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Careers In Journalism

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
12:30pm – 1:30pm

Storrs Campus
OAK 408

Bring your lunch and join UConn Journalism for an hour on Wednesday, Sept. 29 for our first "Careers in Journalism" event of the semester. Learn about jobs in broadcast production and network with three alumni working at ESPN and NBC Connecticut.

The event will be held in OAK 408 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. It will be moderated by UConn Journalism's broadcast journalism instructor Steve Kalb. All students are welcome.

Those unable to join in-person can listen in and submit questions virtually through WebEx: http://s.uconn.edu/oak408webex.

Featured speakers:

Cheyenne Leeman is a 2016 UConn Journalism grad who works as a production coordinator at ESPN. She started as a production operations intern the spring semester of her senior year. She has 7+ years of television production and production management experience in a wide variety of live TV atmospheres including event and studio production. She currently coordinates production for ESPN College Basketball and the ESPYs. As a UConn student, she worked at UCTV and completed internships at WTNH-TV and The Jerry Springer Show.

Eric Weeks is a full time producer at NBC Connecticut (WVIT-TV), the NBC-owned and operated station in West Hartford. Previously he served as a live replay editor using EVS and NewTek's 3Play and videography for various sporting events at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field and the XL Center in Hartford Connecticut. Weeks graduated from UConn in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Communication. As a student, he gained experience at UCTV and UConn Athletic Communications. He also worked as a digital editorial producer for http://NBCOlympics.com.

Kasey O'Brien is an associate producer at ESPN's ACC Network. Previously she worked her way up to associate producer at NBC Nightly News, starting as an intern, desk assistant, and then researcher. She also worked an a production intern at The Rachel Maddow Show. O'Brien graduated from UConn with a double major in Political Science and Journalism in 2016 and went on to earn a Master's degree from S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University.

Contact:

marie.shanahan@uconn.edu

CLAS Undergraduate Students (primary), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Communication Department, Digital Humanities & Media Studies, Digital Media & Design, Journalism, Sports Management, UConn Master Calendar

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