The Centre County Report: November 7, 2014

Newscast/Video posted November 7, 2014 in Centre County Report by Centre County Report


The Centre County Report covers the weeks election results and what that will mean for Pennsylvania government. Also, a State College High School Basketball player is highlighted for her acheivments on the court with a Division One scholarship. 

About the Contributors

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Mike Esse

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Mike Esse is a senior from Grosse Pointe, Mich., majoring in broadcast journalism with a minor in business. He is a reporter for the Centre County report with a primary focus in sports. Additionally, he serves as the Student General Manager for ComRadio as well as being a producer, talk show personality and play-by-play voice.

Mike also is a staff writer for where he covers Penn State women’s basketball and baseball and works for Penn State Athletics in video production. He has completed internships with MLB Advanced Media in Summer 2014 and Westwood One Sports in summer 2013.

Mike is interested in pursuing a career as a TV executive, producer, talk-show host or a play-by-play announcer. You can reach him via email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and follow him on twitter @MikeEsse22.

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Megan Flood

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Megan has been an anchor and reporter for the Centre County Report, covering both news and sports. She traveled to Hong Kong to report on fitness and childhood obesity. She has also been a member of ComRadio for four years and started GALaxy, ComRadio’s only show dedicated to all women’s sports. She has interned in London and New York. Follow her on Twitter: @meganflood11.

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Marielena Balouris

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.