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School of Communication and Journalism Advisory Boards

The School of Communication and Journalism is responsive to the advice and ideas of several advisory boards, whose members include current students, alumni and media professionals, all of whom are committed to ensuring the School’s ongoing success.


  • Professional Advisory Board

    Professional Advisory Board

    Joye Brown

    Joye Brown

    Columnist, Newsday

     

    Errol Cockfield

    Errol Cockfield

    Senior Vice President of Communications, MSNBC

     

    Michael Dukmejian '76

    Michael Dukmejian '76

    Publisher, Bloomberg Media Group

     

    Scott Higham

    Scott Higham

    Investigative Reporter, Washington Post

     

    Debby Krenek

    Debby Krenek

    Publisher, Newsday

     

    Marcy McGinnis

    Marcy McGinnis

    Former Senior Vice President, News Coverage, CBS News

     

    Arlene Morgan

    Arlene Morgan

    Former Assistant Managing Editor, Philadelphia Inquirer

     

    Matthew Moskowitz

    Matthew Moskowitz

    Senior Editor/Producer, CNN

     

    Andrew Revkin

    Climate Reporter, New York Times

     

    Ira Rosen

    Ira Rosen

    Producer, 60 Minutes

     

    Bedel Saget

    Bedel Saget

    Multimedia Graphics Editor/Photographer, New York Times

     

    Dan Slepian '92

    Dan Slepian '92

    Supervising Producer, Dateline NBC

     

  • Alumni Advisory Board

    Alumni Advisory Board

    Rebecca Anzel '16

    Statehouse Reporter, Capitol News, Illinois

     

    Philly Bubaris '13

    Freelance Producer

     

    Katie Epifane '12

    Producer, Madison Square Garden

     

    Taylor Ha '18

    Staff Writer, Fordham University

     

    Heather Khalifa '15

    General Assignment Photographer, Philadelphia Inquirer

     

    Arielle Martinez '17

    Digital Production Coordinator, Council on Foreign Relations

     

    Rachel O'Brien-Morano '08

    Reporter, Law360

     

    Frank Posillico'13

    Video Journalist, Spectrum News, NY1

     

    Michael Ruiz '14

    Social Media Producer, Fox News

     

    Jackie Zabielski '10

    Media Relations Specialist

     

  • Student Advisory Board

    Student Advisory Board

    Sophia Capocci

    Sophia Capocci

    Sophomore

    Mass Communication Major

    Political Science Minor

    Sophia Capocci is a sophomore studying mass communications and business management as a double major with a minor in political science. She is new to the School Of Communication and Journalism Student Advisory Board and excited to see what she can accomplish!

     

    Sydney Corwin

    Sydney Corwin

    Senior

    Journalism Major

    Creative Writing Minor

    Sydney Corwin (she/her) is a senior majoring in journalism with a minor in creative writing. She is an editor for the Stony Brook Press. She has also been a communications assistant for the Dean’s Office in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a news intern at WSHU Public Radio. Sydney is looking forward to being on the SoCJ Student Advisory Board and hopes to positively represent the students and foster a better sense of community within the school.

     

    Janet Chow

    Janet Chow

    Senior

    Journalism Major

    Music Minor

    Janet Chow (she/her), a senior Journalism major and is currently a morning show host on Stony Brook's WUSB 90.1 FM. Chow brings her vibrant personality to promote mental health, positivity, and AAPI representation to her listeners. Through internships at WSHU Public Radio, WNEW 102.7, and SXM Pandora, she has gained valuable broadcasting experience. Chow is a SoCJ Student Advisory Board member seeking to build a sense of community and represent her fellow mass communication and journalism students.

     

    Viola Flowers

    Viola Flowers

    Senior

    Journalism Major

    Viola is a third-year journalism major graduating this May. She is the Editor in Chief of The Statesman and President of the Student Blood Drive Committee. She is currently an intern at NBC Dateline and previously interned for NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt and Times/Review Media Group on the North Fork. In her free time, Viola likes to spend time with her family and friends back home in Waterbury, CT, try new coffee shops and read bad romance novels.

     

    Tim Giorlando

    Tim Giorlando

    Senior

    Mass Communication, Political Science Major

    Studio Art Minor

    Honors College Member

    Tim Giorlando (he/him/his) is a senior Honors College student with a passion for storytelling, the arts and research. His time at Stony Brook University has been vast and deep, being a Residential Assistant for three years and contributing to the Undergraduate Student Government, the Center for Civic Justice and numerous other organizations on campus. Last year, Tim was the Multimedia Editor for The Statesman, an undergraduate newspaper on campus, where he honed his photography and graphic design portfolio. For his final year, he hopes to continue his tenure on the SOCJ Advisory Board by assisting in recruitment initiatives to the new communications programs offered at the school.

     

    Anastasia Poulos

    Anastasia Poulos

    Senior

    Journalism, Political Science Major

    Anastasia Poulos (she/her) is a senior double majoring in Journalism and Political Science. She is very active on campus, serving as the President of the Stony Brook Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and a member of the Stony Brook Media Group. Anastasia is excited to serve on the SoCJ Student Advisory Board to represent the student body and develop the school into a fantastic learning atmosphere filled with many opportunities.

     

    Miles Reese

    Miles Reese

    Sophomore

    Journalism Major

    Miles Reese is a sophomore journalism major and is also an entertainment reporter on “The Media Minute” segment for the SBU Media Group. Miles is also the recipient of the Stony Brook Greene Summer Institute Next Generation scholarship. He advocates for newsroom diversity and has a deep passion for storytelling. Miles also has a strong musical background and is an active member of The Spirit of Stony Brook Marching Band where he plays the saxophone and the flute.

     

    Ben Ryan

    Ben Ryan

    Sophomore

    Mass Communication Major

    Ben Ryan, a sophomore from Mount Sinai, NY, majoring in Mass Communications. Ben's passion for creative storytelling extends beyond academics, as he serves as a Creative Assistant for Stony Brook Athletics, where he creates engaging videos that capture the spirit of our student athletes. Ben is eager to continue honing his skills in Mass Communications, sharing his love for the natural world, and contributing to campus life. Ben is thrilled to be a part of the SoCJ Student Advisory Board, where he eagerly steps into the role to advocate for the student body.