SOUTHEASTERN CHANNEL BEST IN THE NATION
For the second year in a row the Southeastern Channel has won first place in the nation as recognized by College Broadcasters, Inc. at the 2015 National Student Production Awards. The channel won first place for "Best Video Public Service Announcement" produced by senior Kristen Roussel of Hester. Senior Danielle Shearer of Hammond won National Finalist honors as one of the top four in the country for "Best Video Promo."
CRIME OF THE CENTURY
Listen to renowned JFK historian Michael Kurtz analyze the JFK assassination on the 52nd anniversary of the crime. Kurtz taught the first college course on the JFK assassination in history at Southeastern.
DRUMS ALONG THE RIVER
Watch this insightful documentary about the history of the Natchez Pow-Wow produced by Southeastern Channel student Drew Sagona.
Keep abreast of the latest news affecting residents of the North Shore with "Northshore News," rated one of the top student newscasts in the country by College Broadcasters, Inc.
THE HOT 8 BRASS BAND
Enjoy the rollicking sounds of the popular Hot 8 Brass Band in their recent performance at the Columbia Theatre in downtown Hammond.
OUR NATURAL ECOLOGY
Follow host Charles Reith as he explores the historical and topigraphical evolution of the North Shore in "The North Shore: Our Natural Ecology," an episode of the award-winning local nature series, "Backyard Wonders."
The Abita Mystery House, the K-Pop music craze, and a look back at the devastation of Hurricane Katrina on its 10th anniversary are special stories highlighting the most recent installment of the award-winning student newsmagazine, "Southeastern Times."
In this student talk show, host Javon Monroe spotlights student organizations and cutting-edge academic programs, and she brings us up-to-date on the latest buzz around Southeastern's campus related to recent news and entertainment events.
Watched "Bewitched" and other short independent, award-winning films from the JamFest Indie Film Festival.
HIGH AND MIGHTY
Listen to Donna Gay Anderson, playwright of the original musical "High and Mighty" at Hammond's Columbia Theatre beginning Nov. 21, talk about bringing original plays all of the way to Broadway at this Lyceum Lights lecture at Southeastern.
50 SHADES OF GREY
Listen to English professor Natasha Whitton break down the popular novel and movie series "Fifty Shades of Grey" in this Women's History Month Lecture at Southeastern Louisiana University.
Enjoy this Southeastern music department faculty recital with soprano Kristen Marchiafava at the Pottle Recital Hall.
CLASSIC LIONS SOCCER
Watch the Southeastern Lady Lions take down the Lady Jacks from Sam Houston State to claim the 2015 Southland Conference Tournament Championship and a berth in the NCAA soccer championship recently.
Learn about the latest in Southeastern athletics from the coaches themselves in the coaches' talk show, "Lion Tracks," on the Southeastern Channel.
SOUTHEASTERN CHANNEL NAMED NATION'S BEST!
A student-produced documentary for the Southeastern Channel, "McCrea 1971: Louisiana's Forgotten Rock Festival", has been named the best in the country by College Broadcasters, Inc. at their 2014 National Student Production Awards in Seattle.
MARK OF EXCELLENCE
Southeastern Channel students recently swept the top television awards from all universities in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee at the prestigious 2014 Mark of Excellence Awards presented by the Society of Professional Journalists at their Region 12 conference in Lake Charles.
EMMYS HONOR SOUTHEASTERN CHANNEL
Six Southeastern Channel students have won Emmy recognition from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for their student productions. The Channel has won 12 Emmys and 47 nominations in the past 10 years.
PRESS CLUB AWARDS GODDARD
"Northshore" News anchor, producer and reporter Maria Goddard has been awarded a $2,500 scholarship by the Press Club of New Orleans, one of only two scholarship recipients this year.
STUDENT FILMMAKER WINS EMMY
Southeastern Channel student filmmaker Sarah Barbier of Mandeville has been honored by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with a coveted Emmy Award for "Directing" for her short film, "Emma."
CORDOVA WINS LAB SCHOLARSHIP
"Northshore News" reporter Amairi Cordova has been named one of two winners of the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters' annual student broadcasting scholarship. Cordova was chosen from all television and radio students throughout the state by the LAB. He was awarded a $4,000 scholarship for his upcoming junior year as an electronic media major in Southeastern's Department of Languages and Communication.
