Medill News Service Reporters

Saeed Ba Abdullah

Saeed Ba Abdullah is a graduate student at Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He specializes in Video and Broadcasting. He has worked as a sports anchor for different channels in the Middle East and as a managing editor for some websites that focus on European soccer leagues; he has an extensive background in soccer news reporting. He is bilingual, with Arabic as his mother tongue and English as his second language. Studying journalism in the United States has given him the insight to understand the significant role of journalism in serving the public, the community and the nation.


Jeff A. Chamer

Jeff A. Chamer is a graduate journalism student at Northwestern University Medill School where he specializes in Social Justice and Investigative Reporting. He is currently covering politics for Medill News Service. Prior to Medill, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Penn State and held several positions with various nonprofit organizations. Most recently he worked as a News Assistant at MarketWatch. In addition to politics, he is also interested in covering education, popular culture, LGBTQ+ topics and other areas.


Mark Dovich

Mark Dovich is a graduate student at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, where he specializes in social justice and investigative reporting. He is currently covering national security and foreign policy for the Medill News Service. Mark also works as a remote contributor for CivilNet, one of Armenia’s leading independent media outlets. Prior to coming to Medill, he received a joint bachelor’s-master’s degree in Russian studies from the University of Michigan.


Hazel Tang

Hazel Tang is a graduate student at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism with a focus on Video and Broadcast. Before coming to Medill, she was a journalism student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with experiences in video production and documentary filmmaking. Here at Medill, she mainly focuses on immigration issues and also produces long-form video stories. Originally from China, she is fluent in Mandarin and trying to pick up Cantonese. She is now interning at ABC7 Chicago.