Wednesday, February 28, 2007

More Alumni Updates

Joe Geraghty '04 (editor in chief, 2003-04) has been a city government reporter at the Bristol Herald Courier on the border of Virginia and Tennessee for the last two and a half years. After a June wedding to Brenda Ludwig '03, Geraghty will begin looking for his next job in journalism. Email him at

Ellen Stapleton Hale ’03 (editor in chief, 2002–03) is doing development work for the Presbyterian Homes for Children in Louisville, Kentucky, putting her journalism education to work to help children in need. She’s still at

Chris White ’06 (assistant news editor, 2004–05) is leaving his job producing the evening news at WVII-TV/WFVX-TV in Bangor, Maine, to produce a 30 -minute news show and 30-minute politics show weekdays at RNN-TV in Rye Brook, N.Y., just north of New York City. You can contact him at

Friday, February 23, 2007

Alumni Updates from Our Washington Bureau

Melissa Bloomrose Bluey ’00 (managing editor, 1999-2000) is the assistant art director of The Atlantic Monthly in Washington, D.C. She says she relies on skills learned in 269 Park Hall on a regular basis when designing at The Atlantic. E-mail her at

Rob Bluey ’01 (editor in chief, 1999–2000) has left his job as editor at Human Events Online in Washington, D.C., to move to the Heritage Foundation as director of their Center for Media and Public Policy. He recently contributed a guest commentary on political blogging to the Ithacan and has a blog of his own. You can reach him at

Caitlin Connelly ’05 (managing editor, 2003–04) is working as a program coordinator at the Center for Dispute Settlement, a nonprofit organization in Washington, DC, where she works with local government agencies and schools to provide mediation/conflict resolution services and trainings to the community. “I'm definitely putting to work the conflict management and project management skills I learned to employ as managing editor!” she writes. She's at

Anne Walters Custer ’05 (editor in chief, 2004–05) is putting her dual Journalism/German majors to use as an editor and correspondent at the Deutsche Presse-Agentur wire service in Washington. E-mail her at

Charlie Ellsworth ’04 (sports editor, 2003–04), is also in Washington, employed as a deputy legislative assistant for Senator Ben Nelson (D-Neb.), working primarily in communications and transportation policy issues. He hasn’t abandoned his interest in sports writing, though — he’s also working part-time for The Washington Post on the sports desk. E-mail address:

After leaving her job at Ratheon in Boston, living in Bolivia for a month and spending the summer working with the Center for Corporate Citizenship, Vanessa Leong ’00 (opinion editor, fall 2000) moved to Washington, D.C., to pursue an M.B.A. and Master’s in International Affairs at George Washington University. You can e-mail her at