Stephen comes to Marshall as a first year full-time MBA after jumpstarting his career in media as an award-winning on-air sports anchor and reporter. With experience in the Greater Chicago, Fargo, ND, and Burlington, VT, Stephen has covered several NCAA Championships, Super Bowl LI, and the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Viewers remember Stephen for his unique storytelling approach, but behind the scenes, he’s recognized for his strategic initiatives that guided multiple television stations into the modern digital era. Stephen now serves as the AVP of Operations in Marshall’s Business of Entertainment Association and seeks to accelerate his career as a manager in the media and entertainment industry.Mr. Taplin graduated from Princeton University. He is a member of the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and sits on the International Advisory Board of the Singapore Media Authority. Mr. Taplin was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the California Broadband Task Force in January of 2007. He currently sits on Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Council on Technology and Innovation. He blogs at Talking Points Memo, Medium and Jontaplin.com.