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The Annapolis TV Bureau Crew, Spring 2001
The Annapolis TV staff, in the House chamber. Front row, seated, left to right: Elizabeth Schubert, Linda So, Carolyn Moyer. Back row: Natasha Ginsburg, Dari Mandell, Maura Siefring, Mara Schiavo-Campo, Adrienne Felton, Homeyra Mokhtarzada, Andrea Grossman, CNS-TV Director Mark Lodato. (Photo by Chris Harvey)

The bureau chief:

Emmy-winning journalist Mark Lodato joined the faculty in December 2000 from WUSA-TV (CBS Washington), where he worked as a reporter and anchor. He has more than 10 years of experience in broadcast journalism: He  was as a correspondent for KNXV-TV, the ABC affiliate in Phoenix, and reported for KOMU-TV, the NBC affiliate in Columbia, Mo., and WINK-TV, the CBS affiliate in Fort Myers, Fla. Lodato was an adjunct journalism professor at Arizona State University.

The grad students:

Adrienne Felton, 45, has a bachelor's degree in print journalism from Howard University. Her broadcast experience includes 14 years as a news reporter, producer and anchor. She worked at WHUR-FM and WTOP-AM in Washington, D.C.; WJHU-FM in Baltimore; Black Entertainment Television and Montgomery County Public Schools CATV 52. She was a public relations and marketing consultant for the last 10 years. Felton will graduate with a master's in broadcast journalism in May.

Andrea Grossman, 25, was a reporter for The Patriot Ledger and The Milford Daily News in suburban Boston. She graduated from Tufts University in 1997 with a degree in English and is a native of Hartford, Conn.

Homeyra Mokhtarzada, 26, covers transportation and economic development for Maryland Newsline. She also works part time at CNN in Washington as a tape and field producer. Mokhtarzada is an alumni of the College of Journalism, graduating in 1996. She is a Silver Spring native, and her interests include travel and politics.

Mara Schiavo-Campo, 21, is originally from the Maryland area but spent the last four years in Los Angeles getting a bachelor's degree in mass communications from UCLA. She anchored the University of Maryland's Terp TV News and Newsbreaks. She will be covering crime and justice in Prince George’s County.

The undergraduates: 

Natasha Ginsburg, 25, is a senior from Rockville, Md., and will cover Montgomery County crime and justice. Recently she interned at WTTG Channel 5 (FOX News) in Washington and worked as a morning news assistant at WMAL AM 630.

Dari Mandell, 21, is a senior who will cover Montgomery County government and politics, as well as other news stories in the region. Mandell grew up in Philadelphia, where she interned at WB 17 News and Philadelphia City Paper. She also worked as news director of WMUC Radio and reported and produced for Terp TV News.

Carolyn Moyer, 21, is a senior who interned last summer at the ABC affiliate in Philadelphia. Originally from Telford, Pa., Moyer is covering the criminal justice beat in Annapolis for Maryland Newsline. 

Maura Siefring, 22, is a senior who will be covering environmental and agricultural issues this legislative session. Siefring is originally from New Jersey and has interned at ABC 6 and Comcast Sports Net in Philadelphia. She hopes to pursue a career in news reporting following a May graduation.

Linda So, 21, is a senior who has interned at ABC News 20/20, the Associated Press and WJZ 13 in Baltimore. The Maryland native was also an anchor and reporter for the campus TV and radio stations. So will cover education issues for Maryland Newsline.

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