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The CNS-TV Bureau - Spring 2006

Their broadcast airs 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

TV news crew, spring '06
The TV news crew, (from left): Student Chris Hannas, production advisor Kevin Swift,  student Bonny Ghosh, Bureau Chief Cassandra Clayton and student Aundrea Cline-Thomas. Not pictured: Executive Producer Sue Kopen-Katcef. (Newsline photo by Jennifer Fu)

About the bureau chief:

Cassandra Clayton joins CNS-TV to oversee production of UMTV’s nightly newscast, "Maryland Newsline." Hired as an NBC News correspondent in 1983, over the next two decades she reported from their Atlanta, Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C., bureaus. She co-anchored a nightly news and talk program on CNBC called "The Real Story," and substitute anchored "Nightly News," "Weekend Edition," "Sunrise" and the "Today" news segment. She most recently reported and anchored for MSNBC and taught broadcast journalism at Howard University.

The grad students:

Aundrea Cline-Thomas, 23, is a broadcast journalism graduate student covering Montgomery County, education, health and military affairs for CNS-TV. She will earn her master's degree in May and plans to be a reporter.  Cline-Thomas graduated from Boston College in May 2004 with a bachelor of arts in communications. She interned at FOX5-DC, New England Cable News, NBC4 and the Hearst Argyle Bureau, and worked as a freelance writer for the Montgomery County Sentinel.  She is from Wheaton, Md., and can be reached at

Bonny Ghosh, 26, is covering Baltimore, crime and justice, homeland security, and lifestyles for CNS-TV.  She will earn her master's degree in broadcast journalism in May and aspires to be a reporter. Ghosh graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park in May 2003 with a bachelor's degree in business. She has interned at WTTG FOX 45 in Baltimore, and she freelanced for the Prince George's Post. She is from Ellicott City, Md., and can be reached at  Chris Hannas, 22, is covering Prince George's County, the environment, transportation and economic affairs for CNS-TV.  He will earn his master's degree in broadcast journalism in May and hopes to be a news producer.  Hannas graduated from Susquehanna University in May 2005 with a bachelor of arts in broadcasting. He interned at WJLA ABC 7 News and CNN in Washington, D.C.  Hannas has worked for University Wire, a national collegiate wire service, and has freelanced for the Herndon Observer and the Washington Examiner.  He is from Herndon, Va., and can be reached at


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