Shown are Opp native Tom Foreman,  the 2013 Outstanding Broadcast Alumnus of the year; Director of the Hall School of Journalism Dr. Steve Padgett; and Robbyn Taylor, Outstanding Print Alumna.
Shown are Opp native Tom Foreman, the 2013 Outstanding Broadcast Alumnus of the year; Director of the Hall School of Journalism Dr. Steve Padgett; and Robbyn Taylor, Outstanding Print Alumna.

County natives honored

Published 12:00am Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Troy University’s Hall School of Journalism Alumni Association recently recognized two county natives in its annual awards ceremony.

Opp native Tom Foreman, a CNN correspondent, was named the 2013 Outstanding Broadcast Alumnus.

The 1981 Troy grad joined CNN in 2004 and is based in the network’s Washington, D.C., bureau, where he reports for programs across the spectrum, from The Lead with Jake Tapper, to The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, to Anderson Cooper 360 º.

The Association presented Pleasant Home native Robbyn Brooks Taylor Outstanding Print Alumna award. Taylor, who is enrolled in the first class of a new masters program for strategic communications at Troy University, was also recognized as the school’s 2013 Outstanding Graduate Student.

Taylor is currently the managing editor of The Messenger in Troy.

She has previously worked at WSFA, WNCF, The Destin Log, The Northwest Florida Daily News and as an international spokesperson in Washington, D.C., for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

 

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