Person and Their Passion

Video posted May 1, 2014 in News by Edited By:Samantha Patterson


Person and Their Passion

About the Contributors

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Michael Crane

Senior / Journalism

Michael is currently a Penn State senior pursuing a major in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Spanish. He is expecting to graduate in Spring 2014. He is also studying in Penn State’s John Curley Center for Sports Journalism. In addition, he is a recipient of the Paterno Scholarship by Larry and Ellen Foster.

He is currently the director of sports broadcasting at THE LION 90.7 FM (WKPS) and has been a part of the staff there for the past three years. He has broadcast all types of Penn State sporting events including live broadcasts from Beaver Stadium and the Bryce Jordan Center. He is also the host of the nightly sports talk show The Sports Blitz. In addition to his on air responsibilities, he attends press conferences and team events to supply the radio station with coverage.

Upon graduating, Michael hopes to land a position that allows him to continue to explore the avenues of journalism and media. He hopes to find a position that allows him to use his fluency in Spanish in the workplace.

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Samantha Patterson

Senior / Student

My name is Samantha Patterson. I am senior at Pennsylvania State University graduating with a B.A in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sociology I have obtained many experiences in my undergraduate career that have developed my skills and interests for the industry.

I am currently a host for “The U” which is a show based through PSNtv. I have also hosted a two hour segment for the live stream of THON 2014. Outside of the classroom, I am a member of the Penn State Women’s Rugby Team and a THON rules and regulations committee member.

I have special interests in multimedia and writing. I have also developed skills in production, public relations, and other broadcast operations. Through my page will you find a wide variety of my work.