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Chapman Grad Joins Yuma’s CBS Affiliate

Congratulations are in order for Janet Avelar. Per an announcement today on the website of CBS affiliate KSWT-TV in Yuma, AZ, she has joined the station as a general assignment reporter.

Avelar interned at KABC-TV while studying broadcast journalism at Chapman University in Orange. She went on to join the station as a news assistant before moving over to a producer position with ABC affiliate KESQD-TV in Palm Desert. Then it was back to Los Angeles to hone her on-camera skills on public access channel LA CityView 35.

Avelar’s colleagues at KSWT include assignment desk editor Karen Castro, a graduate of Cal State Northridge’s journalism program who also interned at KABC while in school.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.