Pranaav Jadhav

Pranaav Jadhav

Pranaav Jadhav

Mary Frances Broadhead

Coming to Mississippi State University from Pune, India, Pranaav Jadhav describes the University as an “extremely warm organization that embraces everybody that comes to it with open arms.”

Jadhav graduated from MSU in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication and a minor in political science. Today, he is a government reporter at The Tennessean, a part of the USA TODAY Network at the network’s flagship state capital media house, in Nashville, Tennessee.

“MSU nurtured me to be the best in the industry. I am proud of my teachers and mentors at MSU who put in the hard work and hours to train us for the real world. I am deeply thankful, and will always be, for instilling in me the values of journalism and ethics,” Jadhav said.

One class that stood out to Jadhav during his time at MSU was practicum in TV News with Teresa Gawrych. “She set high standards for which the class collectively had to work hard. It gave us an opportunity to grow and evolve as student journalists at the time,” Jadhav said.

Jadhav is quick to credit the College of Arts and Sciences for providing him with tools to succeed academically, such as state-of-the-art TV equipment, which provided him the hands-on experience he needed to be successful in his field, and the opportunity to take classes in multiple departments.

The people that Jadhav encountered at MSU are what made his experience at MSU so rewarding – from the student body, to the janitor who brought him cupcakes for his birthday, to MSU President Dr. Mark Keenum, who gifted him a personally autographed cowbell.

Jadhav’s favorite memory at MSU was the 2013 Eggbowl overtime win. He said that what happened in the final moments of the game exemplified the true spirit of MSU. “The entire stand hugged each other and collectively celebrated a maroon and white victory,” Jadhav continued.

When asked what advice he would give to current and prospective students, Jadhav said, “Sky is the limit, make use of every opportunity MSU has to offer. Don’t let anyone tell you that you cannot do it, because at MSU, you can. I did.”

For those entering the world of journalism, Jadhav has specific advice: “remember it is a noble cause. We are here to serve. Our allegiance is to the people of this country. Serve with great passion and honesty.”

In his spare time, Jadhav enjoys cricket, movies, and breaking news.

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