Anchor/Investigative Reporter, WTMJ-TV (Milwaukee, WI)
What would my life look like if not for the time I spent in Johnston Hall? That grand building is the place where I learned to love telling stories and developed my most enduring friendships. It also put me in the classroom with Bruce Gill – a hard-nosed Milwaukee Sentinel editor who expected no less of his freshman students than of his reporters. ‘Details matter,’ Mr. Gill told us, promising a failing grade on any assignment containing a misspelled proper name. Harsh? Yes. I still sweat over proper names 16 years later ... because details matter.