After The Whistle: Week 3

Newscast/Video posted September 11, 2021 in After The Whistle, Sports, CommRadio by Centre County Report, CommRadio, In The Game, and Penn State's AWSM

This week After The Whistle's team of Bellisario College sports journalists take you to four district 6 matchups and roundup scores from around the area. Plus, a Penn State football game preview.

About the Contributors

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Christopher Hess

Fifth Year / Broadcast Journalism

Hailing from Long Island, Christopher is a fifth-year with experience broadcasting football, volleyball, hockey, baseball, softball and public address announcing. Chris has been featured on State College Saturdays, CommRadio’s Saturday college football pregame show, Daylate Tailgate, CommRadio’s Sunday college football recap show, and on a number of podcasts. Chris also writes a number of articles during football and hockey season and is an insider for the men’s hockey team. Chris is also a co-host on Hockey Night in State College and 1st & 10. Chris is interested in either play-by-play or working in the sports media department for a college or professional sports team alongside being a sports radio personality. To contact Chris, email @christopherhess22@gmail.com.

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Preston Shoemaker

Senior / Journalism

Preston Shoemaker is a senior Bellisario Fellow from Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania and is majoring in broadcast journalism. He is a director, play-by-play broadcaster and writer for the CommRadio sports department. He is also an executive producer for the Centre County Report and the newly formed After the Whistle. Preston is the Broadcast Assistant for the Altoona Curve, Double-A Affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, where he serves as a play-by-play broadcaster and works with media relations. Preston aspires to become a professional play-by-play broadcaster. To contact him, send an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or follow on Twitter @prestonshoe21.

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Andrew Destin

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Andrew Destin is a senior from Saratoga, California majoring in broadcast journalism and political science. Destin currently creates weekly content for CommRadio, as well as broadcasts and beat writes at live sporting events. Destin also works for the Big Ten Network as a play-by-play broadcaster for various sports on campus. Destin has perviously interned for the Santa Cruz Sentinel as a sports writer, for WPSU as a radio news reporter and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as a sports writer. You can contact him at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Jake Starr

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Jake Starr is a fourth-year student from West Chester, Pennsylvania, and is majoring in broadcast journalism. Jake is one of the general managers at CommRadio and takes on a variety of other roles as well. He serves as a play-by-play broadcaster for CommRadio, in addition to Big Ten Plus. In addition to CommRadio, Jake is a reporter and anchor for the Centre County Report, In the Game, and After the Whistle. Jake previously worked a summer internship with the Saugerties Stallions of the PGBCL in New York. This summer, Jake will serve as a broadcaster for the Cotuit Kettleers in the Cape Cod Baseball League. To contact Jake, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). You can also follow him on Twitter @jstarr1999.

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Andre Magaro

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Andre Magaro is a senior from Enola, Pennsylvania majoring in broadcast journalism. He is one of CommRadio’s two student general managers. It’s there that Andre does play-by-play broadcasting of Penn State sporting events, and helps with the everyday operation of Penn State’s student-run radio station Andre is also a sports anchor and reporter for the Centre County Report, in addition to doing play-by-play for B1G+ as well. In the past, he has completed a broadcast internship in the Northwoods League for the Kalamazoo Growlers, provided feature articles and game day social media coverage of Penn State Men’s Soccer for Penn State Athletics, and produced articles on Penn State sports for Armchair Media. He can be contacted via email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and on Twitter @andre_magaro.

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Jack McCune

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Jack McCune is a senior majoring in broadcast journalism from Yardley, Pennsylvania, which is outside of Philly and just across the Delaware River from New Jersey. He attended Pennsbury High School in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania. He’s a huge fan of the Eagles, Phillies, 76ers, Penn State football and Penn State basketball. He’s a sports anchor and multimedia reporter for the Centre County Report. He’s a Football Insider for CommRadio. His talk show, Broad Street Bros, airs Thursday nights at 5:45, as he talks about Philly and Penn State sports. He hopes to some day become a play-by-play announcer for football, basketball and/or baseball, and he is also interested in becoming a bartender.

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Derek Heid

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Derek Heid is a senior from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has public announcing, on-air, play-by-play, podcast, writing and radio experience as well as strong editing, photography, media and communication skills. He was the creator, host and producer of the most popular podcast for the former Alliance of American Football, AAF Analyzed. He is studying broadcast journalism with a minor in digital media trends and analytics. You can contact him at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Alex Rocco

Second-Year / Broadcast Journalism

Alex Rocco is a second-year student from Long Island, New York majoring in broadcast journalism. He is a broadcaster, editor and football insider for CommRadio. He also hosts a talk show on CommRadio called The Extra Point talking all things NFL. Along with being a football insider, he is a women’s hockey reporter for The Daily Collegian. He got his start as the president of his high school sports media department, where he wrote numerous articles and broadcasted many games. If you would like to contact him, his email is .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Matt Scalzo

Second Year / Broadcast Journalism

Matthew “Matt” Scalzo is a second-year from Ridgefield, Connecticut majoring in broadcast journalism. Matt is a Basketball Insider, broadcaster and writer for the sports department. With CommRadio he has called football, volleyball, basketball and hockey games. Matt is also the Penn State Women’s Volleyball play-by-play broadcaster calling games on both TV and radio. He has written countless articles and appeared on podcasts, live shows and is a part of The Extra Point, a talk show centered around the NFL. If you want to contact him, email him at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Eric Fenstermaker

Senior / Broadcast Journalist

Eric Fenstermaker is a senior from Northampton, Pennsylvania, majoring in broadcast journalism. He is also minoring in business and sports studies and pursuing a certificate in sports journalism.

Eric is involved in After the Whistle and Penn State Sports Night (PSSN). For COMM Radio, Eric contributes to a variety of different podcasts and co-hosts the Hail Mary radio show, which is dedicated to analyzing NFL games.

Eric loves conversation and interaction with sports fans, and he looks to help generate meaningful dialogues in the sports world. Eric aims to create content that is accurate, timely and impactful. To contact Eric, email him at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Kelly Warner

Senior /

Kelly Warner is a senior, Broadcast Journalism major from Charlotte, NC. She is the President of the Penn State chapter of the Association for Women in Sports Media and a producer for both Penn State Sports Night and the high school football show “After The Whistle”. In the fall of 2021, Kelly was a sports anchor/producer for Centre County Report and served as an executive producer for the show in the spring. She formerly interned with the Charlottesville Tom Sox, a summer baseball team in Virginia, as a multimedia intern and also partook in the international reporting trip to Scotland.