Where Are They Now: Hofstra Alumni

We are extremely proud of all of our alumni! Here is a list highlighting just some of the many Hofstra alums out there working hard in the fields of media and communication:

SarahBeth Ackerman, News Director/Reporter at KMOT-TV (Minot, ND)
Megan Albano, Producer, Fox & Friends
Chris Albrecht, CEO, Starz, LLC
Shirleen Allicot, Anchor, WPVI, ABC (Philadelphia)
Alida Almonte, Public Relations & Social Media Specialist, ClearVision Optical
Todd Ant, On-air Sports Anchor, ABC Radio Network
Kevin Anthony, Assistant Account Executive, Prosek Partners
Matt Anthony, Associate Producer for TMZ
Avi Arad, Founder, Marvel Studios
Erica Arnone, BRAVO Commercial Administrator, NBC Universal
Carmine Arpaia, Three-Time Emmy Award Winner, Associate Producer, MLB Network
Brian Barry, Principal Actor & Musician, Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
Matt Barry, On-Air Talent, PIXY 103 WPXC-FM & Promotions Director, CodComm, Inc.
Alicia Battinelli, Advertising Coordinator, Hofstra University
Justin Beach, Avid Editor, Bloomberg Television
Janeita Bellamy, Media Planner, BET NETWORKS
Rebecca Bellush, Senior Account Executive, Kwittken & Company
James Benish, Coordinator of Venue Services, New York Mets
Michael Benjamin, Emmy Award Winner, Associate Producer, MLB Network
Shannon Bennett, Program Information Coordinator, CBS Television
Adam Bernard, Writer/Editor, Substream Music Press
Patrick Bernhard, Digital Strategist, Peter Mayer
Dmitry Beryozkin, Editor & Producer
Maria Betzios, Media Assistant, Rubenstein Associates
Jeff Billings, Cinematography Fellow, American Film Institute (AFI)
Laurie Bloom, Director of Marketing and Communications, Rivkin Radler LLP
Nicolina Boccone, Management Supervisor, R/GA
Brittney Boehm, Senior Account Executive, Lippe Taylor
Michael Boord, IASTE local 700 Editor (Motion Pictures Editors Guild), Daytime Emmy Winner
Ryan Broderick, Associate News Editor, Buzzfeed.com
Rachel Brueno, Account Associate, Ketchum Public Relations
Sandra Brujis, Assistant Account Executive, Zimmerman/ Edelson
Edward Brunet, Jr. , Assistant Facilities Manager, Hofstra School of Communication
Lizzie Burger, Associate Account Executive at Kwittken and Company PR
Odemaris Byrd, Senior Administrative Assistant, Mercer
John Byrne, Tech Op Specialist, NBCUniversal, Inc
Talia Cadet, Production Assistant, Watch What Happens Live
Lindsey Calabrese, Communications Manager, North Shore Animal League America
Jamie Calli Mascia, Senior Producer, WFSB Channel 3 (CT)
Beth Carey, Editorial Producer, Nancy Grace at HLN
Reb Carlson, Social Media Strategist at MKG
Chris Caron, Producer, MSG Varsity
Kristen Carter, Screenwriter and Television Producer
Kate Chappel, Visual Effects Artist, LookFX
Brandon Chase, Digital Journalist, ABC News (Seattle)
Natasha Clark, Fashion Credits Editor, W at Conde Nast
Jamie Cohen, New Media Program Coordinator & Full-Time Instructor, Molloy College
Heather Cohen, Executive Vice President, The Weiss Agency
Missy Cohen, Music Editor for Feature Films and Television
Alan Colmes, On-Air Radio Host
Jeff Comparetto, Creative Services Production Manager, AMC Networks
Laurie Connors, Publicist, The William Morrow Group at HarperCollins
Tara Conry, Community Journalist, Newsday.com
Francis Ford Coppola, Academy Award Winning Director, Producer, and Editor
Chris Cosentino, Director, Marketing & Public Relations, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island
Michael Cruz, Founder, Director/Editor, Hiccup Media, LLC
Kaitlin Cubria, Teen.com Editor, Alloy Digital Media
Colin Culligan, Associate Producer of Development, Jigsaw Productions
Rob Dalton, Chyron Designer & Technical Operator, MSNBC
Steven D’Ambrozio, Master Control/Audio, Time Warner Cable News
Doreen Dardashtian, Broadcast Designer, USA Network
Mandie Decamp, Associate Producer, The Rachael Ray Show
Danielle Dellilo, Promotions Manager, Radio Disney New York
Ryan Denehy, EVP and Co-Founder, SWARM Mobile
Michael Del Gatto, Studio Director, News 12 The Bronx
Brittany DeLillo, Associate Art Director & Senior Editor, SapientNitro
Michela DellaMonica, Publicist & Social Media Strategist, The Door Marketing Group
Gene Demby, Blogger & Correspondent, NPR
Veronica DeSouza, Community Manager, Digg.com
Jackie De Tore, Reporter for WNEP-TV (ABC) in Scranton, PA
Kevin Dexter, Update Anchor, CBS Sports Radio
Jackie DiBella, Community Manager, XO Group Inc.
