Lynn Alumna Kathryn Hubbard’s Life After Graduating
By: Sydney Burke, Social Media Editor
Since graduating from Lynn with her degree in multimedia journalism in 2021, alumna Kathryn Hubbard has moved back to her home state of North Carolina and works for CBS 17 as a digital content producer.
While at Lynn, Hubbard maximized the opportunities and resources around her. Her skillful writing and relationships with professors guided her to iPulse, where she was able to gain real-world journalism experience and eventually became editor-in-chief.
“I remember in Professor Powers’ journalism class freshman year, she took a look at my writing and told me I should get involved with iPulse,” said Hubbard. “I originally wanted to focus on TV instead of print journalism, but I ended up getting involved and loved it.”
In her current position, Hubbard writes daily local news stories for her company and assists with editing other pieces. She has written breaking news stories with focuses on shootings and car crashes, as well as general news about local giveaways and more.
While Hubbard is now in the professional world of journalism, she has fond memories of iPulse, the organization that taught her much of what she knows.
“A lot of what I did for print and broadcast journalism at Lynn is pretty much what I use day-to-day at work as well,” said Hubbard. “I remember the journalism professors giving me advice that I use every day at work.”
Not only did Hubbard take advantage of on-campus opportunities in her field, but she also utilized internship opportunities. She worked with the Boca Raton Tribune for six months writing articles, gaining experience and growing her network. Additionally, she interned for ESPN West Palm in 2020, where she was able to work at the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic golf tournament and the Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show.
“My advice to journalism students is to get as much experience as you can,” said Hubbard. “If you’re on the TV side, have a demo reel ready and if you write, start building a portfolio now because when you go in for an interview, they are going to ask for your work.”