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Alumni News

Alumni Spotlight #14

Roxann Sebest 
class of 2000


Roxann Sebest graduated from Campbell Memorial High School in 2000. She was the class
Valedictorian. From Campbell she went on to attend Denison University where she obtained a
Bachelors degree in both English Literature and Communications. While at Denison, she studied
abroad in Perth, Australia and interned at WYTV in Youngstown and WSYX in Columbus, OH. Roxann
graduated from Denison University Cum Laude in 2004.
After graduation, Roxann landed her first job in TV news at WLUC TV6 in Marquette, Michigan. She
spent two and half years in Michigan's Upper Peninsula where she worked as a General Assignment
Reporter and Producer. In 2007, she moved back home to work for WKBN/ WYTV as a Video
Journalist. She spent seven years with the CBS and ABC affiliates in the Youngstown area. During her
time at WKBN/ WYTV, Roxann covered the 2008 and 2012 Presidential campaigns, Mahoning County
and Youngstown City Government, local crime, as well as human interest stories of people and
organizations that help shape the Mahoning Valley.
When she wasn't reporting the news, Roxann served as a member of Parish Council for St. Elizabeth of
Hungary Parish before it closed in 2011. She went on to be a member of Christ the Good Shepherd's
Parish Council where she also taught CCD 7th and 8th grade classes for the church.
In 2014, Roxann made the move from news to non-profit when she took on the position as Director of
Marketing and Communications for the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley. In her
role at United Way, she helps tell the story of all the great work being done by the organization as well
as plan all their special events.
Roxann currently sits on the board of St. Joseph the Provider School and Villa Maria Educational
Service Center. She is also the Chairperson of the Michael "Mickey" Soroka Charitable, which serves
the students in Campbell. In 2013, Roxann was named one of the Mahoning Valley's top 25 Under 35.

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