Alumni Experiences

Our graduates work in some of the top newsrooms, public relations departments, and firms across the country and the globe. Some of our graduates chose other career paths, including law, business management, teaching and social media management. Keep in touch.

Zach Ben-Amots

Helping Share the Stories of Underserved Communities At Chicago’s WLS-TV

In his role, Zach is a “one-man-band,” producing important stories that feature different people around the city. He has had the opportunity to identify and pursue most of his own stories and films so far and edits them on his...

Paxtyn Merten

Staff Writer at the Puget Sound Business Journal

Paxtyn Merten Uses her Coding + Data Skills as Staff Writer at the Puget Sound Business Journal.

Eric Creamer

Director of Public Policy and Media Relations

Eric Creamer was drawn to Northeastern’s Journalism program by its co-op program and focus on experiential learning. He would make use of his skills in writing to take on positions as a reporter at both The Westerly Sun and the Southern Rhode...

Catherine Lindsay

Copy Editor at Dow Jones

School of Journalism alumna Catherine Lindsay recently started a new position at Dow Jones in Barcelona, where she edits copy for their wire service. Catherine sat down with us to talk about her new position and her experience at Northeastern.

Niyah Gonzalez

News Reporter at Hearst Television

Alumna Niyah Gonzalez is a recent graduate from Northeastern’s Master of Arts in Journalism program. She is a News Reporter at Hearst Television/KETV NewsWatch7in Omaha, Nebraska, where she covers just about anything. Her role is fast-paced, creative, and exciting –...

Hayley Miller

Reporter HuffPost

As a child, Hayley Miller carried her legal pad in one hand and a pen in the other. Crafting fictional stories in her hometown outside of Hartford, Conn. — “your standard smallish town where everyone says, ‘Oh, I need to...

Marc Myers

Writer/Contributor Wall Street Journal

Mary Ann Georgantopoulos

Reporter at BuzzFeed

Mary Ann Georgantopoulos found herself holed up in the Huntington News newsroom until 3 or 4 a.m.— voluntarily— quite often. Her non-journalist friends at Northeastern thought she was crazy.

Jamie Ducharme

Health Editor, Boston Globe

CAMD alumna Jamie Ducharme, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism in 2016, currently oversees all of the health and wellness coverage for Boston Magazine as the full-time health editor. Both busy and challenging, her job as editor grew from...

Michele Gorman

Staff Writer at Newsweek

Michele (Richinick) Gorman, AMD’12, started her first co-op in 2009 at The Boston Globe when nearly everyone was sounding the death knell for journalism and the Globe’s parent company, The New York Times was threatening to close the paper.

Bryon Hurt

Writer, Director and Producer

Byron Hurt, AS’93, is an award-winning triple threat—a writer, director, and producer of six documentaries that have targeted controversial aspects of black culture, from soul food health problems to troublesome views of masculinity, while also demanding justice for blacks and...

Gordon Weigers

Digital Content Coordinator Vegas Golden Knights

School of Journalism alumnus Gordon Weigers, who graduated with an undergraduate degree last spring, is now working as Digital Content Coordinator for the Vegas Golden Knights hockey team. His duties include writing and posting the bulk of the Vegas Golden Knights’ content on social media...

Scott Shurtleff


Scott Shurtleff is an alumnus of Northeastern University’s Master of Arts (MA) in Journalism program. He joined Northeastern with a background as a freelance writer and a United States Army veteran, where he worked as a military journalist and correspondent....

Felippe Rodrigues

Media Innovation Alumnus Uses Data To Dig Deeper into Stories

Felippe Rodrigues has come a long way from his time as a law school student in Brazil. In 2018, Felippe graduated from Northeastern’s School of Journalism with a Master of Arts in Journalism, Media Innovation. Now, Felippe is using his...

Leila Fadel

Alumna Awarded Goldziher Prize for Professional Journalists for NPR Broadcast

Northeastern alumna Leila Fadel, School of Journalism, has been awarded a 2019 Goldziher Prize for Professional Journalists, which recognizes journalists who counter narratives full of fear and hateful rhetoric with positive stories about Muslim Americans and the communities in which they live. Merrimack...

Barbara Jones

Alumna & Business Owner Leaves Mark on Local Real Estate Market by Preserving Old Homes

Northeastern alumna and local business owner Barbara Jones is the founder of Little Pink Houses, a company that aims to preserve older homes in the Metro West areas of Boston. She restores homes that would otherwise likely be torn down and...

Priyanka Ketkar

Co-op at TechTarget Introduces Unique Style of Journalism to CAMD Students

During her time as a graduate student in Northeastern’s Master of Arts in Journalism program, Priyanka Ketkar had a valuable co-op experience at TechTargetthat helped her explore a new interest in technological writing. Before coming to the United States for her...

Shondiin Silversmith

Alumna’s Investigative Reporting on 1930s Lynching Featured in USA Today, Arizona Republic

CAMD alumna Shondiin Silversmith, who graduated with an MA in Journalism, Media Innovation track, in 2017, has dedicated the last two years of her life to researching and reporting on the gruesome 1930s lynching of Lent Shaw. All of the...

Rachel Zarrell

CAMD Alumna on Forbes’ 30 Under 30

Alumna Rachel Zarrell ‘12, Journalism and Communication Studies, was recently named to Forbes’“30 Under 30” list in the Media category, which celebrates the innovators who are defining and driving the world of news and content. Rachel, who works at BuzzFeed,...

Meg Heckman

Master’s Alum returns to journalism to teach

"Storytelling can change the world for the better,” according to Meg Heckman, a newly appointed assistant professor in Northeastern’s School of Journalism. It was this long-held belief that compelled her to transition out of the newspaper industry and into the world...

Autumn deVitry

Alumna’s Film Project Picked Up for Distribution by Amazon

Managing every aspect of a film — from directing to producing to writing and funding – from the very start to the end is rare. Even more rare is having your product picked up for distribution by a major company...

Walter Robinson

Reporters and “Spotlight” filmmaker talk about investigative journalism

The final scene of the Academy Award-​​winning film Spot­light por­trays the reporters and edi­tors who made up The Boston Globe’s inves­tiga­tive team fielding a bar­rage of calls from sur­vivors of the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal on the day in 2002 when the team...