Centre County Report - Special Edition

Newscast/Video posted January 27, 2012 in Centre County Report, News, Joe Paterno by Centre County Report


A tribute special honoring the memory of the famous Penn State football coach and icon, Joe Paterno.

About the Contributors

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Shadé Olasimbo

Senior / Broadcast Journalism; Sports Journalism

My name is Folashade Olasimbo, but I prefer to be called Shadé. I am from Houston, Texas, and I am a Senior at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park Campus. I am a Broadcast Journalism Major, a member of The John Curley Center for Sports Journalism, with Sociology and Theatre Minors, graduating in May of 2012. Among many goals in life, I would enjoy working in as on-air talent for television news, radio, or other markets, but I also value behind the scenes production and technical work. Some of my passions include theatre, music, and writing.

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Erica Brecher

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

As a television reporter, I hope to tell stories in creative and compelling ways so people care about the news and are better informed. I am a reporter and anchor for the Centre County Report, and I have interned for WTOP-FM news radio in Washington D.C., AccuWeather.com and WPSU-FM. I wrote for The Daily Collegian, Penn State’s independent student newspaper, for two and a half years covering student groups, and health and fitness. This past summer, I worked for Coyne PR, a public relations firm in New Jersey.

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Kelsey Penna

Senior / Broadcast Journalism and English

Currently, I am senior at Penn State University.  I will be graduating in May 2012 with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and English.

Throughout my four years at Penn State, I have been actively involved in ComRadio. 

As a freshman I joined ComRadio and have held every position in the News Department.  My positions have included, reporter, producer and currently News Director.  My experience with ComRadio has given me the leadership skills, knowledge and drive to be able to be a producer at a radio or television station.

I interned at WPSU, an NPR affiliate, in State College.  As their only news intern, I was responsible for pitching story ideas, interviewing sources, and editing my stories.  This internship gave me the ability to connect with many different people around the community and to paint a picture with my stories.

I have had a lot of experience in radio, but I am very interested in television as well.  I am a reporter and anchor for Centre County Report, a weekly local television newscast produced by Penn State Journalism students.  I will be traveling to Brazil in March to be an international reporter.