Chad Caruthers, Executive Director Chad joined ThreeSixty Journalism in June 2014, bringing both journalism, communication and nonprofit leadership experience to the role. During his leadership tenure, ThreeSixty has significantly increased its student capacity and diversified its student body, plus added College Essay Boot Camps, Learning Labs, a Radio Broadcast Camp in partnership with Minnesota Public Radio, an award-winning TV Broadcast Camp in partnership with the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota and a Digital Audio Storytelling Camp led by St. Thomas Professor Dr. Peter Gregg to its programming menu. In 2019, ThreeSixty Journalism was fully integrated into the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of St. Thomas as a priority program of the college.
Chad is passionate about providing opportunities for underrepresented youth to connect with their education, communities and lives. He earned a master’s in education at the University of Minnesota and completed a bachelor’s in journalism at the William Allen White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas. He hails from Webster Groves, Missouri.
Bao Vang, Associate Director Bao joined ThreeSixty Journalism in March 2015. She is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas, where she studied broadcast journalism and Spanish. Since then, she worked as a morning anchor and multimedia journalist at WSAW-TV in Wausau, Wisconsin, and as a reporter and weekend evening news anchor at WBAY-TV in Green Bay.
Bao is one of the first mainstream journalists of Hmong ethnicity in the country. She was born and raised near St. Paul’s Frogtown neighborhood then spent her teen years on the East Side of St. Paul, where she discovered her passion for storytelling while attending Harding High School.
Bao and her husband, Noah, have three children: Nina, Sean and Sasha.
Theresa Malloy, Program Manager Theresa joined ThreeSixty as a full-time team member in January 2019. She brings professional writing, editing and digital media experience to her new role, as well as a passion for producing and sharing meaningful stories, particularly ones from underrepresented communities.
Most recently, Theresa was digital senior producer at KSTP, where she won two Upper Midwest Emmy awards for breaking news coverage and special reporting on KSTP’s “Hell to Heartland” series. She graduated from the St. Thomas in 2013 with a degree in Communication and Journalism and a minor in American Culture and Difference studies, and she’s currently pursuing her master’s in English with an emphasis in literary journalism at St. Thomas.