Alumni Board 2017-2018

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

Other Members

Jessica Baldwin ’88, freelance journalist, London

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

Lauren Betesh '13, The Hive, Vanity Fair, New York

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

Heather Cabot '93, author, former television correspondent and anchor, New York

Richard Chacón '93, executive director, news content, WBUR, Boston

Rhonda Colvin '13 M.A., video planning editor, The Washington Post, Washington D.C.

Scott Dodd ’07, editor,, New York

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

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

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.