Glimpse Into the Future of Broadcasting with the 2020 IBA Fall Career Panel

The Indiana Broadcasters Association invites students and job seekers to hear from some of the best, young broadcasters in the state on Wednesday, October 14th as a part of the 2020 Career Week.  The panel will premiere at  2PM Eastern.

The conversation will focus on creating opportunities and connections for a career in TV and radio.

For those looking for a job, register to meet one-on-one with stations during the IBA Fall Career Fair on Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17th.

Panel 

Brianna Dahlquist

Brianna Dahlquist joined FOX 55 News in January 2020 as an Anchor/Multi-Media Journalist. Brianna is from Palm Beach, Florida and a 2019 graduate from Georgia State University where she majored in Journalism with a minor in English.

Before coming to FOX 55 Brianna was an intern at WXIA for Born To Compete. Brianna loves volunteering, dancing and traveling.

She is a fan of the New England Patriots, Atlanta United, NY Yankees, and the NY Knicks.

Darius Johnson

Darius Johnson is a general assignment reporter at WXIN-TV and WTTV-TV (FOX 59 and CBS 4) in Indianapolis. Darius is aggressive, versatile, curious, and punctual. He is known for his engaging personality, enterprising, investigative work, and his hunger for ‘the big story.’

As a reporter in Indianapolis, Darius focuses on crime, child abuse/neglect, severe weather, and issues in the black community. He often produces work for CBS 4 Problem Solvers.

Darius is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School where he earned a Master of Science Degree with a focus in Broadcast Journalism and Racial Issues.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and Journalism from Morehouse college, in Atlanta. In Atlanta, Darius served as an intern and freelance news assistant for the national content center at CNN.

Darius is a proud and active member of alpha phi alpha fraternity inc., and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).

During his spare time he enjoys traveling, dancing, time with friends and family, and tacos.

 

Cameron Ridle

Cameron Ridle may be a familiar name, face and voice to central Indiana. The Hoosier native’s broadcast career started on Indianapolis Radio One stations WTLC-FM, WTLC-AM and WHHH-FM. Not only is Indianapolis a return home for Cameron, but so is working at RTV6.

Cameron grew up watching Channel 6 and interned at the station while studying at Ball State University.

While at Radio One, Cameron worked alongside legendary broadcaster Amos Brown. Brown called Cameron his ‘prodigy’ and even allowed Cameron to serve as his fill-in host on his highly popular radio show, ‘Afternoons with Amos.’

After proving himself the microphone, Cameron anchored newscasts on 106.7 FM during the ‘Tom Joyner Morning Show’, and on WTLC-AM during the ‘Yolanda Adams Morning Show.’ Eventually, Radio One gave Cameron his own talk show, ‘Indy Speaks with Cameron Ridle’ on HOT 96.3 WHHH-FM.

McKinzie Roth

Entertainment Insider McKinzie Roth has been a member of the WISH-TV team since early 2020. She brings the latest Hollywood and entertainment update to viewers through here daily contributions to Daybreak, Indy Style, and All Indiana.

McKinzie is a veteran of the red carpet, covering events such as the Super Bowl, Grammy’s and American Music Awards. She’s interviewed some of the biggest names in film, television and the music industry.

In addition to her unbridled passion for entertainment news, she also loves fashion, fitness, music, traveling, home design, and everything pop culture.

McKinzie is a proud Hoosier native, and is a graduate of Carmel High School and the Ernie Pyle School of Journalism at Indiana University. McKinzie served as official NBA emcee for the Indiana Pacers and has been seen locally on commercials for several years.

Most recently McKinzie hosted Indy’s top-rated morning show on RadioNOW 100.9 and Houston’s 92.1.

Mike Shamus


Mike Shamus, General Manager Neuhoff Media Lafayette, Operations Manager, Program Director WKOA, Morning Show Host WKOA.  He career started in Billings MT as a part-time weekend announcer.

One year later, he was the Production Director and Morning Show Host.  Shamus later made stops in Oregon, Idaho, Utah and South Dakota before landing in Lafayette Indiana in 2009.

He has held many different positions over his career including Morning Show Host, VP of Programming, Account Executive and General Manager.

Many things have changed since he started in 1995, except one – this is supposed to be fun, when it isn’t, you are doing it wrong.

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