Centre County Report: October 13, 2017

Newscast posted October 13, 2017 in Centre County Report by Centre County Report

Penn State is cracking down on tailgate trash at Beaver Stadium. And a Bald Eagle Area High School senior started a fundraiser to make a difference in a classmate's life. Plus, learn about one unique athlete on the Penn State Equestrian Team.

About the Contributors

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Mike D'Avella

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Mike D’Avella is a senior from West Chester, Pa., majoring in broadcast journalism with a minor in business. He is a sports director, producer, play-by-play voice, talk show personality and beat writer on the sports side of CommRadio. Mike is also a member of the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism. He has completed internships with the Philadelphia Phillies in the summers of 2014 and 2015, MLB.com Advanced Media in the spring of 2016, the State College Spikes Minor League baseball production department in the summer of 2016 and Interscope Records in Santa Monica, California. He is also the drummer in a State College based Alternative Rock band called “The New Feel” who has performed at venues such as the Bryce Jordan Center. Mike plans to pursue a career in sports media or the entertainment industry in the hopes of becoming a producer or radio personality for a sports or music station. You can reach him via email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and follow him on Twitter @_mikedavella.

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Ryan Berti

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Ryan Berti is from Erie, Pa. He aspires to one day become a producer, beat writer or reporter for a national network in the field of sports media. Follow him on twitter @RBirdman7.

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Jordan Cioppa

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Jordan is from Pittsburgh, PA. She is a broadcast journalism major, and loves the hands on experience she gets from the Centre County Report and CommRadio. Jordan is currently an executive producer for the Centre County Report and previously worked as an anchor and reporter for the Emmy Award-Winning student produced newscast. She is also the News Director for CommRadio. Jordan joined CommRadio as a freshman and has worked as a news anchor, reporter and producer. Aside from being on the news team, Jordan is also the host of the talk show, State It. This past spring she worked in Walt Disney World as a part of the Disney College Program. She then worked as a summer intern at KDKA in Pittsburgh. Jordan has hopes of one day reporting the news on television, with a focus in entertainment. Through Penn State’s Hollywood Program, she will be spending her final semester interning in Los Angeles.

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Alyssa Cichy

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Alyssa Cichy is a senior broadcast journalism major and deaf & hearing studies minor from Asbury Park, NJ.  She currently serves as a videographer for Valley Magazine and a producer for Centre County Report in Israel.  She was a news anchor, reporter and producer for Centre County Report and a live video production intern for Penn State Athletics in the Fall. Last summer, she had the opportunity to work for truTV’s hit show Impractical Jokers as a production intern. She looks forward to gaining more hands-on experience and hopes to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. ​

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Samantha Morris

Senior / Telecommunications

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