Mary Dimino, Actress and Comedian
Lisa DiCarlucci, Social Media Marketing Coordinator, Corr-Jensen
Stephanie DiChiara, Adult Services Librarian & PALS Coordinator
John Discepolo, Main News Anchor at WPEC 12
Lindsey Dodge, Music Programming Coordinator, Sirius XM Radio Inc.
Maggie Doherty, Editorial Assistant, Market Watch Magazine
Tara (Stapleton) Downes, Director of Communications, Office of the State Comptroller (CT)
Emily (Graves) Downey, Technical Operator, NBC 7 San Diego
Laurel Dusenberry, Producer & Editor, CBS
Andrew English, JAG Officer, United States Navy
Marc Ernay, Sports Director and Morning Drive Anchor, 1010 WINS
Philip Eslick, Tech Op Specialist, NBCUniversal, Inc
Mike Fatone, Account Coordinator, Consumer- 5W Public Relations
Andrew Feingold, Research Analyst, Nielsen Sports
Justin Fiksel, On-Air Systems Engineer, NBCUniversal, Inc.
Kristen Filippini, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, Zer0 to 5ive (Philadelphia)
Scott Findling, Director of Network Operations, MTV Networks
Ariana Finlayson, Senior Community Manager, CoverGirl at Marina Maher Communications
Dennis Foley, Morning Host & Anchor/Reporter, News Radio 710 KEEL (Shreveport, LA)
Alessandra Foresto, Associate Beauty Editor at O, the Oprah Magazine (Hearst Magazines)
Brittany Forgione, Senior Publicist, SELF Magazine at Conde Nast
Eric Fox, Account Executive, New York Mets
Ellen Frisina, Associate Professor of Public Relations, Hofstra University
Lisa G., On-air Talent, Sirius Satellite Radio
Cara Gargano, Producer & Casting Producer for Reality TV
Brianna Gays, Associate Producer, ABC News Radio
Adam Geller, Element Producer, UFC on Fox Sports 1
PJ Germain, Directing Fellow, American Film Institute (AFI)
Veronica Gerosimo, Director of Commuter Programs & Services, SUNY College at Old Westbury
Kajal ‘Jade’ Gheewala, Agent Assistant, Pretty Polly Productions, Production Assistant, Dada Life
Joanne Giordano, Supervisor of Media Planning, AMC
Cassie Goldberg, Asst Director of Public Affairs & Digital Communications at The Partnership at Drugfree.org
Sherry Goldman, President, Goldman Communications Group
David Gordon, Staff Writer/Photographer, TheaterMania.com
Craig Grassi, NOC Operations Supervisor, NBCUniversal, Inc.
Jared Greenberg, NBA TV Host, Turner Sports
Stephanie Haas, Associate Producer, NBC Universal
AJ Hall, Producer, Fox News Channel
Lauren Hamilton, Director of Marketing, Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, Inc.
