The Northerner

From college to career: Exploring Northerner alums’ life post-grad

Top: Mackenzie Manley. Middle: Tara Derington. Bottom: Abby (Anstead) Dawn.

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2020

Take a look at where former Northerner reporters, editors, photographers, videographers, designers and other staff members are now.

Abby Dawn

Abby Dawn has worked at WCPO since graduating from NKU.

January 21, 2020

When were you at The Northerner? I worked for The Northerner from 2013-2017. When did you graduate? Major? I graduated in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a minor in Electronic Media and Broadcasting. What did you do at The Northerner?  I started as a staff writer, but I alwa...

Her love of journalism started at NKU. Now she shares it with Cincinnati

Abby Dawn works as a real-time editor for WCPO.

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

January 21, 2020

Abby Dawn’s favorite Northerner memory is being pushed down Griffin Hall’s first floor in a chair, spinning and laughing as she and her co-workers awaited election results.  Dawn (née Anstead), along with every other Northerner staff member, was working until 2 a.m. in 2016 to find out who the nex...

From NKU to BuzzFeed: Exploring an alum’s career

Tara Derington (far left) works at Thrive Global—Arianna Huffington's (center) start-up aimed to stop the burnout epidemic.

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

January 21, 2020

“What kind of a tree are you?” It’s the question that sparked Tara Derington’s love for journalism.  Barbara Walters followed-up Katharine Hepburn’s statement about being a tree in the 1981 ABC interview by asking her what kind of tree she would be.  Ever since then, Derington has b...

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Abby Anstead