Alumna spotlighted on The Colbert Report

August 23, 2011

Katie Eastman ’11, who took a job as a reporter for WOI-ABC5 in Central Iowa after graduating, has landed in the national spotlight, thanks to comedian Stephen Colbert. In a piece Eastman recently wrote for the Boston Herald—where she interned while at Emerson—she explains how the comedian came to christen her “Intrepid Cub Reporter Katie Eastman” and “America’s Sweetheart” on his hit show The Colbert Report.

“My new status as Colbert BFF in Iowa has been mentioned on the Huffington Post and TVSpy.com,” wrote Eastman. “There’s even a Facebook fan page—more than 400 fans strong—called ‘Intrepid Cub Reporter Katie Eastman should join the Colbert Report.’ I recently discovered it was started by a fellow Emerson College grad, and it’s dedicated to sharing my stories and getting me on The Colbert Report.”

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