Michael Haviland, Segment Producer, Atlas Media Corp
Maggie Hawryluk, Account Supervisor, Quinn & Co. Public Relations
Shannon Hegy, Anchor/Reporter, ABC 40 (Western MA)
Andre Hepkins, Anchor/Reporter, KMOV-TV
Liya Hershkowitz, Specialist, Affiliate Sales and Marketing, MLB NETWORK
Steve Hershkowitz,  Tech Op Specialist, NBCUniversal, Inc
Grace (Lancaster) Higgins, On-Air Marketing Coordinator, Oxygen Media
Jacqueline Hlavenka, Account Executive, Rubenstein Associates
Ashleigh Hocking, Assistant Coordinator, Project Runway
Brittany Hodgetts, Audio 2 and Viz Op, Bloomberg TV
Rich Illich, Tech Op Specialist, NBCUniversal, Inc
Niya Illiparambil, Account Coordinator, Lifestyle at Alison Brod Public Relations
Diana Ingles, Associate Director, CBS Evening News
Dan Ingram, Legendary Radio Broadcaster, 77 WABC
Keith Irizarry, Sports Anchor, Sirius XM Radio Inc.
Donna M. Iucolano, Founder and Principal, Spinach Candy, LLC
Lisa Jablon,  Account Executive, Food/Consumer Products, Hunter PR
Stephanie Jacobson, Senior Account Executive, Van Wagner
Vesna Jaksic Lowe, Media Relations Manager, Physicians for Human Rights
Patricia Jensen, Marriage and Family Therapist, Cornerstone Marriage and Family Therapy
Micah Jesse, Entertainment Host/Blogger/Producer
Jennifer Joas, News Reporter at WFMZ-TV (Reading, PA)
Rachel Jones, Program Acquisitions Coordinator, Starz, LLC
Dave Joseph, PA Announcer for the LA Kings and Anchor for ESPN 710
Sarah Kader, New Media Web Producer, Fox News Channel
Megan Kahlbaugh, Associate Producer, ABC News
Ken Karp, Voiceover Talent
Lia Katz, Production Manager, Go Viral
Lainie Kazan, Actress and Singer
Veronica Kennedy, Associate Producer, ABC News
Amanda Kenney, Reporter, KCEN-TV (Texas)
Sarah Kerlin, Rental Agent at TCS and Freelance Line Producer
Greg Kessler, Media Logistics Manager, GAC
Deena Kimball, Senior Account Executive, fama PR
Chris Kinnier, Digital Ad Operations Specialist, IDG Enterprise.
Andrea Klerides, Sales Assistant, TLC, NY
Kara Koch, Associate Producer in the International Creative Dept, Sesame Workshop
Eric Kocka, Owner, Mint Display Inc.
Carolyn Kurek, Junior Production Editor, Hachette Book Group
Tom LaVecchia, Technical Director/Director, CNN
Matthew Jared Lee, Fox Sports Editor for the NFL and MLS
Diana Lehnert, Producer, NBC New York
Mike Leslie, Freelance Sports Anchor/Reporter, WHDH-TV | 7News
Daniel S. Levine, Writer/Editor, TheCelebrityCafe.com
John Lomaga, Broadcast Operations Manager, Showtime Network
Sophia N. Lombardo, Vice President, Sports Division, Ketchum Sports and Entertainment
Taylor Long, Communications Specialist, President’s Office, Dartmouth College
Ryan Louis, Director of Forensics; Assistant Professor of Comm Studies, Ottawa University
Christine Lubrano, Vice President, Current Productions, IFC
Leah Luddine, Director of Public Relations, Corporate Communications & Marketing Dept., BMI
Priti Malik, Co-host, The Kris Fade Show on Virgin Radio Dubai 104.4
Adam Mancini, Director, MSNBC
Samantha Manning, Multi-Media Journalist at WATE-TV (Knoxville, TN)
Mike Manzoni, Reporter, WSPA-TV (CBS), Spartanburg, S.C.
Francesca Mari, Promotional Planning Coordinator,  WE tv Network (AMC Networks)
Danielle Marra, Social Media Manager & Operations Assistant, Best of the Web
Dominick Martimucci, Award winning commercial Editor, Grey Advertising
Jocilyn Martin, Electronic Graphics Operator at MSNBC
Teri Martin, Supply Chain Integration Analyst, NYU Langone Medical Center
Brian Marquis, Coordinator, Program Scheduling, USA Network
Colleen Mathis, Senior Account Manager, Y Public Relations
Bridget Matthews, Production Coordinator, Happily Divorced Season 2 – TV Land
Sam Matthews, Producer, Vocativ
Jared Max, Host, Maxed Out in the Morning, ESPN Radio
Pete McCarthy, Sports Anchor, MLB.com
Margaux (Luciano) McDonnell, Senior Producer – Digital Media, Investigation Discovery
Ashley Melfi, Senior Researcher, ESPN The Magazine
Mitch Merman, Morning Editor & Sports Anchor,  IQ 106.9 FM (Philadelphia)
Dave Michaels, Location Assistant, “The Following” Season 2
Emily Miethner, Founder & President, FindSpark
Rashed Mian, Multimedia Reporter, Long Island Press
Kyle Milardo, Production Coordinator, DreamWorks Animation
John Milhiser, Cast Member, Saturday Night Live
Barry Mines, Publisher, Boating Times Long Island
Laura Molinari, Production Associate and Social Media Editor at ABC, 20/20.
