Centre County Report: February 16, 2018
THON weekend is here and we take a closer look at one student's involvement with the 46-hour dance marathon...Plus the downtown State College area is getting a new look...we talk to the new mayor about the changes...And the State College School District shared some of their safety protocols in case of a school shooting. Those stories and more in today's newscast.
About the Contributors
Senior / Telecommunications
Senior / Broadcast Journalism
Junior / Broadcast Journalism
Graduate / Broadcast journalism
My name is Bobby Brown and I’m a recent broadcast journalism graduate from the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications at Penn State University (Class of 2018). I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a certificate from the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism and a minor in Environmental Inquiry. I grew up in Chalfont, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Central Bucks High School South in 2014. While in high school, I enjoyed performing in theater productions, school talent shows, and following CB South and Philadelphia sports. At Penn State I’ve had the opportunity to cover Nittany Lions athletics for CommRadio and, of course, Centre County Report. I also participated in Penn State’s student-run theater club “No Refund Theater,” played a handful of intramural sports with friends, and attended lots of Nittany Lion sporting events. I’ve also had the opportunity to work on the live production team for the State College Spikes, where I got to play all in-game music and sound effects for every Spikes home game at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park during the 2017 season. I was lucky enough to be hired back the following season as Assistant to the Director of In-Game Entertainment and Promotions, where I took on a much larger role with the organization. In my free time I enjoy playing fantasy football and baseball, collecting vinyl records, watching and discussing movies, and showing off my vast knowledge of useless information at trivia nights at bars in State College and Chalfont.
Senior / Broadcast Journalism, Political Science
I am a Schreyer Honors student with double majors in broadcast journalism and political science with a minor in global international studies. My experiences have evolved from a background strongly centered around journalism into a passion and drive to use my communication skills into the field of strategic communications in the arena of politics and law. I am a driven and dedicated professional with an ability to translate complex topics into a digestible format for my audiences. My skillset ranges from photography, writing, broadcast and face-to-face communication to best suit any situation.
Senior / Telecommunications