Alumnus Domonique Woods hired as associate producer at NEWS10 ABC in New York

The students from Alcorn State University’s Department of Mass Communications continue to flourish after completing their education.

Domonique Woods, a Natchez, Mississippi native who graduated in May 2015, has been hired as associate producer at NEWS10 ABC in Albany, New York. The news station is an ABC television network affiliate in the nation’s 58th largest market. The station’s total viewing audience consists of more than 500,000 households, which is equivalent to 1.3 million people.

Woods is truly thankful for the opportunity and is excited to start his career in a bigger city.

“I can’t explain the level of gratitude I have,” said Woods. “To know that I’m starting my career in a big market like New York is unbelievable.”

Living in a city like New York has always been one of Woods’ dreams. Now, he is in a position to not only start his journalism career in one of the country’s most alluring states, but he will also have the chance to become a seasoned journalist while creating opportunities that would lead him to bigger opportunities in the future.

“Ever since I was a child, I’ve always imagined living my life in a big city. It wasn’t until I became a young adult that I started speaking it into existence. New York will allow me the chance to get my foot in the door. This opportunity will definitely allow me to hone my craft and build credibility. I do believe this experience will allow me to cultivate many great relationships that will eventually lead to something much bigger. Ultimately, I want to venture into the entertainment industry. I know that New York is the place to start.”

Woods credits his time as a student at Alcorn for his development.

“My time at Alcorn definitely shaped me into the young man I am today. When I reflect on my time at Alcorn, I can’t do anything but give credit to Mr. Larry Sanders in the Department of Mass Communications and my mentor, Dr. Alfred Galtney. At times, I didn’t understand some of Mr. Sanders’ methods, but now I completely understand. He gives students the necessary tools to excel in this field. My time there has truly set the foundation for where I’m going in life.”

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