John Tienken

John TienkenCurrent Location: New York, NY
Hometown: Clarendon Hills, IL

UIS Degree: B.A. 2013 (Political Science)

Current Position
Segment Producer, Fox News Channel

Career Highlights 
“Working on breaking news coverage of the 2013 government shutdown, crises in Iraq, Syria, and the Philippines, and the 2014 midterm elections. Also being a part of the production team for our All-American Summer Concert Series.”

Memories of SSU/UIS 
“Campaigning to build a Student Union while serving as Student Trustee was the most significant project I worked on while at UIS. It was thrilling to rally the campus behind a single goal, and exciting to help turn an idea into a reality that will benefit future UIS students.”

How did UIS change or prepare you?
“UIS opened up so many different avenues to explore new interests whether in class (I never anticipated adding an English major) or through student organizations. I was able to start a Squash Team and work for the student newspaper, The Journal. Sometimes what I tried didn’t work out. But UIS gave me endless opportunities to take initiative and try something new. That experience has already proven invaluable in the workplace.”

Favorite Hobby
“I love to read. During my sophomore year, I set up a hammock in my dorm at UIS. I’d often grab a cup of coffee from Capitol Perks and hang out in the hammock with a great book. There’s nothing better.”

Posted on July 22, 2014