Centre County Report: September 7, 2018

Newscast posted September 7, 2018 in Centre County Report by Centre County Report

On today's newscast: see how the landscape in downtown State College is changing and how it's affecting local businesses. Plus, STD cases are rising. And we preview this weekend's Penn State-Pitt game.

About the Contributors

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Tom Shively

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Tom Shively is a senior from Ashburn, Virginia. He is one of the CommRadio sports directors for the 2018-19 school year. He serves as the women’s volleyball and men’s basketball producer and has broadcasted several Penn State sports including the 2018 NFL Draft as well as hosting a talk show airing weekly on CommRadio. Tom also works for GoPSUsports.com, doing feature-style coverage of women’s volleyball and women’s basketball. Last summer, he interned at Blue Lion Multimedia, a local film company in the Washington, DC area. E-mail him at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or follow him on Twitter @t_shives.

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Logan Westrope

Junior / Communications

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Matt Freiler

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Matt is a senior from the heart of Pennsylvania’s coal region near Pottsville. Matt works part-time in the Game Operations department for Penn State Athletics, serving as the public address announcer and sound operator for Penn State Softball. Within student media, Matt is a member of CommRadio’s management team as social media director. He also does play-by-play broadcasting and producing for the station’s sports department. On the television side, Matt served as a sports anchor for the Centre County Report, and hosts the weekly segment “Penn State Sports Court” on PSN-TV. To contact Matt, e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Ryan Hatfield

Junior /

Ryan is a Telecommunications major with an English minor at Penn State University, originally from Harrisburg, PA. He has interned for B94.5 Radio, Lady Lions Basketball, and the Harrisburg Improv Theatre working with social media, video/audio production, graphic design and writing. Ryan is involved with many organizations on campus, including Phroth, Penn State’s Humor Publication, Second Floor Stand-up and The Lion 90.7FM, amongst others. Currently, he is working for Centre County Report as a director.

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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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Laura McKinney

Junior / Broadcast Journalism

Laura McKinney is a Junior from Delray Beach, Florida with a focus on entrepreneurial journalism. On the Penn State campus Laura is an anchor for PSN News and the Student Body Vice President. Throughout the last few years, Laura has worked at two different companies, first as an intern and then promoted to and executive employee. Her first internship was at a media firm based in Washington DC, called Ms. Media. Here, Laura headed up an initiative within the company named The Fem Word. The Fem Word is a series that focuses on women and girls throughout the world doing ground-breaking things. Laura’s role was to coordinate interviews with young women at Universities across the county. More recently, Laura interned at Real Leaders Magazine. Here, Laura worked as an Associate in New York City covering events for the magazine, one of which was hosted at the United Nations. Through her work experience, Laura has found that she has a passion for highlighting entrepreneurs, business leaders and individuals who are starting new initiatives in the world. Laura hopes to enter the industry covering leaders and one day start her own company.