Southeastern boasts an excellent reputation for producing top film and television talent, as evidenced by students continually earning local, regional and national awards as well as securing employment immediately following graduation. Students in Southeastern’s communication program have earned several recent rankings and awards for their broadcast journalism work at the Southeastern Channel.
FERRANDO REPORTS ON THEATER SHOOTER
Former "Northshore News" anchor-reporter-producer and recent Southeastern Channel grad Erika Ferrando, now a reporter at KPLC (NBC) in Lake Charles, filed a report this week on the continuing investigation of the Lafayette theater killer. See Erika's recent story on an abandoned houseboat.
STUDENT BROADCASTER OF THE YEAR
Northshore News anchor-reporter Paul Rivera of Slidell has been named the state's Student Broadcaster of the Year by the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters. It's the second year in a row a Southeastern Channel student has won Louisiana's top student broadcasting award.
Patrickis is South Dakota Anchor
Former Southeastern Channel and "Northshore News" anchor/reporter Caroline Patrickis has been hired as a news anchor/reporter at NBC affiliate Newscenter 1 in Rapid City, South Dakota.
LeBlanc Hired as WBRZ Reporter
Former Southeastern Channel and award-winning "Northshore News" anchor/reporter Jessica LeBlanc, who graduated in December, has been hired as a news reporter by WBRZ-TV Ch. 2 in Baton Rouge.
KRISTEN DURAND HIRED AS TV REPORTER IN GULFPORT
Former Southeastern Channel news anchor/reporter Kristen Durand has been hired as a news reporter (MMJ) for WXXV-TV (FOX/NBC) in Gulfport. Durand, an anchor and award-winning reporter-videographer for "Northshore News", begins at the FOX affiliate for the Gulf Coast December 8th.
Sports Reporter for Myrtle Beach
Former Southeastern Channel and "Big Game" anchor/reporter/producer Damon Cutno has been hired as a sports anchor/news video journalist at WMBF-TV (NBC) in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
AUTHEMENT HIRED AS VIDEOGRAPHER/EDITOR AT KATC-TV
Southeastern Channel graduate Nick Authement has been hired as a Videographer/Editor at KATC-TV (ABC) in Lafayette. Authement, an Electronic Media graduate, won a 2014 Emmy for his music video, "The Riddle", and also produced, directed, shot, edited, and reported segments and commercials for "Cinematheque", "College Night", "The Big Game" and "Northshore News."
SMITH NEW VIDEOGRAPHER AT WPMI-TV MOBILE
Southeastern Channel student Stephen Smith has been hired as a news videographer by WPMI-TV Channel 15 (NBC) in Mobile, Ala., a size 60 market station. Smith, who graduated in Communications-Electronic Media from Southeastern in May, produced, shot, edited, wrote, reported and anchored for a variety of Southeastern Channel programs, including the national award-winning "Northshore News" and sports shows "The Big Game" and "Lion Tracks".
ROBINSON HIRED FOR WDSU-TV STUDIO OPERATIONS
Southeastern Channel student Brittany Robinson, an Electronic Media major at Southeastern, has been hired as Studio Operations Technician by WDSU-TV Channel 6 (NBC) in New Orleans. Robinson handles all aspects of studio production, including cameras, audio, video and teleprompter.
RODRIGUEZ HIRED AS VIDEOGRAPHER/MOTION DESIGNER
Southeastern Channel student Santiago Rodriguez has been hired as a videographer/motion designer for DixieRV Media Productions in Hammond. Rodriguez, who graduated in Communications-Electronic Media from Southeastern in May, shot, edited, produced, directed, wrote, reported and created motion graphics for a variety of Southeastern Channel programs, including the national award-winning "Northshore News", "Southeastern Times", and entertainment shows "Cinematheque" and "College Night".
Haws Hired by KATC
Former "Northshore News" reporter/anchor Shelby Haws has been hired as a production assistant by KATC-TV, an ABC affilite in Lafayette.
