Do you have a love of arts and entertainment? Are you curious about what steps to take while here at Dartmouth that could put you on the path to working in the media?
Mike McCune 192, is an alumnus who has pursued a career in broadcast journalism; he currently works with the WNNE News 31 team in White River Junction, Vermont. He started in 1996 as a reporter. Mike didn1t take the typical career path to television though, before joining WNNE Mike worked at several different radio stations up and down the Connecticut River Valley and through networking landed his current job as sports anchor for NBC affiliate.
Mike loves his job because he is an all-around sports fan. "What could be better than getting paid to talk about sports every day?" he asks. His favorite teams are the Chargers and the Padres. At Dartmouth, Mike played football. In 1990 and 1991 Mike won Ivy League Titles. In 1991 Mike received honorable mention as an offensive lineman.
Mike's advice for students interested in television journalism careers is to get started early and be prepared to make very little money in the beginning. "You can't be in it for the money and fame. You have to truly love the field and what you are doing to stick through all the unpaid internships and low paying jobs in no-name areas."
Last Updated: 6/21/12