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The CNS-TV Crew, Spring 2011

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About Us has info on all the news bureau staffs.

Sue Kopen Katcef is an award-winning veteran broadcast journalist who teaches news reporting, writing and production to broadcast journalism students at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism.  She serves as bureau director for the awarding-winning student TV news show, “Maryland Newsline.” Before joining the faculty at the College of Journalism, Katcef was a reporter and anchor for WBAL Radio news in Baltimore (she continues to freelance for the station).  She has also worked as a reporter in television with stops at Baltimore’s WJZ and Maryland Public Television. Katcef is on the national board of the Society of Professional Journalists and the executive board of the D.C. Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. She is a board member of the Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters’ Association.


The Grad Students:

Bethany Lambright, 24, has interned at Comcast SportsNet and the Sports Fan Coalition in Washington, D.C. She received a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Virginia Tech. This semester she will be covering, among other topics, health and transportation.  

Jessica MacLeod, 27, will graduate in May with a master's degree, focusing on broadcast news.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in German education from Bowling Green State University in 2005. She has worked previously as a high school German teacher and director of Washington nonprofit THIS for Diplomats.  This summer she will intern at German broadcast company ARD's Washington bureau. She is covering the criminal justice and ethnic/religious affairs beats.

Tolleah Price, 30, is a working  journalist who’s pursuing a graduate degree. Her extensive experience has led her to newsrooms across the country as a writer and producer, most recently at WTTG in Washington, D.C. Tolleah also interned for CBS News and helped produce a daily political webcast on cbsnews.com. She’ll be covering education and Montgomery County.

Stephanie Woods, 25, is a graduate student and broadcast news reporter.  She hosted the U.S. foreign affairs talk show, "Hearts and Minds", for Tehran-based satellite news network Press TV. Previously she was the Delaware reporter in an MTV News political program. She received a bachelor's degree in foreign affairs and English from the University of Virginia. Her beats include the military, homeland security and the environment.

The undergraduate students:

Matt Brody, 21, is a senior broadcast journalism major who plans to graduate in May.  He has interned with ABC7/WJLA in the sports department, CBS News, and USA TODAY.  Brody is host of a sports talk show on the University of Maryland’s radio station, UMUC.  Last spring he studied abroad in Florence, Italy.  His main beat is Prince George’s County.  He can be reached at mbrody1@umd.edu.

Robyne McCullough, 21, will receive her bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism in May. This semester she will be covering the Maryland governor, the Board of Public Works and the Comptroller's Office.  She is currently interning for WBFF Fox 45 in Baltimore and has interned at W-USA9 and WTTG Fox 5 in Washington, D.C.  She has been a dedicated member of the Maryland Newsline production team for three years working as a producer, director and technical director. This summer, McCullough will work as a Carnegie-Knight News21 fellow, investigating food safety in the United States and producing multimedia reports.  She can be reached at Robyne.McCullough@gmail.com.

Deanna LeBlanc, 21, is a senior broadcast journalism major from Lynnfield, Mass., who will complete her undergraduate degree in May. In 2009 and 2010 she interned at WHDH-TV, the NBC affiliate in Boston, with the award-winning investigative news team. In 2008 she was a newsroom intern for New England Cable News.  LeBlanc recently completed a minor in Spanish and spent a semester living in Alcala de Henares, Spain. She will be following the slots and racing beats this semester.

--Photos by Maryland Newsline's Alexander Pyles

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