Compelling Storyteller

Sara IveySara Ivey's ('07 M.J.) heart often breaks while working as a producer for the REELZ Network docu-series Murder Made Me Famous. The show uses archive video and re-creations to tell the stories of murders.

One of the actors was UNT senior business major Hunter Hart Lightner, who appeared as "Preppy Killer" Robert Chambers. But, for Ivey, the toughest part of the job is interviewing the victims' families.

Ivey began her career in broadcast news, but she started freelancing for AMS Pictures, which produces the show. She uses storytelling skills she learned at UNT.

"UNT is especially strong in teaching the style of nonfiction narrative," she says, "which fits well with the true crime genre of my current project."