I joined AP in Dallas after working as a copy editor at The Dallas Morning News. AP positions have included news editor for Oregon, assistant bureau chief for Pennsylvania, bureau chief for New Jersey (where I directed 9/11 coverage in the state), bureau chief for Pennsylvania, and now bureau chief for both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, based in Philadelphia. I've been married to Rick Hale for nearly 35 years. Our daughter Kelly lives in Nebraska with her husband and three children. Our son Jamie lives in Portland, Ore., where he's an entertainment reporter for The Oregonian/OregonLive.com.
Finding SOTA group and connecting with the few students older than average like myself.
Daughter has 3 degrees from UT, one grandson.
Writing for the Texan and Cactus. / Warren Burkett smoking cigarettes during class and the ashes building up on his shirt!
I use my degree daily/hourly to advocate for children with no "voice", those who have been orphaned and those who have a disability that prevents them from speaking for themselves. Articulating a message and telling an emotional story are two important things I learned at UT that has helped me advocate for my children and other special needs and orphaned children.
My favorite memories all come from working at the Daily Texan. Most are probably not appropriate to post. I do remember one morning getting a 6:30 a.m. call at my house from the president of the university because he wasn't pleased with our coverage for that day. I also remember staying up until 4 a.m. trying to get out a publication on election night.
I taught high school journalism for 10 years before becoming a high school administrator. For the past 10 years, I have been the scholastic press director for Texas. I am married with two crazy, wonderful boys.
Working late into many nights on The Daily Texan sharing stories of what happened at UT Austin that day and what was going to happen the next.
Journalism studies with lessons in asking the right questions, focusing on what's most important, and communicating with others provided an invaluable training ground for what turned into a career in government and politics at the federal, state and local levels.
My favorite memory from UT Austin was working alongside a bunch of dedicated and aspiring journalists. Whether it was on KVRX 91.7 radio talking about sports and the news, working with TSTV and covering Texas football, basketball, baseball, softball and volleyball games, and developing great relationships with the students in my broadcast journalism sequence. Being able to learn so much alongside like minds was a blessing and a great joy. They say your college years go by too quickly, and looking back I can truly appreciate that sentiment.
Host of Friday Night Warm Up and Wrap Up for ESPN Austin; studio anchor for Lake Travis High School Football; hosted The Sports Edge, Schwartz and Coe, and The Producers on 104.9 The Horn, ESPN Austin; Producer of The Game, Chip and Chad, and Adams and Loeb radio shows on 104.9 The Horn; Writer for The Sports Belt entertainment, sports and news Web site. / / Brother: UT Bachelor's Graduate and current SMU Law School Student
Working on the Daily Texas for 50 cents an hour. I lived in Halstead, a co-op house, probably the closest to the Journalism Building, Met my husband Max at UT, our son, Steve, met his wife at UT and our oldest grandson and his girlfriend, now his wife, attended UT.
Taught jr. high in Irving for 25 years, was Teacher of the Year, sponsored newspaper and yearbook. Retired to Edom Tx where I served as mayor from 1988-1993. Named Outstanding Woman in Van Zandt County, Tx 2001. Founding member of Edom Historical Society. Organized and served as president of Edom Civic Theatre for 18 seasons, winning many directing awards. Instrumental in having old Edom school building converted to community center, also housing theatre. Family- Husband Max, sons Steven (also UT grad) and Chris
When I got my first byline in the Texan
Reporter, Austin-American Statesman, 1975-1977 / Reporter, Houston Post, 1977-1981 / Associate Editor, Ebony Magazine, 1981-1989 / Managing Editor, Houston Defender, 1989-1998 / Freelancer, 1998-2011 / Print Editor, Houston Defender, 2011-present / Several awards from National Newspaper Publisers Assn.
Working for 3 years at the UT student radio station KTSB, which later changed it's call letter to KVRX.
