FOX NFL co-host Curt Menefee ’87
Coe alum Curt Menefee ’87 is giving back. And he’s not shy about telling his fans he got his start in television media, right here in Cedar Rapids. Menefee completed an internship at CNN during his time at Coe. But the experience he speaks most fondly of and credits the start of his career with was an internship with now-retired KCRG Sports Director John Campbell.
“I was a 19-year-old student and knew I wanted to do something in television,” Menefee said. “KCRG was ten minutes from Coe’s campus. I worked there nights, weekends and holidays.”
As a member of the Board of Trustees, Menefee has a special place in his heart for Coe. He previously helped communications and public relations alumna Jessy Holen ’19 land a production assistant position on a reality/competition series at Big Fish Entertainment.
Now Menefee is providing a studio programming internship exclusive to Coe students with FOX Sports Media Group (FSMG). This paid position includes travel expenses to and from California, the cost of summer housing, transportation and meals all provided through the generosity of Menefee. The FSMG intern will work closely with producers, directors and talent of studio shows originating from the Fox Studios Lot in Los Angeles.
“We are excited about this unique opportunity for Coe students and grateful to Curt Menefee for making it accessible to all students. Coe alumni are so passionate about helping current students succeed, and this internship is yet another example of this commitment.,” Co-Director for Coe’s C3: Creativity, Careers and Community Center Barb Tupper said. C3 serves as a catalyst for Coe’s inclusion as The Princeton Review’s #15 School for Internships in the Nation. In fact, Coe has been included in the Top 25 Schools for Internships for two years in a row.
Coe College offers superb academics and exciting co-curricular activities in a thriving urban setting that promotes student growth and success. Established in 1851, Coe has a national reputation for academic excellence enhanced by a student-centered, highly supportive campus environment. Coe’s vibrant Cedar Rapids location provides an abundance of internships for students and career opportunities for graduates.
Written by: Amanda Proper
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