PONSETI COVERS LAFAYETTE SHOOTING LIVE
Former Northshore News anchor-reporter and recent Southeastern Channel grad Valerie Ponseti, now a reporter at KATC-TV3 (ABC) in Lafayette, provided key live reporting for last Thursday's tragic shooting in a Lafayette theater. Ponseti provided reports and on-the-spot interviews for a wide audience, including this report aired live by WDSU-TV (NBC Ch. 6) in New Orleans. She also filed additional reports on the shooting and its aftermath. See other recent stories by Ponseti. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
KAYLA HILL AT "FIRE ON THE BAYOU"
Former Southeastern Channel student film producer-director Kayla Hill, a President's Medal winner at the May 15th university commencement, has been hired as producer, art director and editor at Fire on the Bayou Productions in New Orleans. Hill has already produced commercials for high-profile clients like Copeland's Restaurant.
RUBACH HIRED AT KLAX ALEXANDRIA
Southeastern Channel reporter-anchor-producer Taylor Rubach, a spring 2015 graduate in Electronic Media, has been hired as a television news reporter by KLAX-TV in Alexandria. Rubach, who worked for both the student newscast "Northshore News" and "The Big Game" sports show, will begin later this month.
RIVERA TO HOST STATEWIDE FORUM
Former Southeastern Channel student Paul Rivera, a student reporter-anchor-producer for "Northshore News," has been selected to moderate the "2015 Student Gubernatorial Forum: Their Future, Their Questions," a live statewide broadcast of Louisiana Public Broadcasting and airing on the Southeastern Channel. Rivera, now a reporter for KLTV in Tyler, TX., was named the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters "Student Broadcaster of the Year" for 2015.
RIVERA HIRED AS REPORTER IN TYLER, TX
Award-winning "Northshore News" anchor-reporter Paul Rivera has been hired as a TV news reporter for KLTV (ABC) News 7 in Tyler, Texas. Rivera, who was recently named the state's Student Broadcaster of the Year by the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters, begins in the size 108 market June 29th.
WINKLES HIRED AS PRODUCER AT WAFB
"Northshore News" producer-reporter Victoria Winkles has been hired as an associate producer by WAFB-TV (CBS) Channel 9 in Baton Rouge. Victoria is the morning and weekend newscast producer and also handles web producing for WAFB-TV.
VINSANAU HIRED BY WBRZ
Northshore News anchor-reporter Michael Vinsanau of Mandeville has been hired as Associate Producer for WBRZ-TV News Ch. 9 (ABC) in Baton Rouge. Vinsanau, who graduated May 16th, will produce morning and weekend newscasts for WBRZ. Vinsanau won "Best of South" honors for "Hard News Reporting" at the eight-state Southeast Journalism Conference competition and also honorable mention Emmy recognition recently.
MONGRUE HIRED AS MONROE SPORTS REPORTER
Former Southeastern Channel "Big Game" anchor-reporter Trey Mongrue has been hired as a sports reporter-anchor by KTVE NBC 10/KARD FOX 14 in Monroe. Mongrue, who also handled play-by-play and color duties for live Lion game broadcasts, began his new job as full-time reporter and weekend anchor June 8th. Mongrue won Society of Professional Journalists "Mark of Excellence" honors for his sports features while at the Southeastern Channel.
MORSE HIRED BY SUN BELT CONFERENCE
Southeastern Channel "Big Game" and "Lion Tracks" anchor-reporter Kati Morse has been hired by the Sun Belt Conference as an on-camera Digital Media Reporter. Also a sideline reporter and halftime reporter for the Southeastern Channel, ESPN3, ESPNU, the Southland Conference Television Network, and the Cox Sports Television Network, Morse received her Master's from Southeastern this spring and will begin her on-camera work for the Sun Belt office in New Orleans on July 1st. She won Society of Professional Journalists "Mark of Excellence" honors for her sports features while at the Southeastern Channel.
SOUTHEASTERN CHANNEL HAS MOVED TO CHANNEL 199
The Southeastern Channel has moved to Charter Channel 199 as part of Charter's new lineup resulting from the conversion to an "all digital" lineup. The Southeastern Channel can now be seen on Channel 199 in Tangipahoa, St. Tammany and Livingston parishes and on Channel 10.110 on Southeastern's campus.
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