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The CNS-TV Crew, Fall 2010
The TV Crew, Fall 2010
Back row, from left: Bureau Director Sue Kopen Katcef, Shanna Yi, Tori Blake, Michelle J. Nealy,
Front Row, from left: Alex Ludka, Denisha Chase, Danielle Lama
(Maryland Newsline photo by Karen Carmichael)

The Bureau Director:

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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,” as well as the instructor and faculty adviser (and creator) for  "Terp Weekly Edition," an award-winning radio news magazine produced by her students for the campus radio station, WMUC. 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:
Michelle J. Nealy, 25, is a 2007 graduate of Howard University and a freelance reporter in the Washington-metropolitan area who is pursuing her master's degree in multimedia journalism. Her video work will chiefly appear on Maryland Newsline this semester. Her work has been featured in Heart and Soul and Black Enterprise magazines, BlackAmericaWeb.com, CollegePark.Patch.com, The Times Picayune and The Washington Times. She can be reached at michelle.nealy@gmail.com.
Shanna Yi, 25, is a graduate student who also attended the University of Maryland for her bachelor's degree, double majoring in criminology/criminal justice and psychology. Shortly after graduating in 2007, she worked at a law firm in the D.C. area before switching her focus to journalism. Yi has lived in Maryland her entire life. Her beats include homeland security/military affairs and the Maryland Comptroller's Office. She can be reached at yi.shanna@gmail.com.



The undergraduate students:

Tori Blake, 21, is a senior who is double majoring in broadcast journalism and criminology/criminal justice. She most recently interned at WTTG/Fox 5 and plans to pursue a career as a reporter after she graduates this December. Blake's beats include the governor, the Board of Public Works, the Maryland budget and criminal justice. She can be reached at tbkramer@umd.edu@gmail.com.
Denisha Chase, 22, is a senior broadcast journalism major with plans of becoming a multimedia journalist specializing in health reporting. She recently interned at WUSA 9 in Washington, D.C., in its Living Well department. Chase is also co-president of the Maryland Association of Black Journalists. Her beats include health and Prince George's County. She can be reached at chased@verizon.net.
Danielle Lama, 21, is pursuing a major in broadcast journalism and a minor in Middle East studies. She most recently interned with ABC7/TBD in Washington, D.C., working almost exclusively in production with TBD TV's daily talk show, "Let's Talk Live." Lama has a strong passion for travel and has studied abroad in both Italy and Greece. Her beats include the environment/Chesapeake Bay and ethnic and religious affairs. She can be reached at alexludka@gmail.com.
Alex Ludka, 21, is a senior broadcast journalism and government and politics double major, aspiring to work as a multimedia journalist covering politics. She has been involved with CNS-TV for the past three years as a volunteer, equipment desk worker and most recently as newsroom manager of UMTV. She interned with the CBS Evening News in Washington, D.C., and most recently with the morning consumer and business reporter for WUSA 9. She will be covering Montgomery Country issues and education. She can be reached at ahenry@umd.edu.

--Photos by Maryland Newsline's Michelle J. Nealy and Karen Carmichael

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