“I want to inspire another kid…who might be dreaming of doing big things but may not even think it’s possible, and I want to give that kid a possibility of great success.”

Deborah Roberts

(ABJ ’82) Co-Host, 20/20; ABC News National Sr. Affairs Correspondent


“”What I am thrilled to see at is how well Grady has kept up with that change and is really at the vanguard of instructing our students to use those same time honored principals of journalism with the new digital world with which we live and practice.”

Deborah Norville

(ABJ ’79), Host, Inside Edition


“What we all have in common in the room is storytelling and diversity has got to be one of our key priorities.”

Jason Kreher

ABJ ’00 Chief Creative Officer, Accenture Song


“With Dean Davis and all that the college has done, they’ve created so many opportunities here such as the mentorship program and Grady LA. When it comes to making connections, just ask for that intro.”

Tim Mapes

ABJ ’86 Chief Marketing and Communications Office, Delta Air Lines


“With Dean Davis and all that the college has done, they’ve created so many opportunities here such as the mentorship program and Grady LA. When it comes to making connections, just ask for that intro.”

Chad Mumm

ABJ ’08 Co-founder and chief creative director of Vox Media


“I had a great education and great teachers. … It turned out to be a great decision and I am proud to say I went to the University of Georgia every single day.”

Maxine Clark

(ABJ ’71) Founder, Build-A-Bear Workshop


Greg Bluestein

(ABJ ’04), political reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


“The thing that keeps pulling me back to UGA is the Grady College. I remember sitting in those desks. I love speaking to the kids, and I think that’s part of the responsibility that goes with having a long career in journalism. You want to share the experience with the next generation of broadcasters and raise up that next wave of journalists, especially at the University of Georgia.”

Ernie Johnson

ABJ ’78 Host of “Inside the NBA”


“The biggest thing I remember about the school is the willingness of everyone to make you be your best self. I had wonderful professors who pushed you as hard as they could, but they also loved you and let you know you could accomplish any of your goals if you put in the hard work and effort.”

Maria Taylor

ABJ ’09, MBA ’13 Host for NBC sports and “Football Night in America”

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Board of trust

The Grady Board of Trust is one the college’s most influential boards of alumni and friends lending support and guidance. In addition to serving as ambassadors and leaders who can attract resources to the college, the BOT is the sponsoring organization of the Grady Fellowship, a recognition of alumni and friends who by virtue of their accomplishments and service are members emeritus of the BOT.

Alumni Board

The Alumni Board is an advisory group responsible for contributing to, and supporting the development of activities for alumni and friends of the college. The board serves as the conduit between the college and its alumni. It is comprised of members from a variety of Grady majors, professions, geographical areas and graduation years.


GAB Radio Talent Institute logo is half of a green star with the program title in royal blue.

GAB Radio Talent Institute

APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW! Take a huge step toward starting your career in On Air, Podcasting, Streaming, Audio Production, News/Talk, Sports, Social Media, Sales, Marketing, Promotions and more! The Georgia Association of Broadcasters Radio Talent Institute™ at the Grady College of Journalism creates opportunities for new and emerging careers in media.  It is truly an incubator of well-rounded, well-educated college students, or recent graduates with a passion for media and a determination to get into the business. The National Radio Talent System™ is made up of multiple Talent Institutes at colleges and universities throughout the United States. Each institute brings in industry professionals from around the country as Guest Speakers who bring their real-world knowledge to this intensive 6-day summer program. The GAB Radio Talent Institute™ at Grady College is the campus-to-career connection most students need to begin their broadcast career, each not only learning from the dozens of pros but are able to network with them individually. This proves invaluable, as most will otherwise never have such an opportunity to meet and speak with these professionals. Likewise, these pros already have an introduction to these students who are available for open positions. Upon completion of the institute, students will further their networking opportunities with access the National Radio Talent System’s Career Center. This is where those in the industry are able to discover and hire NRTS graduates, who very likely, will be tomorrow’s industry leaders. Learn more and apply.

Spring 2024 Convocation

Congratulations to our spring 2024 graduates! Convocation will be held on Wednesday, May 8, at 2 p.m., at The Classic Center. More details will be released closer to the date.

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GSPA Spring Awards 2024

The Georgia Scholastic Press Association (GSPA) annual Spring Awards will be held Monday, March 25, at the Georgia Center. More information will be released closer to the date.

Fall 2023 Commencement Ceremony

Friday, December 15, 2023 Undergraduate: 10:00 a.m., Stegeman Coliseum Graduate: 2:00 p.m., Stegeman Coliseum