Russell Tanzillo ’15, son of Paul and Heidi Tanzillo of Naperville, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Broadcast Communication Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.
Russell, who graduated from North Central College in June, majored in broadcast communication. He is a graduate of Naperville Central High School.
Russell was station manager of the student-run WONC-FM 89.1 his senior year. Under his leadership the station was named Best Overall Radio Station in the nation by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System. Russell helped produce the entry that led to the recognition. He turned an internship with a CBS radio station in Chicago into a part-time job and recently was hired as an on-air personality for 101 WKQX. He consistently earned honors on the College’s Dean’s List.