In Media and Media-Related Professions

Graduates of the JMC program have held the following positions:

Newspapers and Magazines (Editing and Reporting)

  • Randy Bangert, editor, Greeley Tribune
  • Stacey Bengtson, supplements editor and education reporter, San Diego Business Journal, San Diego, California
  • Tom Bredehoft, publisher, The Flagler News, Flagler, Colorado
  • Jesse Chaney, farm editor and staff writer, The Fort Morgan Times, Fort Morgan, Colorado
  • Nick DeCicco, copy editor, The Union, Grass Valley, California
  • Megan Garrison, editor, 303 Magazine, Denver
  • Jessica Gates, marketing director, Tethered by Letters, Elizabeth, Colorado
  • Martin Hamilton, editor, Johnstown Breeze, Johnstown, Colorado
  • Maria Hauskins, stringer, Windsor Beacon, Windsor, Colorado
  • Eric Heinz: staff reporter for the Sangre de Cristo Chronicle.
  • Donovan Henderson, editor, NEXTnc, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Kurt W. Hinkle, senior reporter, Windsor Beacon, Windsor, Colorado
  • Briana Hovendick, community editor, Mile High Newspapers (Golden Transcript, Wheat Ridge Transcript, Lakewood Sentinel, and Arvada Press), Golden, Colorado
  • Lindsey Larson, sports/feature writer, Cañon City Daily Record, Canon City, Colorado
  • Heather Lilly, staff writer, MetroNorth Newspapers (Westminster Window, Northglenn-Thorton Sentinel, and Westsider), Thornton, Colorado
  • Matt Lubich, co-owner, Johnstown Breeze, Johnstown, Colorado and General Manager of The Mirror, UNC's student-run publication
  • Steve Luhm, sports columnist, Salt Lake Tribune, Utah
  • Ross Maak, copy desk chief, The Union, Grass Valley, California
  • Sandra Machuca, web editor, NEXTnc, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Chris Marcheso, proofreader/editorial assistant, Sounds True (multimedia publishing company), Louisville, Colorado
  • Thomas Martinez, editor, Mile High Newspapers (Golden Transcript, Wheat Ridge Transcript, Lakewood Sentinel, and Arvada Press), Golden, Colorado
  • Nate Miller, sports editor, Greeley Tribune
  • Sam Mustari, sports reporter, Greeley Tribune
  • Amy Nickelson, Sunday editor, Greeley Tribune
  • Josh Opitz, copy editor, The Gazette Telegraph, Colorado Springs
  • Eli Pace: night editor at The Leaf-Chronicle in Clarksville, Tenn.
  • Mark Pargas, assistant sports editor, New York Times
  • Tony Phiper, sports reporter and columnist, Fort Collins Coloradoan
  • Ed Quillen, columnist, The Denver Post
  • Josh Rhoten: Online Editor, Wyoming Tribune Eagle, Cheyenne
  • Neal Rubin, columnist, Detroit News
  • Matt Schuman, sports reporter/columnist, Greeley Tribune
  • Amy Speer, design editor, Rocky Mountain News, Denver
  • John Seelmeyer, managing editor, Northern Nevada Business Weekly, Reno, Nevada
  • Milan Simonich, reporter, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Heath Urie, reporter, Boulder Daily Camera, Boulder , Colorado
  • Doug Weller, editor, The Register (the weekly newspaper for the Catholic Diocese of Salina), Salina, Kansas
  • Neil Westergaard, editor, Denver Business Journal
  • Monte Whaley, staff writer, Denver Post
  • Tracy Zellitti, special sections writer, Durango Herald, Durango, Colorado
  • Trish Ragsdale, producer, The Weather Channel
  • Krystal Banner, producer, WYW Channel 19 Television, Key West Fl.