17 years (1997-Present) as host of Sportstalk, an afternoon sports radio call-in show on KROD 600 AM in El Paso. From 2000-2007, worked as a TV sports weekend anchor/reporter for KDBC (CBS) and KTSM (NBC). Worked as a play-by-play announcer for UTEP basketball, NMSU football and basketball, and El Paso Buzzards hockey.In 2013, inducted in the Media category into the El Paso Athletic Hall of Fame. Named best talk show host by the El Paso Times in 2006, Radio Newcomer of the Year by El Paso Inc. 1996, Talk Show Host of the Year by El Paso Inc. 1998, Sportscaster of the Year by El Paso Inc. 1997, 2005, 2010, 2013 and Media Person of the Year by El Paso Inc. 2000, 2002, 2006, 2008-09, 2011, 2012 / / My wife Karen and I have one son, Joel born on June 6th 2012. We reside in El Paso, Texas.
Working for The Daily Texan.
ClearChannel Outdoor, Graphic Designer, 2003-2006 / WCI Communities, Inc., Graphic Designer, 2006-2007 / McShane Communications, Art Director, 2007-2011 / Creative Director, Christopher Wright Marketing Communications, MAHK Design, Inc. 12/08-present
Too many to mention but the last four semesters in the School of Journalism were excellent.
Wife - Misti / Son - Brock, age 9
Speaking strictly about the School of Journalism here, two memories stand out; filling out a card detailing long-term work goals required by Dr. Burd and, when meeting with him 30-some years later, discovering that he had filed all of them, and that my career ambitions had been mostly met. The other favorite came as a freshman in 1969 when I asked then Daily Texan sports editor Gary Taylor if I could report on freshman basketball. He relented, though I had yet to complete even J-301, and the gig produced my first published stories.
Austin American-Statesman: 1972-1984; from tape boy (remember that?), intern, obits and cops, to general assignments, business editor and city editor of the afternoon paper (and remember those?). Awards: 1975 Texas Headliners Award, News Team of the year; 1981 Texas Associated Press Managing Editor Award, Spot News.
Advanced Micro Devices, Product Public Relations Director, 1984-1998.
Dell, Director of Communications, Large Business Group; Director of Global Internal Communications; currently Director of Global Corporate Media Relations. National Public Relations Society of America 2007 Silver Anvil Award.
Married to Cheryl Coggins, a proud North Texas University Journalism graduate; three adult children, two UT grads, one a Texas Tech grad!
There isn't one favorite memory from UT; there are thousands. It's a collective memory of freedom, excitement and opportunity to do as much as I wanted to do. My memory of UT is one of having the ability to explore the world.
Copy editor, Houston Chronicle, 1994-1996 / Journalism teacher, publications adviser 1996-2005, 2012- / Publishing consultant 1999-2000 / Communications Manager/Account Manager 2005-2012
Pacemaker award for national scholastic journalism excellence / Gold Crown award for national scholastic journalism excellence / Gold Star award for state scholastic journalism excellence / Rising Star Award (from Texas Exes) for outstanding teaching.
Occupying the trees on Waller Creek in the fall of 1969 as UT regent Frank Erwin directed workers to cut them down remains a vivid memory of my activist years on campus. The trees were marked for destruction to make way for an expansion at Memorial Stadium. Led by rabble rousers from the architecture school, students climbed into the trees and perched there overnight, defying the administration. Clearly, Erwin and his bulldozers triumphed. Brief biography of jobs, awards, and family Wanda Garner Cash teaches reporting at the University of Texas School of Journalism where she also serves as associated director. A 2013 inductee into the Texas Intercollegiate Press Hall of Fame, she is community newspaper veteran with more than 25 years' experience, Cash is a past president of the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas, Texas Press Association, and Texas Associated Press Managing Editors, Cash has devoted her career to mentoring young journalists and advocating for open government and public access.
Work / Website: www.texasnewspaperoralhistory.com
Playing freshman basketball; writing for The Daily Texan; rooting for the Longhorns; meeting my wife, and making lasting friendships, and visiting the Orange Bull frequently.
