Dear fellow alumni,
For many of us, the time we spent at the j-school was transformative. The skills we learned, the principles we absorbed, the connections we forged – all that, and more, made Columbia Journalism School a singular experience in our lives. Your alumni board is committed to helping you sustain a connection to that experience. We’re a diverse group representing varied fields of work; we span the globe and the last five decades of j-school classes.
If you’d like to help by joining one of our committees, please let one of us know. Since we’re also here to provide you a place to share your thoughts about the school and its mission, please keep in touch. And if you can do anything to help give others the opportunity that we had to attend the world’s greatest journalism school, please do so.
We encourage you to be an active part of our alumni network.
Rex Smith ’80
Alumni Board Chair
Rex Smith '80, former editor and vice president, Albany Times Union, Albany
Andrew Seaman '11, Editorial, LinkedIn, New York
Lauren Betesh '13, The Hive, Vanity Fair, New York
Elena Bowes '89, freelance writer and personal essayist, New York
Kavita Chandran Budhraja '98, Trainer and News Content Advisor, Singapore
Heather Cabot '93, author and former ABC News correspondent and anchor
Richard Chacón '93, Director, News Standards and Practices, NBC News Group, New York
Rhonda Colvin '13 M.A., video planning editor, The Washington Post, Washington D.C.
Vladimir Duthiers ’11, CBS News correspondent, New York
Kathy Gest '70, immediate past chair, National Press Foundation; public affairs strategist, Washington D.C.
Sophie Guité ’11 Ph.D., portfolio specialist, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, New York
Nicole Neroulias Gupte '02, Editor, Global Press Journal, New Delhi
Linda Himelstein '87, writer/documentary filmmaker, San Francisco
Rishi Iyengar ’14, Tech Writer, CNN, San Francisco
Zubeida Jaffer '96, Author, Activist and Co-Owner and Founder of Number10Publishers, Cape Town
Rosiland Jordan '90, State Department, Specials, and Guantanamo Correspondent, Al Jazeera English, Washington D.C.
Anup Kaphle ’08, Executive Editor at Rest of World, New York
Lila LaHood ’98, publisher, the San Francisco Public Press, San Francisco
Daniel Matamala ’12 M.A. Politics, anchor, CNN Chile. Santiago, Chile
Darren McDermott '92, partner, Brunswick Group, former Wall Street Journal reporter and bureau chief, New York
Tesfaye Negussie ‘08, digital producer of ESPN's "The Undefeated." Washington, D.C.
Andy Reinhardt ’88, politics editor, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco
Emerald Yeh '80, television journalist, San Francisco
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.