Domers in the Media

Author: Mary Kate Castellani '05 and Ed Cohen

Selected alumni working in print and broadcast journalism

Ken Woodward ‘57 (English), contributing editor, Newsweek. As a student: editor and business manager, Scholastic; writer, The Dome; contributor, The Juggler

Mark Shields ’59 (Philosophy and History), television political analyst (PBS, CNN), syndicated columnist. As a student: didn’t work in the student media.

Don Criqui ‘62 (Communication Arts), play-by-play announcer, The NFL on CBS. As a student: game announcer and commentary, WSND.

Bill Dwyre ’66 (Communication Arts), sports editor, Los Angeles Times. As a student: writer, The Observer.

Tom Bettag ’66, (Liberal Arts), senior executive editor, Nightline. As a student: news editor, Scholastic.

John Twohey ’66, (Communication Arts) vice president, Editorial and Operations, Tribune Media Services, Chicago. As a student: editor, Scholastic; editor, The Leprechaun humor magazine.

Robert Sam Anson ’67 (English), free-lance writer; contributor, Vanity Fair. As a student: news editor, WSND; news editor, Scholastic; creator and editor; The Observer.

Don Wycliff ’69 (Government and International Studies), public editor, Chicago Tribune. As a student: writer, Scholastic.

Ernie Torriero ’76 (Economics), reporter, Chicago Tribune. As a student: sports writer, The Observer.

L. Franklin Devine ’75 (Theology), producer, 60 Minutes. As a student: WSND nightly talk-show host; theater reviewer, The Observer.

Tom O’Neil ‘77 (English), senior editor, In Touch Weekly. As a student: editor-in-chief, The Observer.

Anne Thompson ’79 (American Studies), correspondent, NBC News, New York. As a student: sports writer, The Dome.

Bryan Gruley ’79 (American Studies and English), Chicago bureau chief, Wall Street Journal. As a student: features writer and editor, The Observer; published short story in The Juggler.

Melinda Henneberger ’80 (American Studies), contributing editor, Newsweek. As a student: morning news show host, WSND, Observer contributor.

Dan Le Duc ’83 (American Studies), deputy national editor, The Washington Post. As a student: writer, The Observer; news director, WSND.

Hannah Storm ’83 (Political Science and Communications), co-anchor, CBS’s The Early Show. As a student: deejay, news reporter and sports talk-show host, WSND; intern, sports reporter, WNDU-TV; stage director, Metro Sports Notre Dame football telecast.

Jack Obringer ‘87 (American Studies), Emmy Award winner, producer, ESPN SportsCenter. As a student: production assistant, WNDU.

Jesse Pesta ’88 (Communication and Theatre), editor, Asian Wall Street Journal, Hong Kong. As a student: manager of WSND.

Kelly Tuthill ’92 (American Studies), reporter and anchor, WCVB-TV, Boston. As a student: writer and editor, The Observer.

Monica Yant Kinney ’93 (American Studies), columnist, The Philadelphia Inquirer. As a student: reporter, copy editor, editor-in-chief, The Observer.

Steve Duenes ’93 (Art Design), head of graphics department, The New York Times. As a student: editorial cartoonist, The Observer.

George Dohrmann ’95 (American Studies), Pulitzer Prize winner; staff writer, Sports Illustrated. As a student: sports writer and editor, The Observer.

Rob Finch ’98 (History), photographer, Oregonian newspaper; 2003 National Press Photographer’s Association Photographer of the Year. As a student: photographer, The Observer.