The Philip Merrill College of Journalism welcomes industry professionals to campus (in person and by phone/Skype/Facebook) and to events off campus throughout the school year. Our students gain insight and real-world training by working with these media professionals. The list is alphabetical by year.


2017

Marcus Brauchli – Former Washington Post reporter, now co-founder of North Base Media
Kathleen Cairns – Fox 45 Baltimore Reporter
Lisa Dickey – freelance journalist and author of, “Bears in the Streets: Three Journeys Across a Changing Russia.”
David Fahrenthold – Washington Post Investigative Reporter
Arelis Hernandez ’09 – Washington Post Political Reporter
Mariam Khan – Digital Journalist at ABC News
Wesley Lowery – Pulitzer Prize-Winning Reporter for the Washington Post
Josh Mauer – Baseball Play-by-Play Announcer (last – Trenton Thunder)
Larry Patrick – Patrick Communications

2016

Major Bill Alexander – Prince George’s Police Dept.
Pat Anastasi – producer CNBC
Allison Arden – Publisher of Advertising Age
Jarrett Bell – USA Today NFL columnist
Bertrand Berry – Retired 12-year NFL Veteran, Pro Bowler, Notre Dame Star, Now Arizona Sports Radio Host
Matt Bylis – Reporter for News Channel 12 in New Bern, NC
Steve Buckhantz – Wizards TV and Radio Announcer
Mike Carter-Conine – WJLA (ABC7) Anchor and Reporter
Andy Carvin – Editor, First Look Media and former NPR senior strategist on the Social Media Desk
Wendi Cassuto – Group Associate Publisher, Hearst Magazines
Lt. David Coleman – Prince George’s Police Dept.
Roger Cossack – ESPN Legal Analyst
Candy Crowley – Former CNN Correspondent and State of the Union Host
Jumoke Davis – Monumental Sports Network
Alanna Delfino, Videographer, Fox 45
Raj De – NSA Former General Counsel
Carmel Delshad – Senior Social Engagement Producer for AJ+
Heather Dinich – ESPN
Kara Dixon, reporter, WAVY, Norfolk
Thomas Drike – Former NSA Official and Whistleblower
Robert Doubek – “Creating the Vietnam War Memorial”
Jamie Erdahl – CBS NFL Sideline Reporter
Justin Fenton – Baltimore Sun Reporter
Sean Gallagher – Ars Technica
Siobhan Gorman – Former Reporter WSJ and Baltimore Sun
Rev Alvin Gwynn Sr. – President of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (IMA) of Baltimore
Dr. Stephen Haas – Orthopedic Surgeon
Scott Hanson – NFL RedZone
Whitney Harris, anchor/reporter, WRIC, Richmond
Justin Harvey – Chief Security Officer, Fidelis Cybersecurity
Stan Heist -(M.A.) Director of News Training & Development at Sinclair Broadcast Group
Steve Henn – Former NPR Tech Reporter and Current Tech Entrepreneur
Lilly Ciric Hoffman – Digital Media Trainer & Multimedia Lecturer
Jerry Izenberg – Sports Columnist for the Newark Star-Ledger
John Jenkins – Founder and CEO of Law Street Media
Tom Kent – Deputy Managing Editor and Standards Editor at the AP, New York
Evan Lambert – reporter, Fox 13, Tampa
