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Jeff Donaldson ('91) has been promoted to Vice President of Communications at Elias/Savion Advertising in Pittsburgh, PA. He oversees both the public relations and communications practices at the agency.

Niki Schloss ('10) is an Integrated Marketing & Promotions Coordinator at Premiere Radio Networks in NYC. She currently works on "Elvis Duran and The Morning Show," along with a few nationally syndicated Country format shows and Premiere sponsored special events.

Jon "JAG" Gay ('02) leaves Burlington, VT to take over nights on Channel 955 Detroit's Hit Music Station.

Kevin Rich ('07) heads west to become a Senior Account Manager at CBS Radio in Seattle, WA.

Larry Hryb ('89) is Director of Programming at XBox Live- better known by his gamertag "Major Nelson."

Former Z89 Sports Director Ryan Johnston ('98) has done fill-in work as Play-By-Play Broadcaster on the Boston Bruins Radio Network. Ryan is also a weekend talk host at the Bruins flagship station, 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston in addition to hosting weekday afternoons on 980AM WCAP in Lowell, MA.

J.R. Whalen ('89) is a Multimedia Producer at The Wall Street Journal Online Digital Network, producing news segments and booking celebrities for the online programs.

Jeff Rossen ('98) is an NBC News correspondent. In addition to covering the world's top stories, Jeff handles investigative stories for America's #1 morning show, NBC's TODAY. Jeff also fills in on the news desk at Weekend TODAY.

Mike Couzens ('10) is the play-by-play voice and media relations for the Dayton Dragons minor league baseball team- Class A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds.

Geoff Herbert ('05) is now an Associate Producer at Syracuse.com.

Matt Friedman ('94) was named chair of the Marketing Committee of Michigan's 2011 Mackinac Policy Conference, the signature event of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce.

Miles Grant ('99), Online Communications Manager for the National Wildlife Foundation, is operating a popular political and environmental policy blog at http://thegreenmiles.blogspot.com.

Scott MacFarlane ('98) has been awarded a yearlong reporting fellowship by the National Press Foundation in Washington, D.C. and interviewed President Barack Obama in August, 2011 in his post at Washington Correspondent for COX Televisio.

Former Lock Scholar Lauren Levine ('10) is the Digital Content Coordinator for Galaxy Communications in Syracuse, NY. She is also assistant to the Program Director for TK99, Sunny 102 and Mix 102.5.

Greg Dixon ('02) is a producer for NPR's "All Things Considered" in Washington, DC. Earlier in 2011, he reported for NPR from Tokyo after the Japanese earthquake.

Mike Dardis ('89) is news anchor at KOMO-TV, Seattle.

Brian Roll ('98) is a Media Asset Manager at NBC Universal in Englewood Cliffs, NJ.

Chris Glorioso ('99) has joined WNBC-TV, New York as a reporter.

Dana Dieterle ('91) is Assistant News Director at WOIO-TV in Cleveland.

Michelle Buchwalter ('10) is a Morning Show Producer at 97.9 FM-WRMF, "The Best Variety Of The 80's, 90's And Today!" in West Palm Beach, FL.

Shannon Peterson ('09) is a Social Media Coordinator at WDRV-FM in Chicago.

John Ferracane ('03) is now an Executive Producer at WPLG, the ABC affiliate in Miami-Fort Lauderdale. He moved south after 7 years at WDIV in Detroit.

Darla McLovich Gerdes ('92) has moved to Charlotte, NC as the Program Director/Afternoon Drive Host of Clear Channelís AC WLYT, Lite 102.9.






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Jeff Donaldson ('91) promoted at Elias/Savion

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