We want to give a shoutout to Andy Borts, Class of 2010. Here's an update on this alumnus with a Broadcasting B.A. & M.Ed. from Westminster is up to these days.
We want the Westminster College community to join us in a big shoutout to Jonathan McAfoos, the new Assistant Athletic Director of Broadcast and Digital media at Samford University Athletics. Jonathan completed his undergraduate degree in Broadcast Communications at Westminster College in 20…
Go into almost any television newsroom, and you will likely discover most of the news photographers on staff are men. According to a 2015 State of News Photography Study, men made up 85% of the photographer staff in newsrooms.* But 2003 Westminster alumna Mindy (Neill) Cecil has been shootin…
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio-- Before she even graduated from Westminster College, Hanna Erdmann was hard at work juggling her classes and working at WKBN as a production assistant. After graduating in 20202, she quickly transitioned into the role of multimedia journalist for the CBS affiliate.
ERIE, Pa.-- Meet Chris Norris '08! He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast Communications. Among other feats in his life, he built his own business, Revox Social, a social media agency in Erie, Pa., from the ground up and enjoys his role as owner and strategist. Read through our m…
LOS ANGELES-- Westminster College grad Dan Swank continues to tour with rock band All Time Low and made an appearance on the stage of The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week. Swank tours with the band as a guitarist, keyboardist and provides backup vocals.
Tell us about your time following college. Three weeks after I graduated from Westminster College, I picked up everything and moved 2,000 miles away from home to Orlando, Florida. It was the scariest but most rewarding adventure I have had so far. I knew less than a handful of people living …
Shout-out to Westminster College grad Matt McDonald (2019) for winning the Rising Star Award at Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Pittsburgh’s Renaissance Awards.
BRISTOL, Conn.-- Westminster alumni Ben Webber and Denny Wolfe, both Senior Managing Producers for ESPN Features, recently won multiple 2020 National Sports Emmy Awards! After being asked, "How can humans get their (personal or professional or business) story across in a way that people stic…
NASHVILLE—Westminster alumnus Dan Swank will appear on ABC's 'Good Morning America' (GMA) with the band All Time Low on Friday, Oct. 16. Swank is a touring guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist with the band. GMA puts the spotlight on All Time Low and the new album 'Wake Up Sunshine' with a …
Shoutout to 2010 Westminster grad Carly Morgan for her promotion at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh to Director of Communications and Marketing. Carly received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Westminster in Communication Studies.
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.– Westminster College has a number of grads working at ESPN in Bristol, Conn. Alumni include Bob Braulich, a vice-president of remote broadcasts. Denny Wolfe heads up the features unit for the network. Sebastian Salazar works on-air as a Major League Soccer anchor and sideline reporter. And then there’s Ben Webber. He’s a […]
Hanna Erdmann visited Westminster College on the first day of classes for the new semester. She covered the day for WKBN-TV in Youngstown. You can check out her 27 News story here.
NEW ORLEANS-- Westminster alumnus Joe Burns (1986) has received a 2020 Communicator Award of Excellence for his weekly radio show “Rock School.” The award is one of the top national honors from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) representing a group of 600 media professionals …
Kandice Hartner '12, adjunct faculty in the School of Communication, has been using one of her talents to help the world! NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. (WC Alumni Office)-- Over the past few weeks, she has sewed 125+ masks to distribute to those in need. Hear more from her in our quick Q&A session…
BRISTOL, Conn.-- On Sunday, ESPN, ABC and Disney will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the iconic ‘Miracle on Ice.' The miracle came when the United States hockey team defeated the heavily favored then Soviet Union on February 22, 1980, in their run to a gold medal
While the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship Game will go down as one of the most technologically comprehensive sports-television productions in history, it also marks a bittersweet moment in history for those who work behind the scenes at the game’s primary broadcaster, ESPN.
Westminster alumnus Heather Storm (2006) is one of the young professionals making her mark on broadcasting in the Badger State and the Wisconsin Broadcasting Association (WBA) is recognizing her. She's music director and on-air talent WKSZ and WKZG in the Green Bay area.
