Social Media in Spotlight After Shooting Threat
A Penn State student is accused of posting a campus shooting threat on the social media app Yik Yak. Reporter Marielena Balouris talks with the student who saw the threat and alerted police.
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Senior / Broadcast Journalism and Political Science
Marielena Balouris is a senior and is thrilled to be reporting, anchoring and producing for The Centre County Report for the fall 2014 semester. She is double majoring in broadcast journalism and political science and is passionate about the television news industry. Marielena has interned for ABC7 in Washington, DC, WTOV9 in Steubenville, OH, AccuWeather in State College, PA and NewsTalk1020 KDKA in Pittsburgh. After graduation, she hopes to work as a reporter in local news.
At Penn State, she is currently the production director for State of State 2015 and one of the producers of 46LIVE: The THON webcast. She was actively involved with PSN News, working as executive producer, news producer, sports anchor, and news reporter over the course of three years. Marielena has also been involved in a number of other organizations, including Essence of Joy Choir, the Presidential Leadership Academy and THON. Marielena can also be seen walking around backwards on campus giving tours as a Lion Ambassador.