HYPERLOCAL NEWS HUB BY THE UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS DEPARTMENT OF JOURNALISM
Nielsen Ferry/MicroMemphis reporter
Senior, Broadcast Journalism, University of Memphis
Nielsen is also the Sports Director at WUMR Radio, the University's on campus radio station. He hosts a daily sports show and commentates at University football and basketball games.
When he's not in class you might catch him volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters, at the gym, or maybe the local watering hole. Nielsen aspires to one day work at ESPN.
Louis Goggans/MicroMemphis reporter
Louis Goggans is a senior print journalism major at the University of Memphis, as well as a reporter for the Memphis Flyer. Originally from Alexander City, Ala., Louis moved to Chattanooga, Tenn. at the age of five.
Prior to his position at the Memphis Flyer, Louis worked for the U of M student newspaper, the Daily Helmsman. He was also the 2008-2009 President of the U of M's student chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists.
Louis can be reached at: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Brennan Somers/MicroMemphis reporter
Brennan is a senior broadcast major at the University of Memphis.
He began is journalism career by contributing to the on campus newspaper, The Daily Helmsman, as well as The University of Memphis Magazine. Brennan began his broadcasting career at 91.7fm WUMR working as a sports commentator on the morning drive sportscast. While at the station, he also worked as a broadcaster for the university’s basketball and football teams. This year, Brennan began covering several Memphis Grizzlies games for Memphis Sport.
Brennan got into journalism originally to become a sports play-by-play announcer, but during his tenure at Memphis, he found passion for foreign news. Currently he serves as the foreign correspondent for 1480am WBBP. His time covering foreign news has driven him to attending graduate school this summer. His ultimate career goal is to become a foreign news correspondent in network news.
Brennan is our Arts and Entertainment reporter for MicroMemphis.
You can follow Brennan on Twitter at www.twitter.com/brennansomers or contact him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mye Griffin/MicroMemphis reporter
Mye Griffin is a senior broadcast journalism major and sociology minor at the University of Memphis.
Currently, Mye is interning at FOX 13 news station as a reporter and is extremely excited and grateful for the opportunity.
Mye had her first hands on media experience at C-19 TV where she was responsible for writing weekly newscasts. She then left C19 and became a mid-day jockey for WKRA F.M. radio station in Holly Springs, Mississippi.
At the university, she was a contributing writer for the Daily Helsman newspaper and was also a reporter/anchor for Insight news, a weekly run cable newscast. Mye will graduate from the University of Memphis May 7th, 2011.
Lurene Cachola-Kelley/MicroMemphis Editor
Lurene Cachola-Kelley is an assistant professor of news at
the University of Memphis
Department of Journalism. She earned her B.A. in journalism
at Gonzaga University in
Spokane, Washington. Lurene received her M.A. in journalism and Ph.D in organizational communication from the University of Memphis. She has 15+ years experience in
local television news and production. Originally from Butte, Montana, Lurene started her reporting career at her
hometown TV station. She later worked as a TV reporter in Knoxville, Tennessee and then WREG-TV in Memphis, Tennessee. She is a contributor to Emmy-award winning
Smart Medicine on WKNO-TV and serves on the board of the
U of M Journalism Alumni Club. Lurene and her family live in Midtown Memphis.
You can contact Lurene at www.twitter.com/lurenekelley
Jessie Wilks/MicroMemphis reporter
Jessie Wilks is a senior from San Francisco, CA.
She is a Broadcasting Journalism major from
the University of Memphis, and formerly a
student-athlete of the Women's Track and Field/Cross Country team.
Jessie is a Tiger Elite scholar, in addition to
being Presidentof the leadership honor society,
Omicron Delta Kappa. Jessie is passionate
about all aspects of sports. She is currently a
sports intern at WREG.
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