On-Line Publications (Editing, Writing, and Reporting)

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Public Relations and Advertising

  • Meg Backer, account executive, Ogilvy & Mather (advertising agency), New York, New York
  • Walt Barnhart, CEO, Carnivore Communications LLC (public relations agency), Littleton, Colorado
  • Dan Baker, Public Relations Manager, Infor Global Solutions, Chicago, Illinois
  • Kyle Boyd, copywriter, Graham Advertising, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Emily (Reed) Briggs, Director of Marketing and Admissions, Skyline Nursing Center, Cañon City, Colorado
  • Georgia Brown, affinity program coordinator (marketing coordinator), GroupSystems Corporation, Denver, Colorado
  • Corey Clark, project coordinator, ccINTELLECT (marketing agency), Denver, Colorado
  • Megan Collins, marketing intern, Denver Zoo, Denver
  • Bethany (Olson) DuBois, Administrative Assistant to the Public Information and Marketing Director, Aims Community College, Greeley
  • Julie Dumler, administrative assistant/coordinator of special projects, Arizona Sundogs Hockey Club, Prescott Valley, Arizona
  • Becky Farrar, public communications specialist, City of Colorado Springs
  • Brad Ficek, media planner, TracyLocke (advertising agency), Dallas, Texas
  • Matt Finn, advertising sales consultant, Northern Colorado Communications Group, Greeley, Colorado
  • Wesley Fothergill, Director of Communication and Community Resources, Thompson School District, Loveland, Colorado
  • Debbie Galle, assistant manager/community relations, El Paso County Fair, Calhan, Colorado
  • JoAnne Gattoni, regional community relations manager, Mariner Healthcare, Loveland, Colorado
  • Karen Gilkey, marketing manager, Southlands Shopping Center, Aurora, Colorado
  • Karen Height, marketing/communication director, Greeley Chamber of Commerce, Greeley
  • Deanna Herbert, public information officer/web author, Northeast Colorado Health Department , Sterling, Colorado
  • Bridget K. Houlihan, communications specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • Bryan Johnson, associate media director, Optimedia (advertising agency), Dallas Texas
  • Rebecca Kneip, national sales assistant, ESPN, New York, New York
  • Bob Lapinski, vice president marketing, Harris (bank), Joliet, Illinois
  • Macoy Lounsberry, media planner, The New York Times
  • Cathy Lucas, director of communications, The Metropolitan State College of Denver
  • Cheryl Lutton, director of marketing, Cities West Publishing (PHOENIX Magazine and Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine), Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Holly Markley, sales assistant, Clear Channel Colorado (major radio group), Denver
  • Molly (McWilliams) Markley, account executive, KTCL, Clear Channel Colorado (major radio group), Denver
  • Alyson Mestler, account coordinator, McClainFinlon (advertising agency), Denver
  • Lindsey Mills, art director, Karsh Hagan, Denver
  • Brina Milton, director of audience development, 7 Stages Theater, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Ed Moreno, Principal, Ed Moreno Consulting Co., Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Associate, The Keystone Center, Keystone, Colorado
  • Lauren Moser, assistant media planner, McClainFinlon (advertising agency), Denver
  • Jennifer Nestor, account executive, Boulder Publishing (Broomfield Enterprise and Boulder Daily Camera), Boulder, Colorado
  • Andrea Niece, account executive, 97.3, KBCO, Clear Channel Colorado (major radio group), Denver, Colorado
  • Abbey O'Neil, account coordinator, Schenkein, Inc. (public relations firm), Denver
  • Anna Osborn, communications specialist, Cherry Creek Schools, Greenwood Village, Colorado
  • Jon Patton, business to business marketing coordinator, Northern Colorado Communications Group, Greeley, Colorado
  • Steven Price, director of sales, Lincoln Financial Media (KYGO-FM, KJCD-FM, KQKS-FM, KKFN-AM, KEPN-AM), Denver
  • Trevor Pulver, senior media planner, TracyLocke (advertising agency), Dallas, Texas
  • Jennifer Roedel, account executive, Swartz Communication (public relations agency), Watham, Massachusetts
  • Nicholas J. Sabula, Capt, deputy chief, Public Affairs, USAF, Italy
  • Dussteen (Grisdale) Scott, account executive, Clear Channel Colorado (major radio group), Denver
  • Eric Scott, Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida
  • Nick Skolness, associate client service specialist, Atlas Solutions, Denver
  • Dondi Smith, public relations/marketing coordinator, Professional Bull Riders, Inc., Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Christina Southern, project manager, Leopard Marketing Communications, Broomfield, Colorado
  • Matt Stewart, management associate program–marketing, Mirage Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Natalie Stevens, marketing technician, City of Greeley Water Conservation, Greeley
  • Tom Stofac, CEO, Dave, Inc. (creative advertising services), Lawrence, Kansas
  • Patricia A. Stroud, manager of business development, Junior Achievement–Rocky Mountain, Inc., Denver
  • Christine Swaim, marketing director, The Lund Partnership, Denver
  • Kelly Valentine, client relations coordinator, Center for Performance Assessment, Denver
  • Michelle Watson, senior media planner/buyer, Richmond Homes (national developer), Denver
  • Jason Webb, copywriter, Red Rocket Media Group, Windsor, Colorado
  • Jacque Williams, assistant director of recruitment communications, The Metropolitan State College of Denver
  • Chad Zulian, media development/marketing director, Parts Unlimited/Drag Specialties, LeMans Corporation, Janesville, Wisconsin
  • Dan Zyla, account manager, Comcast Spotlight, Denver

