Centre County Report: February 12, 2016

Newscast posted February 12, 2016 in Centre County Report by Centre County Report


In today's Centre County Report: a new drug that just hit the streets in our area; a shot of very cold weather; and PA's top dairy event comes to State College.

About the Contributors

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Michelle Wolf

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

When Michelle is not executive producing The Centre County Report, she directs the News Division for Penn State’s ComRadio. She has completed internships with WPVI-TV 6abc in Philadelphia in the Production Department, WBHV-FM in State College as a part of B94.5’s Morning Zoo Crew, and Penn State Athletics as an Assistant Producer. She hopes to work as a news reporter and/or producer following graduation. You can reach her via email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and follow her on twitter @wolf_call.

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Shannon Ryan

Senior / Broadcast Journalism and Political Science

Shannon Ryan is a mutimedia journalist and passionate storyteller who plans to pursue a career in television news. She is graduating in December, a semester early.  As a student reporter she traveled to Greece to cover the refugee crisis and to Brazil to cover the 2016 Paralympic Games.

Shannon has interned for the New York State Broadcasters Association, NBC WNYT-NewsChannel 13 in Albany, N.Y., ESPNU as a campus correspondent, and as a sideline reporter for the Big Ten Network StudentU’s; which stream live on BTN2go.com and air on the Big Ten Network. She also works for Penn State Athletics, in production and as a reporter. She has also freelanced for CBS This Morning.  This summer she will be the daytime news intern for FOX29 Philadelphia.

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Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Liz is an anchor, reporter and producer for the Centre County Report.

When not reporting for CCR, she is leading the Student Programming Association as its Executive Director, working with Penn State Football, interning for Oprah Magazine, or singing with her a cappella group, Shades of Blue around campus or at THON.

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Kaitlyn Cannon

Senior / Telecommunications

Kaitlyn is currently a production intern for C-NET, Centre County’s Government and Education Access Network, and has been since the Fall of 2015. In the summer of 2015, Kaitlyn was an editing intern with Anatomy Media in New York, NY. During her time at Penn State, Kaitlyn has served on the production crew and as camera operator for two separate live webcasts; one being the Homecoming Parade webcast in September of 2014 and the other being the live webcast of Penn State School of Theatre’s recent production of Julius Caesar. When she graduates, Kaitlyn wants to pursue a career in Television News.

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Senior / Telecommunications

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Katherine Gaal

Junior / Finance and Broadcast Journalism

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Laura Barbosa

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Laura is currently a Senior at the Pennsylvania State University, where she is pursuing her majors in Broadcast Journalism and International Studies. Aside from the Journalism, Laura is highly passionate about the entertainment and fashion industries. 

Along her journalism journey, Laura has started from writing in school newspapers, to full time on-air anchoring and even to Corporate Public Relations with NBC News. 

Her strong belief in the importance of story telling has encouraged her to look for positions that allow her to be productive and creative, as well as execute any task while also having fun!

Laura Barbosa has adapted the strength to rise to any occasion, the capacity to pursue a career path, and a stronger commitment to accomplish personal and professional goals.