Alumni Success Stories
Buffalo State Communication alumni are employed across the country as journalists, social media specialists, public relations and advertising professionals, television and video producers, and more.
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Associate teaching professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
On-air personality at WYRK-FM (as Chris Owen) in Buffalo, NY, and website contributor.
Senior manager of public relations at Northrop Grumman Corporation in Melbourne, FL.
Marketing and public affairs manager for the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation in Niagara Falls, NY.
Staff writer at the Hamburg Sun, a weekly newspaper serving the Buffalo suburb of Hamburg, NY, and surrounding southtowns.
Multimedia journalist/video producer at Spectrum News in Buffalo, NY.
Reporter-anchor at WGRZ-TV in Buffalo, NY.
Digital reporter and producer at WIVB-TV in Buffalo, NY.
General assignment reporter at WGRZ-TV in Buffalo, NY.
Media Production Alumni
Television editor. Currently working on the History Channel’s survival show ALONE. Previous shows include Pawn Stars, Forged in Fire, and Kindred Spirits.
Creative director of commercial production at WGRZ-TV in Buffalo, NY. Winner of six International Telly awards.
Production manager for the WWE’s Television Operations department working on third party productions that air on E, USA, and A&E as well as WWE’s live television programs RAW, NXT, and Smackdown.
Photojournalist with WKBW-TV in Buffalo, NY.
Film production first assistant director. Founder of Beyond Film School, helping the next generation of filmmakers.
Public Relations & Advertising Undergraduate Alumni
Development officer for Tapestry Charter School in Buffalo, NY.
Owner/designer of evrythngBranding. Founder and lead vessel at G&G Empowerment Group. Buffalo Business First’s 30 Under 30 award recipient for 2021.
Senior manager of communications for TIME in New York City.
Annual giving manager for the SPCA Serving Erie County, NY, in Buffalo, NY.
Public Relations Graduate Alumni
Director of communications and development for the Charter School of Applied Technologies in Buffalo, NY.
Founder and senior publicist at Ari Parson PR in Buffalo, NY
Brand marketing manager for Evans Bank in Williamsville, NY.
Account supervisor for public relations at the Mower Agency in Buffalo, NY.
Chief business officer for the Martin Group with offices in Buffalo, Rochester, Albany, and New York City.
Media director at FIFTEEN in Buffalo, NY.
Communications manager at Medaille College in Buffalo, NY.
Director of communications at FOS of CannonDesign in Buffalo, NY.
Health communications officer for Six Nations Health Services, part of the Six Nations of the Grand River, in Southern Ontario, Canada.
Junior account manager for Rebellious PR & Consulting in Los Angeles, CA.
Communication Studies Alumni
Assistant professor of communication arts at Washington and Jefferson College. Author of Reframing Sex: Unlearning the Gender Binary with Trans Masculine YouTube Vloggers (Lexington Books, 2020).