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The CNS-TV Crew, Fall 2009

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About Us has info on all the news bureau staffs.

The bureau director:

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:

India S. Diaz, 23, is a a graduate journalism student and multimedia reporter for Capital News Service Television. She will cover education and health/medical news in the area. She graduated from Wake Forest University with a major in communications and minors in dance and Spanish. She has interned at CBS Sunday Morning, Accuracy in Media and The Montgomery County Sentinel. She can be reached at ISDiaz@alumni.wfu.edu.



Shaleem Thompson, 25, is a journalism graduate student who will cover the economy, homeland security and military issues. She received her undergraduate degree in broadcast journalism/Spanish from Howard University in 2008. She currently works at Thomson Reuters as a freelance producer/reporter, where she has covered events ranging from the 2008 presidential elections to Michael Jackson's death. She also covered international events including the 2009 Summit of the Americas. She has interned at ABC NEWS, Cox Broadcasting, CBS Investigative Unit, National Public Radio, NBC4 and WHBC. She also worked as a staff writer for the Hilltop, a daily campus publication. She worked as an intern for several years at the number one radio station in Trinidad, 96.1 FM, writing news and covering entertainment events. She can be reached at shaleemthompson@gmail.com or shaleem_thompson@hotmail.com.


The undergraduate students:

Brittany Borghi, 21, is a multimedia reporter for Capital News Service Television, covering stories on the environment and the economic crisis. This summer, Borghi worked for the special events department covering breaking news at ABC News in New York. Previously, she has interned at Cox Broadcasting covering Washington, D.C., for 10 local stations across the country. She has also interned for WUSA Channel 9, the CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C., and 103.5 FM WTOP Radio. Borghi is a senior broadcast journalism major and will graduate in May. She can be reached at brittany.borghi@gmail.com.


Evan Lambert, 20, is a multimedia reporter for Capital News Service Television where he'll cover criminal justice and ethnic and religious affairs. He's no stranger to the newsroom; he began his career in broadcast journalism while still in high school. He's held various internships, including one during a semester abroad in Spain. This summer he worked for Florida's top-rated TV station, the NBC affiliate in West Palm Beach, Fla. Lambert is a senior in the Philip Merrill College of Journalism and plans to graduate in May. He can be reached at edlambert88@gmail.com.



Chris Yu, 21, will cover transportation and technology. He was a producer for CNS-TV and served as the research and technology reporter for The Diamondback. He has also  interned at the Montgomery County Offices of the County Executive. He can be reached at chrisyudbk@gmail.com.



Photos by Maryland Newsline

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