Josh Tolentino ’17 finished his first NFL season covering the Philadelphia Eagles for The Philadelphia Inquirer. He had previously covered the Green Bay Packers, Miami Dolphins, and the MLB’s Tampa Bay Rays for The Athletic. He is also the president of the Asian American Journalists Association’s Sports Task Force.

Tolentino was the former sports editor at The Vidette, a position he held for two years. Despite traversing the pro circuit now, he remembers his ISU days fondly and is appreciative of the foundation he built at the University.

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“Illinois State was able to provide me the same caliber of opportunities to advance my career as a journalist compared to other schools traditionally known for journalism,” he said in an earlier interview. “But I wouldn’t have known that without joining The Vidette, writing stories, and building my network.”