The Comeback: Deportes en Puerto Rico

Newscast posted May 2, 2019 in CommMedia in Puerto Rico by John Curley Center for Sports Journalism.

Students from Penn State's John Curley Center for Sports Journalism traveled to Puerto Rico this Spring to capture stories from the island through its sports in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

About the Contributors

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Brandon Pelter

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Brandon Pelter is a senior from Somers, New York. During his time with CommRadio, Brandon has served as an editor and Sports Director, and currently serves as the station’s general manager. For the past two summers, Brandon interned as a play-by-play broadcaster with the YD Red Sox of the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League. He formerly interned with Westwood One Sports. To contact him, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Tommy Butler

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Tommy Butler has worked as both a reporter and a play by play analyst during his time at CommRadio. Tommy has written articles for the Penn State football, basketball and hockey teams, served as the beat write for almost every Penn State sport, and called baseball, soccer, basketball, football and hockey games. Tommy also works with The Armchair All-Americans as the Big Ten Department Head and Editor-in-Chief on the senior board of directors. To contact Tommy, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or follow him on Twitter @ButlerOnTheAir .

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Jack Hirsh

Senior / Broadcast Journalism and Political Science

Jack Hirsh is a senior from Villanova, PA. He is an Executive Producer for the Centre County Report. In addition to his work with the Centre County Report, Jack has been the multimedia editor for Penn State’s on-campus news outlet, The Daily Collegian, since his sophomore year, creating web based videos and graphics for one of the nation’s leading student news organizations. Prior to that position, he was a sports beat reporter for the Collegian, covering the football, men’s basketball and golf teams. Jack is an avid sports fan, particularly golf, which he has played competitively throughout his life. In the summer of 2018, he combined his interests into an internship with the Golf Channel in Orlando. Jack served as a production assistant in the instruction department, as well as other programs including Golf Central. His career ambition is to be a golf and sports “story-teller” and reporter through print or broadcast (ideally both).

Follow him on Twitter @JR_HIRSHey.

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Sara Perlowitz

Senior / Broadcast Journalism student

Sara is a senior from North Brunswick, NJ, majoring in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Business. At Penn State, Sara is an executive producer for Penn State Sports Night, the sports show on PSNTV. She is also the treasurer for AWSM, which is the Association for Women in Sports Media. Sara interned with Penn State Athletics in their Live Video Production department and now works with them part-time to produce video content during Penn State games. Sara hopes to pursue a career in the sports industry as a producer. To contact Sara, email her at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Anastasia Skold

Senior / Telecommunication

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” As senior majoring in Telecommunications and minoring in Political Science at The Pennsylvania State University, Anastasia has already learned a lot about broadcast media. She’s acquired hands on training in a control room for multi-camera live productions. Along with this, she has expanded her knowledge with social media, photography and videography by working independently on projects. Currently, she is interning with Penn State Athletics covering a variety of games during the fall semester. She is also the Internal Director for State of State. Anastasia fell in love with a faced paced environment and hopes to bring her creative talents to a producer position in the near future. You can contact Anastasia at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Eric Firestine

Senior / Photojournalism

I have done work for The Daily Collegian, and The Curley Center. I hope to work for Sports Illustrated, other sports media outlets, or for a professional team or player taking pictures of their games or lives as athletes. Other interests of mine include concert photography, automotive photography, and lifestyle or freelance work.