Centre County Report: December 4, 2020

Newscast posted December 4, 2020 in Centre County Report by Centre County Report

On today's newscast: How downtown State College is spreading holiday cheer despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus, a look at how changes to the Affordable Care Act could impact life for one diabetic patient. And, Penn State football returns to the field looking for its second win.

About the Contributors

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DJ Bauer

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

David “DJ” M. Bauer Jr. is a senior from Valencia, Pennsylvania majoring in broadcast journalism at Penn State. He is an editor, writer, producer, and play-by-play announcer for the CommRadio sports department. His writings include the Weekly NFL Game Picks series, Bauertology, and the NCAA Bubble Watch series. He is the co-host of the CommRadio talk show 4th & Long alongside Jeremy Ganes. Alongside Andrew Destin, Andrew Field and Zach Donaldson, he is one of CommRadio’s Penn State football insiders, a group of elite writers who cover Penn State football in depth during the 2020 season. He was also a production intern for the Frontier League’s Washington Wild Things baseball club. If you’d like to contact him, email 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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Hunter Pitcoff

Senior / Journalism

Hunter Pitcoff is involved in multiple clubs and organizations in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications. He is the executive producer and an on-camera personality for Penn State Sports Night, the news producer for PSN News, and a member of the Centre County Report. Hunter holds a part-time live events support position with Penn State Athletics too. On top of that, he also does a weekly radio show with CommRadio called The Shootaround and hosts the podcasts “Ball Don’t Lie” and “Run N’Gun” with Penn State Sports Night. Hunter hopes to pursue a career in the sports media industry when he graduates in 2021.

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Josh Starr

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Josh Starr calls play-by-play as a part of CommRadio’s coverage of Penn State Athletics. He is also one of CommRadio’s student general managers. He hosts Turning Two on CommRadio and spent the 2019 summer as the broadcaster for the Alexandria Aces. His career goal is to become a professional sports broadcaster. Follow him on Twitter (@joshstarr16) or email him at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Emilie Kyler

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Emilie has gained experience through an internship with the station B94.5 in the summer of 2019. In that position, she collected daily content for the morning show, managed all the social media accounts, and learned editing, copy writing, voice over and audio production. She had accepted a special events internship for the summer of 2020 with The Ronald McDonald House, but was not able to complete it due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Emilie is now looking forward to starting Centre County Report and being able give herself a new challenge.

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Thomas Silva