Centre County Report Web Update - February 14, 2014

Newscast posted February 13, 2014 in News, Centre County Report by Centre County Report

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Details on the winter storm that hit Centre County, what to expect for this weekend.

State College Area School District has a 2 hour delay for Friday, February 14.

About the Contributors

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Ross Insana

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Ross is a senior from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania majoring in Broadcast Journalism, minoring in business and a member of Penn State’s John Curley Center for Sports Journalism. He anchors and reports both sports and news for the Centre County Report. He’s also a sports talk show host of “The Ross Insana Show” every Sunday from 5-6 PM on ComRadio in addition to headlining ComRadio’s Penn State Hockey coverage as the Men’s Hockey columnist and host of the ComRadio Men’s Hockey Pregame Show for the 2013-2014 season. His internship experiences recently include being a Production Assistant Intern for ESPN Radio 1450 in State College for “Sports Talk” with the voice of Penn State Football Steve Jones. Ross was formerly the Pittsburgh Pirates Pregame and Postgame Show intern for Sports Radio 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh for hosts Dan Zangrilli and former Major Leaguer Kevin Orie during the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates season. His future aspirations are to cover baseball in any facet at any level whether it’s play-by play, color commentary, writing, media relations or sideline reporting. With a background in baseball coaching and instruction, he’d like to become a head coach for a High School baseball team in the future.

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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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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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AnnorelleNevarez

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Senior majoring in Broadcast Journalism/English

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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.

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Sarah Brojack

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

My name is Sarah Brojack and I am a Broadcast Journalist with experience in reporting, producing, editing, and photography. I am a Senior at Penn State and will be graduating this Spring in May 2014. I am skilled with a variety of editing softwares including Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro. I am studying a minor in Information Sciences and Technology (IST), which helps me to stay up-to-date on some of the latest technology. I interned at WNEP-TV, a local television station in Scranton, Pennsylvania. At WNEP, I assisted reporters on stories and worked with producers to learn about what it takes to put the newscast together. I am a part of the Centre County Report here at Penn State, which has also provided me with real-world experience of working in a newsroom. My career goals are to work as a reporter, producer, editor, or photographer in either the television or radio fields. I am hardworking and always willing to learn about new technology. I hope to use what I’ve learned from my internship and the Centre County Report as I pursue my career goals.

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CarmenSandor

Senior / Broadcast Journalism, Sociology