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Alexis Howell

  • ahowel11@depaul.edu
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • ​​​​​MA (Michigan State University)

  • Journalism

Chicago native Alexis Francine AdeShola Howell graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism concentrating in editorial reporting and Master of Arts in journalism. Throughout her collegiate years, Howell was invited by the Broadcast Education Association to present her research on If Social Media Affects the Way College-Aged Women View Themselves, and How Does A Woman Reporter's Background Affect Sources In Her News Stories. The latter of the two has been published. 

Howell currently attends City University of Seattle where she is working on her doctorate degree in Organizational Leadership.  She also works as a Zone Manager for WGN America's News Nation, a new national newscast that launched September 2020. She has hosted workshops for high school students on college readiness and career exploration and served as a panelist for the National Association of Black Journalist chapter at Michigan State University. Throughout her career she has worked in East Lansing, Michigan and Seattle, Washington as a news assistant, writer and producer. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated where she has served in multiple roles.

During her free time Howell enjoys traveling, and channeling her humanitarian spirit by volunteering at various food banks, meals on wheels, voter registration drives and much more. She also works on her own blog, Alexis University, where her mission is to educate, inform and promote scholarship through personal experience.