Centre County Report: September 30, 2016

Newscast posted September 30, 2016 in Centre County Report by Centre County Report


On today's Centre County Report: We talk with Arnold Palmer's sister as the community mourns the loss of the Pennsylvania native and golf legend. And a look at how one couple is going all out to decorate their home to support a presidential candidate.

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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Dara Cooper

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Dara serves as the News Director for ComRadio, along with being a part of Penn State’s Centre County Report. Throughout her time at Penn State, Dara has interned at various television production companies: Line by Line Productions/ Alex Coletti Productions, Park Slope Productions, ITV Studios, and Lucky Duck Productions. She also currently works at Penn State Athletics as an Assistant Director. After graduation, Dara hopes to work in the broadcast industry as a Director or Producer. 

Dara can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Maddie Brightman

Senior / Broadcast Journalism and Spanish

Maddie Brightman is the General Manger of ComRadio and a reporter and producer for the Centre County Report. A member of the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism, Maddie was recently a part of reporting trips to Cuba and Super Bowl 50. At ComRadio, she also serves as a producer for multiple Penn State sports has done play by play for Penn State football, baseball and lacrosse.

Maddie has interned at ESPN, Fox Sports Radio (Los Angeles), WBAL-TV (Baltimore) and 105.7 the Fan (Baltimore). One day, Maddie hopes to work behind the scenes in management or production for a national sports network. Follow her on Twitter @maddiebrightman or email her at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Senior / Broadcast Journalism

I am currently pursuing a degree in Broadcast Journalism, with a special interest in sports. I am a hard working individual with clear goals, which are to become an executive producer for a major television network such as NBC, CBS, FOX, or ESPN. With the experience that I have gained at Penn State both in the classroom and outside of it, I can be a creative force in the production of a sports broadcast.

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Anna Witte

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Anna is an Executive Producer for the Centre County Report with a concentration in sports. She has interned with NBC Washington in the Sports Department, and reported on the sidelines for Big Ten Network Student U and GoPsuSports. A former member of the Penn State Women’s Soccer team, Anna has dreams of working as a sideline reporter/anchor on a national level.

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Hellen Sarmiento

Senior / Telecommunications, IST DEV

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Gabby Santoliquito

Senior / Broadcast journalism, criminology

As the Digital Managing Editor of the university’s student-run newspaper The Daily Collegian and an Executive Producer for the Centre County Report, Gabby has developed a passion for news and newsroom management. In March she will be traveling to Panama with the College of Communications as a part of the International Reporting class. Gabby will be graduating in May with a degree in broadcast journalism as well as criminology. She hopes to pursue a career as a producer or assignment desk editor.

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Senior / Journalism