alumni

Meet some of the talented sports media members who started their career at Medill

Inspired by Mike Greenberg

Mike Greenberg spoke with Medill students about his career and the journalism industry. Joshua Jonah Fischman shares why he was inspired by the conversation.

My first year in the NBA

Katy Winge looks back on her favorite moments and the lessons she learned from her first season as an NBA reporter with the Denver Nuggets.

My March Madness moment

Big Ten Network reporter Elise Menaker (MSJ12) was preparing to cover a devastating NCAA Tournament loss for Michigan. Then Jordan Poole arrived.

Podcast: Christine Brennan

USA Today columnist Christine Brennan talks about the upcoming Winter Olympics, Larry Nassar and the intersection of sports and culture.

5 questions with Megan Mawicke

Megan Mawicke talks about the lessons she’s learned covering World Series and NHL Championship teams and the advice she’d give to young journalists.

Podcast: Stewart Mandel

The Athletic’s Stewart Mandel joins the Medill Sports Podcast to talk about the College Football Playoff and the future of sports journalism.

5 questions with Doug Meffley

Doug Meffley talks about working for Northwestern Athletics, standing out on social media and the challenges of representing a brand online.

Podcast: Mark Fainaru-Wada

ESPN investigative journalist Mark Fainaru-Wada, author of “Game of Shadows,” talks about anonymous sources, steroids, concussions, and more.

5 questions with Will Kunkel

KWCH Sports Anchor Will Kunkel talks about covering the World Series, misconceptions about broadcast journalists and his advice for aspiring anchors.

Podcast: Dave Revsine

Big Ten Network host Dave Revsine talks about his career, the upcoming Big Ten Championship and his advice for future sports journalists. 

Podcast: Glenn Geffner

Miami Marlins radio play-by-play broadcaster Glenn Geffner talks about breaking into the broadcasting industry and standing out from the competition.

Podcast: Cassidy Hubbarth

Cassidy Hubbarth of ESPN joins the Medill Sports Podcast to talk about Twitter, standing out in social media, and her journey to covering the NBA.

5 questions with Brandon Parker

Brandon Parker talks about lessons learned from his jobs at The Washington Post and now as Communications Manager for the NFL Players Association.

Podcast: Andrew Simon

A new season of the Medill Sports Podcast debuts with host Aaron Rose and guest Andrew Simon, who talks about analytics and his career with MLB.com.

5 questions with Maddie Lee

Maddie Lee is the Major League Soccer and Real Salt Lake writer for The Salt Lake City Tribune. In this post, she talks about soccer in the U.S.

5 questions with Megan O’Brien

Megan O’Brien graduated from Medill just over one year ago. Today, she’s covering the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots.

5 questions with Stewart Mandel

The All-American’s Editor-in-Chief talks about the passion that comes with college sports and how Medill helped his career path as a sports writer.

Seeing sports in virtual reality

Michael Berger (BSJ01) worked at some of the world’s biggest sporting events. Now he is bringing the excitement of sports into virtual reality.

Chasing Ali with Jonathan Eig

Jonathan Eig introduces a new podcast that goes behind the scenes of Ali: A Life, the most comprehensive book ever written about Muhammad Ali.

Witnessing one shining moment

Kim Adams (MSJ14) looks back on covering the 2016 NCAA Championship and the journalism lessons she’s learned in her sports reporting career.

From Medill to Team USA

Scott Guthrie looks back on his graduate sports journalism experience and how Medill helped him get a job with the United States Olympic Committee.

NU alumni remember Craig Sager

A collection of Northwestern alumni sports journalists reflect on the life and impact of Craig Sager, who passed away on Dec. 16, 2016, at the age of 65.

From Medill to the Super Bowl parade

Lee Schechter never expected to find himself covering the Super Bowl champions for ESPN less than one month after graduation. Thanks to Medill, though, he did just that.

Alumni spotlight: Ngozi Ekeledo

Ngozi Ekeledo is just 24 years old and already working in the nation’s 25th-ranked television market. How did she rise so quickly? Well, two ACL injuries certainly helped.

Alumni Spotlight: Jennifer Hale

Jennifer Hale is not shy about the challenges she faces as a female sports journalist, but she has not let the stereotypes keep her from becoming an award-winning reporter.

The J.A. Adande Lounge comes to Medill

ESPN commentator and columnist J.A. Adande stopped by Medill to talk with students about his professional career and offer his thoughts on the journalism industry.