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Lorri Allen Named Patriot Talon Adviser at UT Tyler

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August 19, 2015

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
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The University of Texas at Tyler
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August 19, 2015

Lorri Allen has been named the next adviser of the Patriot Talon at The University of Texas at Tyler, effective Sept. 1, Dr. Martin Slann, College of Arts and Sciences dean, announced

She follows Kevin Dilley, who accepted a position at Kent State University.

As the Patriot Talon adviser, Allen will provide professional guidance, training and support to Talon editors and staff. She also will serve as a senior lecturer in journalism at the university.

"We are so fortunate to have landed a graduate of the prestigious Walter Cronkite School of Journalism with real-world experience as a television news director," said Dr. Dennis Cali, Department of Communication chair. "She will be a great colleague in the Department of Communication and a great mentor to our majors and to the Talon student staff."

Allen has more than 30 years of experience as a writer, speaker and freelance broadcaster. In addition, she is the author of Be a Newsmaker, Speak to Success and Say it Right.

She comes to UT Tyler after serving as the news director for two years at KYTX CBS 19. Prior to joining CBS 19, Allen was a radio host for Family Life Communications in Tucson and FamilyNet Television and Radio in Atlanta. She also served as a news producer/reporter, and later as news director and communications director, for PRIMEDIA Workplace Learning in Carrollton.

Allen holds a bachelor of journalism with a specialization in broadcast from UT Austin as well as a master of mass communication from Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler features excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 8,000 high-ability students. UT Tyler offers courses at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine as well as a location in Houston.

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