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The TV News Bureau - Spring 2002

Their work 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 Bureau Crew, Spring 2002
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.

The students:

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 and journalism.

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.

Copyright 2002 University of Maryland College of Journalism

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