VINSANAU REPORTS LIVE ON FLOODS
WBRZ-TV (ABC) News 2 morning reporter Mike Vinsanau, former award-winning reporter/anchor for the Southeastern Channel's "Northshore News", has been busy this week reporting live from sites of the disastrous flooding in the Baton Rouge area. Watch his live morning reports for this past Monday and Tuesday.
BROGLE HIRED AS REPORTER/ANCHOR IN FARGO
Former Southeastern Channel news anchor, reporter and producer Dominique Brogle has been hired as a weekday reporter/weekend anchor for WDAY-TV (ABC) News 6 in Fargo, North Dakota (market size 115). A former anchor/reporter for "Northshore News", Brogle was named the 2016 Student Broadcaster of the Year by the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters. She also won Emmy, Mark of Excellence (Society of Professional Journalists), and "Best in the South" (Southeast Journalism Conference) honors for her news reporting.
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."
BEST IN THE SOUTH
For the fifth time in the past seven years, the Southeastern Channel has been named "Best College TV Station in the South" by the Southeast Journalism Conference made up of all universities in an eight-state region from the southern U.S. The channel's "Northshore News" also won second place for "Best Video News Program in the South" while Southeastern Channel students Dominique Brogle, Jordan Reid, Brittany Robinson, and Danielle Shearer won individual awards.
SOUTHEASTERN CHANNEL STUDENT WINS EMMY
Senior Brittany Robinson of Slidell has been honored with a coveted Emmy Award given by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Robinson won for her news feature story, "Twin Spans Rebuilt", to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina for the Southeastern Channel news magazine show, "Southeastern Times."
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."
STATE BROADCASTER OF THE YEAR
Dominique Brogle, a Southeastern Channel news anchor, reporter and producer for "Northshore News," has been honored as Louisiana's 2016 Student Broadcaster of the Year by the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters at its annual Prestige Awards ceremony. It makes the third year in a row that a Southeastern Channel student has been named the state's top student broadcaster from all university television and radio students in Louisiana.
CHANNEL WINS MARK OF EXCELLENCE
Southeastern Channel students recently won six Mark of Excellence Awards given by the Society of Professional Journalists for Region 12 (Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee). Honored were Dominique Brogle, Brittany Robinson, Tyler Waggenspack, Drew Sagona, and Sarah Barbier.
Seventeen Southeastern Channel student productions won national honors recently with Videographer Awards for short films, music videos, promos, public service announcements, and documentary, entertainment and sports shows.
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.
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.
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.
PONSETI ANCHORS POLICE SHOOTING COVERAGE
Former Southeastern Channel and Northshore News Anchor-Reporter Valerie Ponseti covered the Baton Rouge police shootings last weekend from the anchor desk of KATC-TV (ABC) Channel 3 News in Lafayette. Ponseti is the weekend anchor for KATC and does reporting during the week.
FERRANDO HIRED AS REPORTER IN LITTLE ROCK
Former Southeastern Channel and "Northshore News" reporter, anchor and producer Erika Ferrando has been hired as a news reporter by KTHV News 11 (CBS) in Little Rock, Ark. The first statewide "Student Broadcaster of the Year" awarded by the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters in 2014, Ferrando moves to Little Rock after two years at KPLC (NBC) in Lake Charles, La. In doing so Ferrando jumped from a size 170 market all of the way to a size 56 market in Little Rock.
TAYLOR HIRED AS WAFB STUDIO SPECIALIST
Former Southeastern Channel student producer-director Rachel Taylor has been hired as a studio production specialist at WAFB-TV CBS News 9 in Baton Rouge. Formerly a director for "Northshore News" and producer of the "College Night" entertainment show, Taylor will handle studio and control room operations for WAFB's daily newscast. Previously, Taylor was assistant camera for John Schneider Studio movie productions.
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.
HILL NOW A PRODUCER AT LUMEHOUSE
Former Southeastern Channel student film producer-director Kayla Hill has been hired as a producer and account executive at Lumehouse, a Baton Rouge-based film and video production company. Hill, who produced national award-winning short films and PSAs at the Southeastern Channel, previously worked at Fire on the Bayou productions in New Orleans.
SOUTHEASTERN CHANNEL GRAD ON ESPN
Chris LeCoq, a former Southeastern Channel Emmy-nominated videographer/editor, made a starring appearance on ESPN's SportsCenter recently. Chris was the centerfield cameraman for ESPN3 who was almost hit by a 400-foot home run in the NCAA regionals in Baton Rouge. Sporting LSU's "rally possum" on his camera, Chris was recognized by host Scott Van Pelt of SportsCenter and interviewed on WWL radio. In addition to his network camera duties, Chris produces the outdoors show "Paradise Louisiana" for Cox Sports Television. At the Southeastern Channel Chris produced "College Night", "Cinematheque", and 'The Big Game".
PATRICKIS IS ANCHOR/REPORTER IN COLUMBIA, S.C.
