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.

December 1, 2020

Abigail Metsch, BA 2020

Abigail Metsch

Shortly after she graduates, Abigail Metsch will be a full-time MMJ/Reporter at WCIA News, a CBS affiliate owned by the Nexstar Media Company in Champaign, Illinois. In this role she will be covering Champaign, Urbana, Springfield, Decatur and Central Illinois.

Abigail first connected with Nexstar at the 2020 NYU Journalism Career Fair.

October 1, 2020

Claire Tighe, MA 2018, Reporting the Nation & New York

Claire Tighe

Claire Tighe, a former Arthur L. Carter Fellow and current Podcast Producer at NBC News and MSNBC, was recently honored by the New York Press Club with its 2020 award in the Podcast-TV category for acting as Associate Producer on the NBC News show “Article II: Inside Impeachment.”

October 1, 2020

Reena Roy, BA 2013

Reena Roy

Reena Roy recently began working for ABC News as a NY-based Correspondent and Multiplatform Reporter. In this role, she covers major national news stories and reports live for ABC affiliates across the country, while also producing daily packages for  the early morning show America This Morning. Her pieces also air on ABC News Radio and ABC News Live. Prior to this job, Reena worked for the NYC CBS affiliate. She started her career at News12, after making a contact at the NYU Journalism Career Fair.

August 1, 2020

Maria Florencia Smith, MA 2019, News and Documentary

Maria Florencia Smith

After a successful internship at NY1 Noticias, Maria Florencia Smith was hired as their new Multimedia Journalist. As an MMJ, she will be shooting, editing and presenting stories live. When Maria interned at NY1 Noticias, she was given a unique opportunity to demonstrate her producing and reporting skills, and she knew it was a place she’d want to work after graduation.

May 1, 2020

Nicolás Ríos, MA 2019, Studio 20

Rios, Nicolas

Non-profit immigrant news site Documented recently hired Nicolás Ríos as its first Audience Editor. In this role, he will oversee audience research, growth strategies, and data analysis.

April 1, 2020

Sierra Jackson, BA 2019

Sierra Jackson BA 2019

Sierra Jackson was recently hired as a digital reporter for the Law360 legal journalism newswire after speaking with a recruiter during the 2020 NYU Journalism Career Fair. She will be working with a team that reports on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, project finance, real estate and capital markets.

March 1, 2020

Amber Walker, MA 2019, Studio 20

Amber Walker

Amber C. Walker was recently hired by J6 Labs, a digital media consultancy/innovation lab based in Washington, D.C. In her role as an Emerging Technologies and Marketing strategist, Amber will help top brands design and implement digital product strategies across a variety of new devices, services, and platforms.

March 1, 2020

Jessie Shi, MA 2019, Studio 20

Jessie Shi

Jessie Shi is the new Social Media Editor at the San Antonio Express-News. She will be creating content and engaging readers with skills she learned through the Studio 20 program.

March 1, 2020

Natasha Jokic, MA 2019, Studio 20

Natasha Jokic

Studio 20 alum Natasha Jokic has been named an Editorial Fellow at In this role, Natasha has been learning to write in the various styles and formats BuzzFeed is known for, while also continuing to cultivate her own unique writing voice.

March 1, 2020

Hadeel Al-Shalchi, MA 2019, Studio 20

Hadeel Al-Shalchi

After graduating from Studio 20, Hadeel Al-Shalchi began working in Washington, D.C. as an Editor on Weekend Edition at NPR. She will soon begin training to help run the Up First weekend podcast.

January 1, 2020

Farnoush Amiri, MA 2018, Reporting the Nation & New York

Farnoush Amiri

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.

January 1, 2020

Amber Wang, BA 2019

Amber Wang

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.

January 1, 2020

David Pan, MA 2019, Business and Economic Reporting

David Pan

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.

March 1, 2019

Monay Robinson, MA 2018, Reporting the Nation and New York

Monay Robinson

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.

March 1, 2019

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.

November 1, 2018

Maggie Maloney, MA 2016, Magazine

Maggie Maloney

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.

November 1, 2018

Madison Roberts, MA 2017, Magazine

Madison Roberts

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.

September 1, 2018

Shira Tarlo, BA 2018

Shira Tarlo

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.

September 1, 2018

Mariana 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.

August 1, 2018

Lauren Garry, MA 2018, Reporting the Nation and New York

Lauren Garry

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.