Rock star says journalism was his ‘backup plan’
Before he became a rock star, Andrew Dost of the group fun. studied journalism at Central Michigan University. “I wasn’t even particularly interested in journalism until I took an intro class," he tells Katherine Ranzenberger.
I loved the professor and I loved the challenges journalism brought, so I figured if I needed to study something as a backup plan, I might as well do something that fascinated me and had great professors.
Given the two career fields Dost focused on, we can probably all agree he may have been under-advised in high school -- and that his band's name probably drives copy editors crazy. Fun.'s record sales are doing well, and the band has been nominated for six Grammy awards.