Northwestern University Journalism

by 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

Self | The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...

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.

2. Peter Alexander

Self | NBC News Special Report: The Death of Pope John Paul II

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

MS 1974; New York Times reporter

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

5. David Barstow

Writer | Deepwater Horizon

David Barstow was born on January 21, 1963 in the USA. He is known for his work on Deepwater Horizon (2016), The Final Moments of Deepwater Horizon (2010) and Frontline (1983).

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

Kai Bird is a writer, known for American Prometheus, The Good Spy and The Bay of Pigs (1997).

MS 1975; Pulitzer Prize winning author and columnist.

9. Kevin Blackistone

Producer | Dishonorable Mention

Kevin Blackistone is a producer and writer, known for Dishonorable Mention, Imagining the Indian and Without Bias (2009).

BS 1981; former Dallas Morning News sports columnist.

10. Christine Brennan

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.

11. Elisabeth Bumiller

Self | The Chris Matthews Show

New York Times Pentagon correspondent.

former New York Times White House Correspondent.

12. Amanda Congdon

Actress | Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus

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 ...

BS 2003;

13. Mort Crim

Actor | Detroiters

Mort Crim is an actor, known for Detroiters (2017), Inside Edition (1988) and Risky Business: Iron Boat, Iron Men (1989).

MS 1963;

BS 1997; contributor to the New York Times magazine and author.

16. Rich Eisen

Actor | The Kid

Rich Eisen was born on June 24, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Richard Eisen. He is an actor and writer, known for The Kid (2000), Draft Day (2014) and That's My Boy (2012). He has been married to Suzy Schuster since June 8, 2003. They have three children.

BS 1977; president of the Newspaper Guild.

18. John Fricke

Producer | American Masters

John Fricke was born on November 30, 1950 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for American Masters (1985), Biography (1987) and Great Performances (1971).

19. Georgie Anne Geyer

Writer | Fidel

Georgie Anne Geyer was born on April 2, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She is known for her work on Fidel (2002), 1984 Presidential Debates (1984) and American Experience (1988). She died on May 15, 2019 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

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

Producer | The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth

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.

BA;

Sports Illustrated baseball writer.

25. Cassidy Hubbarth

Self | Battle of the Network Stars

Cassidy Hubbarth was born on September 19, 1984 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Cassidy Anne Hubbarth.

26. Michael Isikoff

D.C. Sniper: 23 Days of Fear

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 ...

MSJ 1973; former managing editor of the Atlanta Journal Constitution and Pulitzer Prize winning author.

31. Rikki Kleiman

Actress | The Fighter

Rikki Kleiman is an actress, known for The Fighter (2010), CBS This Morning (1992) and The Cycle (2012).

32. Michelle Kosinski

Actress | House of Cards

Michelle Kosinski was born in 1974 in Cinnaminson, New Jersey, USA. She is an actress, known for House of Cards (2013), Worldwide Exchange (2005) and MSNBC Live (1996).

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.

34. Katherine Lanpher

Self | Al Franken: God Spoke

Katherine Lanpher was born on May 27, 1957 in Minnesota, USA.

BSJ;

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 ...

BSJ 2005;

writer for Sports Illustrated college football.

37. Robert R. McCormick

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

Kelly O'Donnell was born on May 17, 1965 in Westlake, Ohio, USA. She is an actress, known for House of Cards (2013), NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (1970) and Dateline NBC (1992).

BA 1987;

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 ...

BA 2008;

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 Pink is a producer, known for Room for Cream, Crowd Control (2014) and PBS NewsHour (1975).

Daniel H. Pink (BA 1986)

46. Seth Porges

Director | Class Action Park

Seth Porges is a director and writer, known for Class Action Park (2020), The Most Insane Amusement Park Ever (2013) and How We Invented the World (2012).

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).

BA 1994;

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 ...

51. Dave Revsine

Self | College GameNight

Dave Revsine was born on July 20, 1969 as David Revsine.

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, ...

Philadelphia Inquirer metro columnist.

54. Steve Scully

Actor | Riot or Revolution: Eureka Stockade 1854

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

Evan Smith is known for his work on Tyranny (2016), Persona 5 (2016) and Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma (2016).

Editor in Chief of Texas Monthly.

58. Lynn Sweet

Actress | Death Shot

Lynn Sweet is an actress, known for Shot (1973), At This Hour (2014) and Martin Bashir (2011).

Washington DC based columnist and bureau chief for the Chicago Sun Times.

59. Rick Telander

Writer | Thinking Big

Rick Telander is an actor and writer, known for Thinking Big (1987), Heaven Is a Playground (1991) and The Sports Writers on TV (1985).

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.



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