Ryan Baker, Lead sports anchor, CBS-2, Chicago

“I was very fortunate to be awarded an internship grant from the Illinois Broadcasters Association for the summer of 1990, as part of their Minority Internship Program.  I am eternally grateful to Gene Dybvig for convincing me to spend three months working in the sports department at WGN Radio in Chicago, instead of at a

Steve Osunsami, Correspondent, ABC News

“I interned at WREX-TV 13 in Rockford, in the fall of 1992. At the time it was an ABC affiliate.  I nervously left my first  semester of my senior year at the University of Illinois, and rented an apartment in Rockford. I would have never been able to afford that apartment if it weren’t for

Judy Hsu Anchor, “ABC-7 News This Morning”, Chicago

“One of the most common questions I get from young aspiring journalists is… “how did you get in to the business?”  My answer inevitably comes around to that one internship… the internship through the Illinois Broadcasters Association.  I took off a whole semester from U of I and interned full-time in the newsroom at WBBM-TV,