Willamette Announces Alumni Award Winners
Heather C. Dahl '95
Young Alumni Leadership Award
Heather Dahl is one of public broadcasting's rising stars. Currently managing editor of "Capitol News Connection with Public Radio International," Dahl directs congressional coverage for more than 200 public radio stations nationwide. Her previous assignments include producing "The Conversation," a daily one-hour news/talk program for KUOW Public Radio in Seattle; reporting on foreign affairs and defense issues for "The News Hour with Jim Lehrer"; producing Clinton impeachment and then election coverage for National Public Radio; and serving as deputy press secretary for U.S. Senator Gordon H. Smith. In December, Dahl was selected to serve on the Congressional Radio and TV Correspondents' Executive Committee. Dahl has traveled the world, interviewed heads of state and covered some of the most important stories of our time, yet she remains very engaged with the alumni community. The former ASWU president is also a dedicated member of the Career Network and has given hours of her time to help alumni network for jobs in broadcasting and radio. Dahl received her bachelor of arts in political science and she holds a master of science in journalism from Columbia University.