Eastern Michigan University alumni success stories focus of new EMU Today TV episode

Eastern Michigan University alumni success stories focus of new EMU Today TV episode
Josh Landon (center), morning news anchor/reporter at FOX2 Detroit and a 2006 EMU graduate, was one of the recent guests on EMU Today TV.

YPSILANTI  --  Eastern Michigan University has more than 160,000 alumni, with more than 75 percent of them living in Michigan. Successful alumni are the focus of the latest  episode of EMU Today TV.

The 30-minute program features three outstanding Eastern alumni: Blaire Miller, partner/owner of The Hunter Group LLC, an international executive search firm located in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., who graduated in 1983 with dual degrees in business -- International Business and Language and International Trade Program; Ryan Wooley, afternoon sports anchor for radio stations 97.1 "The Ticket" and WWJ Newsradio 950, who graduated in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in Electronic Media and Film; and, Josh Landon, morning news anchor/reporter at FOX2 Detroit, who graduated from Eastern in 2006. 

You can watch the new episode on the University's YouTube channel.

EMU Today TV also is available on Xfinity Video On Demand (VOD), on Eastern Michigan University’s YouTube channel, and it can be viewed in the Detroit region on Comcast/Xfinity, CN900, during the following times (EST):

Tue. 9:30 a.m.

Thu. 8:30 p.m.

Sat.  8:00 a.m.

Sun 10:30 a.m.

Co-hosts for the program are Sarah Poteracki, a junior double majoring in Electronic Media and Film Studies, and Entertainment Design and Technology; and, Mark S. Lee, host of CBS Radio’s Small Talk with Mark S. Lee. Lee is an Eastern Michigan University alumnus, and part time lecturer of Marketing at Eastern. He is an entrepreneur, Crain's Detroit blogger and frequent contributor to various Detroit-area media outlets on business topics.

Dereka Bennett, a senior majoring in Media Studies and Journalism, is a field reporter to provide coverage of events occurring on campus.

The program is directed by Keith Damron, associate professor of Electronic Media and Film Studies. During his career, Damon has worked as a production engineer and writer for E Entertainment Television, Universal Studios and Warner Brothers Animation. He has worked at Eastern since 2002.

Steve Martin, radio and TV engineer in the School of Communications, Media & Theatre Arts is chief engineer and responsible for set design.

Professor Lewis Hershey, head of the department of marketing in the University's College of Business, and Walter Kraft, vice president for communications, are co-producers along with Lee, who originated the program concept.

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest university in Michigan. It currently serves 22,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website.

March 12, 2018

Written by:
Walter Kraft

Geoff Larcom