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A reverend, a camera, and a wife.
It seems like an unlikely combination, but for Mike D'Angelo it's the three most important things BenU has brought to his life.
As one of D'Angelo's communication arts professors, Pete Seely immediately recognized and cultivated his creativity. Through the years they kept a close relationship. So much so, that in 2007 Pete studied to become a reverend so he could officiate D'Angelo's wedding.
D'Angelo is a multiple Emmy award winning photojournalist/editor for WGN-TV News. He shoots, edits and produces log-form stories, documentaries and daily news events. D'Angelo's covered an array of stories over the years, most notably the election of Pope Francis in Rome, the effects of war on Chicago-area veterans, and the struggles of a hospital in rural Kenya built by a Chicagoan. It all began at Benedictine with Eye of the Eagle TV and The Candor newspaper.
The greatest influence Benedictine has had on D'Angelo's life was the first day he walked into Seely's video production class. It is where he met his future wife, Sanem, for the first time. Now, their son, Luke, will have an interesting story to tell when someone asks, "So, how'd your parents meet?"