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The TV News Bureau - Spring 2003

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 2003. Mark Lodato is at far left. (Photo by Fanen Chiahemen)
The spring 2003 TV news crew, at the UMTV studio in College Park. From left: Bureau Chief Mark Lodato, Jeff Harvey, Jennifer Dorr, Diana Schiripa, Danielle Gordon, Diana Moon, Laura McHugh and  Ben Shlesinger. (Photo by Fanen Chiahemen/Maryland Newsline)

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 grad students:

Jennifer Dorr, 24, is covering crime and justice as well as general assignment stories for Maryland Newsline. Dorr interned for the Consumer Unit at the NBC affiliate in Washington, D.C., from September 1999 to January 2000. She earned her bachelor's degree in Spanish and women's studies at Georgetown University in May 2000 and worked as a political media consultant for Joe Slade White & Co. for two years following graduation. She can be reached at,

Jeff Harvey, 24 is covering the education beat for Maryland Newsline. As an undergraduate, he attended Oberlin College where he hosted a radio program, wrote a bi-weekly column and co-founded a sketch comedy group. He can be reached at

The undergrads:

Danielle Gordon, 21, is a senior journalism major who will graduate in May. She will cover health and medicine for Maryland Newsline. Gordon interned at Fox45 in Baltimore in fall 2001 and currently reports, produces and shoots for Takoma Park City TV. She can be reached at

Diana Moon, 21, is a senior broadcast journalism major from Ellicott City.
She will cover stories on the environment for Maryland Newsline. She has previously interned at Fox 5 in Washington, D.C. You can reach her at

Laura McHugh, 21, is a senior journalism major who expects to graduate in May. She will cover Prince George's County for Maryland Newsline. A native of Philadelphia, she's worked at the city's WB affiliate, WPHL, and at its NPR station, WHYY. Last fall, McHugh interned with the Associated Press Broadcast News Center in Washington. She can be reached at

Diana Schiripa, 22, is a senior journalism major who expects to graduate in December. She will cover homeland security for Maryland Newsline. She can be reached at

Ben Shlesinger, 21, of Rockville, will cover Montgomery County for Maryland Newsline. He has interned for NBC4 and The George Michael Sports Machine in Washington, D.C. He also interned for the Washington Wizards, WBIG OLDIES100 and WASH 97.1 WASH-FM. He can be reached at


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