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Baylor Alumni Journalism/PR/New Media Annual Meeting a Success May 12, 2021

Posted by Mia Moody-Ramirez in : Uncategorized , trackback

The Baylor Alumni Journalism/PR/New Media annual meeting, held April 16, as part of Baylor‘s 2021 Alumni Week, was a success. The event featured an update from the department Chair, Student Media Director Bruce Gietzen and an introduction of faculty and staff.

The event featured presentations by two special alums: Cody Soto and Melissa Wilson.

Cody Soto is a graduate student in the Baylor Department of Journalism, Public Relations & New Media. He is in his fourth year working for Baylor Athletics and first as the director of social media & digital engagement.
He runs the main athletics social media accounts (@BaylorAthletics) by managing the digital communications and marketing efforts of the department to share news and information, promote upcoming events, build the Baylor brand and interact with fans as they engage on social platforms.

Emmy Award-winning Melissa Wilson is an anchor for FOX 26 Morning News weekdays and a medical reporter for FOX 26. Melissa co-anchored FOX 26 News for ten years, as part of the longest running anchor team at FOX 26. A Texas native, Melissa received her Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunications from Baylor University.

She began her career as the evening anchor at KAUZ-TV in Wichita Falls and then went on to anchor at Florida’s News Channel. Houston Woman Magazine named Melissa one of the “Top 50 Most Influential Women in Houston.” American Women in Radio and Television nominated Melissa for “Personality of the Year.” She has been honored with the prestigious “Gracie Award” and Lone Star Emmy Awards. The Fair Care Center of Houston named Melissa a “Living Legend.”


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