School of Media & Strategic Communications

SMSC Grad Named Sideline Reporter for KC Chiefs Radio Network

SMSC graduate Dani Welniak spent several years as a women's professional football player.  Now she's a part of the National Football League's media world.

Welniak, who earned degrees in Sports Media and Broadcast Journalism in 2011, made her debut as one of the sideline reporters for the Kansas City Chiefs radio network August 20 when the team played in Los Angeles against the Rams.

Welniak will be a part of the Chiefs radio crew for all road games during the 2016 season.  She also works as a sports anchor and reporter at KCTV, a CBS television affiliate in Kansas City.

Welniak played running back and wide receiver for the Dallas Diamonds for five seasons and was part of the 2008 team that won the Independent Women's Football League (IWFL) championship.  She was also a member of an all-star women's football team that won an international tournament in Sweden.

The Chief's Radio Network is among the largest in the NFL, with affiliates in nine different states, including stations in Tulsa, Muskogee and Bartlesville in Oklahoma.

OSU (SJB) Grad Cary Aspinwall Headed to Dallas Morning News

Congratulations to OSU (SJB) graduate Cary Aspinwall, who is leaving The Frontier in Tulsa to join the Dallas Morning News investigative team.  She also worked for the Tulsa World after her graduation from OSU.  She is married to fellow SJB graduate Justin Juozapavicius, who is with the AP bureau in Tulsa.

Should you want to contact Cary, her email address is:

Congratulations to SMSC Grad Courtney Bay

Congratulations are in order for Courtney Bay, 2016 SMSC Production Student of the Year, on her new position as Multimedia Producer for OSU Athletics!