Centre County Report: February 28, 2017

Newscast posted February 28, 2017 in Centre County Report by Centre County Report


We explore a report on PA hate groups. Plus, the aftermath of "State Patty's Day." And a big week for local HS wrestlers. 

About the Contributors

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David Abruzzese

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

My name is David Abruzzese. I’m a senior broadcast journalism major with a wide spectrum of interests including sports, politics, business, digital media, social media, and much more. I’m one of three managing editors of Onward State with roughly 500 articles published under my name. I’ve covered events ranging from Penn State’s Board of Trustee meetings to the Nittany Lions’ upset of No. 2 Ohio State. I’ve been responsible for helping our social media platform engage with millions of users and have had my articles reach thousands of different readers.

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E. Sierra Phillips

Junior / Broadcast Journalism, Political Science

Sierra Phillips is a junior at Penn State double-majoring in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science originally from Nashville, Tennessee.

​She had an internship at the Brentwood Homepage in Brentwood, Tennessee and an internship with the British Parliament under Carolyn Harris, MP in London, England.

​Starting next January she will appear on Centre County Report.

Next August she will be living in Washington D.C. for three months to participate in the Stanley E. Degler Washington Program.

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Taylor Stetzar

Senior / Journalism

Born and raised in Scranton Pennsylvania, I learned a thing or two about what it means to stick to your roots, specifically, your values. I had the honor of being accepted to Penn State University Park in the fall of 2014 for Broadcast Journalism with minors in Sociology and Theatre.  Through my studies, I have gained a greater understanding of people and they way they think as well as problems and what causes them in this country and in the world. I am set to graduate spring 2017.​

While I have many passions, I gravitate towards working behind the camera on production and creation.  I self taught many of the programs I am efficient in today and continue to work on expanding my skill set.  I am open to new ideas and am willing to learn as much as possible, as well as teach others.

During my time at Penn State, I took the opportunity to get involved with marketing through organizations on campus.  It broadened my interests and provided me with valuable insight into effective communication as well as the workings of social media.

In the future, I aspire to be at the forefront of the communications field, working to bring issues to light, provide press for worthy causes, and uphold my work and my life to the Journalist’s Professional Creed.

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Urfine Guobadia

Senior / Telecommunications

Urfine Guobadia is currently a senior studying Telecommunications. Through her past internships, she has gained experience working in film, sports, and news production. She currently serves as director and technical director for the Centre County Report. She hopes to gain enough knowledge and experience to branch out and pave a way for herself in the media industry.

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Junior / Broadcast-Journalism

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Olivia Reales

Junior / Telecommunications