Journalism Grad Joel Anderson wins Ambie Award

Joel Anderson ’00 accepting the Podcast of the Year award at the Ambies. Photo by Joel Anderson

Congratulations to Joel Anderson ’00 on his Ambie Award win for Podcast of the Year for his work on “Slow Burn: Becoming Justice Thomas” from Slate!

Since graduating from Schieffer College, Anderson has worked across the industry as a reporter and writer for the Associated Press, the Tampa Bay Times, Buzzfeed and ESPN. Over his career, he has reported on different subjects, including history, sports and government. He currently works for Slate Magazine as a staff writer and hosts the eighth season of the Slow Burn podcast.

Anderson has also been involved on campus and with the college. He sits on Schieffer College’s Board of Visitors and recently participated in “TCU Presents: Elections, Journalism & the Media Landscape.” You can also read about his perspective on journalism in TCU Magazine, “Breaking the News.”

The eighth season of Slow Burn, “Slow Burn: Becoming Justice Thomas,” examines the life and career of Justice Clarence Thomas, the longest-serving Supreme Court justice. Anderson returned to host season eight after hosting seasons three and six.

“Before Clarence Thomas was a Supreme Court justice, he was a Black child born into rural poverty in Georgia and later a college student who idolized Malcolm X and embraced the radical politics of the 1960s,” Anderson told Slate about the podcast. “The story about how he became one of the most powerful figures in the country is a story about race, politics, gender, power and so much more. I’m fascinated by how he got here, who he became along the way and what that can teach us about America.”

We can’t wait to see what he does next! See our other graduates who have won national awards.