Brief stints as a reporter for the Ocala (Florida) Star Banner, and the Fort Lauderdale News.
Clerked for a Federal District Court Judge from 1978-1980. Private law practice from 1980-2004. Elected Judge in 2004.
Married Mary Elizabeth (Burns) Sweet for 39 years. Have a 32 year old son and a 27 year old daughter.
Our senior magazine production class was taught by Dr. DeWitt C. Reddick, who was one of the kindest people I have ever known. Part of the class was an overnight field trip to Houston, where we stayed in the Rice Hotel and spent a day visiting the offices of Gulf Publishing Company. We were treated like magazine professionals, and shown around the entire operation by the company president as if we were colleagues and not just students. In a discussion that day Dr. Reddick told us that we would likely not be editor of Vogue or Time, but of a trade journal in a niche market, or of an internal magazine, just like the magazines and books on the oil industry Gulf Publishing put out. We also learned that each industry needed three kinds of publication - a slick monthly or bi-monthly journal; a technical magazine, and a weekly newsletter on newsprint that can be read by people in the field. That lesson stayed with me and was the foundation of my success in publishing.
I got married right out of college in 1968 and went off to be an Air Force wife. Our two children were born in 1970 and 1972. By 1977 I was ready to begin my publishing career, and fate put an assistant editor job opening in my path - the office just a few miles from where we lived. This was on a trade journal for the dredging industry - a topic I had almost never heard of. But my UT education had given me the tools I needed to edit and write for a trade journal in a niche industry, and I was completely comfortable in the job. I rose to editor, then publisher of that magazine, until 1981 when what I knew about ethics and reporting had become too much at odds with how that business was run. With perfect faith that creating a valid and useful editorial product would bring success, I quit my job and started a new magazine - International Dredging Review (IDR). The succeeding years were difficult, but my polestar was my journalism education. I never wavered in my assurance that I knew what I was doing and knew how to do it right. Dr. Reddick had told us that there was always a disconnect between advertising and editorial, and sometimes extreme friction. Because my passion was the editorial product, I was able to stay on course, and summoned up the courage to let advertisers know that in no way did their ads buy them editorial space. I was able to convince them all that their ad would be more valuable in a respected journal, and some actually thanked me. By 2009, I was done. The stress of running all aspects of a business on a shoestring, in addition to raising two children as a single mother, were harming my health, and providence again smiled on me when The Waterways Journal, a highly respected magazine for the inland waterways, offered to buy International Dredging Review and keep me on as editor. They said that I was very respected in their office for what I had accomplished. Also, I had an international reputation as an editor and writer for the industry. Over the years I had assembled an enormous understanding of the equipment and methods, and people, in the capital-intensive dredging industry. After Waterways Journal bought the business, they kept me on as editor, working from my home, and that at first was a great relief, but even without the money worries and business operational worries, after a few years I told the owners that I had to retire. They regretted this, but accepted it by giving the editor job to the editor of one of their other publications and offering me a stipend to work with her as advisor, along with the opportunity to submit articles for each issue on a free-lance basis. My "retirement" took place on June 1, 2013, and after a month of lying on the couch, I got back to work, looking over all news releases for relevance, editing everything, and giving the editor advice on topics to cover. The work expands to fill the time available, and my challenge now is to do the things I retired to do - ride my two horses and spend hours in my garden, and reading in the evenings. Not a day goes by that I don't thank and honor all my UT professors, in the Journalism department and other departments. I have been very successful in my career because I have always known without a doubt that I know better than anyone around me how to publish a magazine, because I learned it at UT. In 2008, the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) gave me their highest honor - Dredger of the Year. -- given to the person who had the greatest positive effect on the industry and the organization. In August 2013 they again honored me with their Lifetime Achievement Award. My last magazine cover as editor was a photo taken of a visit President Obama made to a major dredge manufacturer in Baltimore, and depicted the President standing on a dredge, with dredging equipment all around, and an enthusiastic crowd listening to him talking about job creation and exports. The Waterways Journal made a three-foot