AlumniMontage3Merrill College alumni are great storytellers – whether it’s in print, online or broadcast. We’ll use this page to share some of the great stories our Terp alumni are covering.

Interested in becoming a great storyteller? Merrill College prides itself on providing real-world, hands-on experience for our fearless students as we take advantage of our location close to the journalism capital of the world.

Students receive working news training from award-winning faculty through capstone classes that include Capital News Service (celebrating 25+ years) with bureaus in Washington, D.C., Annapolis and College Park. We offer an emphasis on global security, computational journalism, investigative journalism and sports journalism. Our grads are #MerrillMade.

Kathy Park’07 is currently weekend anchor and general assignment reporter for KCRA TV in Sacramento, California. She worked at News Channel 8 in Washington, D.C. before moving west in 2014.

Brandon Goldner’13 joined the WNCT 9 On Your Side news team in January of 2014. He is currently one of the station’s general assignment reporters and a digital journalist.

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Idrees Ali (MJ’14) is National Security and Foreign Policy Correspondent for Reuters News Agency. He has a wide range of experience as a journalist – from Voice of America to the Washington Post and the Pakistan Press International.

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AshleyWestermanAshley Westerman (MJ’14) is a director for NPR’s Morning Edition. She is an award-winning radio journalist with a wide range of multimedia experience and a primary focus in radio reporting, production and hosting.


Interested in getting more information about the Philip Merrill College of Journalism?

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Undergraduate Information

Graduate Information