With 34 Emmys, 10 books, and seven News, Hank Phillipi Ryan has set a standard for aspiring news broadcasters, investigators, and novelists. On Tuesday, March 5, Ryan spoke to students as a COM Day guest.
Ryan took the stage to talk about her journey as a time-changing woman throughout multiple industries. Ryan has reported for various communities through radio and television for almost five decades and has been a published author since 2007. As a novelist, she has written several titles in two individual franchises. She also has one standalone title currently released to the public, with another due to release in August titled “The Murder List,” now available for preorder.
The fourth annual COM Day on March 8 promoted the theme, “Spotlight on Storytelling,” and attracted crowds of students and community members. The day’s events included a social media panel, speed networking session, and keynote address from investigative reporter Michael Rezendes.
“1851 Chronicle” features editor, Tristan Davis discusses the events and speakers coming to campus next Tuesday, March 8, for Lasell’s COM Day 2016. The Keynote Speaker will be Michael Rezendes, a Pulitzer Prize-winner and investigative reporter at the Boston Globe. Rezendes was played by Mark Ruffalo in the 2016 film, Spotlight, which won Best Picture at Sunday’s Academy Awards. Background music is “Black Mountain Side” by Led Zeppelin.
The Communication Department’s third-annual COM Day took place on Tuesday, March 10 with three panels from public relations, sports, and media professionals, as well as an alumni panel. There was also a speed networking event where students could meet communication professionals from radio hosts to nonprofit employees.