by two- foot print of this cover, signed by all the employees and framed. My two WEDA plaques and this framed cover are on the walls of my little home office, as I spend happy hours in my now (nearly) stress-free part-time job of advisor and writer. Two of my legacies to the industry are an annual directory for the industry containing all dredge owners, lists of their dredging equipment with specifications of each vessel, and listings of all products and services available to the industry in other sections. The other is the Web site I set up in 1993 - dredgemag.com - that has undergone a number of iterations over the years, and which is now run by a savvy young journalism graduate in the WJ office in St. Louis. And, of course, the internationally respected International Dredging Review. A note on the triad of publications needed for the industry - for many years I published Dredging Contract News - a bi- weekly sheet listing open dredging contracts, bid opening results and contract awards. If I had had any capital at all, I could have continued and expanded this publication, which was possibly even more popular than the magazine. However, I was still almost a single-person operation, and was advised to shut it down, as it took most of my time for a week to research and prepare each issue. I was absolved of worrying about a technical journal, because a Dutch organization called the International Association of Dredging Companies was publishing a quarterly technical journal called Terra et Aqua, a high-quality, well-edited publication that didn't need duplication. My one regret about my education has been that I had taken no business classes and didn't know much about running a business when I started out. And once I was into it, there was absolutely no time to do anything but run the magazine and create some kind of home for my children, both of whom grew up answering phones, folding and mailing the newsletter, and walking around layout pages that were spread over the living room floor. It has sure been fun!
Austin is one of the most exciting and interesting cities in Texas, and UT gave me the best education I could ask for in a fun, exciting, culturally diverse, progressive and prestigious environment! I'm proud to be a Longhorn. Hook 'em Horns!
My Communications degree gave me the opportunity to travel all across N. America promoting my birth city, Albuquerque, as a leisure destination. I've been Editor/Marketing Dir. for several trade publications, and a Public Speaker throughout my career. Besides teaching & mentoring young people, my most important work was as a professional Radio Broadcaster, having been "on air" with Citadel Communications, Clear Channel and several religious broadcasters for over 2 decades. My husband, Paul, a former broadcaster, now a member of law enforcement, and I, now reside in Aurora, CO with our dogs.
WORKING ON THE DAILY TEXAN
WAS IN NAVY 1952 to 54. San Angelo Standard Times 1955. Editor of Offshore Magazine 1955 to 1957, Writer at Division of Extension 1957. Went to TIPRO 1961 to 1964/ Returned to UT DIVISION OF EXTENSION 19 1967 where I remained off and on for 25 years, except for time at TEA 1969 to 1971 before retiring in 1994. Wrote and sell Short Boat on a Long River.
Being hooded at commencement outdoors under the Tower as it was lighted orange.
Faculty member 1969-2008 (University of South Carolina Upstate, University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, Texas Christian University, and Texas Wesleyan University. Married to Dr. Ann Clinton Sewell, currently senior associate provost, Texas Christian University.
Serving on the staff of several student publications, including The Daily Texan (various positions), The Ranger Magazine (writer/photographer), and Texas Engineering & Science magazine (first managing editor). I was Day Editor for the special edition of The Daily Texan that covered the assassination of President Kennedy and a credentialed member of the White House Press Corps when President Lyndon Johnson was in Texas. I also covered the launch of the first Gemini space mission from Cape Kennedy for the Texan with a grant from the Reader's Digest Foundation.
Dean Dewitt Reddick recommended me for my first job as a writer editor for the Aluminum Company of America's company magazine, in Pittsburgh PA. Finding the corporate environment less than rewarding, I returned to Austin to become Director of Communications for the Research and Development Center for Teacher Education. Following a creative urge as a budding fine art photographer, I moved with my family to Ruidoso, New Mexico, and established a photography business with a camera shop, gallery, and studio specializing in services for artists. I later moved across White Sands to Socorro NM where I was Communications Director for the Research Division at New Mexico Tech. I returned to Austin in 1984 to take the position of Director of Communications and Development Southwest Educational Development Laboratory and after 17 years there I was recruited for the same titled position at Education Northwest in Portland, OR, from which I retired in 2010. I am married to the former Betsy Friesner (UT Class of '66) and we have one daughter and two grandsons.
