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November 2020 ‘Out of the Blue’ recalls a decade o...

November 2020 ‘Out of the Blue’ recalls a decade of MTSU stories with returning hosts, students

Middle Tennessee State University’s “Out of the Blue” TV magazine show is celebrating a decade of telling MTSU’s stories about students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends in its November 2020 edition.

This month sees the return of old friends to the campus where they helped share MTSU news with viewers across the Midstate and around the world.

Join us to hear from:

Tom Tozer, former director of MTSU News and Media Relations and the original host of “Out of the Blue,” who details the show’s origins in 2010.

Mike Browning, former “Out of the Blue” host and university multimedia specialist, whose storytelling and video experience laid the groundwork for the show’s award-winning format for the last decade.

Nicki DeCroce, an alumna of the College of Media and Entertainment‘s electronic media communications program and “Out of the Blue” student reporter/correspondent, whose original video packages documented student life in 2011.

Drew Ruble, senior editor for University Publications, whose guest-hosting stint on “Out of the Blue” marked the announcement of MTSU’s game-changing membership in Conference USA.

Nicki DeCroce, an alumna of the College of Media and Entertainment‘s electronic media communications program, whose original video packages as an “Out of the Blue” student reporter/correspondent documented student life in 2011.

• Alumnus Chris Davis, a Department of Media Arts grad and now a reporter for Nashville’s NewsChannel5, who recalls his first on-camera anchor job: student host for “Out of the Blue.”

Jesse Grace, a School of Journalism and Strategic Media alumna and “Out of the Blue” student correspondent-turned-host, who’s now a multimedia producer for the National Park Service and Colorado State University and teaches future journalists at CSU, too.

The show also is closed-captioned for viewers with hearing impairments.

You can watch “Out of the Blue,” with host Andrew Oppmann, anytime online and on Murfreesboro cable Channel 9 daily at 7 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and on NewsChannel5+ at 3:30 p.m. Sundays. “Out of the Blue” also is available as iTunes and Google Play podcasts and on other cable outlets in Middle Tennessee, so check local listings.

Enjoy previous editions of “Out of the Blue” here in our archives, too.