Meet Our Lab Members

Jessica Burrell is a senior at the University of Alabama from Birmingham. She is an Army ROTC Cadet majoring in Telecommunication and Film. Jessica has interned at “CBS 42” as an associate producer. She is currently interning at “WVUA 23” in productions and with Dateline Alabama as a news reporter. Jessica is passionate about her local government and homeless community. During her free time, she enjoys reading, running and shopping. You can email her at jdburrell@crimson.ua.edu.

 

Rebecca Cole is a senior at the University of Alabama from Cumming, Georgia. She is majoring in journalism with a minor in communication studies. She interned for the Tuscaloosa News as a copy editor and worked for The Capsule, the College of Nursing’s alumni magazine, as a writer. She is writing for Reunion, the College of Human Environmental Sciences’ magazine. Rebecca loves being in touch with the community, exploring new places to eat and have fun. She hopes to work as a culture or lifestyle writer after graduation and plans to return to metro-Atlanta. In her free time, she is likely to be found eating chicken wings, spending time with friends and family or binge-watching “New Girl” on Netflix for the eleventh time. You can contact her via email at racole2@crimson.ua.edu or reach her on twitter @kazbeccastan.

 

Hollie Ferguson is a senior at the University of Alabama from Roanoke, Virginia. She is majoring in journalism and minoring in criminal justice, focusing on social inequality. She has worked for several publications covering cannabis legislation, entertainment and politics. She is currently working as a reporter at Dateline Alabama. After graduating in December 2018, Ferguson hopes to find a job in journalism covering politics and legislation. You can reach Hollie through email at hlferguson@crimson.ua.edu, follow her on Twitter @hollielferguson, and find her past writing on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/hollie-ferguson.

 

Kiera Grogan is a senior at the University of Alabama from New York. She is majoring in journalismwith a minor in communication and Mandarin Chinese. She is covering sports for Dateline Alabama. She has worked with the SEC on CBS crew for all four football seasons during her time at college. She worked for The Odyssey during her junior year. She also worked for WVUA-FM during her freshman and sophomore year. Kiera is passionate about all things sports and wants to pursue sports broadcasting and producing following graduation. Her dream goal is to one day cover the Olympics and have her own sports talk show on a major television network. You can contact her via email kcgrogan@crimson.ua.edu or connect on LinkedIn @KieraGrogan

 

Zoe Norberg is a senior at the University of Alabama from Atlanta. She is majoring in journalism with a minor in art history. She has interned for Nickel Communications, a boutique PR agency based in Atlanta. Zoe enjoys photography and runs a small photography business, Dixie Rae Photography. At the university, Zoe is vice president of the Outdoor Adventures Club. She is a reporter for Dateline Alabama. She is passionate about all things outdoors as well as arts and entertainment, and she hopes to work as a public relations specialist for an outdoor outfitter or an art museum. Contact Zoe via email at zrnorberg@crimson.ua.edu

 

Laura Pilat is a senior at the University of Alabama from Chicago. She is majoring in journalism with a minor in international studies. She has worked at Zurich NorthAmerica as a Corporate Communications Intern working with internal and external communications. At the university, Laura worked for Alice Magazine and Crimson White as a contributing writer. She is currently working as a reporter for Dateline Alabama. She hopes to continue covering culture and entertainment events after she graduates. Laura strongly believes in the idea that everyone has a story worth sharing. You can contact her via email at lepilat54@yahoo.com

 

 

Curtis Williams is a senior at the University of Alabama from Richmond, Virginia. He is majoring in journalism and minoring in biology. Curtis currently serves as a reporter covering arts and entertainment for Dateline Alabama. Curtis is passionate about pop culture and hopes to work as a journalist in the field in the future. In the future, Curtis would like to branch out and work in broadcast media in the entertainment field.