Retired from Director of Development and Communications at Education Northwest, a non-profit corporation in Portland, Oregon, providing research, development, and technical services for schools and communities to improve education outcomes for all learner.
Editing The Daily Texan - spring 1959 and 1959-60 (I may be the longest-serving editor ever!)
BJ 1959 and MJ 1960 / Latin American studies, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Lima, Peru - 1963 / Graduate-The National War College (National Defense University) - 1979 / Master of Divinity, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C. - 2003
Copy editor-Houston Chronicle, staff writer- The National Observer (Dow Jones & Company); 32-year career in public affairs as a Foreign Service Officer with a specialty in Latin American affairs, speaking Spanish and Portuguese; Presbyterian pastor for 10 years. Family: wife Beverly, daughter Lita Howard-Gois, son-in-law Orlando Gois and granddaughters Abigail and Alison.
BJ (1960) MA-Journalism (1973)
MA-Modern European History (1993)
PH.D.-Modern European History (1997)
Too many to list, but I have always remembered Dr.Reddick's writing advice. He said: "Don't get on your horse and ride off in all directions at once." It was excellent advice, and it has served me well as an author and as an editor.
I have worked as a freelance writer and editor since 1970. Writer/Manager, Public Information Dept., KLRN-TV (1973-1980)
Associate Editor, Libraries & Culture, a historical journal published by UT Press, (1984-2005)
Author: "From Royal to National: The Louvre Museum and the Bibliotheque Nationale (Lexington Books, 2007); "Orphans on the Earth: Girondin Fugitives from the Terror, 1793-1794" (Lexington Books, 2009); "Surviving the French Revolution: A Bridge Across Time" (Lexington Books, 2013); 10 collections of poetry
I was blown away by the maturity and professionalism of Karen Elliott. I knew she'd go far. I also remember those long taxi rides (funded by Texas Student Publications) in the wee morning hours after my shift on the "rim" of The Daily Texan each week.
I served for a couple of decades as news editor of a community newspaper in Houston, The South Belt Ellington Leader, where I won awards from both the Houston Press Club and the Texas Community Newspaper Association for featuring writing, series writing, spot news reporting, and headline writing. / For the past two decades I've been a novelist and was named Notable New Author in 1999 and had books win Best Historical in the Holt Medallion and the International Digital Award and runner up for the Daphne. I've made both the New York Times Best-sellers at number 4 and the USA Today Best-seller list.
"Finding myself" when I switched majors from architecture, then business, to the School of Journalism. It made learning and even studying rewarding. The profs were great, especially Dr. Sharpe and Dr. Dewitt Reddick. Also the learning experience as an ad salesman for The Daily Texan. Plus meeting the love of my life, Rhoda Ann Barrier.
First job out of UT was advertising and exhibit manager with Texas Medical Association (Prof. Alan Scott knew the CEO and recommended me for the job). Great start. Liked the organization, liked the job and liked staying in Austin...so I never left. Had the opportunity to grow with the organization, becoming Director of Public Relations (later title was changed to Communication), and my final stent until I retired was as Director of Special Services, which involved leadership conference planning, among other things. Had the opportunity to serve as president of the Texas Public Relations Association, Austin Advertising Club (now Federation), and International Association of Business Communicators in Austin. I was named an affiliate (honorary) member of the American Medical Association, and received the AMA Medical Executive Achievement Award prior to my retirement in 2005.
Served as chairman of the board, Texas Division, American Cancer Society, and chaired the ACS communications committee both in Texas and nationally, served on the ACS National Board and received the ACS St. George Medal in recognition of my service. I remain active in ACS volunteer work, as well as my interest in sports cars, including serving as president of the Texas Sports Car Club and currently am involved with the Hill Country Region, Porsche Club of America.
