Extra! Extra! UC's Journalism Program's Recognition Celebration Is May 30

The panel discussion will be followed by an awards reception and party.

When: Wednesday, May 30, 4:30-6 p.m.

Where: Room 400 TUC

Open forum with sports journalists and experts:

Angelique Chengelis (Class of 86): From the start, Angelique was a trailblazing sports reporter at the News Record. She worked hard and inspired others to do the same, a style that has helped her cover everything from the NFL (including the Super Bowl) to NASCAR. Now on staff at the Detroit News and also a regular racing analyst on ESPN, Angelique’s career has always been in high gear.

Joe Gerrety (Class of 84): While an undergraduate at UC, Joe reported on sports for the News Record. Now he covers courts and crime in Lafayette, Indiana, for the Journal & Courier.

Lewis Johnson (Class of 92): Lewis spent most of his UC career running. The now Hall of Fame track star broke into broadcasting after graduation, when he served as a “runner” at ABC and then ESPN. Lewis worked with the NBC team on the Sydney Olympics in 2000 and in Salt Lake City in 2002. He still covers sports at NBC and also runs his own consulting business from his home in Texas.

Kim Kincer (Class of 83): At the News Record, Kim covered sports. Outside of UC, she made sports headlines when she led the women¹s golf team at Methodist College to five consecutive NCAA Championships (1998-2002). Now the director of PGA/Professional Golf Management at Eastern Kentucky University, Kim authored a chapter in She Can Coach: Tools for Success from 20 Top Women Coaches, published in 2005.

Rodney McKissic (Class of 89): When he studied Broadcasting at UC, Rodney split his time between the sports fields, the studio and the News Record, where he eventually served as sports editor. Rodney covered sports for the Cincinnati Post, and now works as a sports reporter for the Buffalo News. He also authored How to Play the Sports Recruiting Game and Get an Athletic Scholarship.

Michael Perry (Class of 84): A former News Record editor and sportswriter, Michael has inspired many UC students to successful careers in journalism. After covering sports for the Cincinnati Enquirer, he progressed into management positions there and now serves as managing editor for non-daily news and new initiatives.

Jason Williams (Class of 99): In his 8½-year journalism career, Jason has covered college football, college basketball and Major League Baseball. A two-time APSE national award winner, Williams has been a staff reporter for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, The Cincinnati Post and Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune and currently is an editorial producer for MLB.com and director of the urban youth journalism program for CityCure in Cincinnati.

Branson Wright (Class of 89): Branson covered UC sports with enthusiasm during his days as an undergraduate. As sports editor at the News Record, he trained his share of young reporting talent, too. Branson, who stays busy covering the Cavaliers for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, is also an author. His book, Rookie Season, follows a year in the life of a minor league baseball team, the West Michigan Whitecaps.

Journalism Program Recognition Celebration
When: Wednesday, May 30, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Richard E. Lindner Center, Varsity Village and Varsity Village Museum

Join panelists, honored guests, alumni and current journalism students for our end-of-year reception highlighting outstanding students and another successful school year. Reserve your spot today!

RSVP: Elissa Sonnenberg, asst. professor, journalism, 513-556-6415


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