Passing of the Torch

Each semester, Good Morning Illini has a passing of the torch to a group of new producers that will be taking on the challenge of growing our show. And each year we thank those who are completing their time not just with us, but in most cases U of I itself. I want to thank Maddie Rice, the first ever student Executive Producer for GMI. As well as Tim Gilmore and Liam Dwyer. Their senior year was met with a lot of unknowns, but these producers, not only managed to have shows, but helped create new ways for GMI to share our stories.

I am excited for the future, because one Spring 2020 producer is still with us. Connor Ciecko will be taking on the roll of Executive Producer for next year. Joining him will be some familiar names. Newsdesk’s Jose Zepeda, Illini Sports Night Producer Mariah Guzman and Shelbi Voss. I am so very excited for this leadership team.

Finally, we want to welcome some other familiar faces back to our show, and our anchor chairs. Mariah, Jose and Connor will also be taking on the roll of anchor next semester, joining them is our lone returning anchor, Patrick Catezone. Then we are welcoming Kenya Williams and former producer Sammi St. Leger to our anchor team.

Fall isn’t too far off, and we are hopeful to be back in studio this Fall. Just to get you ready, I think this team may be up to the task.

Make it a great Summer, Illini. We can’t wait to start your Fridays in the Fall. GMI returns September 11, 2020 at 10 AM.