My wife Rhoda Ann (Barrier) Hornaday and I have been married 56 years (!), having met in class at UT. She has a degree in interior design from UT (we met when I was attempting to become the next Frank Lloyd Wright). We have one remaining son, a UT advertising graduate now living in Portland, Oregon. We lost our second son to a car accident during his second year at UT as an engineering major.
History courses that took us off the beaten path from the deadly dull stuff that the high schools fobbed off on us. Making friends in San Jacinto Dorm A that I still have more than 50 years later. Late hamburgers at the Snack Shack. Exploring the stacks in the library in the Main Building.
BJ (Journalism), 1960; BA (Economics), 1961; MA (Economics), 1966.
Associated Press, 1960-1981; Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 1981-1986; Texas Dept. of Insurance (PIO), 1986-2003. Three Headliners Awards while working for the AP. Married Cinda Sue Gathings, 1959, still married in 2014. Children, Tina Pena, self-employed medical aesthetician in San Antonio, and Steve Jones, pilot-investigator for Dept. of Homeland Security in Michigan.
Old, old journalism building (adjacent to Main Building/Tower): The Daily Texan and Texas Ranger offices in the basement and my work on both publications (1949-51).
Bachelor of Journalism, 1951
Master of Journalism, 1957
Doctor of Philosophy (Southern Illinois University), 1975
Three children, six grandchildren
Professor in mass communication at Southwest Texas State (1958-67), Southern Illinois University (1969-71) and University of Alabama (1972-94).
Founder, Alabama Advertising Education Foundation, Inc. /
Member, Fred W. Adams Hall of Fame (Texas State University at San Marcos) /
Author, A Unifying Voice (centennial history of American Advertising Federation), 2005
My journalism professors critiquing my writing. It was painful, but oh so beneficial!
Meeting new people.
Reporter/editor Temple Daily Telegram, Austin American Statesman, Belton Journal / Public Affairs Officer, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood / Deputy Public Affairs Officer, III Corps and Fort Hood, Texas / Director of Public Information, Texas Department of Transportation / Community Relations Officer, III Corps and Fort Hood / USAOTC director of public affairs / Numerous Department of the Army awards/citations / John C. Garth Person of the Year, Bell County / Yellow Rose of Texas citation, Governor's Office / Rotary Club of Harker Heights Rotarian of the Year
Late nights editing The Daily Texan
Nan Powers Varoga has extensive experience in journalism and public affairs. As former Director of Public Affairs for The Houston A+ Challenge, she directed all internal and external communications, media relations, technology, government relations and fundraising. She is a Houston native and graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Journalism degree. She is a co-founder of The Friends of the Times-Picayune Relief Fund and served on the Board of Directors of the Texas Public Relations Association from 2002-2009, where she served as Treasurer and chaired the Communications Committee. She is the 2008 winner of the Alan Scott Rising Star Award from TPRA. Nan previously served as Director of Communications with the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter of the March of Dimes. As a newspaper reporter for 15 years, Nan covered the Senate, House and the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.; economics and personal finance for the New Orleans Times-Picayune; and wrote for the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and USA Today.
Believe it or not, my favorite memories from UT Austin involved the many many many hours I spent working in the CMB editing lab alongside my classmates. We were a tight knit group and although it's only been 2.5 years, I'm glad to have stayed in touch with a majority of them.
I started as an intern at Public Strategies, Inc. (now H+K Strategies) and over the past 2.5 years, I have been promoted twice to Account Executive. I was born and raised right here in Austin, Texas, and I feel fortunate to still be here with the rest of my family! Currently, I am involved with the Austin Hill Country Alumnae Chapter of Kappa Delta, the strategic advisory board for the Episcopal Student Center, the Austin Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and the communications committee for The Trail Foundation.
