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The CNS-TV Crew, Spring 2010
The TV Crew, Spring 2010
Back row, from left: Chineme Wilson, Yanne Givens, Michael O'Neill, Akeem Henry,
Pete Muntean, Tahira Lindsay. Front Row, from left: Bureau Director Sue Kopen Katcef,
Alexandra Moe, Katie Snider. Not pictured: Executive Producer Stan Heist.
(Newsline photo by Ben Giles)

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 daily 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 Executive Producer:

Stan Heist has a dozen years of experience in broadcast television news, working as chief photographer and editor for network affiliates in Baltimore, Richmond, Virginia and Dayton, Ohio. Heist has been honored with several awards during his television career, including nine regional Emmys, four Edward R. Murrow awards and eight Associated Press awards. He was named 2005 National Television News Photographer of The Year by the National Press Photographers Association.


The graduate students:
Tahira Lindsay, 23, is a graduate student at the University of Maryland covering criminal justice and Montgomery County. She received dual bachelor of science degrees in communications & rhetorical studies and Spanish language and culture from Syracuse University and has worked on the assignment desk at NBC News Washington, a field producer for MNSBC and researcher for ABC's "World News with Charles Gibson.. She has also worked as a bilingual reporter for European Vibe Magazine in Spain and columnist for the Syracuse University daily paper, The Daily Orange. She can be reached at tahira.lindsay@gmail.com.
Yanne Givens, 25, is a graduate student at the University of Maryland covering the state budget and Montgomery County. She recieved a bachelor of arts degree in public relations from Howard University. She has worked as a reporter/producer for Rockville11, a television station in Rockville, Md., and hosted on the red carpet at the 2010 BET Honors. She can be reached at yannegivens@yahoo.com.
Chineme Wilson has a bachelor of arts in psychology from the University of Maryland College Park. Her interest in media began when she hosted a radio show on mortgages and money management on WOL1450 AM in 2006. She pursued her passion for international broadcasting when she began interning at the Voice of America in 2008. She will cover Prince George's County andeEthnic/religious affairs. Her hobbies include traveling, learning other cultures and sports. She can be reached at chinemejw@hotmail.com.



The undergraduate students:

Alexandra Moe, 22, is a senior at the University of Maryland pursuing a dual degree in broadcast journalism and government and politics. She is covering slots and transportation issues. She was selected to participate as a reporter in the AUC-QU Middle East Journalism Boot Camp last summer in Egypt and Qatar and interned for CNN in 2008. She worked for the multimedia division of The Diamondback covering local issues and will be a News 21 fellow this summer. She can be reached at alexandra.e.more@gmail.com.
Pete Muntean, 21, is a multimedia journalist covering environment, technology and consumer affairs. He most recently worked as an intern for CBS News in New York, assigned to Science and Technology correspondent Daniel Sieberg. Previously, he produced stories as an intern for CNN Science and Technology in Atlanta. An instrument-rated private pilot, Muntean also writes freelance for aviation publications and frequently provides live commentary at air shows nationwide. Muntean is a senior broadcast journalism major and will graduate in May. He can be reached at pmuntean@gmail.com.
Katie Snider is a senior majoring in broadcast journalism. She has interned for WTOP Radio and WUSA 9 and worked with Fridge TV, a University of Maryland sports program, and Terp TV, a video club dedicated to news content. Snider reports on education news for Capital News Service. She hopes to report for a television or radio station in the D.C.-metropolitan area upon graduation. Snider is a recipient of the Pro Football Writers Scholarship four years running. She may be reached at kmsnider@umd.edu.
Akeem Henry, 21, covers the office of the governor, the comptroller and the Board of Public Works. He is a senior broadcast journalism major at the University of Maryland, College Park, and has worked as a reporting intern for WTOP radio. Henry can be reached at ahenry@umd.edu.
Michael O'Neill is a senior broadcast journalism major at the University of Maryland covering Prince George's County, homeland security and military affairs, with a special emphasis on the military base realignment. O'Neill can be reached at moneill4@umd.edu.
Megan Pratz is a senior broadcast journalism major at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism. She covers the health and medical beats. Pratz has lived in the Washington, D.C., area her entire life, apart from a brief stint in the Great Wild West of Utah. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding and reading. She can be reached at mpratz@umd.edu.

--Photos by Maryland Newsline's Ben Giles

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