Grady College Podcasts

Hooper & Sanford is a college-wide podcast hosted by Dayne Young (ABJ ‘11), the podcast is designed to be a space for casual conversations with Grady faculty, alumni and stakeholders.

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Recent episodes:


Kendell Williams (AB ’17)

Kendell Williams competed in the Olympics in Tokyo earlier this year and is now back at Grady College pursuing her MA degree.



Kendell Williams (AB ’17) has competed in two Olympic Games (2016 in Rio de Janeiro and 2020 in Tokyo). She graduated with her undergraduate degree in advertising and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree while also training for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. In this episode, learn more about Williams’ decorated track and field career, her plans after athletics, and why returning to Grady College for her Master’s degree was a priority.




Tudor Vlad


Tudor Vlad is the director of the Cox International Center. He helps provide resources that promote international journalism.

Tudor Vlad is the director of the Cox International Center, an organization that helps offer resources and promote free journalism around the world. Vlad joins Dayne Young on the Hooper & Sanford podcast to discuss how journalists can overcome their international challenges. He recaps what the Cox Center is doing through the pandemic to continue to serve global storytelling. He also offers advice to journalists covering government and military stories such as those recently occurring in Afghanistan.






Jonathan Peters

Jonathan Peters in February 2019 was named Department of Journalism Teacher of the Year. (Photo: Sarah Freeman/Grady College)


Jonathan Peters, assistant professor in journalism, joins Dayne Young on Grady College Conversations. He teaches communication law to students across the college. In this episode, Peters discusses the rights of journalists when covering protests in public areas. Peters talks about his background and what first interested him in communication law. He explains how his classes transitioned to online instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic. Finally, Peters chats about the 2020 election and what trends are emerging from a legal standpoint.






The Lead from the Cox Institute

The Lead is a podcast hosted and produced by the Cox Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management & Leadership. We talk about how to get ahead in the media industry by interviewing the people who did.



Hear-Tell from the narrative non-fiction MFA program

Each Hear-Tell episode features writing from current students, alumni, faculty and visiting lecturers in Grady’s Low-Residency MFA in Narrative Nonfiction program