Belmont Journalism Alumna Finding Success as Reporter with CNET

Belmont journalism alumna Erin Carson is currently a staff reporter with CNET where she covers the intersection of technology, science and culture. After graduating from Belmont in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, Carson obtained her master’s degree in magazine, newspaper and online journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University. 

Recently, Carson published an article on CNET titled “9 Ideas to Help you Virtually Date while Social Distancing.” The article suggests and discusses multiple ways for people to continue dating while still prioritizing safety in a pandemic.

Carson’s successful employment at CNET has granted her with unique opportunities and achievements such as Johnson Space Center, where NASA uses virtual reality to train astronauts. Additionally, she has covered a NAPA winery where a computer tracks every stage of the fermentation process. She has covered large scale events and topics such as alternative protein, SXSW and San Diego Comic-Con. 

Currently, Carson is based in Louisville, Kentucky while still working as a staff reporter at CNET. She keeps in touch with professors at Belmont and plans to continue sharing her advice with students.