Alexandra Moore, Lead Junior Editor, Max Post/Original Productions
Ruben Morales, Jr., Photographer, Video Editor, Morale Visual Production
Jamie Morris, Morning Traffic Reporter “Julie Moore”, Z100’s “Elvis Duran Morning Show”
Megan Monforte, Copy Director, Polo Ralph Lauren
Nick Mougis, Emmy Award Winning Editor
Jenna Mucha, Digital Strategist, Findly
Christina Myers, Reporter/Anchor, KAUZ TV (Wichita Falls, TX)
Katie Nolan, Cast Member, Crowd Goes Wild, Fox Sports 1
Michael Notarile, TV Writer, ICM & WWE
Shawn Novatt, Executive Producer, “Dana and Jeffrey in the Morning”
Patrick O’Brien, Morning Show Producer, KCRA-TV Sacramento, CA
Debra Oppenheim, Award Winning Producer, President, Sharpei Productions
Bonnie Opttekman, Vice President of News Technology, NBC Universal
Brendan O’Reilly, Web Editor, Dan’s Papers.
Eric Pahlke, Technical Operations Engineer, NBCUniversal, Inc.
Rebekah Paine, Director of Marketing, New York Theatre Workshop
Melissa Papasidero, Event Marketer, The Financial Times
Jonathan Partridge, Co-Executive Producer/ Co-Creator of TLC’s Long Island Medium
James Parziale, Homepage Editor, MSN.com
Delia Paunescu, Writer, Muck Rack
Kenny Pelczar, Emmy Award Winner, Photographer & Editor
Luz Pena, Journalist / Reporter for MundoFOX
Steve Pellegrino, Director/ Technical Director, MSG Varsity Network
Diana Perez, Anchor, World News Now
Annalisa Petralia, Network News Correspondent, ABC News
Robby Piazzaroli, Associate Editor, Prime Publishers Inc.
Matt Pieper, Emmy Nominated Reporter/Anchor, News 12
Dave Plotkin, Production Director, 1010 WINS AM
Jeanine Poggi, Reporter, Advertising Age
Brian D. Potts, Director, Hofstra Media Production
Kevin Rafuse, Producer/Reporter, 104.5 News/Talk WOKV Jacksonville, FL
Jeff Raspe, Music Director & Afternoon Host, Brookdale Public Radio (Lincroft, NJ)
Matt Remis, On-Air Systems Engineer, NBCUniversal
David M. Ringel, Lead Viz RT Graphic Designer, CBS Sports
Katye Robare Munger, Director of Digital Media at Castleton State College
Sandrina Rodriguez, Producer, News 12 En Español
Phil Rosenthal, Executive Producer & Co-Creator, “Everybody Loves Raymond”
Scott Ross, Co-founder, Digital Domain, Inc.
Victoria Rossi, Associate Producer, ABC’s “The View”
Steve Rubel, Chief Content Strategist, Edelman
Samuel Rubenfeld, Reporter/Blogger, Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal
Danielle Ruggerio, Talent Relations Manager, HBO
Adrian Saba, Writer/Director, “El Limpiador” (The Cleaner)
John Sabia, Owner, Hillside Media Productions
Kim Saltmarsh, On-Air Talent/Producer, WGHB (Boston, MA)
Nicole Samartino, Marketing and Events Associate, FindSpark
Christine Sampson, Editor, Three Village Patch
Alexandra Santiago, Associate Producer, Sirius XM NBA Radio (NY)
John Santucci, Segment Producer, Good Morning America & This Week with George Stephanopoulos
Nicole Scaramuzzo, Producer’s Assistant, Blue Sky Studios
Anthony Scarola, Supervisor, MediaVest
Heather Scheuerman, Tech Op Specialist, NBCUniversal, Inc
Nick Schweers, Public Relations Account Executive, MMGY Global
Jeanette Scott, Associate, Mercer
Robert Sevilla, Emmy Award Winning Producer/Editor NBC Sports Group
Jo SharonSVP Development, Magical Elves
Erin Shaw, Senior Designer, St. George’s University
Kathryn M. Sheldon, Producer, WNBC’s New York Live Channel 4 NYC
Matt Shortis, Play by Play Announcer, MSG Varsity
Ritnika Nayan Shrivastva, Music Entrepreneur & Owner, Music Gets me High
Michael Sisak, Staff Writer, The Citizens’ Voice
Jenna Sleefe, Legal Counsel, Internet Brands, Inc.
