A degree in Communication opens the door to a wide variety of employment opportunities. The profiles below highlight people with Communication degrees who are now employed in a range of interesting positions.
B.A., Mass Communications/Broadcast Journalism, Virginia Commonwealth University
Author and Emmy Award-winning television director
An Emmy Award-winning television director, Jeffrey Blount has 34 years of network television experience and has worked on a variety of programs, including “Meet the Press,” “Today,” and the “NBC Nightly News.” Blount has written nonfiction articles for news publications, such as the Huffington Post and the Washington Post, and has written for films and interactive displays in the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture, the Muhammad Ali Center, and others. Blount has also written three award-winning novels: Almost Snow White, Hating Heidi Foster, and The Emancipation of Evan Walls. In 2017 and 2018, Blount served as Journalist in Residence and Shapiro Fellow at the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University.
In 2016, Blount was inducted into the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame. Blount is a member of the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture advisory board at Virginia Commonwealth University.