Amyre Makupson is the WMUB news director at Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism (CCJ) and a special contributor for 13WMAZ News in Macon, Ga.

The Center for Collaborative Journalism is a unique community media collaborative combining Mercer’s liberal arts-based journalism and media studies program with the professional expertise of 13WMAZ, The Telegraph and Georgia Public Broadcasting.

An eight-year veteran of television news, she has worked nearly every job within the news industry including evening anchor, reporter, producer, photographer and editor.

She arrived at the CCJ after spending 4 years serving as a primary evening anchor.

As the News Director at WMUB and the Center for Collaborative Journalism, Amyre will be responsible for managing and instructing journalism students involved with the school’s station.

Amyre is a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C., receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in journalism in 2004. She went on to complete her Master’s Degree at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, in 2006, in Communications.

Amyre is from Detroit, MI, where her family still lives. She has one son, Myles. Although an avid Detroit sports fan, she loves cheering on the Mercer Bears.

You can contact her at makupson_a@mercer.edu or on Twitter.