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Journalism graduate debuts on NPR

Nov 13, 2018

Posted in: News

By Marcus Messner, Ph.D., Associate Director

Robertson School alumna Yasmine Jumaa had her debut as a reporter on National Public Radio last week. Jumaa, who works as a news reporter and producer for WCVE Richmond Public Radio, reported a story about protests against Interim Attorney General Matthew Whitaker.

The story aired on the national broadcast of NPR News on Friday morning. Whitaker was appointed by President Donald Trump as an interim replacement for Jeff Sessions. Protestors in Jumaa's report feared that Whitaker could interfere with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. 

Jumaa graduated from the Robertson School this May and started as an intern at WCVE. She now produces Artsline, the station's daily cultural calendar. The segment runs Mondays through Fridays at 8:19 a.m., 10:58 a.m., and 6:18 p.m., as well as Saturday and Sunday at 8:58 a.m. (listen live here). While a student at VCU, Jumaa was a reporter of Capital News Service, the Robertson School's award-winning program run by Prof. Jeff South. 

"Capital News Service was an invaluable experience that helped me prepare for and navigate through working in a newsroom," Jumaa said.