Alumni Headlines


Faces of the reporters on CBS 2020 campaign team

SMPA Alumni Named to the CBS News 2020 Campaign Team

January 25, 2019
Four SMPA alumni will join the CBS News 2020 campaign team. Musadiq Bidar, Bo Erickson and Cara Korte will become embeds and Ellee Watson will be an associate producer.
Nasser Diallo at the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs

Building a New Start at SMPA

November 12, 2018
From political asylum, Nasser Diallo arrived in the U.S. speaking only French. Now, with support from the SMPA community, he's on a path for success in politics.
Mosheh Oinounou

Hatchet-ing Up the Broadcast Ranks

June 21, 2018
Barely in the door for his first day at a Hill internship, the office was evacuated. This alumnus then grabbed a notebook and hit the streets to report the story of the century for his college newspaper.
New Chefs on the Block interview

Award-Winning Documentary by SMPA Alumnus Features DC-area Chefs

March 21, 2018
The award-winning documentary film “New Chefs on the Block” by Political Communication alumnus Dustin Harrison-Atlas, B.A. '04, will open in fourteen cities on April 4.
Howard Opinsky

National Council Member Named President of Five Blocks

March 05, 2018
Alumnus and National Council member Howard Opinsky will provide strategic counsel to clients and lead growth and expansion at the fast-growing digital reputation consulting and technology firm.
Finn Partners employees

Putting Classroom Skills into Action at a Global Public Relations Firm

February 27, 2018
The Finn Partners fellowship program gives SMPA graduate students the opportunity to gain real-world experience at a leading public relations firm.
CBS News

SMPA Alumnus Named Executive Producer of CBS Evening News

January 26, 2018
CBS News President David Rhodes named Mosheh Oinounou, BA '04, the next executive producer of the "CBS Evening News with Jeff Glor."