Serving as Organizations Section Editor for 1975 CACTUS. Working as wire editor for The Daily Texan one summer. Selection as a CACTUS Goodfellow. Served as President of Gamma Delta Epsilon, sister organization to Alpha Phi Omega (APO) before Title IX opened APO to women. Great programs in PRSSA and Women In Communications chapters.
Married BBA 1977 graduate Bart Pelton with our reception in the Alumni Center. Proud of our 3 children, Kevin (a 2009 UT graduate), Katie (TCU grad) and Kenneth (looking to 2015 UTSA graduation). Worked as editorial assistant for numerous magazines after graduation, including Radio Shack, Texas Wesleyan College, Catholic Family. Moved from Texas for an exile of 5 years to Birmingham, Alabama where I successfully wrote the 30-page application for Our Lady of the Valley (OLV) School to be recognized as a Blue Ribbon School in 1999. First time applications rarely achieved this. Designed and wrote the newsletter for OLV which is still utilized 15 years later. Returned to Texas and began work as associate editor of Today's Catholic Newspaper in 2003. Received 3 national awards from Catholic Press Association. In 2012 opened my consulting firm, Edelweiss Editing. In 2013 received the San Antonio Chapter-Association of Women in Communications 2013 Headliner Award for outstanding chapter member.
Earl Campbell winning the Heisman Trophy
... although it wasn't pleasant, it was riveting; Being in the broadcast journalism lab when AP wires starting blaring news of the koolaid mass suicide at Jonestown in Guyana.
Worked in Broadcast TV as anchor/reporter/producer in Lexington, KY; Austin, TX and KXAS-TV in Dallas-Fort Worth for 26 years. Changed careers in 2006 and started marketing the transplant programs at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.
Married in 1989 (Larry Huante, TV Director at KXAS-TV).
We have 3 children (Heather, 21; Shannon 20; Trevor 17)
Walking on campus, Football Games, Studying in the Science Library, the opening of the new athletic center for students to exercise.
The Tate Agency Public Relations Firm in Houston 1992-1997, VP
Crawford Company Public Relations, Promotions 1997-2005, Owner
Husband: Wade Crawford, BBA 1991 University of Texas at Austin
Children: Caroline, Audrey, Johnny
In the spring of 1970, the academic schedules at UT were replaced for several days by classes in life values as students demonstrated against U.S. involvement in the Vietnam war. It was then I understood that journalists report history as it is made.
Reporter and editor San Antonio Light, 1972-1993. District Director 21st Congressional District of Texas (U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith) 1993-2007.
The day we published a blank front page of The Daily Texan to protest proposed changes to TSP.
1974 - Hill Country News, Austin (reporter) / 1975-1977 Texas Electric Service Company, Fort Worth (corp. communications) / 1978-1984 Underwood, Jordan Associates/Ogilvy & Mather PR (account executive, vice president) / 1984-1987 MCI Communications, Washington DC (corp. communications, speechwriting) / 1987-1988 Triangle Industries, New York (director, communications) / 1989-1991 Mark II Communications, New York (Co-publisher, MTV to Go) / 1992 Dorsett Marketing, New York (owner) / 1993-present iSi Central Valley, Inc., Austin (architectural signage).
WAY too many to boil it down to just one.
Began career in Tallahassee as a reporter for the Florida Public Radio Network covering state government. Fell in love with an Austinite [yes, long-distance], returned to Austin, worked as communications coordinator for a statewide trade association. Married the Austinite, worked as senior writer for a public-affairs firm, had a daughter. Went freelance, had a son. Today, married 19 years, self-employed more than 10 years, daughter is 15, son is 11, & I am happy. :)
So many, but meeting Walter Cronkite when he came to a Daily Texan party in the early 70s. Also being on campus during the Watergate hearings, and seeing that guy dressed in a prison suit and wearing a Nixon mask, holding up a sign that said "Honk for Impeachment" in front of the Co-Op on the Drag. Also, a streaker disrupting my graduation ceremony and landing near Lady Bird and Walter Cronkite.