We're proud to share the news about Emily Bondi (2018, Broadcasting and Digital Communications) taking on a new role with the National Arena League (NAL).
I’m getting some work done in the studio this afternoon when I hear a faint knock at the door. Is it a student DJ coming to voice track their radio shift? Is it Dr. B searching for leftover Halloween lollipops? Is it Public Safety coming to kick me out?No! It’s Deryk Thompson ‘96!It was a pl…
Shoutout to Westminster College grad Adam Plyler (2011) as he switches stations inside Gray Television. He takes over as assistant news director at WSAZ-TV (NBC) in Huntington, W.Va., from his current assignment as the news director at WDTV (CBS) in Clarksburg.
We’re giving a big WC PROUD shoutout to Westminster College Broadcasting alum Brad Kolesar. He will be racing in this weekend’s Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix through the streets of Schenley Park in Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is the nation’s largest vintage street race with 11 days of racing, car shows, parties, parades, and […]
by Megan Simpson (’19) YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio– Consider the typical American “morning routine”—wake up, brew coffee, turn on “Good Morning America,” “The Today Show” or a morning program of the likes. What viewers see is the smiling, polished faces of the reporters and waving fans in the background as they relish in their five seconds of […]
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WC)– Just before the Easter Break, Westminster College students enrolled in BC 312/Multimedia Journalism II and BC 120 Practicum visited with WBOY-TV in Clarksburg, W.Va. They spent the day with news director Aaron Williams and anchor Sarafina Brooks and other staffers discussing the shifting landscape of television news. They also networked with alumni Alex […]
What’s behind powerful production? Recent Westminster College grad Brad Kolesar and colleague Tyler Craig showcased the world leader in outsourced technical production, NEP Group, Inc. to our students this semester! NEP has the tech, networks, and expertise for all aspects for broadcast and live events. They make media solutions for everyone from live Grammy broadcasts […]
NEW WILMINGTON, PA (WC)– Westminster College President Dr. Kathy Brittain Richardson announced today that two-time Emmy Award-winning producer Tim Kaiser will receive an honorary Doctor of Letters degree at the college’s 165th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11. Kaiser’s work on the long-running popular NBC sitcoms “Seinfeld” and “Will & Grace” earned him two Emmys, […]
Members of the new student club BEA@Westminster College toured the 31st Street Studios in Pittsburgh where Westminster broadcast communications alumna Alyssa Hanna Falarski ’12 is production manager. They toured the studios where Tom Hanks recently shot scenes for “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.” The Westminster College student chapter of Broadcast Education Association (BEA) supports networking and interests in film, television, […]
Members of the new student club BEA@Westminster College toured the 31st Street Studios in Pittsburgh where Westminster broadcast communications alumna Alyssa Hanna Falarski ’12 is production manager. The Westminster College student chapter of Broadcast Education Association (BEA) supports networking and interests in film, television, media, advertising, broadcasting and more. The club provides enrichment opportunities and aims to expand student experiences in the areas […]
AUSTIN, Tx.– Jordan Early (2010) has traded in her work address at Fox News headquarters in ultra-urban Big Apple for the challenges of managing the newsroom in the charming and livable city of Austin, Texas. While it’s not New York City and the pace of life is a little slower, it’s still the 4th most […]
“Go get your dream and do what you want. Take all the time here at Westminster that you can to get your experience. And I believe the doors will open for you.” — ‘KEEP THE FAITH’ Co-host Keith Stevens. Hanna Erdmann’s discovered the story of Steven’s journey into faith-based broadcasting during an interview at the […]
A Westminster College capstone project received the BEST OF SHOW AWARD from the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) as part of the BEA On-Location 2018 Super-Regional Conference that was held Oct. 18-20 at the University of Houston. Troy Jackson (Class of 2018) was honored with a BEA On-Location Creative Competition Award for his documentary “Ghost Witch- […]
