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Students gain experience at the World Food Competition


Six students from Tennessee's School of Journalism and Electronic Media took a trip down to Orange Beach, Alabama on Thursday, November 10th to attend and report on the World Food Championship. The four-day event is "the largest competition in food sport," according to its website. Competitors enter for a chance to win a share of $300,000 in prize money. The overall winner of the World Food Championship walks away with $100,000. 

The students, Lauren Batson, Brianna Bivens, Danielle Clark, Sydney Gilliam, Natalie Ward and Brock Zych, came to the event accompanied by UTK professors Rob Heller and Nick Geidner with the intention of covering the event primarily using photo and video storytelling.

Grad Shines as Producer of NBC Nightly News

Brooke FraserBrooke Fraser is a 2012 graduate of the University of Tennessee’s School of Journalism and Electronic Media. She is also a producer of the NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt. Fraser started as a page at NBC in Rockefeller Plaza in New York City and she has since found her way from there to working at the Today Show for two years to now being an integral part of the highest rated nightly news program in America. We were able to speak with Brooke about her experiences and get some advice for current students who might want to follow in her footsteps.