HU Professor Interviews Nephew & Super Bowl Player Russell Wilson
|April Woodard and Russell Wilson look back at family pictures|
HU Assistant Professor April Woodard had the opportunity to interview her nephew and NFL quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson for CBS Inside Edition.
A few days before the Super Bowl, Woodard traveled to the Westin Jersey City Newport, where the Seahawks prepare for their big match-up against the Denver Broncos.
“It was great to interview [Russell]. Most of the time we text and email about different things going on,” said Woodard, “As his aunt, I just want to know that he’s healthy and doing well.”
Woodard, who teaches “Pop Culture in Media” and “Introduction to News Writing” for the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications, has reported for Inside Edition for thirteen years as well as Black Entertainment Television and locally at WTKR-TV and WAVY-TV.
She has interviewed Dr. Maya Angelou, former President Bill Clinton, and Muhammad Ali; as well as covered the 2008 campaign trail and inauguration of President Barack Obama.
“It is a privilege to teach at HU,” said Woodard, “I was first attracted here for the reputation of the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications, which is further complimented with Dean Brett Pulley and his tremendous work in journalism at Forbes and Bloomberg.”
Click here to see Woodard's interview on Inside Edition.
|The Woodard family is definitely rooting for the Seahawks|