Alumni

Below are alumni of George Mason and Mason Cable Network. These people dedicated most of their college career to Mason Cable Network. This list of alumni graduated from Mason while working for MCN and/or contributed a notable and unique aspect.


Ashley Hill

Graduation Date: Spring 2017

Ashley Hill started working at MCN her freshman year in 2013 as an MCNews anchor. She then furthered her work with MCN as deputy video editor, senior video editor, and production manager. While Ashley was the production manager for MCN, she completely overhauled the Mason Cable Network website. She gave the Mason Cable Network website a fresh and youthful look, and was also one of the two masterminds behind the “social media initiative.” This initiative helped MCN capture a new audience and utilize social media more effectively. Ashley helped create What’s Up, Mason?, Touch Base, GMU: What’s Your Style?, and much more. To end her tenure at MCN, Ashley was award the Leadership Award at the 2nd annual MCN gala.

 

 

 


12140907_10201225159067736_2705102283685601702_oKy’Lend J. Adams

Graduation Date: Spring 2017

Ky’Lend J Adams has served in various capacities while being involved with Mason Cable Network. Some of the positions include Public Relations Director as well as the Live News Anchor for Mason Cable News. He graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication with a concentration in Media Production and a minor in Theatre. Currently, Ky’Lend is serving as the School of Theatre Fellow for Berkeley Repertory Theatre, in Berkeley, California. In this role he serves as the point of contact for all community outreach programming. In this program he is being trained on the necessary skills of becoming an arts educator administrator as well as an arts manager.

 

 

 


geenaheadshotNadgeena “Geena” Jerome

Graduation Date: Spring 2017

During her freshman year of college, she assisted in behind-the scenes production for the weekly ‘Mason Cable News’ broadcast and provided daily updates and field reports. In January of 2014, Nadgeena founded the entertainment news segment “On The Couch”. While working with Mason Cable Network, Nadgeena also participated in several broadcast internships under reputable news companies, as an intern for the local Fox 5 affiliate in New York and a Video Journalism Fellow for Circa.com under Sinclair Broadcast Group. Soon following graduation, she accepted an offer as a television personality and journalist for 2M Media Group, where she is the co-host of a new production “Trending China” and covers  trending topics in pop culture, tech, etc that are taking place in China and its relation to the US. Nadgeena thanks Mason Cable Network for giving her some of the necessary skills and tools to succeed in the broadcast industry.

 


Issmar Ventura

Graduation Date: December 2016

Issmar began Mason Noticias, MCN’s first Spanish news program. Through his hard work and with the help of his team, he created a voice for people who did not have one. At the first annual MCN Gala in spring of 2016, Mason Noticias won the Best Show on Mason Cable Network Award.

 

 

 

 


IMG_4312Tyler Byrum

Graduation Date: May 2016

Tyler worked at MCN from his freshman year until he graduated. Tyler is the god father of MCSports. His freshman year in 2012, he had the idea to broadcast Mason Athletics live. Now MCSports broadcasts almost every home Mason game. Tyler became the sports director of MCSports in 2015.

Tyler is also a founding member of the reboot of Mason Cable News in 2013. He went on to become the news director in 2014. Then, in 2015 Tyler created Mason Sports Insider. Tyler was also one of the two masterminds behind the “social media initiative” which helped MCN bridge the gap between being a network and a YouTube channel. This “social media initiative” helped MCN capture a new audience and utilize social media more effectively.

 

 


 

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Robert Horan

Graduation Date: May 2016

Robert was the second general manager of Mason Cable Network. He started work with MCN his freshman year and by his sophomore year, he was elected as the general manager. Rob was reelected as general manager each year until he graduated.

 

 

 


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Kala West

Graduation Date: December 2015

Kala was one of the founding members of MCSports. She was one of the first switchers and camera operators when it started in 2012. In 2015, Kala became the news director of Mason Cable News.

 

 

 


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Vandie Barnard

Graduation Date: May 2014

In 2014, Vandie created Pressbox, MCN’s first sports talk show. Pressbox would continue until Fall of 2016.

 

 

 

 


1977022_10152273578956940_272983904_nAlex Dodson

Graduation Date: May 2014

In 2012, Alex started MCN’s longest running show (as of 2016) From The Cinema, MCN’s movie review show.

 

 

 


217163_499287653470473_33056849_nJake McLernon

Graduation Date: May 2012

Jake was the first general manager of MCN. He began his tenure in 2012 and ended in 2013. During that year, Jake changed the format of Mason Cable Network completely. MCN once was all student created films, but Jake turned MCN into a television network with weekly shows and regular programing.

Jake helped create The Pressbox and he also rebooted MCNews in spring of 2013 . On top of all this, he also helped begin MCSports in 2012.