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Television, Radio, and Video Production

  • Cori Campfield-Anton, Lead Promotions Manager, K-LOVE Radio, Lakewood, Colorado
  • Mike Castellucci, reporter, WFFA-TV, Dallas, Texas
  • Steven Clark, evening news anchor, WXYZ Detroit (ABC affiliate)
  • Adam Classen, production assistant, KGWN-TV, Cheyenne, Wyoming (CBS affiliate)
  • Mike Fisher, sports talk show host, KMSR 990am, and editor and publisher,, Dallas, Texas
  • Matthew Kruger, weather reporter, KAUZ-TV, Wichita Falls, Texas (CBS affiliate)
  • Josh Leonard, producer/writer, HGTV’s Generation Renovation, High Noon Entertainment, Denver
  • Brian Malone, co-owner, Malone Media Group, Castle Rock, Colorado
  • Bill Martin, evening news anchor, Fox 8 News, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Michael McCarthy, producer, Colorado-Pacific L.L.C. (television production), La Jolla, California
  • Sara Morris, reporter, KFOX-TV, El Paso, Texas
  • Kris Olinger, Director of AM Programming, Clear Channel Denver
  • Josh Opitz: story producer for 495 Productions. Shows include “Jersey Shore Season 5.”
  • Lesley Reno, producer, KMGH-TV, Denver (ABC affiliate)
  • Jeff Rice, operations manager, 105.7 KPMX, Sterling, Colorado
  • Guy Thiets, videographer, Feed the Children
  • Tammy Vigil, reporter, Fox News, Denver
  • Ed Werder, ESPN, NFL game day reporter
  • Sarah Yosten, weekend anchor, KGWN-TV, Cheyenne, Wyoming (CBS affiliate)
  • April Zesbaugh, morning news anchor, KOA-Radio, Denver

For alumni and alumnae in radio and television advertising see the “Public Relations and Advertising” listing above.

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JMC Alums in Other Career Fields

  • Eric Lars Bakke, owner, Eric Lars Bakke Traditional & Digital Photography, Evergreen, Colorado
  • Denise Burgess, CEO, Burgess Mechanical, and Denver Urban Renewal Authority Commissioner, Denver, Colorado
  • Whitney DeSanti, Rodeo Approvals Manager, Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, Colorado Springs
  • Anita Fleming-Rife, Chair, Department of Mass Communication, Grambling State University, Grambling, Louisiana
  • John Gaterud, Assistant Professor, Department of Mass Communication, Minnesota State University–Mankato
  • Rick Hays, president (retired), Qwest–Montana
  • Nancy Lantis, real estate and mortgage consultant, Colorado Home Mortgage and Colorado Home Realty, Denver, Colorado
  • Lynette Medved, 4th Grade Teacher, Sierra Vista Elementary, Pueblo, Colorado
  • Mark L. Olson, executive director, The Greeley Downtown Development Authority, Greeley
  • Kelly Scott, lecturer, School of Communication, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley
  • Bobby Warner, Recreation Supervisor, Town of Windsor Parks and Recreation Department, Windsor, Colorado
  • Liz Watts, Associate Professor of Mass Communications, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
  • Ken Williams,CEO, Centennial Chapter, American Red Cross, Fort Collins, Colorado

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