Alumni Board 2016-2017

Karen Toulon

Dear fellow alumni,

We are honored to be part of the Alumni Board and support the amazing relationship between the Journalism School and its graduates. We are global. We are diverse. We work in a myriad of fields. We are tireless in our commitment to professional excellence.

The Alumni Board's ultimate goal is simple: to represent the worldwide network of J-School alumni and provide a central place for us to share our thoughts, questions and ideas. Please contact us and let us know what's on your mind.

Karen Amanda Toulon ’85


Karen Toulon ’85, project manager of global broadcast, Bloomberg News, New York

Vice Chair

James Rosenberg '97, chief, Digital Strategy, UNICEF, New York

Other Members

Jessica Baldwin ’88, freelance journalist, London

Karlyn Barker '70, former reporter and editor, The Washington Post, Washington D.C.

Elena Bowes '89, freelance culture and travel writer, London 

Eliza Browning ’08, vice president, Business and Product Development, Crane Stationery, New York

Scott Dodd ’07, editor,, New York

Alan Flippen ’86, director of publications for Mount Sinai Health System, New York

Abigail Goldman ’93, business reporter, Los Angeles Times (retired), Beverly Hills, Calif.

Catherine Herridge ’90, chief intelligence correspondent, FOX News, Washington, D.C.

Linda Himelstein '87, writer/documentary filmmaker, San Francisco 
Nikhil Kanekal '10, deputy news editor, Deccan Herald, The Printers Mysore, Bangalore, India 
Darren McDermott '92, partner, Brunswick Group, former Wall Street Journal reporter and bureau chief, New York
Andrew Seaman '11, Senior Medical Journalist, Thomson Reuters, New York
Julia Flynn Siler ’85, is the author of two New York Times bestsellers and is a former staff writer and foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek magazine. Her forthcoming book, "Daughters of Joy,'' will be published by Alfred A. Knopf. She lives in Ross, Calif. 
Rex Smith '80, editor and vice president, Albany Times Union, Albany


Volunteer for a Committee

The Alumni Board welcomes your interest in serving on our various committees:

  • Admissions assist with student recruitment
  • Development find ways to fire up the Annual Fund
  • Pathways for alumni transitioning to other careers or no longer in journalism
  • J‐Ten reach out to the 10 most recent graduated classes
  • Communications help the School reach alumni more effectively
  • International connect with international alumni

If you would like to volunteer, e-mail us.