Northwestern University Journalismby Sylviastel | created - 28 Jan 2015 | updated - 28 Jan 2015 | Public
Amalie Benjamin: Boston Globe sports columnist.
Valerie Boyd: BS 1985; author and former Atlanta Journal Constitution Arts Editor.
Benedict Carey; MS 1985; New York Times Science Reporter.
Shirley E. Flynn; American historian.
Ira Glass; host of NPR's "This American Life." attended Northwestern but transferred to Brown and graduated there. Joshua Green; MSJ; senior editor of "The Atlantic."
Stephen Hunter; Pulitzer Prize winning film critic for the Washington Post and novelist.
Laura Jacobs; BA 1978; contributing editor at Vanity Fair and New Criterion dance critic. Clara Jeffery; editor in chief of Mother Jones magazine. Maura Johnston (BS 1997) editor, critic.
Adam Rittenberg Tina Rosenberg; BA 1981, MSJ;
Anatole Shub; Washington Post and New York Times journalist. W.E. Pete Snelson;
Dina Temple-Raston; BA 1986;
Julia Wallace; BA 1978; editor for the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Jack Wardlaw; BS, MA; Louisian journalist, capital bureau chief in Baton Rouge of the New Orleans Times Piscayune. David Weigel; Slate magazine political reporter. Michael Wilson; Washington Post sports columnist.
1. J.A. Adande
Has been sports columnist for The Los Angeles Times since 1997. A member of the National Association of Black Journalists. Received his bachelor of science degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Had internships with The LA Times' Westside ...
former Los Angeles Times sports columnist.
Peter Alexander is an actor, known for NBC News Special Report: The Death of Pope John Paul II (2005), NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (1970) and NBC News Decision 2010 (2010). He has been married to Alison Starling since 2012. They have two children.
NBC News National Correspondent
4. Jabari Asim
Self | Tavis Smiley
Jabari Asim was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He is an author, poet, playwright, and an associate professor of writing, literature and publishing at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. Since 2007, he has been Editor-in-Chief of The Crisis magazine founded in 1910 by W.E.B. Du Bois ...
Washington Post columnist
Writer | Deepwater Horizon
BS 1986; New York Times Pulitzer Prize Winning reporter.
6. Steve Bell
Self | ABC World News This Morning
Steve Bell was born on December 9, 1935 in Oskaloosa, Iowa, USA as Stephen Scott Bell. He was married to Joyce Dillavou. He died on January 25, 2019 in Muncie, Indiana, USA.
MS 1963; former ABC News Correspondent.
7. Ira Berkow
Writer | Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Ira Berkow was born on January 7, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Ira Harvey Berkow. He is a writer and actor, known for Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (1995), Champions of American Sport (1983) and 30 for 30 (2009). He has been married to Dolores (Dolly) Case since 1978. He was previously ...
MS 1964; author, New York Times Sports Columnist.
8. Kai Bird
Writer | American Prometheus
MS 1975; Pulitzer Prize winning author and columnist.
Producer | Dishonorable Mention
BS 1981; former Dallas Morning News sports columnist.
Self | The Robert MacNeil Report
Christine Brennan was born on May 14, 1958 in Toledo, Ohio, USA.
BS 1980; MS 1981; USA Today Sports Columnist.
former New York Times White House Correspondent.
12. Amanda Congdon
Amanda Congdon was born on August 4, 1981 in New York City, New York, USA as Amanda Thornton Congdon. She is a producer and actress, known for Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006), SD Sketch: Compooting (2010) and Fools for Gold (2005). She has been married to Mario Francesco Librandi ...
13. Mort Crim
Actor | Detroiters
BS 1997; contributor to the New York Times magazine and author.
MSJ; senior editor of The New Republic.
17. Linda Foley
BS 1977; president of the Newspaper Guild.
BA 1975; MA 1976; former columnist and reporter for the Los Angeles Times.
21. Lauren Green
Actress | Prince: My Name Is Prince
Lauren Green is the youngest of five children born to a welder/janitor and teacher's assistant. They lived in a three bedroom house in south Minneapolis. At a young age, Lauren developed an interest in music and art through her older siblings studies in everything from painting to piano. Although ...
22. Mike Greenberg
Actor | Valentine's Day
Mike Greenberg was born on August 6, 1967 in New York City, New York, USA as Michael Darrow Greenberg. He is a writer and producer, known for Valentine's Day (2010), Tilt (2005) and Reckoning (2016). He has been married to Stacy Greenberg since September 6, 1997. They have two children.
23. John Heilemann
John Heilemann was born on January 23, 1966 in Los Angeles, California, USA as John Arthur Heilemann. He is a producer and actor, known for The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth (2016), Game Change (2012) and The Chris Matthews Show (2002). He is married to Diana Rhoten.
26. Michael Isikoff
Michael Isikoff was born in 1952 in the USA. He is a writer and producer, known for D.C. Sniper: 23 Days of Fear (2003), Uniquely Nasty (2015) and The Clinton Affair (2018). He is married to Lisa Stein. They have one child.
Newsweek investigative journalist.
Entertainment Weekly creator, columnist, and professor at CUNY journalism program.
29. Walter Kerr
Writer | Dow Hour of Great Mysteries
Walter Kerr was born on July 8, 1913 in Evanston, Illinois, USA as Walter Francis Kerr. He is known for his work on Dow Hour of Great Mysteries (1960), Der große Schwindel - Musical aus der Welt des Stummfilms (1966) and Omnibus (1952). He was married to Jean Kerr. He died on October 9, 1996 ...
