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Week in Review: Buff Journalists Take the Stage at CU-Boulder


Two weeks ago CU-Boulder had two Buff journalists speak with other Forever Buffs about their successful media careers. NBC News Correspondent Tom Costello (Jour’87) spoke to alums at the 9News studios in Denver and to students on the Boulder campus on Feb. 26 and New York Times reporter John Branch (Mktg’89, MJour’96) spoke Feb. 28 on campus. 

Tom Costello has been an NBC News correspondent based in Washington, D.C., since 2005. He reports daily for the Today ShowNBC Nightly NewsMSNBC and CNBC. His assignments have taken him around the world from the terrorist bombings in Madrid, to the Korean DMZ, the Persian Gulf, Japan, the barrios of Mexico, Eastern and Western Europe. From Princess Diana’s death to the US Airways/Miracle on the Hudson River landingTom has covered some of the most captivating stories of our times. 

Miss the event? We have the video of his talk at the 9News studios!

John Branch has worked for the New York Times as a sports reporter since September 2005 and he is based in San Francisco. His acclaimed 16,000-word piece “Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek” was made into a special section in the Times in December and has received much recognition since, especially for its extensive digital content and graphics. 

Read his spectacular article.

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