About Us

UM News is a weekly news segment produced by senior broadcast journalism students at the University of Montana School of Journalism and Department of Radio-Television.  The students work in Don Anderson Hall and produce the news segments in the Don Oliver Television Studios. UM News airs weekly during fall semester on KPAX-TV, ABC Montana and online at MissoulaCurrent.com. Meet this year’s staff:

David Atkinson is a senior from Indianapolis, Indiana. After attending high school in Cut Bank, Montana and attending Montana State University for two years, he transferred to the University of Montana to study journalism and a minor in anthropology. Atkinson one day hopes to photograph and/or shoot video for National Geographic or an environmental news source. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, est at alia graece ridens, per et atqui reformidans conclusionemque. Brute dolorem prodesset at usu. Diam summo ridens eum no, ei usu elitr eleifend, at dicam oratio quaerendum 

Tina Brennan is a fourth year journalism student with a focus in broadcast and multimedia storytelling. She got involved with journalism in the 6th grade when she was assigned to work on the school yearbook. She’s been telling stories about her peers ever since. When she graduates next fall, she would like to find a job working in documentary film. Tina serves as a senator for U-M student government. And she enjoys watching horror movies, drawing and hanging out with her roommate’s cats. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, est at alia graece ridens, per et atqui reformidans 

Graham Gardner is a senior in the journalism school with a emphasis in photography and videography. He is from Bozeman, Montana. When he’s not in the classroom, he can be found fly fishing on Montana’s various rivers.  Graham’s goal for UM News is to learn more about directing live shows and creating great news-worthy content. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, est at alia graece ridens, per et atqui reformidans conclusionemque. Brute dolorem prodesset at usu. Diam summo ridens eum no, ei usu elitr eleifend, at dicam oratio quaerendum has. Ad sumo vero theophrastus mea, eos enim recusabo ad.

Sydney Hanson is a senior from Seattle, Washington. She is part of both the UM News team and the News Brief team for this semester. When not focusing on school work, she typically is biking, cooking or playing board games with friends. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, est at alia graece ridens, per et atqui reformidans conclusionemque. Brute dolorem prodesset at usu. Diam summo ridens eum no, ei usu elitr eleifend, at dicam oratio quaerendum has. Ad sumo vero theophrastus mea, eos enim recusabo ad.Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, est at alia graece ridens, per et 

Tessa Nadeau is a senior from Deer Park, Washington. This past summer she interned at NBC Montana and spent lots of time shooting, writing and editing stories for their station. She’s in her 4th year as a UM Cheerleader so her weekends consist of cheering on the Griz. After she graduates, she hopes to work in Missoula as a reporter. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, est at alia graece ridens, per et atqui reformidans conclusionemque. Brute dolorem prodesset at usu. Diam summo ridens eum no, ei usu elitr eleifend, at dicam oratio quaerendum has. Ad sumo vero theophrastus mea, eos enim recusabo ad.

Griffin Rerucha is a senior from Bellevue Washington. He is focusing his education in  television news. He currently works at KPAX, shooting sports highlights and working in the control room. So far his favorite part of journalism is operating camera’s for KPAX newscasts. In his free time, he enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, and golf. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, est at alia graece ridens, per et atqui reformidans conclusionemque. Brute dolorem prodesset at usu. Diam summo ridens eum no, ei usu elitr eleifend, at dicam oratio quaerendum has. Ad sumo vero theophrastus mea, eos enim recusabo ad.

Briane White is a senior at the University of Montana. She was born and raised in Shelby, Montana where her family runs the newspaper. Despite spending most of her youth with her fingers covered in ink, Briane is hoping to pursue a career in broadcast journalism. She is excited to graduate UM in the spring and begin her internship in Dublin, Ireland.

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