Students

GRAHAM LEE BREWER

Graham Lee Brewer is a graduate student pursuing his master’s in professional writing at the University of Oklahoma. Brewer cut his teeth as a print journalist, but has been working as a public radio producer and reporter for the past three years. He has won several local and national broadcasting awards for his radio reporting and hopes to work as an investigative journalist focusing on immigration, as well as its relation to the agricultural industry, after graduation. He is a native of Oklahoma and a member of the Cherokee Nation.

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CHINH DOAN

Chinh Doan is a University of Oklahoma Advantage Scholar, Gaylord College McMahon Scholar and President’s Community Scholars Alum and Mentor. Doan serves as a Gaylord College Ambassador, Magazine Interest Group President, Asian American Journalists Association Vice-President and Oklahoma College Broadcasters Historian. Doan is a member of National Broadcasting Society, National Speakers Association and the national chapter of Asian American Journalists Association. She is also a member of Vietnamese Student Association, Asian American Student Association, Integrity Council and Delta Delta Delta sorority.

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LOGAN LAYDEN

Logan Layden is a second-year journalism graduate student at OU working on a master’s in mass media management. From 2005-2010 he served in several capacities at the Oklahoma Daily student newspaper including sports writer, sports editor and managing editor. Since 2008 he’s been the local host for NPR’s “All Things Considered” at KGOU in Norman.

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LEIGHANNE MANWARREN

LeighAnne Manwarren is an OU journalism senior graduating in May. She aspires to cover politics in Washington, D.C. Manwarren has worked for the OU student newspaper, the Oklahoma Daily, as a reporter and an editor, and she has interned for the Oklahoman and the Oklahoma Gazette.

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RICKY MARANON

Ricky Maranon is from Edmond, Okla., and is a journalism junior at the University of Oklahoma. While studying at OU, Maranon is the higher education correspondent for the Tulsa World, in addition to being a reporter, producer and anchor for OU Nightly. Maranon has won the Maria Kay Fotopolous Award for Excellence in Reporting on the OU Campus in addition to the First Place Award for In-depth and Enterprise Reporting from the Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation. Maranon hopes to be a breaking news and in-depth reporter for a major metropolitan news company after graduation.

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MELISSA MORGAN

Melissa Morgan is a journalism senior at the University of Oklahoma. She will graduate with a bachelor’s in journalism and mass communication with a minor in enterprise studies in May 2011. She moved all over the Midwest with her family growing up, but now considers her home to be Keller, Texas, where she moved after fifth grade. She has numerous goals, including writing a book, traveling the world and landing a fabulous job. The spring semester will be key to attaining both her professional and personal goals because she plans to earn her personal trainer license in hopes of landing a writing position at a health and fitness magazine such as Prevention or Shape.

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WHITNEY ORTEGA

Whitney Ortega is a broadcast journalism senior.  She’s from the rural West Texas town of Sweetwater.  She aspires to be a feature reporter in either broadcast, print or online journalism.  She has worked for the Abilene Reporter as a freelancer and has interned at KTXS News and CNN.  She has been a general assignment reporter and diversity beat reporter for The Oklahoma Daily.  She is currently a reporter, anchor and producer for OU Nightly in both English and Spanish.  Aside from journalism she enjoys running, painting and cooking Tex-Mex food.

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