Centre County Report Web Update - February 27, 2014

Newscast posted February 27, 2014 in Centre County Report by Centre County Report


An update on former Penn State President Graham Spanier's defamation lawsuit, plus see how State College Police are cracking down on more crimes downtown.

About the Contributors

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Samantha Celio

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Samantha is a senior from Connecticut majoring broadcast journalism and minoring in psychology.  She is currently a member of the Centre County Report, as well as a news producer for ComRadio.  She is extremely passionate about broadcasting and is interested in both the television and radio fields.  Post graduation, Samantha hopes to land a jobs as a news anchor or to be an entertainment correspondent on the E! Network. 

In addition to broadcasting, Samantha also has experience in public relations and interned at SpecOps Communications in Manhattan this past summer.  She has previously interned at B94.5 and the Eagle 98.7 right here in State College.

She can be contacted at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Kiyana Banks

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Kiyana Banks is a senior majoring in Broadcast Journalism at The Pennsylvania State University. Her goal/passion is to become a Director of Production for a major entertainment television network. She has interned with Viacom-Nickelodeon, ESPN Radio, Penn State Network-TV and her school’s local radio station. She’s passionate about all things production and her goal is to work for a well respected television network upon commencement.

Kiyana has been known for her reliability, initiative, teamwork and work ethic skills. Her goal is to graduate college confident with the knowledge and wisdom she has gained from her internship experiences and use those skills at a major television company.

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Kacie Lazor

Graduate / Broadcast Journalism

Kacie graduated from Penn State in 2014 with a major in broadcast journalism and double minor in sports journalism and business.

During her time at Penn State, she was an anchor, director and technical director for Emmy-award winning best student newscast, Centre County Report. She was a member of the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism, Blue & White Society, Association for Women in Sports Media, ComRadio, and THON Webcast.

She has also worked with the SONY, Big Ten Network, Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics, and CBS affiliate KDKA-TV News both in front and behind the camera. In high school, she was the president of her television station. She was morning news anchor and won several awards at the Annual Student Video Festival and Competition at Robert Morris University.

All of her experiences have only furthered her desire to be in the broadcasting industry. Her enthusiasm for journalism inspires those around her to learn more about what she reports. She is a firm believer that if you work hard enough, things will pay off hoping one day her dreams will become a reality.

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Jolie Wehrung

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Jolie is a Senior majoring in Broadcast Journalism and minoring in Sociology from Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire. She is a member of Penn State’s John Curley Center for Sports Journalism and aspires to be a sideline reporter or sports anchor for a major network. At Penn State Jolie has covered games for the Penn State Sports Network and was the sports anchor for PSN-TV. She has interned for the State College Spikes Minor League Baseball team as a Production Associate, WPSU as a Sports Production intern, and this past Summer with WFAN Sports Radio in NYC.

Follow her on Twitter @JoliePSU

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Mary Kate Morrow

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Mary-Kate is a senior from Doylestown, Pennsylvania pursuing a degree in broadcast journalism. Mary-Kate interned with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia this past summer. She has done two previous news internships with WHHI-TV in Hilton Head, South Carolina and WSPA in Greenville, South Carolina. She aspires to be a morning news anchor or work for HGTV.

Mary-Kate is minoring in labor and employment relations and is involved in the IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon.

Contact her via .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Jenny Kim

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Jenny is currently a senior majoring in Broadcast Journalism, and will be graduating in May 2014. She has always been intrigued by the field of communications, and all things social and mass media. This elucidates her fervent passion for news reporting, anchoring, and production. This summer she interned at the CNN Headquarters in Atlanta for HLN’s Weekend Express. Her experiences there helped her build upon the obligatory skills required for being a successful candidate for any broadcast related position.

Her unique leadership and work experiences have also helped her gain an even greater sense of responsibility, impetus, and determination to apply to any job. Innovative, creative, and determined, Jenny has pivotal and obligatory qualities that make her an ideal candidate for any news team.