Alumni News

It all started when he picked up a film camera for a class assignment. This simple task sparked the defining moment that would set the tone for Jerry Ketcham’s successful film career. “I was able to write, direct and edit my little film. When it was completed, I projected it…

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Posted: February 28, 2018

Each year, the Gator100 recognizes and celebrates the 100 fastest-growing Gator-owned or Gator-led businesses in the world. Five University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications graduates were part of the 2018 list.

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Posted: February 23, 2018

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications will honor four Alumni of Distinction at its annual awards banquet on April 20, 2018. With more than 31,000 graduates with degrees in advertising, journalism, public relations and telecommunication, only 152 individuals have been selected to receive this honor since its creation in 1970.

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Posted: February 19, 2018

Jeff Klinkenberg, B.S. Journalism 1971 and 2010 University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications’ Alumni of Distinction, is the 2018 recipient of the Florida Humanities Council Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing.

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Posted: February 8, 2018

Hugh Wilson, B.S. Advertising 1964 and 1982 Alumni of Distinction, died on Jan. 14 at his home in Charlottesville, Va. He was 74. Wilson started his television career by writing scripts for “The Bob Newhart Show” and “The Tony Randall Show.” In 1978, he created and served as executive producer…

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Posted: January 22, 2018

Former Tampa Bay Times columnist Jeff Klinkenberg, B.S. Journalism 1971 and 2019 Alumnus of Distinction, is one of three 2018 Florida Heritage Award winners. For almost 40 years, Klinkenberg penned the “Real Florida” column warmly depicting the diversity of Florida’s residents. The Florida Heritage Awards honor outstanding folk artists and…

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Posted: January 11, 2018

Jamie Dupree, B.S. Broadcasting 1985, has worked as a Capitol Hill radio reporter for Cox Media Group for three decades, but a rare neurological disorder – tongue protrusion dystonia – has now compromised his voice. “The Radio Reporter Who Lost His Voice but Still Covers Congress” published in Politico Magazine…

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Posted: December 20, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism adjunct faculty member Ronnie Lovler, MAMC 2008, is the author of the chapter “Journalist: Don’t Shoot” published in Alone Together: Tales of Sisterhood and Solitude in Latin America. Alone Together is a rich anthology of women’s voices from around the world as…

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Posted: November 29, 2017

Perched in his Los Angeles kitchen is one of Rich Preuss’ most prized possessions, the 1995 Most Valuable Player Award, a recognition he received while working as a production student at WUFT-TV. Now he can add another prestigious award to his collection – a 2017 Primetime Emmy Award. Preuss, a…

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Posted: November 14, 2017

Rich Preuss, B.S. Telecommunication 1996, received a 2017  Creative Arts Emmy Award from the Television Academy in the Original Creative Achievement in Interactive Media Within an Unscripted Program category. Preuss was co-executive producer for the online program: ”The Oscars: All Access.” During the national broadcast, Preuss spent time backstage with…

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Posted: September 18, 2017

Stephanie Tinoco, B.S. Telecommunication 2015, recently joined the WSOC-TV Channel 9 Eyewitness News team as a reporter. WSOC-TV is the ABC-television network affiliate in Charlotte, N.C. Prior to her new position, Tinoco served as a reporter and fill-in anchor for FOX affiliate WFTX in Fort Myers, Fla. While at WFTX,…

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Posted: September 18, 2017

Tom Kelleher, professor and chair of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising Department, was quoted in “CEOs Parted from Trump – as Local Business Leaders Stay Silent. Why?” published in The Palm Beach Post on Aug. 30. Kelleher comments on Palm Beach County businesses’ silence on…

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Posted: September 1, 2017