BROOKE SASSMAN is a lifestyle editor at the TODAY Show.

At TODAY, she produces video content for TODAY.com and oversees social strategy across platforms.

The School of Communication and Information student from Rutgers University graduated with high honors and delivered the SC&I commencement speech in the spring of 2015 as the distinguished student speaker. She represented the top .5% of her class as a member of Cap and Skull, the highest senior honor society at Rutgers. She was also inducted into the Matthew Leydt Society, which spotlights the top 1-2%, roughly 160 graduates out of 8,000.

Within the industry, Brooke has been recognized as the “future of women in communications.”

In the spring of 2014, she received a Foundation Scholarship from New York Women In Communications, in addition to the Presidents Scholarship from RTDNF.

In 2013 she was awarded the $10,000 Ruth Whitney scholarship from Glamour Magazine for her advanced level of reporting. Brooke has previously interned at NBC’s Northeast News Bureau, NY1 News, The Today Show, Today.com, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine and She’s the First.

Brooke has written for TODAY.com, the Huffington Post and the national teen publication, Justine Magazine

In her spare time, she sings Soprano 1 in the NYC Master Chorale.

At Rutgers, she served as the senior class President, KTA President and co-founded a chapter of She’s the First, a non-profit organization that supports girls education in the developing world. In her time working for the Rutgers University Television Network, she wore many hats as Executive Producer, Creative Services Supervisor, Production Assistant, Host and News Correspondent.

Brooke is excited to be working in the industry, and often says that one day she’ll be asking Ryan Seacrest who he’s wearing.

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Brooke!

    Thanks for commenting on my blog! I came across this site when I clicked your Avatar – though it seems like a separate blog from the one you’re using in our writing class, right?

    Congrats on Cap & Skull. That’s quite impressive! What’s also impressive is all of the articles you’ve had published. Nice work! I can tell you’re a great fit for the field you’re in!


    1. Hi!

      Yes, it’s a separate blog that I’m working on turning into a website. Not sure why my class blog isn’t connected to this avatar. I played with it a few times and it isn’t working!

      Thanks for your kind words! That’s seriously so nice of you! 🙂

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