CCR “Best of Festival” Broadcast - November 2, 2012
This episode of the Centre County Report has been honored as the Best of Festival Student Newscast in the Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts. You can read more about the award here.
About the Contributors
Senior / Broadcast Journalism
Brittany Corl is a senior at the Pennsylvania State University, graduating in December 2012. She is majoring in broadcast journalism and minoring in sociology. Brittany has interned with Fox News Channel since May 2011, including representing Penn State for Fox News Channel University. She helped cover the Jerry Sandusky child-sex abuse scandal for both the Centre County Report and Fox News Channel throughout the scandal. Brittany loves producing news and hopes to one day produce for a national news company.
Junior / Film
Erin is a junior intending to major in Film, but with a soft spot for Broadcast Journalism. Her love of videography and multimedia compel her to exercise these skill sets in as many areas as possible. She hopes to work behind the scenes in either a newsroom setting or perhaps concentrate her work into the field of Cinematography in collaboration with a major motion picture studio.
Senior / Broadcast Journalism
Jeffrey Lowe is currently and active member in ComRadio, Big Ten Network and PSNtv. Within the next year, he hopes to add Centre County Report to that list.
2010: Intern at CBS Sports/Westwood One
2011: Intern at MLB.com
2011: TV play-by-play for Penn State basketball/Big Ten Network
2011: writer for Team USA PanAm Games Newsletter
2012: Intern at MLB.com
2012: writer for Team USA at the London Olympics
2009-2010: In his freshman year Lowe helped host his radio show, “the Sportsworld LOWEdown,” which covers all sports across the board. Some of the interviews on his show included: ESPN’s Adam Schefter, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, Texas Longhorns C Dom Espinosa and Florida State LB Holmes Onwukaife. Lowe helped run the NCAA Selection Sunday show, and helped gather interviews which included, eventual National Runner-up coach for Butler, Brad Stevens. His work continued with the 2010 NFL Draft Show, as he jumped into the role as one of the co-producers back at the ComRadio studios. Lowe also helped blog the entire draft on ComRadio’s website. With the exception of the hours the Blue/White Game was on, ComRadio covered every pick of the draft. In terms of play-by-play work, Lowe participated in Penn State baseball broadcasts.
2010-2011: In his sophomore year Lowe helped host his new radio show, “Front Row View,” which covers all sports across the board. He also joined Thomas Frank Carr as the co-host of, “The RedZone.” Some of the interviews on the shows included: World Series winner Jeff Nelson and ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. One again, Lowe helped run the NCAA Selection Sunday show. He took over the role of lead-in-studio producer for the 2011 edition of the NFL Draft Show. With no conflicts, ComRadio was on-air live for every pick of the draft from Penn State and on the floor at Radio City Music Hall. Lowe, along with the help of the staff, published the first official ComRadio NFL Draft Scouting Bible. The 2011 NFL Draft Show included more blogging and interviews compared to the year before. In terms of play-by-play work, Lowe participated in Penn State baseball broadcasts, men’s and women’s basketball broadcasts, men’s volleyball broadcasts and coverage of Penn State football where he called play-by-play for Penn State vs. Michigan in November of 2010.
2011-2012: Lowe joined Jon Blauvelt, Dan Smith and Marco Ranzi, as he co-hosted another new show in “4-Dimensions.” He continues to co-host the, “The RedZone,” with Thomas Frank Carr. Lowe once again is a co-leader of the revamped NFL Draft Show for 2012. Unlike previous years, he will not be in studio at Penn State, as he will travel to the NFL Draft in New York City. Despite this, Lowe will help a large leadership team with a more in-depth and comprehensive coverage of the NFL Draft. More details will be released on this website in early February. In the fall, Lowe took over for Penn State alum Brian Tripp as the play-by-play man for Penn State basketball on the Big Ten Network’s Student-U programs. For ComRadio, Lowe has also broadcasted Penn State women’s basketball, and is on the schedule for bost softball and baseball. He was again apart of the Penn State football staff for ComRadio, but due to technical difficulties, his broadcast of Penn State vs. Wisconsin from Madison, did not air.
