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 Autumn Semester on KPAX-TV and ABC Montana.  Meet this years staff:

 

 

 

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Ellie Baty came to the University of Montana from Flagstaff, Arizona, to study journalism and cultural anthropology. She works as a part time reporter at KPAX-TV and loves her dog named Obie. She hopes to pursue a career in documentary filmmaking.

 

 

Mason Birgenheier is a senior at the School of Journalism. He plans on graduating next spring.

 

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Tasha Cain is an aspiring reporter and weather person. She changed her major from secondary history education to journalism because her passion for life long learning and story telling shined through in her “just for fun” J-100 class. Three years later he hopes her personality brings humor and hard work to the U-M news room.

 

Kempson Cross is a senior at the University of Montana majoring in Journalism Radio-TV. He is originally from Prather, California, near Fresno. He will graduate from UM in May 2017 and plans to pursue a career in sports broadcasting. His broadcast opportunities include UM News, play-by-play for Montana Griz softball and Sentinel High School football, multiple radio production internships, and camera work for both sports and news.

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Ethan Fitzgerald is a senior in the UM RTV program. Ethan is a producer/MMJ with UM News and outside of school, he is a sports anchor at NBC Montana. In his spare time, he likes to spend time with his fiance, Stefanie and his 20 pound cat, Moby.

 

 

Caryn Foehringer comes to Montana’s School of Journalism from Kingsport, Tennessee. She is a senior majoring in journalism. She works as the assignment desk news editor at KECI-TV in Missoula. Caryn will graduate in December 2016.

 

 

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Spencer Jakobi is a senior student at the University of Montana from Cordova, Tennessee – he is majoring in Journalism and minoring in Media Arts. Spencer hopes to use his degree in the entertainment field.

 

 

A Montana native, Colter Lairy was born and raised in Havre, where he played in every sport he could. While in college, he competed as an NIRA rodeo athlete in team roping and bull riding as well as earning a coaching certification. In his free time, he continues to rodeo, work with his animals and spend time with his blue heeler.

 

Senior Ryan McKinley is from Phoenix, Arizona and he’s majoring in broadcast journalism. Ryan is also a redshirt Junior on the UM Grizzly football team.

 

 

 

Chelsea Reichard is a senior multimedia journalism major from the Bitterroot Valley. When she’s not in the green room, she’s driving to her next concert or exploring the tunnels beneath the University of Montana and downtown Missoula. Chelsea graduates this spring.

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Braly Whisler is a senior, majoring in broadcast journalism. She is currently interning at ABC/Fox in Missoula and hopes to continue her passion after she graduates. When she isn’t reporting the news she could be found hanging out with friends somewhere outside.

 

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