Randy Picht

Randy Picht

Organization: Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism

Title: Executive Director

Hometown: Deer Park, N.Y. (Long Island)

First paying job: Reporter, McComb (Miss.) Enterprise-Journal

Mentor or role model: Jim Kennedy, senior vice president at The Associated Press

If I weren't in journalism, I'd be ... A hedge fund manager

To unwind I … Play tennis or golf, watch reruns of "Seinfeld" or take long walks with my wife

Favorite book, TV show or movie: (Book) "Confederacy of Dunces," (TV Show) "Mad Men" (Movie) "Caddyshack"

What music I am listening to: Jethro Tull, Fountains of Wayne, Bruce Springsteen