Emily Gaffney ’12 has been been selected for the exclusive 2012 NBC / John Carroll University Meet the Press Fellowship.
Gaffney, of Tallmadge, Ohio, majored in political science, with a minor in communications. She served as editor-in-chief of The Carroll News and interned at WKYC-TV, the NBC affiliate, in Cleveland.
The NBC/John Carroll University Meet the Press Fellowship was created in 2009 in memory of the Sunday morning program’s legendary host, Tim Russert, a 1972 graduate of John Carroll. It is awarded annually to a John Carroll graduating senior who plans to pursue a career in political journalism. The Fellowship is a nine-month position at NBC’s Meet the Press.
The fellowship affords a John Carroll graduate the opportunity to gain experience in the research and production of the weekly political talk show under the direction of the program’s executive producer. Gaffney will be exposed to the roles of editor, reporter, producer, and correspondent.