Centre County Report: February 2,2018

Newscast/Story/Video posted February 2, 2018 in Centre County Report by Centre County Report: February 2,2018

The political standoff over immigration brought out plenty of reaction in Centre County this week. Plus, a legendary bar isn't closing its doors anymore. And it has been almost one year since the death of Timothy Piazza. These stories and more in today's newscast.

About the Contributors

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Courtney Reese

Senior / Telecommunications

Courtney is a senior from Central PA. She majors in telecommunications and loves to work behind the scenes. Courtney discovered her passion for working behind the scenes at the age of 12 when she helped run the sound system at church with her Dad. Now, Courtney is currently the director for the weekly newscast, the Centre County Report. Along with the Centre County Report, she is involved with 46LIVE, the webcast for THON, as a creative content assistant. Outside of school, she interned on set for the movie “Generational Sins’ filmed in central PA. Courtney graduates in May 2018 and wants to pursue a career in production.

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Megan Fox

Senior / Telecommunications

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Erik Chambliss

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

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Allison Lightner

Junior / Broadcast Journalism

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Bobby Brown

Graduate / Broadcast journalism

My name is Bobby Brown and I’m a recent broadcast journalism graduate from the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications at Penn State University (Class of 2018). I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a certificate from the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism and a minor in Environmental Inquiry. I grew up in Chalfont, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Central Bucks High School South in 2014. While in high school, I enjoyed performing in theater productions, school talent shows, and following CB South and Philadelphia sports. At Penn State I’ve had the opportunity to cover Nittany Lions athletics for CommRadio and, of course, Centre County Report. I also participated in Penn State’s student-run theater club “No Refund Theater,” played a handful of intramural sports with friends, and attended lots of Nittany Lion sporting events. I’ve also had the opportunity to work on the live production team for the State College Spikes, where I got to play all in-game music and sound effects for every Spikes home game at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park during the 2017 season. I was lucky enough to be hired back the following season as Assistant to the Director of In-Game Entertainment and Promotions, where I took on a much larger role with the organization. In my free time I enjoy playing fantasy football and baseball, collecting vinyl records, watching and discussing movies, and showing off my vast knowledge of useless information at trivia nights at bars in State College and Chalfont.

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Katie Litwin

Senior / Broadcast Journalism, Political Science

I am a Schreyer Honors student with double majors in broadcast journalism and political science with a minor in global international studies. My experiences have evolved from a background strongly centered around journalism into a passion and drive to use my communication skills into the field of strategic communications in the arena of politics and law. I am a driven and dedicated professional with an ability to translate complex topics into a digestible format for my audiences. My skillset ranges from photography, writing, broadcast and face-to-face communication to best suit any situation.