Jeffrey Lowe lives just outside of Austin, Texas in a town called Cedar Park. He grew up in Connecticut, until moving to the Lone Star State in 2004. Lowe is also currently the Public Relations Officer of Paternoville.
Senior / Broadcast Journalism, Political Science and Business (Minors)
I am a Broadcast Journalism major at Penn State University due to graduate in May 2013. In addition to my major I am also working toward a double minor in Political Science and Business.
I currently report, anchor, and produce for the Centre County Report as part of the College of Communications at Penn State University. I am the executive producer for the Spring of 2013.
I have worked in both radio and television at the collegiate and professional levels.I have had the opportunity to intern with WABC-TV, CBS Radio and CBS News in New York City working as part of Eyewitness News, The Early Show on CBS and Chat About It for CBSNewYork.com. During the Penn State Sandusky scandal I assisted producers from ABC News and WABC onsite in Bellefonte. I have also been a a high school football reporter for WQWK 1450 ESPN State College and a videographer at the local government channel CNET.
I have been a part of the Big Ten Network’s Student U broadcasting program for soccer, volleyball, and softball. For the past two years I have been calling Penn State softball games for 1390 WRSC-AM.
In my time at Penn State’s student radio station ComRadio, I have had the privilege of doing play-by-play for multiple Penn State sports including football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball, hockey and men’s and women’s soccer. Furthermore, I have experience producing multiple sports for ComRadio. In addition to sports, I am also heavily involved in the news department where I produce weekly as well as anchor and report.
My goal is to work as a television anchor or reporter for a major television news organization.
Senior / Broadcast Journalism
I am a senior Broadcast Journalism major at Penn State University planning to graduate in May 2013. I am pursuing a career as a television producer in sports or news. I have interned with Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic in Bethesda, Maryland and the sports department at NBC 4 WRC-TV in Washington, D.C. In my senior year at Penn State, I was a producer and reporter for the Centre County Report, a weekly student newscast aired to 29 counties in Pennsylvania. Prior to that, I was a reporter, videographer, and anchor at PSN-TV, a student-run television station. In addition, I produced Penn State Sports Night, a bi-weekly sports talk show. I am skilled with HD cameras, Final Cut Pro, iNews, ENPS, Pro Tools, and Hindenburg. You can follow me on Twitter at @ericjfeinstein.
Senior / Broadcast Journalism
Cat is currently in her senior year at Penn State with a major in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Political Science. She is also a member of Penn State’s A Capella group, “Shades of Blue.”
In the Summer of 2012, Cat had the opportunity to intern with KDKA-TV News in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There, she worked for KDKA’s morning news program, “Pittsburgh Today Live.” She has recently made numerous live appearances on CNN HLN (“Dr. Drew), TruTV’s In Session, and CNN News Now to speak on behalf of Penn State University about the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal (November 2011-July 2012).
Her career goal is to become a news reporter/anchor at the national level.
Senior / Meteorology
Growing up along the water’s edge just south of Boston, Michael has long been fascinated by the weather, particularly the Nor’Easters that regularly batter the New England coast. Michael began documenting daily weather observations in middle school, and by high school had developed his own weather website with forecasts for his hometown.
Since coming to Penn State, Michael has become active in the Department of Meteorology. He served as the Head of Communications for the Campus Weather Service, and was the treasurer of the local branch of the American Meteorology Society for two years. Michael currently serves as a student representative on the National Weather Association’s Membership & Marketing committee.
Graduating in December 2012, Michael hopes to become a professional broadcast meteorologist. He interned for two years at WCVB-TV in Boston, and regularly provides forecasts for Central Pennsylvania on both C-Net and the Centre County Report which airs on WPSU-TV.