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The CNS reporters for Fall 2020 are:

Hunter Britt

Noah Fleischman

Sam Fowler

Will Gonzalez

Aliviah Jones

India Jones

Megan Lee

Andrew Ringle

Ada Romano

Anya Sczerzenie

Brandon Shillingford

Joseph Whitney Smith

Rachel Terrell

The CNS reporters for Fall 2019 were:

Jason Boleman: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Christopher Brown: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Morgan Edwards: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Aliviah Jones: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

McKenzie Lambert: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Emma North: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Jimmy O’Keefe: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Mario Sequeira Quesada: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Jeffrey Raines: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Rodney Robinson: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Susan Shibut: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Imani Thaniel: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Here are the CNS reporters for Spring 2019:

Saffeya Ahmed: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Daniel Berti: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Ben Burstein: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Arianna Coghill: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Maryum Elnasseh: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Serena Fischer: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Owen FitzGerald: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Corrine Fizer: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Georgia Geen: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Andrew Gionfriddo: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Emily Holter: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Evangeline King: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio | Reports for WCVE/NPR

Madison Manske: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Jayla Marie McNeill: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Caitlin Morris: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Kaytlin Nickens: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Rosemarie O’Connor: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Kathleen Shaw: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Adrian Teran-Tapia: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Katja Timm: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Kalman Weinstein: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Benjamin West: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Alexandra Zernik: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio


Here are the CNS reporters for Spring 2018:

Fadel Allassan: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

DeForrest Ballou: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Caitlin Barbieri: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Katherine Bashista: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Sophia Belletti: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Logan Bogert: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Brandon Celentano: Resume and Clips | Online portfolio

George Copeland: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Sarah Danial: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Deanna Davison: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Aya Driouche: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Kirby Farineau: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Adam Hamza: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Chelsea Jackson: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Thomas Jett: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Zachary Joachim: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Yasmine Jumaa: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Scott Malone: Resume and Clips | Online portfolio

Tianna Mosby: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Ryan Persaud: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Siona Peterous: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Irena Schunn

Alexandra Sosik: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Ahniaelyah Spraggs: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Lia Tabackman: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Katrina Tilbury: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio

Jessica Wetzler: Resume and Clips (PDF) | Online portfolio


It’s a tough time to be a journalist. President Trump has called the news media “the enemy of the American People!” (and in CNS, we responded with tongue in cheek). Moreover, the news industry is under intense financial pressure. To survive those challenges, journalists must have an equally intense level of commitment. In one assignment in CNS, students articulated why they want to be journalists.  

The CNS reporters for Spring 2017 were:

Jesse Adcock: PDF packet — Resume and Clips | Online portfolio

Rodrigo Arriaza: PDF packet — Resume and Clips | Online portfolio

Mary Lee Clark: PDF packet — Resume and Clips | Online portfolio

Megan Corsano: PDF packet — Resume and Clips | Online portfolio

Tyler Hammel: PDF packet — Resume and Clips | Online portfolio

Amelia Heymann: PDF packet — Resume and Clips | Online portfolio

Amy Lee: PDF packet — Resume and Clips | Online portfolio

Ashley Luck: PDF packet — Resume and Clips | Online portfolio

SaraRose Martin: PDF packet — Resume and Clips | Online portfolio

Maura Mazurowski: PDF packet — Resume and Clips | Online portfolio

Jessica Nolte

Dai Ja Norman: PDF packet — Resume and Clips | Online portfolio

Julia Rothey: PDF packet — Resume and ClipsOnline portfolio

Jessica Samuels: PDF packet — Resume and Clips | Online portfolio

Megan Schiffres: PDF packet — Resume and Clips | Online portfolio | Tumblr portfolio

Nick Versaw: PDF packet — Resume and ClipsOnline portfolio

Tyler Woodall: PDF packet — Resume and Clips | Online portfolio

Haley Wright: PDF packet — Resume and Clips | Online portfolio

A group of 16 professional journalists met with the CNS staff on Thursday, May 4, to review the portfolios and offer career advice.

Foreground: Reba Hollingsworth, Emmy Award-winning anchor at CBS 6, interviews Ashley Luck.
Background: Katie Demeria, staff writer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, interviews SaraRose Martin. You’ll find a slideshow of the event on Flickr.


