Award-winning KSTP-TV Anchor/Reporter Brandi Powell will host ThreeSixty’s annual fundraiser on Friday, October 28, 2016 in Woulfe Alumni Hall on the University of St. Thomas St. Paul campus. The event is a great opportunity to mix and mingle with media and other professionals while enjoying a reception, short program and live auction. Last year’s Great Minnesota Media Get-Together attracted nearly 200 attendees, with more than $55,000 raised for ThreeSixty.
Originally from Minnesota, Powell joined 5 Eyewitness news in January 2014. During her 11 years as a journalist, she’s worked in newsrooms across the country, including in San Diego, CA; Austin, TX; and Bismarck, ND. She earned a North Dakota Associated Press Award for best Series/Documentary in 2007. On assignment in Guatemala, she covered political, educational and cultural exchanges between North Dakota teachers and Guatemalans via The God’s Child Project. She also earned a North Dakota Associated Press Award for excellence in Political Reporting in 2006.
“We’re so excited to have Brandi as host for the 2016 Get-Together,” said ThreeSixty Engagement Coordinator Bao Vang. “She has an incredible breadth of experiences and is a great role model for ThreeSixty students.”
Powell is a member of National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and serves on the Board of Directors for Twin Cities Black Journalists (TCBJ). She earned her Master of Arts degree in Anthropology from George Washington University and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.