Live from Chapel Hill, it’s Lindsay Shookus!
UNC graduate and Saturday Night Live producer Shookus took the stage at the Carrboro ArtsCenter last night. The event was hosted by Ali Farahnakian with the Peoples Improv Theater of Chapel Hill.
Flashback to about 20 years ago: Shookus was once a first-year living in Ehringhaus Residence Hall, the president of her sorority and studying public relations in the School of Media and Journalism. Now, she is a two-time Emmy award winner for her work on SNL and has producing credits on 45 episodes of the show “30 Rock.”
Shookus was always destined for greatness. With a strong work ethic and a little bit of luck, her career path came together. She didn’t always know what she wanted to do, but she knew it would be creative.
“I picked the journalism school because in a practical way, I knew I wasn’t going to be a doctor and my dad wanted me to be an engineer — it was never going to happen,” Shookus said. “I thought that the journalism school would give me more practical skills. Like editing, or how to write a press release. I just thought it might help me out later on in life.”