Career News

NYU Journalism alumni are hired by top media companies around the world. In 2014, LinkedIn ranked NYU the #1 university for media professionals, based on alumni career placement. Check out some recent success stories below.

Are you an NYU Journalism alumnus? Tell us about your career! If you’re currently looking for new opportunities, you can also submit your resumé for the Career Services resumé book at the end of the survey.

Farnoush Amiri

MA 2018, Reporting the Nation & New York

Utilizing connections she made when she traveled with NYU Journalism to the Asian American Journalists Association Conference, Farnoush Amiri was hired as a News Associate in the New York office of the Associated Press. Her position involves writing, editing, and conducting social media research for a team that covers 11 states in the Eastern region of the U.S.

Amber Wang

BA 2019

Amber Wang was hired as a Production Associate at ABC’s Decision Desk, where she is assembling data for coverage of the upcoming primaries and elections. Previously, Amber worked as a production intern for the network’s primetime news magazine “20/20,” a position she secured with the help of the Asian American Journalists Association.

David Pan

MA 2019, Business and Economic Reporting

After meeting the chief editor of CoinDesk at an NYU Journalism networking event, David Pan was hired as an intern, then a full-time news reporter, covering cryptocurrencies and blockchain.

Monay Robinson

MA 2018, Reporting the Nation and New York

After utilizing NYU Journalism’s Career Services networking events, Monay Robinson earned a position at CBS as a News Associate. She accredits meeting with CBS at NYU’s Journalism Career Fair, attending the NABJ 2018 Conference, and networking with News Associates at Media Mingle as formative opportunities that led to her News Associates role shortly after graduating in 2018.

Gonzalo del Peon

MA 2018, Studio 20

Gonzalo del Peon, a graduate of Studio 20, is an Associate at the American Journalism Project, a new venture philanthropy organization and the first organization of its kind focused on rebuilding the local news ecosystem and boosting its sustainability. As part of AJP’s launch team, Gonzalo helps to lead AJP’s research on the US local news landscape and assists with developing AJP’s investment criteria and strategy.

Maggie Maloney

MA 2016, Magazine

Hearst Digital Media promoted Maggie Maloney to Associate Digital Editor, Town & Country and ELLE DECOR, after she worked as Hearst Digital Media’s Social Media Editor. In her new role, Maggie combines her passions for strategy, social media, writing, and editing. Her full-time positions followed Maggie’s multiple internships at Hearst, including one as an Editorial Intern at Hearst Digital Media and another as a Digital Editorial Intern at Marie Claire.

Madison Roberts

MA 2017, Magazine

Soon after graduation, Madison Roberts’ success as a full-time intern at PEOPLE Magazine turned into a full-time job offer. Now, Madison works as PEOPLE’s Home + Travel Editorial Assistant, where she covers food, home, travel, and country music for both print and online coverage.

Shira Tarlo

Shira Tarlo

BA 2018

During the last few weeks of her spring internship, Shira was offered a full-time staff position as a General Assignment Reporter and Social Media Editor at, where she impressed the staff with her reporting, editing and social media skills. Shira has also interned with MSNBC,, NBC News, and worked as a stringer at the Associated Press during the 2016 presidential election.

Mariana CastroMariana Castro

BA 2018

VICE on HBO hired recent NYU grad Mariana Castro as a production assistant for the weekly show. Mariana interned extensively throughout her undergraduate studies at NYU Journalism and decided to pursue video journalism after taking the VICE production class at NYU in 2016. Thanks to that class, and her network, VICE reached out to her for this position.

Sabrina FranzaLauren Garry

MA 2018, Reporting the Nation and New York

During the last few weeks of her summer internship, Lauren Garry was offered a full-time staff position as a News Assistant at NY1, where she impressed the staff with her field production, editing and writing skills.

Sabrina FranzaSabrina Franza

BA 2018

Shortly after meeting with News 12 at NYU Journalism’s Career Fair, where she impressed them with her reel and internship experience, Sabrina Franza was hired as a reporter. The job offer came on Franza’s last day of classes as an undergraduate student. She now rotates between reporting in Brooklyn and the Bronx for the 24-hour local news network.

Meranda Yslas

BA 2017

INSIDER recently hired Meranda for a full-time role, as a result of her success as a Video Editor intern.

Kellymarie BraunKellymarie Braun

MA 2018, Reporting the Nation and New York

After impressing her producers for two semesters as news desk intern at ABC NewsOne, Kellymarie was hired on as a freelance production associate.

Christina CacourisChristina Cacouris

BA 2017

After graduating in May with internship experience and an extensive portfolio of freelance work, Christina utilized both social media and professional networks in her job search, impressing editors at V Magazine and accepting an offer to be their new assistant digital editor.

Reuben Jones

MA 2015, Reporting the Nation and New York

Reuben accepted a video journalist/reporter position with Spectrum News in Charlotte, NC. Previously, he was a weekend anchor and reporter for WREX-TV in Rockford, IL.

