Carson Stokebrand began a job as a production associate for ABC's "Good Morning America" in New York on Dec. 12, 2011. He helps put together the morning news pieces, which includes finding video, editing and writing.
Stokebrand turned down jobs in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles so that he could return to New York City after graduation to pursue a career in broadcast journalism and television production. He already worked in New York as a writing intern for the Emmy nominated "Late Show With David Letterman" while finishing graduate courses at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Journalism and Mass Communications. He graduated May 2011 with a Master of Arts degree in journalism with an emphasis in broadcasting.
Last fall, Stokebrand returned to Nebraska for a showing of "The Truth about Rosa," a documentary on immigration in the state. The 22-minute film was part of his graduate program in broadcast journalism.
From 2009 to 2011, Stokebrand served as a journalism graduate assistant with NewsNetNebraska, a student-produced service of the CoJMC. In summer 2010 he was named the bureau chief for UNL's ABC News on Campus program, a partnership between the network's news division and several of the nation's leading journalism schools.
Stokebrand was a reporting intern for KLKN TV, the local ABC affiliate in Lincoln, Neb., and a "Nebraska Stories" intern with NET Television. He is a 2009 graduate of Concordia University in Seward, Neb.