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Jerry Bush

Jerry Bush Staff Photo 2020Jerry is the director of student media at the University of Tennessee where he has worked since 2015. He is originally from Illinois, and spent 18 years working in a variety of positions at the Daily Egyptian student newspaper at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Jerry has also taught a number of advertising classes. He earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in education from Southern Illinois University.


John Kennedy
Technology Coordinator

John Kennedy Staff Photo 2020

John is the technology coordinator for student media at the University of Tennessee where he has worked since 2016.
John mentors and trains students on video equipment and software, teaches them how to oversee the office’s content management system and oversees the podcast network. Through work with analytics, John helps students manage and implement changes in coverage and build digital audiences by developing and adapting social media strategy.
Before coming to UT, John was the director of operations at Jupiter Entertainment and at Knoxville’s CBS Affiliate WVLT-TV.  John graduated from The University of Tennessee in 2007 with his bachelor’s degree in communication.