Minnesota State grad, USA Today writer to share successes with students


Kelsey Hildebrandt

Phone: 248.361.8906

E-mail: kelsey.hildebrandt@mnsu.edu

Twitter: @hildebrandt_k

Steve DiMeglio

Phone: 703.854.6473

E-mail: sdimeglio@usatoday.com

Twitter: @sdimegUSATgolf

Minnesota State grad, USA Today writer to share successes with students

Media Day speaker Steve DiMeglio will touch on high points of his career


MANKATO, Minn. —  USA Today journalist and Minnesota State University graduate, Steve DiMeglio, will be the featured guest speaker of Media Day on Tuesday, April 24 from 3 to 6 p.m. on MSU’s campus.

Steve DiMeglio

MSU’s Media Day, which is part of the Mass Media department’s annual scholarship program celebrating student achievement is made possible through funds from the Nadine D. Andreas Foundation.

Scholarships will be awarded from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Centennial Student Union, followed by DiMeglio’s address “Mickey Mantle’s on line 1, Steve! An MSU grad’s journey from the White House to the house that Ruth built to the home of golf” from 4 to 6 p.m. in Ostrander Auditorium.

During his speech which is free and open to the public, DiMeglio will speak about his professional career which started as the sports editor of the MSU Reporter and as an intern at the Mankato Free Press and eventually led to providing coverage of such notable people as:

  • Bill Clinton
  • George W. Bush
  • Tom Brady
  • Jack Nicklaus
  • Peyton Manning
  • Tiger Woods
  • Arnold Palmer
  • Derek Jeter

DiMeglio’s success can be attributed to a good work ethic and focus on teamwork while working at The Reporter according to Mass Media professor Ellen Mrja. His dedication to The Reporter knew no bounds Mrja said, as he once went into the office ill and in a bath robe to lay out the sports pages.

“He was absolutely the most dedicated sports editor our paper has ever had,” Mrja said. “His sports pages were more than scores — they were interesting, informative and consistently outstanding.”

DiMeglio was honored as MSU’s 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient for achievement but is no stranger to recognition. Besides garnering national accolades for his writing, DiMeglio, along with his father Dr. John DiMegio — a former MSU history professor — was given a first place award from the Minnesota State Press Association for the KMSU radio show Sports Conversations.


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One thought on “Minnesota State grad, USA Today writer to share successes with students

  1. Ellen Mrja says:

    Excellent work. You have two comma errors. “..celebrating student achievement, blah blah” “while working at the Reporter, according to Ellen blah blah blah.” Otherwise, great job. +10

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