West Virginia University
6 Sep

Fall 2012 'WVU News' Anchors announced

Christa | September 6, 2012
A new group of seniors will take the helm as WVU’s award-winning television news program “WVU News” begins taping later this month. The fall 2012 news team will include anchors Anjelica Trinone (first row, left) of New Manchester, W.Va., and Lindsay Cobb (first row, right) of Shenandoah Junction, W.Va. Jamie McCracken (second row, right) of Clarksburg, W.Va., will serve as back-up anchor.

The “WVU News” sports team is bigger than ever and includes anchors Jamie McCracken (second row, right) and Laura Clark (second row, left) of Wilmington, Del.; and reporters Erik Roberts (third row, left) of Landing, N.J., and Preston Hartman (third row, right) of Keyser, W.Va.

“WVU News” reporters also received their beat assignments today.

WVU Campus Reporters: Sarah Cordonier and Sean Cahill
Entertainment Reporter: Erika Blatt
Police/Fire/Crime/Court Reporters: Elizabeth Hurst and Brooke Burton
Health and Medical Reporters: Allison Rollins and Stephanie Aikin
Government and Legislative Reporters: Miriah Lee and Joe Cooper
Consumer Reporters: Lindsay Cobb and Lee Ammer
Education Reporters: Rachel Simpkins and Sarah Davis
No-Profit Reporter: Anjelica Trinone
Senior Citizens Reporters: Jacob Peirce and Andrew Kloc
Westover/Star City Community Reporters: Matt Fouty and Will O’Neill
Economic Development Reporter: Brad Eichenseer

“WVU News,” which was recognized in 2011 by the Broadcast Education Association as the best student-produced newscast in the country, will begin taping new episodes on September 19. The television newscasts are produced by journalism students at the WVU P.I. Reed School of Journalism. “WVU News” reporters cover events on the university campus, as well as the Morgantown community. Students report, write, shoot and edit television news stories for the program. They also serve as on-air anchors, producers, directors and technical crew during newscast tapings at WVU’s professional television studio.

The award-winning program provides students with hands-on experience and access to professional, state-of-the-art digital equipment. Students who enroll in the “WVU News” course are well prepared for careers in television journalism after they graduate.

“WVU News” airs statewide on West Virginia Public Television and on Time Warner Cable in North Central West Virginia. The production is available for download on WVU’s iTunesU and YouTube. You can also follow “WVU News” on Twitter or visit the team’s website.

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