|The Annapolis TV Crew - Fall 2001
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.
Bridget Broullire, 21, is a senior broadcast
journalism major. She hails from Silver Spring, Md., and will be covering
Montgomery County crime and justice for Maryland Newsline's cable news
show. She gained experience interning with WJLA ABC 7 and with the
Washington Bureau of Fox News Channel.
Manny Fantis, 25, is a native of Brooklyn,
N.Y. He received an Associate's Degree in Communications from Delaware
Technical and Community College. The broadcast major will be covering the
environmental and agriculture beats this fall.
Nik Hepler, 21, is a senior journalism major
from Laytonsville, Md. He's a product of the Communication Arts and
Humanities Magnet Program at Eastern Middle School in Silver Spring, Md.,
and interned at the Public Information Office for the city of
Gaithersburg. Helper will be covering business and economic development
for Montgomery and Prince George's counties.
Michael J. Hughes, 22, is a senior who lives
in Bowie, Md. He has interned at CTV in Largo and hopes to pursue a
television news career after graduating in May 2002. Hughes has reported
for WMUC radio and written for the Diamondback and ECLIPSE newspapers on
campus. He is the high jump record holder for his high school's track team
and qualified for Junior World Championships in the event as a freshman at
the University of Maryland. Hughes will cover politics in Prince George's
George Lettis, 21, is a senior broadcast
journalism major at the university. He has interned at NBC and CBS
affiliates in Tampa, Fla., and Baltimore and recently finished a summer
internship at "Meet the Press" with Tim Russert. Lettis also
worked at WMUC radio and the Diamondback newspaper. He will cover Prince
George's County crime and courts this fall.
Erika Martincorena, 22, is a senior who will
cover the health and medicine beat for the TV bureau. Martincorena speaks
Spanish and interned at the Embassy of Uruguay, working on international
press relations. She also interned at the Enquirer Gazette in Upper
Marlboro, Md., as a general assignment reporter. She worked as a broadcast
operations intern for Major League Soccer with D.C. United and recently
finished an internship with NewsChannel 8.
Mia Moran, 20, is a senior who will cover
education for the TV bureau. Moran has worked for WMAR Channel 2 in
Baltimore and for WMUC radio on campus. She recently completed an
internship at DC101 Radio with the "Elliot in the Morning" talk
Jennie Noll, 22, a senior from Potomac, Md.,
transferred from Salisbury State University in 1999, where she worked for
the school newspaper and radio station, as well as SSU-TV. At the
University of Maryland, Noll has worked at the Diamondback newspaper and
at WMUC radio station as both a reporter and a producer. She will cover a
variety of news stories this fall, but will focus on Montgomery County
government and politics.
Rusty Ray, 21, a senior in broadcast
journalism, will cover transportation this fall. The Mount Airy native has
interned for two summers at NBC4 in Washington, D.C., and worked as a
production intern at FOX 45 in Baltimore. Ray was also a student
production assistant at UMTV, and an anchor for "Maryland Newsline:
College Park Edition" in spring 2001. At Maryland, Ray has been a
member of the marching band for four years and has been a DJ, news anchor
and news producer at WMUC.
Alanna Turner, 28, is a senior who will
graduate in May 2002 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in broadcast journalism
and family studies. Turner has interned at WMAR Channel 2 in Baltimore and
WTTG-TV in Washington. She will cover Maryland crime and justice policy
for the TV bureau this fall.
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