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Alumni Spotlight

The School of Media and Journalism prepares its students with professional experiences, setting them up for successful futures. Here's how some alumni have taken that experience and made it their own after graduation.

  • Kent State University journalism alumnae Erin Simonek, ‘20, and Madison Tromler, ‘20, are making waves as anchors and reporters at WFMJ-TV in Youngstown, Ohio. Graduating amidst the challenges of COVID-19, they joined the station the same year, seamlessly transitioning into their roles, first as multimedia journalists. Within a week on the job, they were on the airwaves, and within a year, they earned promotion to the station’s evening anchors.

  • Kent State alumna Portia Booker '16, also known as "Portia the Producer," has navigated the world of broadcast journalism and emerged as a multimedia producer, podcaster and author. Both of her parents have died since she began navigating life as a young professional, and the transformative experience of losing them became a driving force behind her mission to reshape perceptions of grief.