Centre County Report: April 26, 2016

Newscast posted April 26, 2016 in Centre County Report by Centre County Report


It’s Primary Election day in PA. We take you to local polling places. And, community support grows for those who lost their homes in a State College fire.

About the Contributors

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Keith Smith

Senior / Telecommunications

Keith Smith is a senior from Pittsburgh, Pa, majoring in telecommunications and minoring in history. Keith is passionate about sports production; he is one of the production director at ComRadio. He is a producer for multiple Penn State Sports at the station. His future goal is to work with CBS Radio or ESPN doing production. You can contact him at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or follow him on twitter at @iamkeithsmith.

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Valentina Valentine Ndibalema

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Valentina Valentine Ndibalema double majors in Broadcast Journalism and African Studies and is fluent in English,French and Swahili. She is a producer and director of the show “Zone In” on the Penn State Television Network. Over the past four years, she has interned at television and radio stations in Tanzania and Switzerland, interned with Penn State Athletics as a Live Production and Big Ten Network Student U intern and Production Assistant intern at International Channel Shanghai in China. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in serving as a producer or a reporter for television.

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Nana Kennedy - Kwofie

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Nana Kennedy-Kwofie is a Broadcast Journalism major with minors in Economics and African American studies. She is fluent in English and French. Nana is passionate about telling multimedia stories. She is currently an anchor and reporter for the Centre County Report newscast. Nana is a producer of the shows “The 5%” and “Zone In” with Penn State Network Television. In the the future she plans to pursue a career creating documentaries and news content.

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Leart Vuciterna

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Leart Vuciterna is a producer, anchor, and reporter for Tuesday’s newscast of The Centre County Report. He is from Westchester, NY, majoring in Broadcast Journalism and minoring in Psychology.

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Morgan Rosenthal

Senior / Telecommunications

Morgan is a senior Telecommunications major and a French minor. With relevant classwork and internship experiences with StudioCanal at the Cannes Film Festival and VH1 in their Production Management department, Morgan has been exposed to many different aspects of the entertainment industry. She is ecstatic to have an opportunity to direct, technical direct and report stories for the Centre County Report. Morgan is passionate about production and can’t wait to see what is in store for her after her time at Penn State.

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Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Jaclyn is a senior majoring in broadcast journalism with a double minor in Communications Arts and Sciences (CAS) and Hebrew. She had the opportunity to work in print at the Jerusalem Post in Israel, in radio at B94.5 in Centre County, and in television at Voice of America in Washington, DC. Jaclyn is interested in covering international news and hopes to live abroad and broadcast news internationally.

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Laurel Hyneman

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Laurel Hyneman is an anchor, producer, and reporter for the Tuesday newscast of the Centre County Report.  She is a Schreyer’s Honors College scholar and is pursuing a degree in Broadcast Journalism with minors in Business and Theatre. 

She is a former intern for the American Pavilion at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival in the South of France, abc27 in Harrisburg, PA, and 69 News WFMZ-TV in Reading, PA.   

Laurel is very active in Penn State’s community. She is involved in Penn State Network Television as the Executive Producer and Showrunner for Dear Old State, a mockumentary comedy following the lives of Penn State students. She also has time to refine her writing skills as the President of the Penn State Association of Journalists for Diversity.

Throughout her experiences inside and outside the classroom, she has gained experience in using Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premier, Microsoft Word, JVC and DSLR cameras. Laurel is goal-oriented, ambitious, and enthusiastic about pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. 

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Kayla Fish

Junior / Broadcast Journalism and Spanish

Kayla is an anchor, reporter and producer for the Centre County Report. She is a junior from Shawnee, Pennsylvania, with duel majors in broadcast journalism and Spanish. Capable both in front of and behind the camera, she aspires to work in broadcast news television. She is currently a news reporting intern for WPSU FM, and will be working in Washington D.C. in the fall of 2016 as a part of the College of Communications’ Washington Program. She spent a summer studying Spanish language and history abroad in Ronda, Spain. Aside from her work in broadcasting, Kayla is also a student manager at the Findlay Dining Commons at Penn State.