About On Assignment and the duPont-Columbia Awards

The On Assignment podcast brings you some of the best conversations from the Columbia Journalism School, produced and hosted by the school's Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards.

The duPont-Columbia Awards honor the best in audio-visual reporting across platforms including broadcast, documentary, local investigative, radio and interactive journalism. We started the On Assignment Podcast to go behind the scenes and bring you the conversations we were having with the leading journalists in the field, many of whom are also past duPont Award winners. 

Reach us on Twitter, or email us at team@onassignmentpodcast.org. Remember to subscribe on iTunes


The Team


Abi Wright, Host 

Abi Wright is the Executive Director of Columbia Journalism School’s professional prizes department. Follow her on Twitter.


Lisa R. Cohen, Host 

Lisa R. Cohen is the Director of Prizes administering the duPont-Columbia Awards, and an adjunct professor teaching broadcast and video journalism.  Follow her on Twitter.

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Sarah Wyman, Producer

Sarah Wyman is a Master of Science student at the Columbia Journalism School. Follow her on Twitter.

Through a competitive annual process,  Columbia Journalism School graduate students are selected to work for the duPont-Columbia Center. From September through May, the research fellows are an integral part of the duPont Awards, liaising with their classmates and visiting journalists, assisting with duPont-Columbia Center public events and carrying out special projects.

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Carissa Quiambao, 2019 duPont-Columbia Award Fellow

Carissa Quiambao is a Master of Science student at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Follow her on Twitter.

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Jack Rossiter-Munley, 2019 duPont-Columbia Award Fellow 

Jack Rossiter-Munley is a Master of Science student at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Follow him on Twitter.