The Badger Report is a newscast by students in Journalism 425: Video Journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The course turns into a working newsroom where students research, write, record, edit and produce a weekly newscast. Watch the newscast live on Thursdays at 4:00 on YouTube.

The Badger Report team

ALYSSA HUI

  • Year: Senior
  • Major: Journalism and Mass Communication (Reporting and Strategic Communications), certificate in Asian American Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies
  • Hometown: Chicago, IL
  • If you could interview anyone (dead or alive) who would it be? Barack Obama
  • Dream job: Reporter and Anchor for ABC7 News in Chicago
ALESHA GUNTHER
  • Year: Senior
  • Major: Journalism and Mass Communication and Political Science
  • Hometown: Berlin, WI
  • If you could interview anyone (dead or alive) who would it be? Margaret Thatcher
  • Dream job: Lawyer
CHRIS ZHANG

  • Year: Senior
  • Major: Journalism and Mass Communication and Economics
  • Hometown: Beijing, China
  • If you could interview anyone (dead or alive) who would it be? Jing Chai
  • Dream job: Hotel Tester
CAITLIN ROWE

  • Year: Senior
  • Major: Journalism and Mass Communication and Theatre
  • Hometown: Chicago, IL
  • If you could interview anyone (dead or alive) who would it be? Pat Hastings
  • Dream job: Saturday Night Live company member or Challah Braider
ELLIE SPADACCINI 

  • Year: Junior
  • Major: Journalism and Mass Communication (reporting) and Spanish
  • Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
  • If you could interview anyone (dead or alive) who would it be? Taylor Swift
  • Dream job: I want to report on arts, culture, and entertainment. My dream job is a Rolling Stone magazine writer
LAURA BUNN
  • Year: Graduate student
  • Major: International Public Affairs
  • Hometown: Madison, WI
  • If you could interview anyone (dead or alive) who would it be? Jeannette Walls
  • Dream job: Public Policy Analyst/Journalist
LEXI SCHWEINERT 

  • Year: Senior
  • Major: Journalism and Mass Communication (Reporting and Strategic Communication)
  • Hometown: Brookfield, WI
  • If you could interview anyone (dead or alive) who would it be? Erin Andrews
  • Dream job: I hope to one day be either a sports or entertainment reporter! My dream job for sports would be an ESPN sideline reporter for football. For entertainment, it would be an anchor for E! News
LUCAS LATTERELL 
  • Year: Junior
  • Major: Journalism and Mass Communication and Political Science
  • Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
  • If you could interview anyone (dead or alive) who would it be? Abraham Lincoln
  • Dream job: Marine Officer. My hope for the future is to own a dog and change the world
MONTANA LEGGETT 

  • Year: Super senior
  • Major: Journalism & Mass Communication (Reporting and Strategic Communications)
  • Hometown: Evansville, WI
  • If you could interview anyone (dead or alive) who would it be? Reggie Fils-Aimé
  • Dream job: I hope to work in a marketing/social media position in the entertainment industry
MACKENZIE CHRISTMAN 
  • Year: Senior
  • Major: Journalism and Mass Communication and Political Science, certificate in German
  • Hometown: Oconomowoc, WI
  • If you could interview anyone (dead or alive) who would it be? Meryl Streep 
  • Dream job: I’d love to do some traveling after graduation and eventually go to law school. I’m really interested in media law and I’d like to become a lawyer focusing on that.
MEGGIE ARMSTRONG
  • Year: Senior
  • Major: Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Hometown: Lake Forest, IL
  • If you could interview anyone (dead or alive) who would it be? John Oliver
  • Dream job: My dream job would be writing for late-night television
SASHA VANALLEN 
  • Year: Senior
  • Major: Journalism and Mass Communication and Communication Arts
  • Hometown: Chicago, IL
  • If you could interview anyone (dead or alive) who would it be? Kobe Bryant
  • Dream job: Sports analyst for ESPN
TAHLEEL MOHIELDIN 
  • Year: Super Senior
  • Major: Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Hometown: South Milwaukee, WI
  • If you could interview anyone (dead or alive) who would it be? Ava DuVernay
  • Dream job: Anything that involves human interest storytelling and travel
VERA ROSENBACK

  • Year: Junior
  • Major: Video Production
  • Hometown: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • If you could interview anyone (dead or alive) who would it be? Quentin Tarantino
  • Dream job: Independent video producer, traveling around making great real-life TV-stories
WILL KENNEALLY 
  • Year: Senior
  • Major: Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Hometown: Madison, WI
  • If you could interview anyone (dead or alive) who would it be? Mel Brooks
  • Dream job: To be a crotchety old reporter covering some state capitol

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