John Carberry, senior director
John Carberry oversees Media Relations Office operations, media outreach strategy development, and news related to Cornell University and its senior administration. A former construction worker, campaign manager and chief of staff in the New York State Assembly, Carberry spent almost 17 years in the media as a reporter, editor, columnist and radio talk show host. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University at Buffalo.
Kathleen Corcoran, media relations specialist
Kathleen Corcoran is based in Washington DC and serves as Cornell’s media relations specialist. Corcoran has worked in Washington DC for 20 years as a political and corporate speechwriter, documentary producer, editor and public relations professional. She served on the board of The Fishing School, a program for at-risk children in Washington DC. She has a bachelor’s degree in English literature from The University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Daryl Lovell, media relations specialist
Daryl Lovell is a media relations specialist who previously worked as a broadcast journalist in Elmira, Syracuse and Toledo, Ohio. She often covered stories at Cornell University as a reporter, and interned at the ABC station in Detroit and one of the Argentina’s largest public media outlets, Canal 7, in Buenos Aires. She has held active roles in the National Association of Black Journalists, and has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri.
Melissa Osgood, deputy director
Melissa Osgood is the deputy director of the media relations office. Previously, she worked in communications for the American Dairy Association and Dairy Council as well as a private high school in Buffalo, N.Y. She interned and worked for several television and radio stations and holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Hiram College in Ohio.
Bert Odom-Reed, multimedia producer and broadcast studio producer
Bert Odom-Reed’s expertise and contributions to Cornell are in multimedia production and live TV/radio broadcast studio production. During more than 25 years of service in the media arts at Cornell, Bert has led and been part of several diverse teams to tell the Cornell story for six university presidents, faculty researchers, and staff and student leaders. His field production experience includes natural science, health and ecotourism projects in the United States and abroad in Canada, China, England and the Dominican Republic, and he has engineered international broadcasts in numerous countries. He holds a radio/TV degree from Onondaga Community College and has completed coursework in computer science and physics at Grambling State University.
Glen Palmer, director of Cornell Broadcast Studios
Glen entered the broadcast industry in 1978 at Rombex Productions in New York City, working with a large and diverse customer base including all major television networks and motion picture studios. In 1987, Glen joined the former Educational Television Center at Cornell as a producer, and helped ETV venture into satellite transmission technology to allow news agencies access to faculty experts through “live” interviews. A graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder and a veteran of five distinct evolutions of Cornell’s video studios, Glen continues to serve news partners and Cornell’s strategic needs by connecting faculty with news media outlets around the globe.
Joseph Schwartz, manager of strategic messaging
Joseph Schwartz is a media relations specialist. Previously, Joe was a senior editor at American Demographics magazine, opinion editor at The Ithaca Journal, managing editor at Training & Conditioning magazine, a daily newspaper reporter, and an editor for online mapping and geospatial technology magazines. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Oregon.
Rebecca Valli, media relations specialist
Rebecca Valli is a media relations specialist at Cornell University. A native of Italy, Rebecca spent most of her 20s in China: working as a journalist and learning Mandarin. Rebecca reported for the Voice of America from Beijing and Hong Kong. She is a graduate of the University of Milan and earned a masters degree in journalism from the University of Hong Kong.