The CNS reporters for Spring 2016 were:

Rachel Beatrice: http://rachelb.pressfolios.com/

Margaret Carmel: http://margaretcarmel.weebly.com/

Matt Chaney: https://clippings.me/users/mattchaney1

Diana DiGangi: https://clippings.me/users/digangi and https://500px.com/dianadigangi

Sterling Giles: https://sterlingiles.wordpress.com

Sarah King: http://www.nothingprofane.com/

James Miessler: http://miesslerjt.wordpress.com

Grant Smith: https://www.clippings.me/smithge

Kyle Taylor: https://www.clippings.me/kyletaylor

Brian Williams: https://bdwonline.wordpress.com


The CNS reporters for Spring 2015 were:

Noura Bayoumi: Portfolio

Kelsey Callahan: Portfolio

Janeal Downs: Portfolio

Sarah Drury: Portfolio

Meghan Gaffney: Portfolio

Ashley Jordan

Sean CW Korsgaard: Portfolio

Kevin Lata: Portfolio

Matthew Leonard:  Portfolio

Margo Maier: Portfolio

Benjamin May

Michael Melkonian: Portfolio

Ali Mislowsky: Portfolio

Cort Olsen

Lyndsey Raynor: Portfolio

Cameron Vigliano: Portfolio

Morgan White: Portfolio

Victoria Zawitkowski: Portfolio

Stefani Zenteno Rivadineira

Craig Zirpolo: Portfolio


The CNS reporters for Spring 2013 were:

Steffanie Atkins: Portfolio

Paige Baxter: Portfolio

Blake Belden: Portfolio

Destiny Brandon

Jessica Dahlberg: Portfolio

Amber Galaviz: Portfolio

Alix Hines: Portfolio

Samuel Isaacs: Portfolio

Katherine Johnson: Portfolio

Allison Landry: Portfolio

Shelby Mertens: Portfolio

Samantha Morgan: Portfolio

Stephen Nielsen: Portfolio

Mark Robinson: Portfolio

Michael Schuster: Portfolio

Amber Shiflett: Portfolio

Kristen Smith: Portfolio

Whitney Spicer: Portfolio


The CNS reporters for Spring 2012 were:

Michael Bodine: Résumé and portfolio

Mason Brown: Résumé and portfolio

Zack Budryk: Résumé and portfolio

Charles Couch: Résumé and portfolio

Brad Fulton: Résumé and portfolio

Sherese Gore: Portfolio

Mechelle Hankerson: Résumé and portfolio

Brian Hill: Portfolio

Daniel Lombardo: Résumé and portfolio

Ashley McLeod

Alexandra Morton: Résumé and portfolio

Ryan Murphy: Résumé and portfolio

Chaneé Patterson: Résumé and portfolio

Claire Porter: Résumé and portfolio

Leah Small: Résumé and portfolio

Christine Stoddard: Résumé and portfolio

Pia Talwar: Résumé and portfolio

Amir Vera

Alexandra Wiggins: Résumé and portfolio


The CNS reporters for Spring 2011 were:

Lizi Arbogast

Fletcher Babb

Sabrina Barekzai

Matt Birch

Alexander Chang

Katherine Coates

Alyx Duckett

Alice Kemp

Tracy Kennedy

Catherine Leth

Jeannette Porter

Jennie Price

Jillian Quattlebaum

Danny Rathbun

Meredith Rigsby

Larisa Robinson

Destiny Shelton

Erica Terrini

Nan Turner

Kayla Wamsley

1 Comment

  1. Ellen Walenius on February 9, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    I am looking for Will Gonzalez. He wrote a story in 2020 about “Northam’s signature gives Virginia 4th lowest insulin cap”.
    Cap the costs of prescription insulin copays at $50.00 a month. Signed into law.
    Well, THAT is NOT the case. Today I paid $200.00 for my copay (Anthem) for just ONE of my insulin prescriptions.
    I am widowed, disabled and live on a FIXED income. No savings. No room for $200.00 a month insulin. I paid it, it just
    means I have to do without for other things I need. So, what does that mean. It means I will have to use it sparingly, NOT
    how the Doctor prescribed it, I will have to make it last MANY months, which puts my health at risk, I have no choice.
    If the Governor thinks his law is being followed, he is sadly mistaken.
    There should be some kind of follow-up on this story, because the story is NOT true. What was written DID NOT HAPPEN.
    You can call me 804-561-2077
    Please withhold my name from publication.
    Ellen Walenius

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