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UTA alum making their mark

Posted 8-26-2011 by Barrie Hill


Spring 1997 Journalism alum Terry Morawski, Assistant Superintendent, Communications & Marketing for Mansfield Independent School District, is featured in the July/August 2011 issue of Mansfield Magazine. Morawski is responsible for overseeing all communications, marketing and online initiatives for Mansfield ISD.

Matthew G. Fisher, who graduated in Spring 2011 with a Masters in Communication, has accepted the position of Communications Manager – Multimedia with The American Heart Association. Fisher starts his new job in August.

UTA Journalism alum and former Shorthorn editor Matt Stiles (now Matt Hu-Stiles) was included in a recent article in New York magazine profiling "21 new media innovators." Hu-Stiles currently works at National Public Radio as a data journalist on NPR’s StateImpact project.

Spring 2010 Broadcast grad Diana Rojas, has been covering the Dallas Mavericks’ court action for Radio Cadena Nacional (RCN), Columbia's national radio and television station. Rojas reported on the NBA Finals for RCN. Rojas has also been offered a freelance reporter position with Al Día, a Spanish-language newspaper owned by A.H. Belo.

Tommy Orellana, Fall 2009 Broadcast alum, has accepted a position with Univision Dallas (KUVN) as Director/Tech Director. Orellana previously worked as a part-time time production assistant at Telemundo before accepting a position working on KUVN’s morning news show.

Raquel Daisy, 2007 Communication Master’s alum, recently accepted a new position as a Communications Specialist for North Texas Specialty Physicians in Fort Worth. Find Daisy on Facebook, LinkedIn or e-mail at: raquel.daisy@yahoo.com.

Sarah Macias, Spring 2010 Broadcast grad, has been selected for a position with KXII in Sherman, TX. Macias will start her career with the station as producer/editor with hopes of working her way into a reporter position.

Spring 2009 Broadcast grad Jessica Carillo, who has been working for Telemundo’s local DFW affiliate, has accepted a position as entertainment reporter/anchor at Telemundo’s Los Angeles station.

Sean Bolton, Spring 2010 Communication Technology grad, has accepted a position with Ulterra Drilling Technologies as a database programmer focusing on data mining. Bolton will help the company extract data from the database into an applicable format for the company’s sales force.

Alexis Spears, Fall 2010 Broadcast graduate, has joined KTRE News Team as a video journalist. Spears will cover the city of Lufkin and the surrounding East Texas area for the ABC affiliate.

Fall 2001 Broadcast grad Joe Gumm, is serving as morning anchor for KOKH FOX 25 in Oklahoma City. Prior to joining the FOX 25 morning team, Gumm worked for Fox Sports Southwest and Fox Sports Oklahoma as anchor/reporter. He’s also been a Host/Reporter for CBS (KTVT) in Dallas/Fort Worth and covered the world of news and entertainment for Time Warner Cable.

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