Q: Your name?
A: Christopher Richert

Q: At what school do you work?
A: Michigan State University

Q: What is your role?
A: General Manager of State News Media Group

Q: How long have you been in student media?
A: 24 years

Q: What are you most excited to work on this year at your student media organization?
A: To work with the students to explore new ways to innovate and grow our audience

Q: What’s a fun fact about you?
A: I was a producer for the Jerry Springer show and was a lead pyrotechnician for the Transformers movies filmed in Chicago.

Q: What’s something in student media you wish you could learn more about?
A: What other media independent groups are doing to continue financial sustainability

Q: What’s your favorite place you’ve ever visited, and if you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
A: Costa Rica was my favorite place so far. I would love to go to Egypt.

Julie Salter

Is there a CMBAM member at your school we should feature on Meet a Member Monday? Share your suggestion with Julie Salter, Awards & Member Recognition Director, at awards@cmbam.org or Sam Oldenburg, Communications Director, at communications@cmbam.org