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2024 Hall of Achievement Inductees


Alumni Achievement

Tom Holmberg

Tom Holmberg (’83 Comm.), a seasoned director, producer, and manager at KHQ-TV and SWX-TV in Spokane, Washington, has left an indelible mark on the local media landscape throughout his four-decade career. A proud graduate of the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication, Holmberg began his journey in 1983 at KHQ TV, contributing significantly to the station’s market-leading news coverage.

In 2007, Holmberg expanded his role as the Executive Producer of SWX, a regional sports and weather channel, highlighting his versatility in media production. His efforts include building dedicated sports production trailers and overseeing the executive production, crewing, and direction of numerous sporting events across multiple markets. Since 2000, he has directed Gonzaga men’s basketball games, becoming an instrumental part of Spokane’s vibrant sports culture.
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Alumni Achievement

Tiffany Paup Sanders

Tiffany Paup Sanders (’95 Comm. & French Lit.) is currently the Corporate Affairs Manager and spokesperson for the Fred Meyer and QFC Divisions of Kroger. She holds dual degrees from Washington State University in Broadcast Journalism and French Foreign Language and Literatures and excelled as a varsity track and field scholarship athlete.

Before joining the grocery business, Sanders’ broadcasting career spanned over 15 years in Seattle, Tucson, and the Tri-Cities as a Chief Weather Meteorologist and news reporter. Transitioning from her broadcast journalism career, Sanders joined Fred Meyer and QFC in 2020. She now represents and advocates for 42,000 associates in 191 Fred Meyer & QFC Stores across Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska. Sanders directs all corporate communications, media and community relations and philanthropy programs.
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Alumni Achievement

Liz Pritchard

Liz Pritchard (’80 Comm.) is a media industry veteran who most recently served as the Vice President, Sales Training and Development, for Fox Television Stations Sales in New York, a division of the Fox Corporation. She retired in 2021 after a 40-year career in media sales.

At Fox, Pritchard was responsible for design and management of the sales training program, which produced top performing account executives, sales managers, and Vice Presidents within the division. Pritchard also served as project management lead for sales, traffic, and automation systems utilized by the station group and was part of an executive management transition team deployed to assist when new stations were acquired by Fox.
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Service Award

Glenn Johnson

Glenn Johnson taught classes in television news, communication management and other courses for 35 years at Washington State University. Retiring as a professor emeritus and the Les Smith Distinguished Professor of Media Management in the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication in 2014, he mentored and inspired countless students and that mentoring continued after he left WSU. Johnson received the Edward L. Bliss Distinguished Broadcast Journalism Educator, the top national award named after a Murrow colleague, and was the first educator inducted into the Silver Circle by the Seattle chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The WSU Alumni Association presented him with the honorary alumnus award and the WSU Foundation gave him the Outstanding Service Award.

Well known as the “Voice of the Cougs,” Johnson has been the public address announcer for Cougar football and men’s basketball since 1980 and continues in that role. He started the iconic phrase with fan participation, “And that’s another, Cougar First Down” in 1983.
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Meet our Inductees

Explore profiles of past Hall of Achievement inductees and their inspiring stories

Every year, the Hall of Achievement at the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication honors and recognizes outstanding accomplishments of alumni and those impacting the Murrow community. The recognition encompasses Murrow alumni who have excelled in their fields, display community service, or contributed to Murrow College. Additionally, a service award acknowledges individuals who have significantly impacted the Murrow community.
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