30. Hank Klibanoff
Self | 20/20
Hank Klibanoff is a producer, known for 20/20 (1978), Murder in Black & White (2008) and Stills of the Movement: The Civil Rights Photojournalism of Flip Schulke (2009).
MSJ 1973; former managing editor of the Atlanta Journal Constitution and Pulitzer Prize winning author.
33. Irv Kupcinet
Actor | Advise & Consent
Irv Kupcinet was born on July 31, 1912 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Irving William Kupcinet. He was an actor, known for Advise & Consent (1962), The Father Clements Story (1987) and The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950). He was married to Esther Joan Solomon. He died on November 10, 2003 in Chicago.
former Chicago Sun Times columnist.
Self | Al Franken: God Spoke
Katherine Lanpher was born on May 27, 1957 in Minnesota, USA.
35. Nicole Lapin
Actress | Just Legal
Nicole Lapin is a veteran financial journalist, serving as an anchor on CNN, CNBC, and Bloomberg. Her first book, "Rich Bitch: A Simple 12-Step Plan for Getting Your Financial Life Together...Finally" was published in 2015 and became an instant New York Times Best Seller. You can follow Nicole on ...
Self | World Wide '60
Robert R. McCormick was born on July 30, 1880 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Robert Rutherford McCormick. He died on April 1, 1955 in Wheaton, Illinois.
former owner of the Chicago Tribune.
38. Brent Musburger
Actor | The Waterboy
Brent Musburger was born on May 26, 1939 in Billings, Montana, USA as Brent Woody Musburger. He is an actor, known for The Waterboy (1998), Planes (2013) and Rocky II (1979). He has been married to Arlene Clare Sander since June 8, 1963. They have two children.
39. Rachel Nichols
Writer | The Jump
Rachel Nichols was born on October 18, 1973 in Potomac, Maryland, USA as Rachel Michele Alexander. She is a writer and producer, known for The Jump (2016), SportsCenter (1979) and NBA on ESPN (1982). She has been married to Max Nichols since May 25, 2001.
Washington Post reporter.
40. Kelly O'Donnell
Actress | House of Cards
41. Ben Parr
Actor | Leap Year
Ben Parr is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, investor, and journalist. He is the author of the best-selling book Captivology: The Science of Capturing People's Attention -- named a top marketing book by Strategy+Business Magazine and Small Business Trends. He is Co-founder and CMO of Octane ...
42. John Palmer
Self | World Monitor
John Palmer was born on September 10, 1935 in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA as John Spencer Palmer. He was an actor, known for World Monitor (1988), NBC News at Sunrise (1983) and A Time of AIDS (1993). He was married to Nancy Carr Doyle. He died on August 3, 2013 in Washington, District of Columbia, ...
44. Daniel Pink
Self | Room for Cream
Daniel H. Pink (BA 1986)
46. Seth Porges
Director | Class Action Park
technology writer and Popular Mechanics editor.
BS 1975; former editor-in-chief of TV Guide; current television editor for the New York Times.
48. Nick Reding
Director | Ni sisi
Nick Reding was born on August 31, 1962 in London, England as Nicholas Mark Reding. He is an actor and director, known for It's Us (2013), The Dreams of Elibidi (2010) and The Constant Gardener (2005).
49. Kathy Reichs
Writer | Bones
Kathy Reichs was born on July 7, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Kathleen Joan Toelle. She is a writer and producer, known for Bones (2005), Wolfe and Back to the Lab: A Bones Retrospective (2017). She has been married to Paul Aivars Reichs since 1968. They have three children.
50. Jacque Reid
Actress | Manifest
Born in Phildelphia & raised in Atlanta. Earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in print journalism from Clark Atlanta University,
A Masters of Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern University
Is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
She is a health and fitness enthusiast who enjoys ...
52. Darren Rovell
Writer | CNBC Originals
Darren Rovell was born in 1978 in the USA as Darren Michael Rovell. He is a writer and producer, known for CNBC Documentaries (2003), The Hobby: Collecting America's Pastime (2016) and The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame... (1999). He has been married to Cortney Brooke Schlosser since November 8, ...
54. Steve Scully
Steve Scully was born on September 17, 1960 in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor, known for Riot or Revolution: Eureka Stockade 1854 (2006), Nerd Prom: Inside Washington's Wildest Week (2015) and 2006 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner (2006).
Master of Science;
55. Jane Goodell
Producer | A Lifetime of Sundays
Jane Goodell was born on February 12, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She is a producer, known for A Lifetime of Sundays (2019), Shepard Smith Reporting (2013) and Fox Report with Jon Scott (1996). She has been married to Roger Goodell since October 25, 1997. They have two children.
57. Evan Smith
Actor | Tyranny
Editor in Chief of Texas Monthly.
58. Lynn Sweet
Actress | Death Shot
Washington DC based columnist and bureau chief for the Chicago Sun Times.
59. Rick Telander
Writer | Thinking Big
Chicago Sun Times sportswriter.
60. Sander Vanocur
Actor | Street Fighter
Sander Vanocur was born on January 8, 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for Street Fighter (1994), Dave (1993) and Raise the Titanic (1980). He was married to Virginia Backus and Edith Pick. He died on September 16, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California, USA.