Last Updated on September 2, 2023 by Admin
Amyre Makupson holds the esteemed position of WMUB news director at Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism (CCJ) and serves as a special contributor for 13WMAZ News in Macon, Ga.
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The Center for Collaborative Journalism is a unique initiative that brings together Mercer’s liberal arts-based journalism and media studies program with the professional expertise of 13WMAZ, The Telegraph, and Georgia Public Broadcasting.
With an impressive eight-year tenure in television news, Amyre has gained invaluable experience across various roles in the industry. Her repertoire includes evening anchor, reporter, producer, photographer, and editor.
Amyre’s journey led her to the CCJ after spending four years as a primary evening anchor, further enriching her expertise and knowledge in journalism.
In her role as the News Director at WMUB and the Center for Collaborative Journalism, Amyre takes on the responsibility of managing and instructing journalism students associated with the school’s station.
Amyre’s academic background is equally impressive, having graduated from Howard University in Washington, D.C., with a Bachelor’s Degree in journalism in 2004. She then pursued her Master’s Degree in Communications at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, completing her studies in 2006.
Originally from Detroit, MI, Amyre’s family still resides there. She is a devoted mother to her son, Myles. While she remains an avid fan of Detroit sports, Amyre takes great joy in cheering on the Mercer Bears with equal enthusiasm.