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.

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June 1, 2021

Tatyana Tandanpolie, BA 2022

Tatyana Tandanpolie

Tatyana Tandanpolie’s story “Open-Hearted: Dionte’ Johnson” won the 2021 Gold Award in the Best Personality Profile category (medium) in the Alliance of Area Business Publishers contest and first place in features from the 2021 all Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards.

April 1, 2021

Margaret Marie Guzman, BA 2021

Margaret Guzman

Insider, Inc. hired Margaret Marie Guzman as a Video Producing Fellow to work within the News and Documentary team following production and research internships in two documentary production companies. Margaret also produced a feature-length film.

April 1, 2021

Amanda VanAllen, MA 2011, Reporting the Nation & New York

Amanda VanAllen

PHL17 hired Amanda VanAllen to anchor their morning show in Philadelphia. Prior to this job, Amanda was a reporter/ fill-in anchor at WEWS in Cleveland.

April 1, 2021

Katie Keller, BA 2020

Katie Keller

NY1 hired Katie Keller as an Associate Producer following her successful internship at the station. She first met people from NY1 at the NYU Journalism Career Fair and that’s how she scored the internship.

March 1, 2021

Duy Nguyen, BA 2020

Duy Nguyen

Utilizing connections he made through the 2020 NYU Journalism Career Fair and his data journalism class, Duy Nguyen was recently chosen as an Opinion Graphics Fellow at the New York Times. In this prestigious Fellowship, Duy will be utilizing – and further developing – his skills in data visualization.

February 1, 2021

Gabi Dunham, BA 2020

Gabi Dunham Career News

Fox 47 (WSYM) hired Gabi Dunham as a Multimedia Journalist to help them launch a newscast. In this role, Gabi is using the videography and reporting skills she learned at NYU to cover news and sports in Lansing, MI.

February 1, 2021

Maureen Mullarkey, MA 2020, Reporting the Nation & New York

Maureen Mullarkey Career News

Maureen Mullarkey was recently hired as a Production Assistant for PEOPLE Magazine’s first ever podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, where she will assist the production team in research, organization, pitching story ideas, working with talent, and editing audio.

February 1, 2021

Maria Abreu, MA 2020, GloJo

Maria Abreu Career News

Global & Joint Studies alum Maria Abreu was hired as an Assistant Editor in Forbes’s Money team. In this role, she will be responsible for recruiting contributors, fact-checking longform articles and editing the content stream on the Money channel.

February 1, 2021

Hoa P. Nguyen, MA 2020, Magazine

Hoa Nguyen

Shortly after graduating, Hoa P. Nguyen was hired as an Assistant Editor at Edutopia, a website that covers innovation in preK-12 education. She will conduct research, pitch, write, edit stories as well as provide all around support for the editorial team.

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 BuzzFeed.com. 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.