In The Game - Episode 702

Newscast/Video posted December 13, 2017 in In The Game by In The Game, Salina Williford.

In this episode of In The Game we will take a deeper look into athletes that are very successful on the field but also make it a priority to take part in events off the field for the betterment of their community. We will also take a look at an athlete that is gifted in two sports and two others that continue excel, despite the every day adversity they deal with as a product of being a minority in their sports.

About the Contributors

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Kj Meade

Senior /

KJ Meade is a senior from Macungie, Pa., majoring in broadcast journalism and a minor in business. KJ is a staff member for Penn State’s CommRadio. He would one day like to have his own sports show or be in the public relations field for a sports team. To contact Kj, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or follow him on his Twitter handle @AllDayKj56

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Joe Esquivel-Murphy

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Joe Esquivel-Murphy is a senior from Bay Head, NJ, majoring in broadcast journalism and Spanish. He has done play-by-play and beat writes for almost all the sports from CommRadio.  His two talk shows, Murph’s Lounge and Road to Russia, covered various different topics as the later previewed the qualification process to the World Cup with the former discussing relevant sports events. Joe also had an internship for Shore Sports Network (an affiliate of Town Square Media) before his junior year. To contact Joe, email him at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Brandon Pelter

Junior / Broadcast Journalism and Marketing

Brandon Pelter is a junior majoring in broadcast journalism. During his time with CommRadio, Brandon has served as an editor and Sports Director. This past summer 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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SalinaWilliford

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

My name is Salina Williford, I am a senior at the Penn State University majoring in Broadcast Journalism and a minoring in Business. My goal in this profession is to to be a political pundit or do entertainment news.

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Ross Woomer

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Ross Woomer is part of Penn State’s athletic production team and works various sporting events throughout the school year. Ross has experience directing and producing StudentU broadcasts for basketball, hockey, soccer, volleyball and wrestling He assists with video board shows at Beaver Stadium, the Bryce Jordan Center, Pegula Ice Arena and Rec hall. Ross has worked with networks such as ESPN and BTN and hopes to continue to expand his TV production knowledge. E-mail him at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or message him on Twitter @Ross_DonW.

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Derek Nungesser

Senior / Telecommunications

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QueneeDale

senior / broadcast journalism

I’m a current junior majoring in broadcast journalism with a minor in African American studies. Majority of my time spent at Penn State is dedicated to being a member of the Women’s Track and Field team and upholding the traditions of those that came before me. I’m an active member of many athlete organizations on campus, one including SAAB; the Student Athletic Advisory Board. SAAB is great for giving athletes a voice. It allows athletes to come together and create a better environment for them on a day to day basis. Athletics is what created my passion for broadcast. Ever since the age of seven I’ve been apart of several post race interviews and pannels that really created the fun in sports.

Now, being broadcasted on the Big Ten Network often, college athletics solidified my admiration for broadcast TV.

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SaeedRaashad

senior / Tele Communications

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Emilio Sanchez

Senior / Communication

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Kamryn Dodd

Senior / Telecommunications

My name is Kamryn Dodd.

I am a senior at The Pennsylvania State University. I will be graduationg in the Spring of 2018.

My major is Telecommunications with a minor in Business.

My interest in in Production and Production Management.

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SimoneLee

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

My name is Simone Lee and I am a senior at the Pennsylvania State University. I am majoring in broadcast journalism and minoring in African American studies, I am set to graduate in Fall of 2017. I am not only a student at the university but I am also a full-time student athlete on the Penn State Women’s volleyball team. I have had the great opportunity to expand my ways of thinking through attending this great university. I hope after my collegiate athletic and academic years I will be able to pursue my love for public speaking and gain access to work in the broadcast journalism field.

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Najah Brown

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

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Lainy Teal Pierce

Senior / Public Relations and Broadcast Journalism

I am a senior captain on the Penn State Women’s Volleyball Team. As a student-athlete I have learned the importance of sacrifice and responsibility. I received a Public Relations degree and Human Development and Family Studies minor May 2017 and intend to graduate with a Broadcast Journalism degree in December 2018. I enjoy being part of a team and problem solving.

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Emily Gaines

Senior / Telecommunications