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Jessica Hopper ’08: ABC News Digital Journalist

ABC NEWS - Jessica Hopper (ABC/Lou Rocco)
JESSICA HOPPER

Presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz will be covered from all angles this campaign cycle by two Washington and Lee University alumnae. He’s got Rachael Slobodien (’06) (blogged about here) leading his communications staff, and Jessica Hopper (W&L ’08) covering his campaign as a digital journalist with ABC News.

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Kaylee Hartung '07: Sports Beat

Sideline reporter Kaylee Hartung during the 2015 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament (Photo by Allen Kee / ESPN Images)

The Roanoke Times caught up with Kaylee Hartung to ask her how her liberal arts education at Washington and Lee prepared her for her job as a sports broadcaster.

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W&L Senior Awarded Fellowship from Virginia SPJ,SDX Educational Foundation

Athena Cao '16

Athena (Yue) Cao, a rising senior from Beijing, China, has been awarded one of two 2015 journalism summer fellowships from the Virginia SPJ,SDX Educational Foundation.

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Kaylee Hartung ’07: Live From the College World Series

Kaylee Hartung '07

If you've been watching the College World Series on ESPN, you might have spotted Kaylee Hartung, who graduated from Washington and Lee University in 2007 with a double major in politics and journalism. This week she's in Omaha, Nebraska, reporting on the 2015 Division I baseball championships.

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Kate Shellnutt ’08 Blogs About the Duggar Family

Kate Shellnutt (BILLY SMITH II/CHRONICLE)

Kate Shellnutt, who graduated from Washington and Lee University in 2008 and works for Christianity Today (CT), has been a go-to source on the Duggar Family scandal story. She’s been on CNN and quoted in the Washington Post.

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W&L Student Wins Regional, National Journalism Awards

Rachel Adams-Heard '16

Rachel Adams-Heard, a junior business journalism major at Washington and Lee University, has won first place for general news reporting-newspaper (small school division) in Region 2 of the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2014 college journalism competition.

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For Sumnima Udas ’01, Reporting on the Nepalese Earthquakes is Personal

CNN Correspondent Sumnima Udas '01.

Viewers of CNN know that award-winning reporter Sumnima Udas will cover with care any story on her beat — India. When she’s reporting on the recent earthquakes in Nepal, however, the 2001 graduate of Washington and Lee University brings extra depth, for she is a native of that country.

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Mary Childs '08 to Receive a Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award

Mary Childs '08

Mary Childs, a 2008 journalism graduate of Washington and Lee University, will be honored with a Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award (TDIA) on April 24 as part of the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.

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First Mellon Faculty Seminar to Focus on Human Rights in Africa

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The first Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Faculty Seminar, titled "Human Rights in Africa: A Transdisciplinary Approach," will take place during the 2015-16 academic year at Washington and Lee University.

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Sheri Fink, Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist and Author, to Deliver Fishback Visiting Writer Lecture at W&L

Sheri Fink. Photo by Jen Dessinger

Sheri Fink, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author who has reported on health care crises around the world, will deliver this year's Fishback Visiting Writer lecture at Washington and Lee University on March 30 at 5 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater in Elrod Commons.

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