Alumni & Friends

In nearly six decades, the Dow Jones News Fund has prepared thousands of journalists who have advanced to prestigious careers at respected American media and are pioneering the latest in digital media. Our alumni can be found at nearly every major organization. Our network continues to flourish through networking events, professional development opportunities and volunteer activities.

Search the alumni portal to reconnect with friends from your program, find alumni in your newsroom or make new connections. The portal can be filtered by first name, year in program, employer or university.

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  • Luke Seemann
    Northwestern University Northwestern University CLASS OF 1998
  • Kirstin McCudden
    Kansas City PBS University of Missouri CLASS OF 1999
  • Amanda Okker Derengowski
    NerdWallet University of Colorado-Boulder CLASS OF 2003
  • Melanie Botts Viola
    Freelance University of Kansas CLASS OF 1990
  • Dan Gordon
    National Immigration Forum University of Missouri CLASS OF 2000
  • Dori Kay Hjalmarson
    Presbyterian Church-USA University of Missouri CLASS OF 2002
  • Joe Monaco
    University of Kansas University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill CLASS OF 2002
  • Vanessa Pearson
    Tulsa World University of Kansas CLASS OF 2007
  • Katie Krzaczek
    Columbia University CLASS OF 2017