Jillian Bongiorni, ’13, is an Account Coordinator at Torch Communications, a public relations and communications company in Boston.
Callum Borchers, MA ’12, Business Report at The Boston Globe.
Jenna Duncan, ’12, Higher Education and Business Reporter at Denton Record-Chronicle in Denton, Texas.
Michele Richinick, ’12, Digital Writer/Cross-Media Associate Producer at MSNBC.com.
Rayan Payne, ’12, is a traffic reporter for Total Traffic Network, WNEW 99.1 in Washington D.C. Payne covers the Washington D.C. and Baltimore markets. After graduation, Payne was a production associate at the Public Broadcasting Service in Washington D.C.
Andy Towne, BA ’12 is the Senior Account Executive at ZeroTurnaround, a software development company. After graduation, he was a Media Relations Assistant for the Boston Red Sox. Towne is also a Freelance sports broadcaster.
John LeRoy, ’11, Account Director, 360 Public Relations.
Dan Peleschuk ’09, is a freelance journalist based in Kyiv, Ukraine, where he has covered post-Soviet politics, most notably on Russian-Ukrainian relations. His reporting has appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, Russia Profile and World Politics Review, among others. In the fall, he will return to the University of Toronto to finish his M.A. in European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs, after which he plans to return to Russia to continue reporting.
Jesse Nankin ’09, Graduate School of Journalism, is editor YPNation.com. The site is geared toward information and resources for young professionals.
John Guilfoil, ’07, recently launched his own public relations firm, John Guilfoil Public Relations, which specializes in providing PR and public information services to police and fire departments. He was the Deputy Press Secretary to Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino from 2012-2014. Before joining the mayor’s staff, he was a general assignment reporter for The Boston Globe. Guilfoil is the owner/editor of Blast Magazine, an online magazine he founded in 2007. He is also an adjunct professor at Newbury College in Brookline, Mass., and Lasell College in Newton, Mass. where he teaches courses on media law, ethics, public relations, and news writing.
Rachel Slajda, ’07, is a segment producer for the Melissa Harris-Perry show on MSNBC. In this position she writes about income inequality, race and gender issues and education among other issues. View her blog.→
Yerina Shrestha Ranjit, MA ’04, is currently in the third year of a Ph.D. in Communication at the University of Connecticut. Her area of research is health communication. Ranjit can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emily Sweeney ’98 is a staff reporter at The Boston Globe. She also serves as president of the New England chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Watch Emily here:
Gary Somerset ’94, is the Media and Public Relations Manager at the U.S. Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C. He is the spokesperson and in charge of PR for this federal government agency. After graduating from Northeastern, he spent about 13 years in television news as an anchor/reporter.
Peter T. Wilson ’90, is the Managing Editor at WBZ-TV, Boston’s CBS affiliate, and has been with WBZ since 1994. Mr. Wilson can be reached by email.
Steve Daly, BA ’88, is an associate director of communications in the Office of Alumni Relations at Northeastern University. Before joining the staff at Northeastern, he had a 20-year career as a sportswriter for The Portsmouth Herald, The Telegraph of Nashua and the Lowell Sun, where he did his co-op. Daly is the author of “Dem Little Bums The Nashua Dodgers,” a story about a Minor league baseball team in Nashua, N.H., that played an important role in the integration of baseball. Read more about his book.>> He is currently working on another book on New Hampshire baseball. Daly can be reached at email@example.com.
Dan Kennedy, BA 81, is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism at Northeastern University. Prior to joining the faculty, Kennedy was a media critic for the Phoenix. See his bio here.
Gladys McKie, BS’80, teaches public relations and graphic design at the School of Journalism, Northeastern University. Before that she had her own public relations business, McKie Communications, in Worcester, MA. She also help professional public relations positions at Newton Wellesley Hospital and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. See her bio here.