as staff writer at Forbes magazine covering Donald Trump's business empire to join the investigative team at The Information.

"La Leyenda de Lalo Quezada" is a richly detailed television news feature by Louis Ramirez ('16), a photojournalist at 9NEWS (KUSA), and his fiance, journalist Sonia Gutierrez.

Former LJ Editor John Osborn D'Agostino was part of a team that won an Online Journalism Association award for a story package on high housing costs in California. Congrats, John. Here's the story at CalMatters.

Humboldt Hall of Fame winner and journalism alumnus Devin Peal -- now head of the Edward Jones office in Eureka -- said in a Sept. 2018 newspaper profile that his journalism degree helped prepare him for success. “The communication skills you learn from journalism help with public speaking and building relationships,” he told Eureka Times-Standard reporter Philip Santos.

In this video for China News Now, Alumna Yawen Zu explores West African food -- jollof rice.

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