Centre County Report: November 2, 2018

Newscast posted November 2, 2018 in Centre County Report by Centre County Report

On today's Centre County Report, we're in Pittsburgh with the latest on the synagogue attack, and we see how the shooting is hitting home with people in our area. Plus, the weekend forecast and a preview of the Penn State-Michigan game from Ann Arbor.

About the Contributors

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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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Logan Westrope

Junior / Communications

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Grace Hayba

Senior / Broadcast Jouranlism

Grace Hayba is currently reporting for the Centre County Report and is a senior at the Pennsylvania State University. She previously worked for NBC4 Washington as a newsroom intern and for the Walt Disney World Company. Originally from Loudoun County, VA, she came to Penn State specifically for their communications program and is excited to learn more about storytelling and how to improve her writing skills.

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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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Ryan Hatfield

Senior /

Ryan is a Telecommunications major and English BA/MA student at Penn State University, originally from Harrisburg, PA. He’s interned for B94.5 Radio, Lady Lions Basketball, Harrisburg Improv Theatre, and WITF Public Broadcasting working with social media, video/audio production, graphic design and writing. Ryan is involved with several organizations on campus including Phroth Humor Publication and Full Ammo Improv. Currently, he’s an executive producer for the Centre County Report.

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Jack Hirsh

Senior / Broadcast Journalism and Political Science

Jack Hirsh is a senior from Villanova, PA. He is an Executive Producer for the Centre County Report. In addition to his work with the Centre County Report, Jack has been the multimedia editor for Penn State’s on-campus news outlet, The Daily Collegian, since his sophomore year, creating web based videos and graphics for one of the nation’s leading student news organizations. Prior to that position, he was a sports beat reporter for the Collegian, covering the football, men’s basketball and golf teams. Jack is an avid sports fan, particularly golf, which he has played competitively throughout his life. In the summer of 2018, he combined his interests into an internship with the Golf Channel in Orlando. Jack served as a production assistant in the instruction department, as well as other programs including Golf Central. His career ambition is to be a golf and sports “story-teller” and reporter through print or broadcast (ideally both).

Follow him on Twitter @JR_HIRSHey.

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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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Ava Rash

Junior / Broadcast Journalism

Ava Rash is a Junior from Pittsburgh, PA. As an avid sports fan, Ava has taken the steps to further her experience on and off the court. For the past year, Ava has worked for Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics as a marketing intern and is currently an emcee for sporting events including Mens and Women’s Hockey, and Women’s Field Hockey. Ava has helped with the production and marketing of games, including the Men’s Basketball THON Hoops game, which was the highest attended game in years. Ava is a member of the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism, and hopes to continue her career as a sideline reporter. Ava has previously worked as Penn State’s Homecoming Sideline announcer where she commented and interviewed throughout the live event. Ava also works for the Centre County Report as a reporter.

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Junior / Broadcast Journalism

Monyé Valentine is a junior from State College, PA, majoring in broadcast journalism and minoring in entrepreneurship.