Tommy CollisonTommy Collison

BA 2017

Tommy accepted an offer to be a writer for The Tor Project, a non-profit organization that develops software to help people protect their privacy online.

Yamiche AlcindorYamiche Alcindor

MA 2015, News and Documentary

Yamiche, a reporter for The New York Times, was featured in Essence Magazine’s “Voices of the New America” series. Yamiche’s work is praised for “shedding light on stories we may not always hear, but that are integral to the fabric of our nation.”

Mariana Fernandez

BA 2018

NYU Journalism junior Mariana placed 7th in the 2016-2017 Hearst Journalism Awards Enterprise Reporting competition. The Hearst Awards recognize outstanding undergraduate achievement across 14 categories. NYU Journalism career services selects 2 student submissions to compete in each category. Josephine’s stories were in competition with over 100 students across the country.

Josephine Luck

BA 2017

NYU Journalism senior Josephine Luck placed in the 2016-2017 Hearst Journalism Awards. Her stories, “Computing Your Commute” and “Cute, Fluffy, and Expensive: NYU Students with Pets”, placed 10th in the Television Features competition.

Greg Howard

MA 2011, Magazine

Forbes recently named Greg one of their “30 under 30” in Media. He currently reports for The New York Times Magazine as a David Carr Fellow.

Nieves ZuberbuhlerNieves Zuberbuhler

MA 2013, Global Journalism

Nieves won an Emmy Award in the “Best Investigative Report in a News Magazine” category for co-producing the 2-part 60 Minutes story “Confidential Informants.” The investigation exposed a widespread and little-known practice– the secretive recruitment of young people, often college students, as confidential informants in the war on drugs.

Erica Gonzales

BA 2016

Erica joined Harper’s Bazaar as an assistant digital editor following her successful spring internship.

Katie Whittaker

MA 2016, Global Journalism

Katie’s spring internship at Saveur culminated in a job offer, and she began her new role as assistant digital editor after graduation in May.

Jane Zolkina

MA 2016, Reporting the Nation and New York

CNN’s “New Day” hired Jane as a production assistant after she impressed in her internship at CNN’s “Fareed Zakariah GPS.”

Jamiles Lartey

MA 2015, Global Journalism

Jamiles, a reporter for The Guardian, was named the 2016 Emerging Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists.

Reuben Jones

MA 2015, Reporting the Nation and New York

Reuben impressed his producers at WREX-TV in Rockford, Illinois, and was promoted from multimedia journalist to weekend anchor.

Marilyn La Jeunesse

BA 2015

Marilyn accepted an offer to be a Facebook editor at Mic, after meeting recruiters at the 2016 NYU Journalism Career Fair.

Kenzi Abou-SabeKenzi Abou-Sabe

BA 2016

Kenzi was accepted out of thousands of applicants for NBC’s prestigious News Associates program.

Johanna Li

BA 2016

Johanna was hired as a digital reporter for Inside Edition after her fall production internship.

Nicole Phillip

BA 2015

As media content lead for ABC News election coverage, Nicole manages all incoming election video content for the network.

Francina Morel

BA 2012

Condé Nast Traveler hired Francina as associate social media editor after meeting her at the 2016 NYU Journalism Career Fair.

Carina Wong

BA 2015

Carina met the VICE on HBO team at the 2015 NYU Journalism Career Fair, and after accepting a production assistant position, she returned to recruit NYU Journalism talent in 2016.

Rakeesha Wrigley

MA 2016, Reporting the Nation and New York

CNBC pegged Rakeesha for a production associate role with their long form unit shortly after her successful internship there.

Caleb Silver

MA 1997, News and Documentary

After more than 20 years producing broadcast news, digital video programming, documentaries and live events – most recently at CNN – Caleb moved to Investopedia as Vice President of Content.

Kyli Singh

MA 2015, Studio 20

Kyli is an associate editor at HuffPost Labs, where she works closely with newsroom editors to develop content and products in line with HuffPost’s DNA.

Phylicia Ashley

BA 2016

Phylicia will be an on-air reporter for WJFW in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.

Josh Azar

BA 2015

After graduating last spring, Josh got his start as a reporter for MandateWire, a Financial Times publication.

Molly O’Toole

MA 2011, Global Journalism

Molly is covering the 2016 election as senior reporter for Foreign Policy.

Brittany Mania

BA 2015

With two NBC News internships under her belt, Brittany was hired as a researcher for “Weekend TODAY.”

Madeline Welsh

MA 2016, Studio 20

Madeline returned for the 2016 NYU Journalism Career Fair to represent Guardian News & Media, where she is associate editor of the Guardian Mobile Innovation Lab.

Justin Slaughter

MA 2016, Cultural Reporting and Criticism

Justin signed on to be a reporter for Real Estate Capital.

Zoe Slemmons

BA 2015

Zoe was promoted from freelancer to full-time news assistant at NY1 News.