A Tale of Two Santas

Story/Video posted December 8, 2017 in Centre County Report by Ryan Berti

Before Santa delivers presents on Christmas Eve, he can be seen all around Centre County. Ryan Berti takes a look at the men behind the beards of two local Santas.

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Ryan Berti

Sophomore / Broadcast Journalism

Ryan Berti is a sophomore from Erie, Pa., majoring in broadcast journalism. Ryan is heavily involved in ComRadio and serves as a play-by-play voice, production assistant, beat writer and talk show host. He has also served as a producer for Penn State women’s soccer and for State High softball. Ryan aspires to one day become a producer, beat writer or reporter for a national network in the field of sports media. You can catch Ryan every Sunday when he co-hosts Sunday Night Live, a conversational talk show that covers topics in pop culture and the world of sports. To contact him, you can email him at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or follow him on twitter @RBirdman7.

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Mike D'Avella

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Mike D’Avella is a senior from West Chester, Pa., majoring in broadcast journalism with a minor in business. He is a sports director, producer, play-by-play voice, talk show personality and beat writer on the sports side of CommRadio. Mike is also a member of the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism. He has completed internships with the Philadelphia Phillies in the summers of 2014 and 2015, MLB.com Advanced Media in the spring of 2016, the State College Spikes Minor League baseball production department in the summer of 2016 and Interscope Records in Santa Monica, California. He is also the drummer in a State College based Alternative Rock band called “The New Feel” who has performed at venues such as the Bryce Jordan Center. Mike plans to pursue a career in sports media or the entertainment industry in the hopes of becoming a producer or radio personality for a sports or music station. You can reach him via email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and follow him on Twitter @_mikedavella.