Shreveport Journal 1975-1977, Associated Press (Raleigh N.C., Austin and Rio Grande Valley) 1977-1982, attorney Jackson & Walker 1985-1996, two sons, Tom age 21, Will, age 19. Living back in my hometown of Dallas with husband Dave.
Producing a newscast every Thursday with my fellow broadcast journalism people.
Erin Elizabeth Gardner is a Lone Star Emmy Award-winning producer who’s managing a travel/lifestyle series called Bronco Roads. She’s also overseeing music clearances for various series and coordinating production for branding campaigns at 41 Entertainment. Recently she produced a one-hour special on Kris Kristofferson.
TV is her job, and film is her craft in development. She spends her nights and weekends on independent film projects.
In 2011, she produced the award-winning short film The Birth of Saint Eliseo: Protector de las Esposas that has screened at several festivals throughout the southwest. The short film earned the Platinum Remi Award at Worldfest.
Erin gives back to the film community and is a 3rd year board member of Women in Film. Dallas - A non-profit organization in Dallas that focuses on promoting, empowering, and mentoring women in the film and TV community.
Link: Vimeo Channel
Amanda Zamora is senior engagement editor at ProPublica. Previously, she led The Washington Post's online election coverage as national digital editor. She first joined the Post in 2003, spending six years as an online editor and producer for various departments, including the investigative reporting unit, before serving as its first social media and engagement editor from 2010 – 2011. Zamora began her journalism career at the Austin American-Statesman as an editorial aide and reporter. In 2009, she helped launch the Huffington Post Investigative Fund, a nonprofit news site based in Washington, D.C. She is also a previous Knight Digital Media Fellow with the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism.
U.S. Navy officer, Vietnam vet. 35-year newspaper career at the Dallas Times Herald, the Christian Science Monitor and The Oregonian. I won numerous awards for science writing and wrote the book, "Volcanoes of the Cascades." I have lived in Portland since 1976. I'm married and have three children and five grandsons.
Aside from the pleasure of just being young and full of enthusiasm, I remember a graduate semester review project I developed regarding the politics behind the construction of the MoPac expressway.
After completing my Master's degree at UT Austin, I moved to NYC where I transformed the Stethoscope newsletter of the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center into a medical magazine. Two or three years later I moved to New York Medial College in Valhalla, NY, where I became Director of Publications. In 1985 I was offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to move to Munich, Germany and become executive editor of Siemens AG's worldwide English-language business & technology magazine, the Siemens Review. In 2001 I became executive editor of Siemens' flagship publication, Pictures of the Future. I have since also become co-publisher of the magazine. I married in 1990 and have two children: Victoria, who is working on a Master's in International Journalism at City University of London, and Daniel, who is working on a Master's in neuroscience at University College London. I have won numerous awards from the Society for Technical Communications, including a "Best of Show" in the Society's International Technical Publications competition. Phi Beta Kappa from Trinity University in San Antonio, and Phi Kappa Phi from UT Austin.
I have a dusty suitcase brimming with yellowed "Professional Reporter's" notebooks filled with interview and meeting notes from my time at The Daily Texan. I can’t toss those notebooks. Nor can I can forget the people with whom I worked. I became a better journalist and a better person for having known them. One of my clearest J-school memories is sitting in Griff Singer's class on the 25th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination. Hearing those events from his perspective was fascinating. Finally, it is no surprise to me that Wanda Cash plays an integral role leading students at UT. I have her to thank for my first "real" job. With her guidance, I covered countless stories, learning what to leave out of my copy as well as what to put in. I can easily still see her, with reading glasses perched on the end of her nose, surveying me and the other reporters to see if we would make deadline. We had the daily challenge to make our paper relevant - a valuable lesson in today’s endless stream of digital content.
I have worn many hats as a journalist, writer and editor. After my time in newspapers, I worked in corporate communications, public relations and investor relations. Sometime around the turn of the century, I made the fortunate transition to digital publishing. Today, I manage a group of editors and researchers for Dun & Bradstreet.