NEW WILMINGTON, PA – Westminster College will welcome Keith Stevens ’88, award-winning Christian radio host, to give the 32nd annual Wayne H. Christy Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 10, in the Wallace Memorial Chapel. Stevens is program director at KTIS radio station in Minneapolis, Minn., and a co-host with Donna Cruz on the contemporary […]
BRISTOL, Conn.– Congrats to Denny Wolfe and his crew at ESPN features as they’re honored with the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award from The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTNDA). Wolfe is the Senior Managing Producer of the network’s Features Unit. He and his team will receive the Edward R. Murrow Award in October for […]
NEW WILMINGTON, PA – Shoutout to 2011 grad Kate (Altman) Ratvasky (Broadcast Communications) for her great work advising the yearbook at WC! Kate, technical services specialist for Library Information ServicesCollege, has been recognized by the College Media Association (CMA) for her work as the adviser to The Argo. Ratvasky received the 2018 Adviser Award in […]
Shoutout and congrats to the repeated success for Deryk W. Thompson (’96). He received his 10th Emmy Award – 2017 Mid-Atlantic Region Emmy Award in the Human Interest Program/Special category for “The Determination of Mason Symons.” Deryk is the Video Marketing Coordinator at Milton Hershey School. He previously worked as a videojournalist at WHTM-TV (ABC) in […]
Congratulations to Westminster College alumnus Adam Plyler (2011) as he takes over as News Director at WDTV (CBS) in Clarksburg, WV. Gray Television promotes Plyler to head the news operation from his current position as the six o’clock news producer at WSAZ in Huntington/Charleston. Plyler, a New Castle native, has a B.A. in Broadcast Communications. […]
MOSCOW– Westminster alumnus Sebastian Salazar (’05/Broadcasting) has loved soccer since he was a young boy. He keeps connected to the sport by coaching his dad’s adult soccer league team, but this summer he’s living the dream. Covering the FIFA World Cup in Moscow as one of ESPN’s correspondents on the ground in Russia. At Westminster, […]
Congratulations to alum Joe Ligo on the continuing success of his Emmy-award-winning capstone documentary! “The Unfortunate History of the AMC Pacer” reached 1-million views on YouTube this week. Ligo works as an on-air contributor, associate producer, and video editor on the long-running PBS series “MotorWeek.” He graduated from Westminster College in 2014 with a B.A. […]
PITTSBURGH– These days, you’ll find Kait Roth working as the Online Marketing Manager at a Sparq Designs, and the job pays off with some cool assignments with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Kait Roth is Online Marketing Manager at Sparq Designs.ns in Pittsburgh. Roth designed her own major at Westminster and graduated in 2014 with a degree in […]
Proud of alumnus Sebastian Salazar (2005) making his debut as an anchor on SportsCenter (SC) on ESPN2 in March. #wcproud #MotherFair #WeWCpa He gave us a shoutout on social media after I posted a clip on Instagram while watching him on SC. sebisalazarThanks @bradleyweaver! Not just for the shout but for all you did […]
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.– Waterloo, Iowa is a long way from the quaint, homey town of New Wilmington— approximately 11ish hours matter of fact. For alumna Hannah Miller ’13 (Paczkowski), going to college outside of Iowa was very important to her. She didn’t quite know at the moment just how far her collegiate pursuits would take […]
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea– WPXI-TV videojournalist & WC grad Tony Ruffolo (’85) took viewers and social media followers up close and behind the scenes at the Winter Olympics in South Korea. The Channel 11 News videographer was embedded at the Olympics as the NBC affiliate in Pittsburgh covers the events in Pyeongchang with live broadcasts, stories, […]
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.– Senior managing producer at ESPN Features Group and Westminster graduate Denny M. Wolfe returned to campus this spring as the 2018 guest speaker at the Student Alumni Association (SAA) annual leadership dinner. Every year, SAA invites student leaders on campus to a dinner with remarks given by an influential alumni. With over 20 years […]
Shoutout to 2004 grad B.G. Davison and his wife appearing in an episode of A&E’s “Vacation Rental Potential” on Saturday (Jan. 27) at 11 AM EDST. He’s excited to get moving on putting his investment to work for him once the episode goes public. B.G. studied PR and broadcasting at WC!
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