Centre County Report: October 30, 2018

Newscast posted October 30, 2018 in Centre County Report by Centre County Report

On today's newscast: the State College community comes together to honor the Tree of Life synagogue shooting victims. Plus, we talk with a high school football player who refused to give up after being shot 12 times. And, how divided is the U.S. as we approach election day?


About the Contributors

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Jonathan Gross

Senior / Broadcast Journalism, International Politics

Jon Gross is a senior from Upper Saddle River, New Jersey double-majoring in broadcast journalism and International Politics. Gross currently serves as a Sports Director for Penn State’s CommRadio, where he has also broadcasted for ten Penn State sports teams. During the summer of 2018, Gross was the Director of Broadcasting for the Saugerties Stallions of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League. He was also the radio play-by-play voice of the Penn State Women’s Volleyball team for the 2017 season. Gross has interned in the sports departments of WCBS-TV (New York) and WTAJ-TV (Altoona-Johnstown-State College).

You can contact him at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and follow his twitter @j_gross31.

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Briana Wright

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Briana Wright is a broadcast journalism major and sociology minor from a small town outside of Philadelphia, PA. Since her freshman year at Penn State, Briana has been involved with CommRadio, The Lion 90.7 FM and a student-created/ran online talk show called ‘Shades of State.’ Outside of Penn State, Briana has interned with WURD AM/FM radio station, WHUR-FM Howard University Radio Network, and The Breakfast Club on Power 105.1 FM. She looks to pursue a career television/radio entertainment news.

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Cameron Lincoln

Senior / Telecommunication

Cameron is a twenty nine year old Telecommunications Major from Baltimore County. Cameron is an eleven year veteran of the United States Air Force, with his specialty focused in Military Police & Security duties better known as “Security Forces”. In 2014 Cameron transitioned to the Maryland Air National Guard and began his journey at Pennsylvania State University. While at Penn State Cameron discovered his love for Television Studio Production and enjoys the experience he gains working in the Centre County Report.

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Anthony Rispoli

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Anthony is a senior majoring in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Korean. The New Jersey native has served as a writer for Panorama, an up-and-coming publication at Penn State, and is a member of Centre County Report. During the summer of 2018, Anthony interned at CBS New York as a Weekend Newsroom Intern, where he got an opportunity to anchor the summer intern newscast. Upon graduating Penn State, he hopes to work in local news as a writer or producer.

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Senior / Telecommunications

Tiana Brown is a twenty-year-old Penn State student from a small town called Willingboro, NJ. After realizing that pursuing a career path in medicine was not what she wanted to do, she quickly discovered that television production was her calling. She has gained experience as a production intern for Penn State Athletics, WPSU Sports, C-Net, and FOX 29 in Philadelphia. Tiana is also the director of her own talk show called Shades of State, as well as the videographer for two organizations, L.O.C.K.S. and Ambitions Dance Company.

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Alexandra Kolea

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Alex is a Broadcast Journalism major and a Political Science minor from West Chester, PA. Alex was an active member in Penn State’s College of Communications Student Council for over two years. During Spring 2018, Alex worked as a crew member for PSNTV. She is currently enrolled in Centre County Report. Alex has job shadowed for both QVC and Comcast.

Besides from journalism, Alex also has interests in event planning. Alex earned her wedding planning certificate in June 2017. She is currently working on coordinating her first wedding for this Fall.

Alex was on the executive board for her sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma, as philanthropy chairman from January 2017 to December 2017.

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Subin An

Senior / Telecommunication

Born in Busan, South Korea.

Started to get interest in communication field by starting media club at International School.

Currently in PIDEO working as a head director.
(Penn State Video Club) - official club in PSU

Worked in MBC’s lighting team during summer break of 2017 (broadcast station in Korea).