The Centre County Report - September 14, 2012

Newscast posted September 14, 2012 in Centre County Report by Centre County Report


Centre County Report 9/14/12

About the Contributors

Brittany Corl's photo

Brittany Corl

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Brittany Corl is a senior at the Pennsylvania State University, graduating in December 2012. She is majoring in broadcast journalism and minoring in sociology. Brittany has interned with Fox News Channel since May 2011, including representing Penn State for Fox News Channel University. She helped cover the Jerry Sandusky child-sex abuse scandal for both the Centre County Report and Fox News Channel throughout the scandal. Brittany loves producing news and hopes to one day produce for a national news company.
Twitter: @BrittCorl

Dan Smith's photo

Dan Smith

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Dan Smith is the Executive Editor of ComRadio. He is also a producer for the Centre County Report. Dan is from West Chester, PA. He has broadcasted and written about many Penn State sports for ComRadio, including football, basketball, baseball, volleyball and softball. He has interned at 97.5 FM The Fanatic in Philadelphia.

Jeffrey Lowe's photo

Jeffrey Lowe

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Jeffrey Lowe is currently and active member in ComRadio, Big Ten Network and PSNtv. Within the next year, he hopes to add Centre County Report to that list.

Twitter: @JeffDLowe

Internships/Jobs -
2010: Intern at CBS Sports/Westwood One
2011: Intern at
2011: TV play-by-play for Penn State basketball/Big Ten Network
2011: writer for Team USA PanAm Games Newsletter
2012: Intern at
2012: writer for Team USA at the London Olympics

2009-2010: In his freshman year Lowe helped host his radio show, “the Sportsworld LOWEdown,” which covers all sports across the board. Some of the interviews on his show included: ESPN’s Adam Schefter, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, Texas Longhorns C Dom Espinosa and Florida State LB Holmes Onwukaife. Lowe helped run the NCAA Selection Sunday show, and helped gather interviews which included, eventual National Runner-up coach for Butler, Brad Stevens. His work continued with the 2010 NFL Draft Show, as he jumped into the role as one of the co-producers back at the ComRadio studios. Lowe also helped blog the entire draft on ComRadio’s website. With the exception of the hours the Blue/White Game was on, ComRadio covered every pick of the draft. In terms of play-by-play work, Lowe participated in Penn State baseball broadcasts.

2010-2011: In his sophomore year Lowe helped host his new radio show, “Front Row View,” which covers all sports across the board. He also joined Thomas Frank Carr as the co-host of, “The RedZone.” Some of the interviews on the shows included: World Series winner Jeff Nelson and ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. One again, Lowe helped run the NCAA Selection Sunday show. He took over the role of lead-in-studio producer for the 2011 edition of the NFL Draft Show. With no conflicts, ComRadio was on-air live for every pick of the draft from Penn State and on the floor at Radio City Music Hall. Lowe, along with the help of the staff, published the first official ComRadio NFL Draft Scouting Bible. The 2011 NFL Draft Show included more blogging and interviews compared to the year before. In terms of play-by-play work, Lowe participated in Penn State baseball broadcasts, men’s and women’s basketball broadcasts, men’s volleyball broadcasts and coverage of Penn State football where he called play-by-play for Penn State vs. Michigan in November of 2010.

2011-2012: Lowe joined Jon Blauvelt, Dan Smith and Marco Ranzi, as he co-hosted another new show in “4-Dimensions.” He continues to co-host the, “The RedZone,” with Thomas Frank Carr. Lowe once again is a co-leader of the revamped NFL Draft Show for 2012. Unlike previous years, he will not be in studio at Penn State, as he will travel to the NFL Draft in New York City. Despite this, Lowe will help a large leadership team with a more in-depth and comprehensive coverage of the NFL Draft. More details will be released on this website in early February. In the fall, Lowe took over for Penn State alum Brian Tripp as the play-by-play man for Penn State basketball on the Big Ten Network’s Student-U programs. For ComRadio, Lowe has also broadcasted Penn State women’s basketball, and is on the schedule for bost softball and baseball. He was again apart of the Penn State football staff for ComRadio, but due to technical difficulties, his broadcast of Penn State vs. Wisconsin from Madison, did not air.

Jeffrey Lowe lives just outside of Austin, Texas in a town called Cedar Park. He grew up in Connecticut, until moving to the Lone Star State in 2004. Lowe is also currently the Public Relations Officer of Paternoville.

Gina Feghali's photo

Gina Feghali

Senior / Broadcast Journalism & Political Science

My name is Gina Feghali and I am from Stamford Connecticut.  I am a junior at the Pennsylvania State University. I am double majoring in broadcast journalism and political science. I have been very interested in journalism since high school where I was the newspaper and yearbook page editor.

This past summer and the summer of 2011 I interned for Fox News Channel on the number 1 cable morning show Fox & Friends. There I would produce segments by contacting the guests, getting interviews, creating their packet, and putting together graphics that went along with the segment. I assistant produced the All-American Summer Concert Series that took place every Friday at 7 am. I also helped market their summer concert series using social media to create a buzz for the bands that would be performing.

I was the news producer and anchor for Penn State Network Television the news station for the past 2 years.  I selected the content for the broadcast each week along with assigning packages, b-roll, and readers. Last year I interned for the Big Ten Network Go PSU Sports. I became experience with shooting ENG, getting interviews with coaches and players, along with creating highlights for sports ranging from volleyball to fencing. Along with ENG shooting I have also helped with the live broadcast for basketball games and wrestling tournaments. There I created graphics, replays, and the score bug.

In the summer of 2010 I interned for News 12 Westchester in Yonkers New York where I logged video, shadow reporters, and put together packages in time sensitive manners. I got the opportunity to interview top executives and got voice sots that were used on air. This summer I will be interning for Fox News Channel on the morning show Fox & Friends again.

Jordan Pruett's photo

Jordan Pruett

Senior / Broadcast Journalism, Youth and Family Education (Minor)

Jordan is a current Senior at the Pennsylvania State University majoring in Broadcast Journalism option Communications and minoring in Youth and Family Education.

He currently is an Anchor/Reporter for the Centre County Report - A weekly newscast produced independently by Penn State students with a focus on Centre County, PA.

His aspirations after graduation are to work in the journalism field as a news reporter and/or anchor.

Michael Page's photo

Michael Page

Senior / Meteorology

Growing up along the water’s edge just south of Boston, Michael has long been fascinated by the weather, particularly the Nor’Easters that regularly batter the New England coast. Michael began documenting daily weather observations in middle school, and by high school had developed his own weather website with forecasts for his hometown.

Since coming to Penn State, Michael has become active in the Department of Meteorology. He served as the Head of Communications for the Campus Weather Service, and was the treasurer of the local branch of the American Meteorology Society for two years. Michael currently serves as a student representative on the National Weather Association’s Membership & Marketing committee.

Graduating in December 2012, Michael hopes to become a professional broadcast meteorologist. He interned for two years at WCVB-TV in Boston, and regularly provides forecasts for Central Pennsylvania on both C-Net and the Centre County Report which airs on WPSU-TV.