Alumni Stories

Laura Emerick

BA'79

She edited renowned film critic Roger Ebert's Chicago Sun-Times columns for nearly 30 years. When he died in 2013, she decided it was time to try something new. Now she's the digital content editor for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

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Brian Stack

BA'86

A comedy writer and actor who has played Cartoon Donald Trump, Kilty McBagpipes and Hannigan the Traveling Salesman on late-night television, he entered comedy as an Indiana Daily Student cartoonist.

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Myrna Oliver

BA'64

As one of the only women in professional journalism at the time, she found her niche writing the obituaries of influential people.

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Tom Hensley

BS'65

His first job was recording radio jingles at a Nashville, Indiana, studio. His last was playing keyboard for Neil Diamond.

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Aaron Sharockman

BAJ'03

As executive director of Politifact, his mission is to combat misinformation on the internet.

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Matt Shane

BA'02

A last-minute sound engineering job offer from HBO's "Flight of the Conchords" developed into a years-long, Grammy-winning partnership.

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Eric Pankowski

BA'99

His first job in TV research gave him the insight he needed to pitch hit TV shows. Now he's executive producer of "Carpool Karaoke: The Series."

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Garrett Greller

BA'18

He started a hemp product business during his sophomore year and developed its brand through Media School classes.

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