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Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

Our Alumni

Former students of The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication can be found in prominent media and professional positions across the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Watch this space for profiles of former students who are making a real impact in the industry.

Shaniqua Manning
“My experience earning my master’s degree online with WSU was instrumental to getting me where I am today. After years of hard work, I’m so happy to get that diploma. It’s been a real journey, and I’ve learned a lot." - Online MA Strategic Communication alumna '19 Read more MA Strategic Communication, Murrow Online, Our Alumni
Brenda Kinzinger
“I was attracted to Washington State University based on its academic reputation,  affordable price as well as attaining masters solely online, which gave me the opportunity to continue working at my full-time job.- Online MA Strategic Communication alumna '18 Read more MA Strategic Communication, Murrow Online, Our Alumni
Alysha O’Kelley
“The assignments given to us were very unique. They had requirements and descriptions, but we were given license to run them in our own way. Anyone walking in could meld the assignments with their personal style.” - Online MA Strategic Communication alumna '18 Read more MA Strategic Communication, Murrow Online, Our Alumni
Alena Feeney
Alena Feeney
"Why WSU? The online MA in Strategic Communications has benefited my career, renewed my skills and contributed to my community in ways I never imagined." - Online MA Strategic Communication alumna '16 Read more MA Strategic Communication, Murrow Online, Our Alumni
Joelyn Hansen
"Why WSU? Being cost effective, notably wonderful students and the overall atmosphere that came with both its community and programs became an easy decision for me to make.” - Online MA Strategic Communication alumna '15 Read more MA Strategic Communication, Murrow Online, Our Alumni
Shannon Blood
“The MA Strategic Communication program offers excellent, engaged professors. I was given the flexibility to explore how I can apply the skills and lessons in ways that make sense for me and my career goals.” - Online MA Strategic Communication alumna '16 Read more MA Strategic Communication, Murrow Online, Our Alumni
Joanna Martens
“Upon graduation from WSU, I felt confident that I was now armed with the equivalent of two years’ experience in a marketing-related field and could speak to it with knowledge and expertise.” - Online MA Strategic Communication alumna '15 Read more MA Strategic Communication, Murrow Online, Our Alumni
Hope Evans
“The program reached far beyond traditional communication methods, and taught me ow to be a designer, digital communicator, researcher —a CEO of my own communication business.” - Online MA Strategic Communication alumna '15 Read more MA Strategic Communication, Murrow Online, Our Alumni
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THE CARLSON CHRONICLES
The Gentleman—A Personal Reminiscence Read more Our Alumni
Jay Rockey PR Pioneer
Jay Rockey
"No one can remember who the agencies were before Jay came along." –Don Kraft Read more Our Alumni
Kathy Brock
An award winning television journalist and news anchor in one of the nation’s biggest and toughest markets. She is dedicated to supporting the women and children of her adopted home of Chicago.   Read more Hall of Achievement, Our Alumni
Jeri McDonald
Dedicated to the nonprofits and arts organizations of Seattle and for her dedicated work as a graduate and advocate of WSU Read more Hall of Achievement, Our Alumni
Richard J. Warsinske
Public and commercial television broadcasting producer, director, manager, lobbyist and web service visionary. Read more Hall of Achievement, Our Alumni
Mike Shepard
President of the Seattle Times Washington Affiliate Newspapers and publisher of the Yakima Herald-Republic Read more Hall of Achievement, Our Alumni
Carolyn Douglas
An Emmy award-winning broadcast news journalist and communications consultant Read more Our Alumni
Karen Heric
Karen Heric
General Sales Manager, Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc. Read more Our Alumni
Eric Johnson
A television news anchor, sports director and news and feature reporter at various Northwest television stations, including the last 20 years at KOMO-TV in Seattle. Read more Advisory Board, Hall of Achievement, Our Alumni
Virginia (Gin) Jessemey McCarty
Founded McCarty & Associates, Inc. Read more Our Alumni
Sherry Nebel
A four-decade career in global communication initially took flight with a Murrow degree. Read more Advisory Board, Our Alumni