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The CNS-TV Bureau - Spring 2004

Their work will air weeknights at 7:30 p.m. on UMTV. That's Channel 72 in Prince George's County; Channel 2 in Montgomery County. CNS-TV reporters are reachable at

The TV Crew, Spring 2004. / Newsline Photo by Jessica Shyu
The TV news crew, (from left): Hana Kim, Taylor Pulling, Sabrina Hall, Kristen Mayer, Ying Lou, Shivangi Parikh, Tenikka Smith, Cleve Bryan, Susan Kirkwood, Bureau Chief Dave Burns and Beth Faugl (Newsline photo by Jessica Shyu)

The bureau chief:

David Burns has worked for CNN and NBC News as a videotape editor and field camera operator in the United States and abroad. While living abroad, Burns also worked as a technology correspondent for the IDG Wire Service bureau in Paris, wrote a technology column for Capital, a Polish business and finance weekly newspaper in Warsaw, and taught journalism courses for local universities in Poland and Jordan. He can be reached at

The grad students:

Beth Faugl, 23, covers Prince George’s County government for CNS-TV. She has a bachelor’s degree from Cedarville University, where she directed video crews for university special events, and was production director for U99.5, the student radio station. She also spent four months in Durban, South Africa, interning for a professional video production company. Before entering the University of Maryland’s graduate program, Faugl worked for WRDW in Augusta, Ga.

Susan Kirkwood, 24, from Springfield, Va., covers the Montgomery County beat for CNS-TV. She holds bachelor's degrees in communication and English from the University of Delaware. She has worked as a media assistant for a health care nonprofit organization. Kirkwood has interned with WTXF-TV in Philadelphia and for U.S. Reps. Michael Castle, R-Del., and Charlie Norwood, R-Ga.

Ying Lou, 24, covers the multicultural affairs beat for CNS-TV. She earned her undergraduate degrees in economics and international politics from China’s Peking University before entering the university's graduate program. She has interned in CNN’s Beijing Bureau and for USA Today’s Life department. Ying graduates in May and hopes to become an international correspondent.

Shivangi Parikh, 25, is an Indian native and former Miss India who will be covering the education beat for CNS-TV. Parikh holds bachelor's and master's degrees in English literature from Mumbai University in India. She is the former host of "Aashiana" -- a daily show on architecture for India's largest cable network, ZeeTv -- and for the Asian Television Network’s "Music Asia" program. Parikh has also contributed a regular social and cultural column to the Bombay Times.

Tenikka Smith, 22, is covering transportation issues for CNS-TV. A native of Whitakers, N.C., Smith earned her bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Benedict College in Columbia, S.C. She has interned with South Carolina Educational Television and WLTX News in Columbia, S.C. She recently co-authored a manuscript on health related message board content for publication in the February 2005 issue of the Journal of Health Communication.

The undergrads:

Cleve Bryan, 21, is a senior who covers the military affairs beat for CNS-TV. He has interned as a general assignment reporter at WMGM-TV in Atlantic City, N.J., and has worked as a production assistant for University of Maryland Television. Bryan is earning a double degree in Spanish and journalism at the university.

Sabrina Hall, 23, covers the police and court beats for CNS-TV. A native of Honolulu, Hawaii, Hall received her associate's degree at Kap’iolani Community College in Diamond Head and is completing her bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism and criminology and criminal justice at the university. Hall has had commentaries printed in Newsweek, Reader's Digest and the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. She has also written for the Honolulu Advertiser and Perspectives, the university's English text. Hall has interned at WJLA-TV  and The Washington Bureau and has reported and anchored for WMUC, the university's radio station. Last year, Hall won a second-place national award for radio in-depth reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists. After graduation, Hall plans to pursue a master's degree in criminology and criminal justice while working full time as a broadcast reporter. 

Hana Kim, 21, is a senior who covers the homeland security beat for CNS-TV. Kim has interned at WJLA/NewsChannel 8 and the MHz Network. After graduation, she hopes to land an on-air job as a general assignment reporter.

Kristen Mayer, 21, covers Baltimore City for CNS-TV. She is a senior from Allentown, Pa., who will graduate in May. She has interned at WFMZ News, an independently owned television station in Allentown, and for the Baltimore Orioles Television Network directing the play-by-play announcers in the on-air booth.

Taylor Pulling, 22, is a senior covering health and the environment for CNS-TV. She has interned at The Washington Bureau, a freelance photography company that specializes in conducting live interviews from Capitol Hill. A native of Florida, she studied mass communication at the University of Central Florida before transferring to the university in 2001. 

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