Alana Rocha is an award-winning journalist who joined the Tribune staff as the multimedia reporter after working eight years in television and radio news. She's covered politics for stations in Florida, Kansas and most recently in Austin as YNN's lead political reporter. Her work at the cable news outlet took her around the country reporting from the presidential campaign trail. A native of Tampa, Florida, Alana received bachelor's degrees in Journalism and Spanish from the University of Florida.
Sarah A. Miller is an award-winning photojournalist based in East Texas. Miller is the chief photographer at the Tyler Morning Telegraph newspaper in Tyler, Texas where she has been employed since 2011. She is a 2009 graduate of Central Michigan University and was chosen to attend the Eddie Adams workshop in 2010. She is an NPPA member. Sarah's recent accomplishments include five awards from Texas Associated Press Managing Editors for work published in 2016. Sarah has three cats, enjoys catching Pokemon while taking long walks and her favorite dinner is any gluten free pizza. Follow her on Instagram @killasmilla
Julia Robinson is a freelance community photojournalist, educator, and native Austinite. She has worked for large metropolitan dailies and small-town newspapers across the US and honored with recognition from Pictures of the Year International, NPPA's Best of Photojournalism, the Missouri Press Association, the Associated Press, and anyone who ever put her photo on their fridge. Julia is an advocate for building photo community and hosts monthly photo nights in Austin.
Clients include the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USAToday, Wired, the Dallas Morning News, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Texas Highways Magazine, Reuters, The Texas Observer, and the University of Texas.
Ama Arthur-Asmah is an award-winning photojournalist who works at KUSA in Denver, Colorado. She got her start in photojournalism working in beautiful Burlington, Vermont. After surviving one New England winter, she moved south to Richmond, Virginia. At CBS 6 she learned how to be a better storyteller. While in Richmond, she worked on special projects covering the pitfalls of mental health care to the making of the Broadway hit, "The Lion King". In Richmond, Ama shot her most memorable story on a man named Thomas Haynesworth, who spent 27 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. After years of missing Colorado’s blue skies, she moved back to Denver where she worked at KDVR before hoping across to street to KUSA. Ama is happy to be back in Denver where she is learning more about her hometown through storytelling. When she is not working, she enjoys hiking around the state with her Canon, or checking out Denver’s ever changing food scene!
Anne Herbst is the senior multi-skilled journalist at KUSA in Denver, and she swears that’s not a fake job title. It mainly means she’s twice the age of most MMJs. It also means Anne does a little bit of everything—she shoots, writes, and edits mostly human interest stories for KUSA. She’s won some big awards for her work—and is still unsure of where to put them in her house. She mentors folks in and outside of her newsroom as well, teaching them the ins and outs of storytelling and shooting, and also how to eat soup while driving to your story. All useful skills in the MMJ life. When she’s not travelling the state telling stories, Anne and her husband Steve are hiking really long distances (something her friends refer to as “death marches), skiing, or drinking Colorado craft beer. Her favorite word is rad, and she’s determined to bring it back.