Karen Bybee (BA ’81) graduated from BYU in communications. She worked in two congressional offices before helping organize international sporting events—including eight Olympic Games and four FIFA World Cups.
To all the never-saw-that-comings of the 2016 American presidential campaign add this: the reporter who said it was never going to happen just got a nice, fancy new job because it did.
BYU’s Homecoming weekend brought alumni, students and faculty together to celebrate BYU, mentor students and learn more about the programs available in the School of Communications. Former broadcast journalism student and BYU football player, Vai Sikahema, spoke during a luncheon for the Raymond E. and Ida Lee Beckham Lecture Series. Vai is a former NFL […]
The School of Communications will host an Alumni Weekend during BYU’s Homecoming Week, with school events taking place on Friday, October 14 in addition to other events happening around campus on Friday and Saturday. Events will include: FRIDAY Raymond E. and Ida Lee Beckham Lecture in Communications Luncheon with distinguished alumnus speaker Vai Sikahema, Friday […]
Arthur “Art” Rascon (BA ’85), broadcast journalist for ABC-13 KTRK in Houston, is a 21-time Emmy Award–winning reporter. His work has landed him in several tight situations, from “being chased in the jungle by men with machetes in Nicaragua” to “having guns pulled on [him] in the Middle East.” “I remember watching the close of […]
If you’re going to be in or around Provo for homecoming weekend (Oct. 14-15), we hope you’ll plan to attend our comms alumni weekend event. More details, including how to register and get discounted game tickets, are coming soon!
In 2010, Jon Pierre Francia (’94) felt stuck. The children’s television show he had been producing, Jake’s Airplanes, had lost funding during the economic downturn of 2008 and Francia was unsure about his next career move. During this period of uncertainty, Francia attended a fortuitous family picnic that would change his career path for good. […]
It was late 2001 and the Enron scandal weighed heavily in the national consciousness. Whistleblowers were taking heat from defrauded investors, employees stood agog while their retirements evaporated, and journalists sought out experts to explain the ethical lapses that led to one of the biggest corporate bankruptcies in history. Who did they turn to? An […]
When several of Boston’s prominent LDS athletes happen to be in your ward, what do you do? For Heather Walker Sandstrom (BA ’81), the answer was obvious: get them on local talk shows to discuss their beliefs. With her background in broadcasting, Sandstrom secured these athletes opportunities throughout the Boston area. Sandstrom organized this outreach […]
In 1977, Ray Beckham started the New York City Internship Program for Communications majors’ after hearing students repeatedly talk about their future in what he says were limited terms. In 1979, a white Ford Crown Victoria departed Provo, Utah, bound for New York City. As four young men drove across the George Washington Bridge, they gazed in […]