Lita Smith-Mines, Editor-in-Chief, Boating Times Long Island, Contributor to Huffington Post
Brendan Smyth, Field Videographer, Fios1 News
Doug Snodderly, Program Fulfillment Specialist, A&E Networks
Michael Sorrentino, Head of TV News Content, TheBlaze TV
Maritza Soto, Media Manager, Fuse
Mike Stainkamp, Assistant Athletic Media Relations Director, LIU Post
Olivia Stanchina, Associate Producer, MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show”
Cassandra Stern, Coordinator/Voice Over Artist/Writer, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment (Boston)
Justin Strauber, Media Production Technician, WPDE Newschannel 15/CW21
Erin Surprenant, Public Relations and Promotions Specialist, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM
Rachel Tallon, Marketing Coordinator, Universal Photonics
Katie Thompson, Weekend Morning Anchor/Reporter, WMTW, ABC affiliate in Portland, ME
Blaine Todfield, Publicist, Life & Style Weekly/In Touch Weekly
Ralph Tortora, On-air Talent, Q104.3 New York City
Kerri L. Tortorella, Director of Communications, Hofstra University
Sarah TravagliniClient Staff Assistant, Consumer & Brand Marketing, Burson-Marsteller
Dana Twesten,  Tech Op Specialist, NBCUniversal, Inc
Lance Ulanoff, Editor in Chief, Mashable.com
Chris Vaccaro, Sports Editor, The Topps Company
Kieran Valla, Directing Fellow, American Film Institute (AFI)
Marcus Vanderberg, Content Editor for Yahoo! Sports
Shawna VanNess, Deputy Features Editor, Newsday & Hofstra Adjunct Professor
Clayton VanNortwick, Line Producer, 495 Productions
George Vecsey, Legendary Sportswriter, The New York Times
Robert Viagas,  Executive Editor, Playbill & 19-time Published Author
Aryan Vikas Moharir, SEO Specialist, TopSpot Internet Marketing Solutions
Michael Vilarelle, Stationary Engineer, International Union of Operating Engineers (Local 94)
Whitney Vose, Broadcast Traffic & Clearance Coordinator, Hogarth Worldwide Inc
Tanya Wayne, Account Executive, Pierce Mattie Communications
Jay Wallace, Vice President of News & Senior Executive Producer of News and Politics, Fox News Channel
Gregg Wallis, Managing Editor, On-Campus Hospitality Magazine
Matthew Waysdorf, Lead Assistant Editor, Half Yard Productions
Jonathan Weitz, Manager Digital and Online Communications, JetBlue Airways
Rondell Wescott, Senior Producer, Leo Burnett NY
Priya Wick, Tech Op Specialist, NBCUniversal, Inc
Bailey Wild, Producer, Digital Project Manager, D S Simon Strategic Video Communications
Christian Winters, Emmy Award Winning Editor, HBO Sports Documentary Series “24/7”
Anjuliet G. Woodruffe, Adjunct Asst Professor of Rhetoric, Hofstra University
Rebecca Wool, Assistant Account Executive, Edelman
Lauren (Mann) Worob, Video Production Supervisor,  NBC Universal
Fiona Wozniak, Production Coordinator, Rock Shrimp Productions
Mary Beth Wright, Publisher, National Enquirer, American Media
Rachel Zabinski, Account Supervisor, Ruder Finn
Diana Ziskin, Staff Member, 25A magazine

*Alumni updates are based on data collected during the Fall of 2013 and are subject to change