Centre County Report in Hong Kong

Newscast/Video posted May 21, 2015 in Best of CommMedia, Centre County Report, Hong Kong by Centre County Report


Penn State's Centre County Report traveled to Hong Kong and returned with stories about it's rich and diverse culture, complicated politics and robust economy.

About the Contributors

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Amy Simpson

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Amy is a senior studying broadcast journalism with concurrent minors in French and political science. This past summer, Amy worked as a newsroom intern at CNBC’s Washington Bureau. Through academic and extracurricular activities she has developed a love for current events, politics, and interviewing sources. Covering the 2012 Presidential Election live for Penn State ComRadio motivated her addition of a second minor in political science. Amy’s involvement with ComRadio began with reporting and anchoring, grew to producing and serving as news director, and finally representing the station as general manager, which is the position she holds at this time. Currently, she is also a reporter, anchor, and producer for the Centre County Report. Following graduation, Amy hopes to work as a reporter, multimedia journalist, and news anchor.

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Shannon Gethard

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Shannon Gethard is a recent graduate of the Pennsylvania State University where she earned her Bachelor of the Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism. During her time at Penn State, Shannon served as news director for ComRadio News, president of the PSU chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and acted as both an anchor and reporter for the Centre County Report. She also hosted “The Morning Drive with Shannon” on Eagle 98.7/WEMR-FM and was a producer for “The Morning Zoo” on B94.5/WHBV-FM.

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Marielena Balouris

Senior / Broadcast Journalism and Political Science

Marielena Balouris is a senior and is thrilled to be reporting, anchoring and producing for The Centre County Report for the fall 2014 semester.  She is double majoring in broadcast journalism and political science and is passionate about the television news industry.  Marielena has interned for ABC7 in Washington, DC, WTOV9 in Steubenville, OH, AccuWeather in State College, PA and NewsTalk1020 KDKA in Pittsburgh.  After graduation, she hopes to work as a reporter in local news.

At Penn State, she is currently the production director for State of State 2015 and one of the producers of 46LIVE: The THON webcast.  She was actively involved with PSN News, working as executive producer, news producer, sports anchor, and news reporter over the course of three years.  Marielena has also been involved in a number of other organizations, including Essence of Joy Choir, the Presidential Leadership Academy and THON.  Marielena can also be seen walking around backwards on campus giving tours as a Lion Ambassador.

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Samantha Lantz

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Samantha graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Technology in 2013 with an associates degree in Mass Media Communication. She is now in her senior year at Penn State majoring in Broadcast Journalism. Experience she has had includes being an anchor, reporter, and international correspondent for the Centre County Report, working as an executive producer, segment producer, and anchor for In The Game, and serving as a reporter and network editor for PSNtv. She has had internship experience with the Centre County Visitors Bureau and WETM Channel 18 News in Elmira, NY.

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Megan Swiatkowski

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Megan Swiatkowski is a senior pursuing a degree in broadcast journalism and a minor in Spanish and international studies. After I graduate, I intend to work toward my lifelong goal of reporting and producing news via print, photo, broadcast, and multimedia platforms.