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Sara (Simnitch) Byrne '11 quickly progressed from a rookie journalist to award-winning broadcast reporter. She began as a general assignment reporter at 9 & 10 Fox 32 News in the Traverse City bureau, where she remained for two years, before being promoted to evening anchor for the 7 and 10 p.m. newscasts on Fox 32. A year later, Byrne earned the anchor position for Michigan this Morning, one of northern Michigan's most-watched morning shows. "It was a true privilege to be offered that anchor chair," she said. She received two Michigan Associated Press Awards and two Michigan Association of Broadcasting awards during her tenure there. Byrne serves as a freelance/fill-in reporter at WNEM TV-5 in Saginaw.

"Madonna's BCA program has grown by leaps and bounds even since I was a part of it and I couldn't be happier to see that," she said. "The state-of-the-art studio is by far the best part of the program. It helps to learn hands-on and not many colleges afford students that opportunity like Madonna does. A Catholic education was also a primary reason why Madonna was the perfect fit." "It was close to home, had intimate class sizes, had a religious base and was very affordable for a private college," she said.