|The TV News Bureau - Spring 2002|
airs weeknights at 7:30 p.m. on UMTV.
That's Channel 72 in Prince George's County; Channel 2 in Montgomery County.
|The TV news bureau, at the UMTV studio. The staff, from left: Ming-Huey Jeng,
Esther Sim, CNS-TV Director Mark Lodato, Julie Catania, Erin Fillah
and Michelle Nowell. (Photo by Chris Harvey)
The bureau chief:
Emmy-winning journalist Mark Lodato joined the
faculty in December 2000 from WUSA-TV (CBS Washington), where he worked as
a reporter and anchor. He has more than 10 years of experience in
broadcast journalism: He was as a correspondent for KNXV-TV, the ABC
affiliate in Phoenix, and reported for KOMU-TV, the NBC affiliate in
Columbia, Mo., and WINK-TV, the CBS affiliate in Fort Myers, Fla. Lodato
was an adjunct journalism professor at Arizona State University.
Julie Catania, 22, will cover crime and
justice policy and transportation issues for CNS-TV. She graduated from
the University of Maryland in December with a degree in broadcast
journalism and a minor in criminal justice. Catania interned at the Fox
television show, "America's Most Wanted," and is currently
working there part time.
Erin Fillah, 20, is a junior journalism major.
She will cover Montgomery County crime and justice, as well as the
environment and agriculture. During the past two summers Fillah worked the
assignment desk at Montgomery Community Television in Rockville, Md. She
expects to receive her bachelor's degree in journalism in May 2003.
Ming-Huey Jeng, 22, will cover
military/terrorism issues and Prince George's County crime and justice.
She has previously anchored and reported for the University of Maryland
radio station, WMUC, and worked as the morning drive assistant for WMAL,
an ABC affiliate. She expects to graduate in May with degrees in German
Michelle Nowell, 20, is a junior journalism
major who will cover the Montgomery County delegation and education. She
expects to receive her degree in broadcast journalism in May 2003.
Esther Sim, 22, is a senior journalism major
from Frederick. Last summer she interned at GTV, the Government Channel
for Howard County. She will be covering health and medical issues and the
Prince George's County delegation.
2002 University of Maryland College of
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