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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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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Steph Krane

Sophomore / Journalism

Steph Krane is a newscast producer and member of the news team at CommRadio. During her time at CommRadio, Steph has covered numerous events, including the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the 2018 midterm elections, as well as various other events around the Penn State community. You can reach her at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Maddie Biertempfel

Senior / Broadcast Journalism and Political Science

Maddie Biertempfel is a senior double majoring in broadcast journalism and political science at Penn State. She currently is news director for CommRadio and a teaching assistant for both COMM165 and a first-year seminar. Previously, she interned at WPSU, where her radio stories placed 7th in the national Hearst competition for radio news and features. She’s also reported for the Centre County Report, interned at C-SPAN and Fox News, served as executive producer of Penn State Network News, and has written articles for the Centre Daily Times and Daily Collegian. Follow her on Twitter @mbiertempfel or email her at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Danielle Dindak

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Danielle is a senior at The Pennsylvania State University majoring in Broadcast Journalism and minoring in International Studies.
The Pittsburgh native has always had a passion for storytelling. She aspires to pursue a career in the sports or news industry upon graduation in the Spring of 2019.

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Andrew Kalmowitz

Junior / Broadcast Journalism

I am a broadcast journalism major and political science minor currently studying at The Pennsylvania State University. I am expected to graduate in May 2019. After graduation I am looking for a career in on-air field reporting. I have a deep background in print, digital and broadcast journalism.

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Ally Lutter

junior / Broadcast Journalism

Ally is a junior from Huntingdon Valley, PA minoring in French. Her love for sports has influenced her focus within journalism. While at Penn State she has completed a live video internship and will continue working part-time with Penn State athletics. Over the summer, Ally worked freelance as a replay operator for the Philadelphia Phillies.

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Erin Johnson

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Erin is from Alexandria, Virginia, majoring in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in International Affairs and has a focus in sports media through the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism. She is currently the President of the Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM) at Penn State. AWSM Penn State was awarded Student Chapter of the Year for the 2017-2018 academic year by the national organization. Erin has interned with the Penn State women’s soccer team, B94.5 All the Hits radio station, and Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics. Her previous semester was spent studying Social Sciences in Amsterdam, Netherlands at the Universiteit van Amsterdam. Following graduation, Erin hopes to work in television sports broadcasting as a multimedia reporter, anchor, or producer. To contact Erin, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or follow her on social media (Twitter/Instagram) @ErinJohns004.

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Caroline Pimentel

senior / broadcast journalism

Caroline Pimentel is a native of the Dominican Republic. She is a transfer student from Penn State Hazleton and has experience in broadcast and digital reporting along with editing and control room knowledge. She also had the opportunity to intern at China Daily during the summer of 2018. After graduating, she wishes to use his bilingual skills to become a bilingual breaking news reporter. Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Lauren Lee

Senior / Digital and Print Journalism, Political Science

Lauren has worked as a reporter for the Centre Daily Times, a video production intern for WPSU and C-NET. Lauren has a passion for telling stories on a variety of topics that include diversity and mental health.