An update from Marc at the Republican National Convention:

Meet Sara McDonald. A former broadcast journalism and theatre major from SMU, Sara now works as a Senior Producer for CNN International. More specifically, Sara works closely with the show “International Desk” with anchor Hala Gorani. The show airs at 1 p.m. Eastern time since the primary viewer audience resides in Europe.

Of course, Sara might not be making such a worldwide impact without a little help from SMU. She says she left her alma mater well prepared to intern with CNN within a year of her graduation. She stayed with CNN for 15 years and then moved to CNN International in May of 2010.