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Wheeling Jesuit grad
appears on NBC’s Today Show

Wheeling Jesuit University alumnus

Christopher Bohinski ’13 made his

live national television debut July 19

when he appeared on NBC’s The

Today Show for a contest.

Bohinski was selected from thou-

sands as one of three finalists in the

show’s “Look What I Can Do” con-

test. He submitted a video of himself

using his singing voice to break a

glass — a talent he learned he had

while attending WJU. A week later he

received a call from a producer noti-

fying him that he was a finalist.

    “This has been a surreal experi-     Today Show hosts Hoda Kotb and Carson Daily congratulate WJU alumnus
ence. It was a jaw dropping two days     Christopher Bohinski.

while at The Today Show in Rockefel-

ler Center,” he said several days after the competition.  On day one at The Today Show, he shared a

“I’m so happy and proud of my decision to pursue          dressing room with actor Kevin Bacon and country

my first dream to move (foregoing medical school) to singer Craig Campbell. The second day, he shared a

New York and pursue performing,” he explained.            dressing room with actress Mila Kunis and Christian

As the winner of the competition, Bohinski re-            band NEEDTOBREATHE.

ceived an all expense paid trip for two to Los Angeles,   “Not only was it my live national television debut,

where he got to see a live taping of America’s Got        but along with getting interviewed by Hoda Kotb and

Talent.                                                   Carson Daly, I was interviewed by a former pres-

Bohinski joined two other contestants on the set ident’s daughter — Jenna Bush. That’s was pretty

of the Today Show, where they displayed their hidden exciting,” Bohinski added.

talents for millions of viewers. Fans across America      “I’m very thankful for all the family, friends and

chose the winner through online voting.                   fellow Cardinals who continue to support me as I

The Today Show, he said, gave him the royal treat- pursue my dream. It’s been overwhelming in the

ment. “A car service chauffeured my mom and me to greatest of ways. And, I’m also very happy that The

and from the studio.” His mother was able to watch        Today Show noted I was a graduate of Wheeling

the entire segment just off camera, he added.             Jesuit,” he said.

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