Kathie Obradovich is editor-in-chief for Iowa Capital Dispatch, part of a national not-for-profit news organization. She leads an experienced staff covering state news and politics and writes a weekly column. Since the Iowa site launched in January 2020, more than a dozen Iowa newspapers and news sites have begun regularly publishing Iowa Capital Dispatch content.
Steve Walker graduated from Iowa State in 1984, launching his career as a broadcast journalist, television host and news producer. He has been a TV news anchor and reporter in San Diego, Seattle, Omaha as well as on national cable television based in New York.
By Jack Bluhm Advertising, journalism and public relations make up the trinity of majors at the Greenlee School. Brian Renaud has worked as a journeyman across all three disciplines since graduating from Iowa State in 1987. Renaud’s foray into journalism began with an internship during his junior and senior years with WOI. While at the … Continue reading Brian Renaud ’87
By Carly Reiser When he’s not adding to his collection of 1,200 beer cans or jamming out to Johnny Cash, Greg Ahrens spends his time at SKAR as a creative director and co-owner of the advertising firm. Starting out at the University of Iowa, Ahrens didn’t know what he wanted to do, but he knew … Continue reading Greg Ahrens ’91
Class: 1984, journalism and mass communication Then: WOI-TV news anchor and morning news producer; Pi Beta Phi sorority member; student alumni ambassador; Campus Chest marketing director; KPGY Radio DJ Now: president, Cox Media Group When Kim (Bredar) Guthrie studied journalism at Iowa State University, she dreamed big. “I wanted to be the next Joan Lunden … Continue reading Kim (Bredar) Guthrie ’84
Dan Davenport bikes through midtown Manhattan to get to work. A crush of creativity, passion and desperation, that ride rewards and tests Davenport every day. Not surprisingly, that’s an apt description of Davenport’s life. Davenport graduated from Greenlee in 1984, and worked at newspapers and the ISU alumni magazine VISIONS before landing a job at … Continue reading Dan Davenport ’84
An icy breeze cut through Scott Fountain and his family as they made their way down Welch Avenue. Fountain was showing his children the campus he attended 33 years ago, and the odds of it gaining their approval were slim. In their home state of Tennessee, it was around 80 degrees that day. In Iowa, … Continue reading Scott Fountain ’82
Class: 1988; Journalism and Mass Communication Then: Iowa State Daily (reporter); R-31 (ISU cable news channel); WOI-TV (desk assistant, on-air reporting) Now: Station Manager, KGBT (ABC-affiliate in San Diego, CA) In his own words: I got my first job in television at KIMT-TV in Mason City, starting the day after graduation. I worked as an … Continue reading Joel Davis Dickman ’88