The Radio Television Digital News Foundation today named Devin Brooks a 2020 Presidents Scholar.
Devin Brooks is a senior at Western Illinois University who is from St. Louis, MO. Devin has been involved in his school's student-run TV station NEWS3 since his freshman year. He currently holds the roles of executive producer, anchor, reporter and web producer.
Devin has worked as an intern with TV stations in Illinois each summer while in college. He recently interned as a web producer from home for WREX-TV in Rockford, IL this past summer.
Devin's dream since he was a little kid is to become a TV news reporter and anchor.
About the Presidents Scholarship
Two awards are given each year in honor of former RTDNA Presidents Theodore Koop, Bruce Dennis, James McCulla, John Salisbury, Bruce Palmer, Dick Cheverton, Jim Byron, Ben Chatfield and John Hogan.
The recipients of the Presidents Scholarship will each receive $2,500.
About RTDNF Scholarships and Fellowships
The 2020 scholarship and fellowship class is RTDNF’s 50th class of scholars and fellows. Since 1970, RTDNF has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships and fellowships to more than 500 young journalists as part of its mission as the educational arm of RTDNA. Recipients have gone on enjoy careers from reporter, anchor, and news director to White House speechwriter, media regulatory attorney, and journalism educator. Several have served as RTDNA board members and many are Murrow Award winners. Make a difference for the next generation of journalists today.