Nick Levan – CNN Recruiter
Christine Lien – Videographer, Fox 45
Frank LoMonte – Student Press Law Center
Oliver Macklin – MLB.Com
Jonathan Malat – Director of Photography, TV2 in Denmark
John Maroon – Maroon PR
Mary Beth Marsden (Formerly with WMAR TV and WBAL-Radio)
Trevor Matich – ESPN/CNS Football Analyst
Kathleen Matthews  – Former WJLA-TV Anchor/Reporter
Trevor Matich – Football Analyst and former NFL Player
Paul Monusky ’01 – NFL Films producer
Zainab Mudallal ’15 – News and Fitness Editor Washington Post Express
David Muir – Anchor, ABC World News Tonight
Sara Murray – CNN Political Reporter (Trump Campaign)
Amy Newman – Vice President of Marketing for iHeartMedia
Jason Newton/anchor/WBAL TV
Craig O’Donnell – Content Producer at the Dover Post
Carlos Olazagasti, Videographer, Hearst DC Bureau
John Ourand, Sports Business Journal Media Reporter
Alex Parker – ABC7 and NewsChannel 8 Sports Director
Evan Parker ’05 – Senior Executive, NASCAR
Larry Patrick – Patrick Communications
Chloe Pavlech ’16 – Maryland Women’s Basketball
Michael Pell – Reuters Data Journalist
Rear Adm. Stephen Pietropaoli (ret.) – Former Spokesman for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Head of the Navy’s Public Affairs Office
Stephen Pimpo, digital producer, WJLA
Zvi Reich, Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Ben-Gurion University and visiting fellow at the Annenberg School at Penn.
Dave Revsine – BIG 10 Network Lead Anchor
Wendy Rieger – News4 (WRC-TV) Anchor/Reporter
Jimmy Roberts ’79 – NBC Sports, The Golf Channel
Mike Rolince – Longtime FBI counterterrorism official
Ken Rosenthal – Fox Sports MLB sideline reporter
Dave Ross – 120 Sports (Chicago)
Lisa C. Rost – Knight-Mozilla @opennews fellow for @nprviz
Tom Roussey, reporter, WJLA
David Sanger – New York Times
Mike Schuh – Reporter for WJZ-TV, Baltimore
Bryan Sears – State Government Reporter for The Daily Record
Aarti Shahani – NPR Tech Reporter
Scott Shane – New York Times National Security Reporter
Amanda Shank – NFL Players, Inc.
Allen Shapiro – Associate Director at ABC News
Dave Sheinin – Washington Post Sportswriter
Lindsay Simpson – D.C. United director of media, communications and broadcasting
Ahmad Shuja – Research Associate – Human Rights Watch
John Smallwood ’87 – columnist Philadelphia Daily News
Toni Smith-Thompson – Donor Relationship Officer at New York Civil Liberties Union
Matt Speiser – Principal at Speiser Consulting, Former Deputy CNN Bureau Chief
Sage Steele – Anchor for NBA Countdown on ESPN and ABC.
Dennis Ting, reporter, WEHT/WTVW, Evansville, Indiana
Tommy Tomlinson – ESPN
Greg Toppo – USA TODAY Reporter
Scott Van Pelt – ESPN
Rhiannan Walker ’16 – The Undefeated
Ben Worsley, Videographer, Fox 45
Greg Wyshynski – Editor, Puck Daddy Blog, Yahoo
Amanda Yeager – Annapolis Capital
Adam Yosim – Fox 45 Baltimore Reporter
Bassem Youssef – “Jon Stewart of Egypt”

