The Northerner

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

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

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.

Derek Daley is a product designer for Kroger Digital.

Derek Daley

January 21, 2020

When were you at The Northerner?  2015-2017. When did you graduate? Major? I graduated in May of 2017 with a Bachelor's Degree in Media Informatics. What did you do at The Northerner?  At The Northerner,...

Lizzie Kibler is the digital and social media specialist at NKU.

Lizzie Kibler

January 21, 2020

When were you at The Northerner? 2013-2016. When did you graduate? Major? Journalism, with EMB and MIN minors. What did you do at The Northerner? I wrote articles mostly pertaining to arts and life,...

Jude Noel freelances for CityBeat.

Jude Noel

January 21, 2020

When were you at The Northerner? 2016-2018 When did you graduate? Major? 2018, English What did you do at The Northerner? In 2017, I started off as the Northerner's social media editor, creating aesthetically-arranged...

Matt Sexton is a broadcaster for NKUs ESPN3/ESPN+ coverage.

Matt Sexton

January 21, 2020

When were you at The Northerner?  Fall 2015 through Spring 2017. When did you graduate? Major? Graduated in May, 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a minor in EMB. What did you do at...

Sam Rosenstiel is a real-time editor at WCPO.

Sam Rosenstiel

January 21, 2020

When were you at The Northerner? I wrote my first story for The Northerner in fall 2016. When did you graduate? Major? I graduated in May 2019 with a BA in JOU and an EMB minor. What did you do at...

Ashely Dawn is a radio personality for The Big Dave Show on B105.

Ashley Hempfling Dawn

January 21, 2020

When were you at The Northerner?  Fall 2015 to Spring 2016 When did you graduate? Major? May of 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Electronic Media and Broadcasting and a Minor in Journalism. What...

Mike Canizales (far right) is a sports reporter and sports weekend anchor for KBMT-12NewsNow in Beaumont, Texas.

Mike Canizales

January 21, 2020

When were you at the Northerner? September 2017 - December 2018. When did you graduate? Major? December 2018; Major in Electronic Media Broadcasting/Minor in Journalism. What did you do at The Northerner? Started...

Brent Donaldson is a  senior editor at Gardner Business Media.

Brent Donaldson

January 21, 2020

When were you at The Northerner? 2003-2005. When did you graduate? Major?  2005, journalism. What did you do at The Northerner? News/features writer. What has your career been like since graduating? I...

Mackenzie Manley is the arts and culture editor at CityBeat.

Covering a community: How an NKU alum shares stories

Northerner alum Mackenzie Manley loves telling people’s stories
Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief January 21, 2020

Mackenize Manley started at NKU undeclared. Her first semester, she took science courses and hated it; chemistry was not her strong suit.  Eventually, she realized she had a passion for writing and...

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

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

Abby Dawn loves telling people’s stories the way they want them to be told
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),...

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

From NKU to BuzzFeed: Exploring an alum’s career

Northerner alum Tara Derington knows how to make content go viral
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...

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