How to Break into the News Industry

  • February 8, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Students will receive advice from those in the media industry about resume writing, the key to getting a foot in the door, enjoying one’s own personal journey and learning what to expect when looking for a job.

Guest speaker is NY1 Anchor Ms. Cheryl Wills 

Ms. Wills is an award winning reporter at NY1 News and a beloved news anchor. She started at NY1 back in 1992 before the station went on the air. Wills is also the author of Die Free: A Heroic Family History and a children’s book. Wills will discuss her experience in the news industry and will also share broadcasting tips and resume advice.

Other panelists for the evening are:

• Lorna Graham is currently a writer for Dateline NBC. Graham also worked at ABC’s Good Morning America. She has written several documentaries, including Auchwitz, a short documentary, which was produced by Steven Spielberg. Graham is also a published author.
• Beryl Holness is an award-winning television producer with extensive experience in news and talk formats. Holness is currently a producer for MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell Show. She also worked for several years at Good Morning America, and began her career at WPIX in New York.

Macaulay alumna and Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Amanda Perez ’05 (Brooklyn College) is the moderator for the event. Perez is a producer for CBS Network News Service and has extensive experience both in front of as well as behind the camera. Perez also recently started her own production company called Straight A Media.

John Oros is a Sales Lead and Account Manager at The New York Times.  Mr. Oros attended Hunter College and graduated from the Macaulay Honors College in 2012.  In the four years since graduation, John has moved up in the advertising and marketing departments at BBC, DEFY Media and The New York Times.  He will be available for networking and questions after the event.

Registration will take place on our CareerPath system. Students, please use your CareerPath Log-in and password. Alumni, you may create a log-in on CareerPath and take advantage of the services it provides.

Please email if you have any questions or have trouble registering.




Venue Phone: (212) 729-2900

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35 West 67th Street, New York, 10023, United States