Recent John Carroll University graduate and recent Cleveland Magazine intern Andrew Rafferty has been awarded the first NBC/John Carroll University/Meet the Press Fellowship. What's that mean? Well, he's headed to NBC's Meet the Press for a nine-month stint, where he will be exposed to the roles of editor, reporter, producer and correspondent.
The program was created in honor of legendary Meet the Press moderator Tim Russert, who attended John Carroll. It will be awarded each year to one John Carroll University graduating senior motivated to pursue a career in political journalism.
Though Andrew was great before he signed on to become one of our interns last fall, we'd like to think we may have helped him on his way.
There's also one other thing we know about Andrew. He is one hell of a beer pong player, evidenced by this story he and fellow intern Matt Beargie wrote for our December 2008 feature package about beer.
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