Class Notes: October 2021


Jim Weiss ’87, CEO of Real Chemistry, a global health innovation company, won best Agency Entrepreneur of the Year in the 2021 Medical Marketing and Media Awards.


Talia Parkinson-Jones ’00 joined “Today with Hoda and Jenna” as an executive producer.

Erica Matson ’09 was producer on the documentary “E-Ternal: A Tech Quest to Live Forever” which won the Wall Street Journal’s first-ever Emmy for Outstanding Science, Technology or Environmental Coverage.


Devon Heinen ’11 won second place in the Society for Features Journalism’s Excellence-in-Features Awards for “Nobody To Call: The Plight of Indigenous Suicide in Alaska” feature for New Statesman America.

Perry Russom ’13 was hired as a correspondent for “The News with Shepard Smith” at CNBC.

Kayla Burton G’19 joined the NFL Network as a journalist.

Brenda Koopson ’19 reported on “Covid-19 and Crime: Justice for Emma” which was nominated for an Emmy.

Christopher Lucey ’19 is associate producer on “MLB Tonight” for the MLB Network which won a sports Emmy award for Outstanding Studio Show.


Tara Arya G’21 is a production assistant for the Golden State Warriors.