John Amick, native of Jefferson City, Missouri, earned a B.A. in Corporate Communications in May of 2005 from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO. He has interned in the office of U.S. Congressman Sam Graves and currently reports for the Columbia Missourian, covering the state health beat at the state Capitol building in Jefferson City. He is the webmaster for "Global Journalist," a weekly radio program broadcast on KBIA in Columbia. He is the in the MU School of Journalism's graduate Strategic Communications sequence.