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When you graduate from the Mayborn School of Journalism, you’ll have the experience you need to succeed, like alumna Cynthia Izaguirre (’97), co-anchor of News 8 at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. on WFAA-TV in Dallas.

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Denton, named “the best small town in Texas,” combines an active music and arts scene with a family-friendly hometown feel.

UNT students also benefit from our proximity to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, which is the fifth largest media market in the country and has the second highest concentration of Fortune 500 companies.

Dallas-Fort Worth is among the top 10 Best Cities for Recent College Graduates, based on higher-than-average starting pay, low unemployment and affordable housing.

Notable alumni of the Mayborn School of Journalism include:

  • Leona Allen (’86), editorial board member at The Dallas Morning News
  • Farrah Cox (’00), executive director of Golin Harris
  • Christena Dowsett (’10), freelance photojournalist in East Africa
  • George Foster (’72), chief executive officer of Foster Marketing
  • Theresa Gage (’90), vice president for the western region of Undertone
  • Rick Gershon (’04), freelance filmmaker and photographer
  • Austin Keith (’12), web content editor for marketing at CheapCaribbean.com
  • Rachel Mehlhaff (’08), journalist for Trans World Radio Asia
  • Michael J. Mooney (’07 M.A.), D magazine staff writer and author
  • Kristi Nelson (’94), reporter and anchor with KXAS-TV/Channel 5
  • Bill Perkins (’65), managing partner at Potomac Communications
  • Kim Phillips (’09 M.J.), vice president of the Denton Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Brian Rash (’12 M.J.), managing editor of the Graham Leader
  • Valeria Sosa (’11), account manager at Grey Advertising
  • Tina Young (’91), president of MarketWave

Read profiles of more successful Mayborn alumni