Centre County Report Web Update - February 20, 2014

Newscast posted February 20, 2014 in Centre County Report, News by Centre County Report


Details about Penn State's new president and preparations for THON weekend.

About the Contributors

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Maria Bryant

Senior / Broadcast Journalism and Spanish

She is a producer and reporter of the Centre County Report and a student in the International Reporting class that will be traveed to Cuba in March. She is also interning WPSU-FM. Maria works for The Daily Collegian as a multimedia and print reporter, and is a former producer for ComRadio News.

Maria has previously interned at the Courier News, A Gannett Company Newspaper, in New Jersey and at the Ryan Seacrest Foundation at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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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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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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Senior / Broadcast Journalism, Sociology