2015

Idrees Ali – Reuters
Edward Alwood -Former CNN Correspondent, Emeritus Journalism Professor, Quinnipiac University
Wyatt Andrews – CBS (retired)
Stephen Barber – Freelancer
Josh Barr – Washington Post
Dana Bash-  CNN Chief Political Correspondent
Lori Beecher – Executive Vice President, Ketchum
Maurine Beasley – UMD Emeritus Journalism Professor
Peter Beilenson – Baltimore City Health Commissioner
Christine Brennan – USA Today Sports
Matt Brown – SB Nation
Joe Campbell, American University Journalism Professor
Sasho Cerovski – Maryland Men’s Soccer Coach
Mike Chinoy – Former CNN Beijing Correspondent
Michelle Chism – Assistant News Director at WBAL-TV, Baltimore
Sheila Craighead – Former Official White House Photographer
Robert Doubek – Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Co-Founder
Jared Favole – senior director, Hamilton Place Strategies
Chris Frates, CNN correspondent
Jed Gamber – Fox 45 Baltimore
Paul Gessler – Fox 45 Baltimore
Donald Graham – Former Publisher of the Washington Post
Chelsea Janes – Washington Post
Sally Jenkins – Washington Post
Nikole Hannah-Jones – ProPublica
Sara Just – PBS NewsHour
Tim Kirkjian – ESPN
Tony Kornheiser – ESPN
Myriam Marquez – El Nuevo Herald, Miami
Allison MacAdam – Newsroom Storytelling Evangelist at NPR
Cheryl Meyer – Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photojournalist During the Iraq War
Alex Moe – Capitol Hill Producer at NBC News
Neki Mohan – WPLG Anchor and Reporter
Rosemary Ostmann – President and CEO of Rose Communications
Brandon Parker – Washington Post
Larry Patrick – Patrick Communications
Maury Povich –  TV Personality
Scott Price – Sports Illustrated
Vic Ratner – ABC News (retired)
Maria Reeve – Deputy Metro Editor at Star Tribune
Tom Roussey – ABC7 – WJLA-TV, Washington, D.C.
Jeremy Schaap – ESPN
Mike Schuh – WJZ-TV
Eric Seals – Photo / Video Journalist
Dave Sheinin – Washington Post
Patrick Smith – Getty Images, Baltimore
Terry Taylor – AP Sports (Retired)
Scott Van Pelt – ESPN
William Wang – Washington Post
Pam Ward – ESPN
Michael Wilbon – ESPN
Gary Williams – Former University of Maryland Men’s Basketball Coach
Charean Williams – Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Tyler Weyant – Politico
Mary Woolley – ResearchAmerica


In the past few years we’ve also welcomed to Knight Hall:

Alison Arden – Ad Age publisher
Bonnie Bernstein – Vice President, Content & Brand Development/On-Air Host at Campus Insiders
Kaitlyn Carr (Wilson) – Managing Editor for PressBox
Aaron Carter – Philadelphia Inquirer sports reporter
Wendi Cassuto, Hearst group associate publisher
Tina Cervasio – MSG Network Sideline Reporter NYC
Rick Davis – Executive Vice President of News Standards and Practices for CNN
Rose DiPaula – Assistant Director of Media Relations, UMD
Eduardo Encina – Orioles Beat for the Baltimore Sun
Lou Ferrara – Chief content officer for Bankrate.com
Bob Ford – Sports Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer
Emilio Garcia-Ruiz – Managing Editor at The Washington Post
David Ginsburg – Associated Press
Alan Goldenbach – Assistant Professor of Journalism – Hood College
Richard C. Hottelet – correspondent, CBS Network (retired)
Frank Isola – Reporter at New York Daily News
John Jenkins – Law Street Media founder
Adi Joseph – NBA Editor for the Sporting News
Michael Katz – USA Today Sports
Robert Klemko – Sports Illustrated
Will Kuhns – Supervising Producer, MLS+ at Major League Soccer
Ted Leonsis – Owner of the Washington Capitals and Washington Wizards
Tom McMillen – Former Terp and NBA star, Rhodes Scholar, U.S. Congressman
Monica McNutt – Sports Reporter and Anchor at CTV
Larry Michael – Sr VP/Executive Producer/Media at Washington Redskins
Amy Newman – senior vice president of iHeart Media/iHeart Radio
John Ourand – Media Reporter at Sports Business Journal
Evan Parker – Senior Director, Brand Platforms at NASCAR
Larry Patrick – Patrick Communications
Maury Povich –  TV Personality
Courtney Radsch – Committee to Protect Journalists
Ike Richman – Vice President, Public Relations at Comcast-Spectacor
Jimmy Roberts – NBC sports / Golf Channel
David Selig – Sports Reporter – Sun Sentinel
Mark Selig – Assistant Sports Editor at Columbia Missourian
Fern Shen – Baltimore Brew News website
Dan Silverman – Prince of Petworth website, Washington, D.C.
Jonas Shaffer – Sports ReporterPete Volk – Assistant college football editor at SB Nation
Beatrice Tignor – Maryland State Delegate – Prince George’s County
Chris Weller – former Maryland women’s basketball coach
Christy Winters-Scott – College basketball color analyst
Stephen Whyno – National hockey reporter at The Canadian Press
Joe Yasharoff – Experienced Managing Editor and Executive Sports TV Producer
Jesse Yomtov – USA Today Sports