THON 2018: Former THON Child Gives Back

Video posted February 15, 2018 in Centre County Report, THON 2018 by Centre County Report, Katie Filling

You've heard it before - it's the largest student-run philanthropy in the world. Penn State's annual 46 hour dance marathon is kicking off to raise millions of dollars for pediatric cancer research and family support. This week we had a chance to talk with a Penn State student who's very involved with THON who battled cancer himself. Centre County Report's Katie Filling has the story.

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Katie Filling

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

My name is Katie Filling and I am a senior studying Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Spanish at Penn State University. My broadcasting experience started with our student run news show on Penn State Network News and expanded as I had three internships throughout my college experience.

During the summer after my sophomore year I had two internships at local televisions stations in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. I split my time between WGAL News 8 and Blue Ridge News 11. At both stations I was a newsroom intern and most of my days were spent in the field with reporters and photographers gathering video, interviewing sources and practicing stand-ups and live shots. I logged, wrote and edited my own version of the story every day.

I spent the first semester of my junior year anchoring our Penn State weekly student newscast as well as helping out the studio crew with production. I spent the second semester studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain. I traveled and experienced so many new cultures and developed my Spanish language speaking skills. When I returned home, I moved to New York City where I was a College Associate for Fox News Channel for the summer. I worked on the show Happening Now as a production intern. My daily routine consisted of gathering research, pitching stories, writing scripts, and assisting in the control room. 

I will be graduating in May 2018 and I am looking for a full-time general assignment reporter position at a local television station. Please contact me for inquiries!