Jon Dowding aspires to become an entertainment/political reporter and TV anchor. He is currently working towards his Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Spanish with a minor in Political Science at Temple University. In his time at Temple, Jon has worked on many different broadcast shows on TUTV,  Temple University Television, including Temple Talk, Temple Update and Temple Update Ahora. From January 2016-May 2016, he served as the Producer of Temple Update Ahora, became a Producer for Temple Talk in January 2016 and now serves as the Executive Producer of Temple Talk. While studying abroad in Spain during the Spring of 2017, Jon served as a the Temple Spain Correspondent for Temple Update, producing reports in Spanish and English. Jon had the opportunity to report during the 2016 Democratic National Convention for an online-only, digital journalism website called as a part of the Temple DNC News Bureau. He is a part of the award-winning social media team for the Temple DNC News Bureau, winning a 2016 EPPY Award for Best Use of Social Media/Crowd Sourcing with under 1 million unique monthly users.

Alexa Ross is a junior journalism major who could be not more excited to spend her semester abroad as Temple Update’s London correspondent! This is Alexa’s first semester back with Update after a year and a half hiatus from her days as an Update Now anchor. An avid sports fan, Alexa has spent the last year reporting on TUTV’s OwlSports Update and was an intern at the Philadelphia Inquirer last semester. Last summer, she was one of 20 SMC students selected to cover the Democratic National Convention for the Temple DNC News Bureau, where she was a correspondent for WILK News Radio in Scranton and was a part of the EPPY award-winning social media team. Back on North Broad, Alexa is also an SMC Student Ambassador, helping to guide prospective students on their paths to Temple University.