2016 Student Blogs

Follow the links below to view reporting and updates from Nepal by students of The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication.


Megan Abundis

About Megan:  As a Washington State University Senior, Megan Abundis is an aspiring news anchor. Megan is pursuing a degree in Journalism and Media Production with an emphasis in Broadcast News. She was born and raised in Lynden, Washington, a small farm town on the northern border of Canada. Megan serves as a Murrow Now Scholar and a Murrow Ambassador. Last summer Megan was a morning news intern for KING5 News in Seattle. Currently she works as an intern at KHQ Local News in Spokane and is a news writer for Northwest Public Radio. Megan has been enthralled with traveling after her recent Backpack Journalism trip around London, France, Spain, Cuba and soon to be Nepal in 2016. Megan hopes to work as a hard-hitting journalist after college! You can follow her travels here: @meganrabundis

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Bethany Bloomer

About Bethany: My name is Bethany Bloomer and I am a senior in the Honors College double majoring in broadcast journalism and in Spanish. Last spring, during a semester abroad, I studied at the University of Barcelona in Spain. This sparked my passion for traveling.  The backpack journalism trip to Nepal will be the 17th country I have been too. During my collegiate career I’ve had the opportunity to co-host a radio show, intern at KBZK in Bozeman, Montana and I’m currently the Associated Students of Washington State University Director of Communication. I love to experience new things and have a craving for communicating and speaking in front of others. In my future career, I hope to become a foreign correspondent. This will combine my passion for visual storytelling with my new found love for travel.



Ben Wineman

About Ben: Ben Wineman is a senior at Washington State University studying journalism and media production. He will be graduating in May 2016 with a degree with Honors from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, as well as holding minors in Political Science, History, and Sports Management. He was born and raised in Woodinville, Washington. He currently serves as part of the inaugural class of Murrow Scholars, as well as is a WSU Campus Tour Guide for the Admissions Office. This past summer, he had the opportunity to live and work in Los Angeles, California and be a production intern with Fox Sports Live. This semester he has interned with KHQ Local News and SWX in Spokane, Washington. Ben has a fierce passion for sports, and wants to be a sports anchor when he graduates college. He is excited to be headed to Nepal with such a wonderful team! You can follow his travels here: @benwineman