Former Southeastern Channel and Northshore News anchor-reporter Caroline Patrickis has been hired as an anchor-reporter for WIS-TV News (NBC) in Columbia, South Carolina. Patrickis, who'll work with the Alert Center, moved to Columbia from WNES-TV (NBC) in Rapid City, South Dakota.
CUTNO HIRED AS WAFB SPORTS REPORTER
Damon Cutno, Southeastern Channel grad and former sports anchor/reporter for "The Big Game," has been hired as a full-time sports reporter for WAFB-TV Channel 9 in Baton Rouge. Cutno, who worked previously at Myrtle Beach was WMBF-TV in Myrtle Beach, S.C., joins Steve Schneider and Jacques Doucet on the sports team for WAFB, recently named top television station in the state by the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters.
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.
LEGRANGE HIRED AS AN EDITOR
Former Southeastern Channel editor/videographer Joseph Legrange has been hired as an editor by Pelican Sports Television (KPBN) Ch. 11 in Baton Rouge. Before moving to Pelican Broadcasting, Legrange was a videographer for the weekly outdoors show, "Paradise, Louisiana", airing on Cox Sports Television. At the Southeastern Channel Legrange was an award-winning videographer for "Northshore News".
SHEARER LANDS MARKETING PRODUCER JOB
Former Southeastern Channel student producer, writer and director Danielle Shearer has been hired as Marketing Producer for KATC-TV (ABC) in Lafayette. Shearer will write, produce, direct, shoot and edit commercials and promotional spots for KATC. At the Southeastern Channel, Shearer won a host of national honors for producing promos, music videos, public service announcements, short films, and the "College Night" entertainment show. Included were Videographer Award, College Broadcasters, Inc., and SEJC "Best of South" recognition.
MONGRUE HIRED AS MONROE SPORTS ANCHOR/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.
KRISTEN DURAND HIRED AS NEWS ANCHOR/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.
MILLS HIRED AS KATC NEWS PRODUCER
Former Southeastern Channel student news and sports journalist Richard Mills has been hired by KATC-TV (ABC) in Lafayette as News Producer. Mills, a national Videographer Award winner who produced, anchored and reported for "Northshore News" and "The Big Game", will produce KATC's morning show, "Good Morning Acadiana". Mills also hosted the "Lion Tracks" talk show, the "College Night" entertainment show, and was play-by-play for Lion game broadcasts for the Southeastern Channel.
MONROE AT WGMB IN BATON ROUGE
Former Southeastern Channel anchor, reporter and talk show host Javon Monroe is currently working in studio production at WGMB FOX 44/WVLA Ch. 33 in Baton Rouge. An former anchor-reporter for "Northshore News" and the "Big Game", host-actress for "College Night', host of "Campus Talk", and an award-winning commercial producer, Monroe is involved in all aspects of studio production at WGMB/WVLA.
AUTHEMENT HIRED AS KATC VIDEOGRAPHER/EDITOR
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."
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.
JACKSON AT WVLA IN BATON ROUGE
Former Southeastern Channel student news reporter I'tyonnie Jackson has been hired as a production assistant at WVLA-TV NBC 33/WGMB-TV FOX 44 News in Baton Rouge. Formerly a "Northshore News' reporter, Jackson handles a variety of studio and control room positions at WVLA/WGMB.
SAGONA HIRED AS PRODUCER
Award-winning Southeastern Channel graduate Drew Sagona has been hired as Video Producer for Education Specialty Publishing in New Orleans where he will produce training and educational videos for fire, police and human resource departments nationwide. While at the Southeastern Channel, Sagona won national Videographer Award honors for his documentary, "Drums Along the River."
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.
MORSE HIRED FOR SUN BELT CONFERENCE SPORTS
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.
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".
POCHE AT PELICAN SPORTS TV
Former Southeastern Channel sports reporter, anchor and producer Jonathan Poche is now a producer at Pelican Sports Television (KPBN) Ch. 11 in Baton Rouge. Poche produces the "Tiger's Roar" with hosts Tommy Krysan and Jordy Hultberg every Wednesday and edits the "Coach Roger Cador Show", "Dianne Andrews in Black and White", the Eatel "High School Game of the Week", and Sports Shorts for Pelican, which also airs on Cox Cable in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. At the Southeastern Channel, Poche produced, anchored and reported for "The Big Game" and "Lion Tracks" along with play-by-play, color commentary and sideline reporting for live Lion sports events.
CHANNEL GRADS COVER INAUGURATION
With live shots and packages, former Southeastern Channel and "Northshore News" award-winning anchor/reporters Erika Ferrando (KPLC-TV, NBC Lake Charles) and Michael Vinsanau (WBRZ-TV, ABC Baton Rouge) provided key coverage of Governor John Bel Edwards' inauguration Monday at the state capitol in Baton Rouge.
PONSETI PROMOTED TO ANCHOR
Former Southeastern Channel and "Northshore News" anchor-reporter Valerie Ponseti has been promoted to the Weekend Anchor position at KATC-TV (ABC) Lafayette. Ponseti, who was named "Best Television Journalist in the South" by the Southeast Journalism Conference, has just finished her second year after graduation as a news reporter at KATC. In her new position she will anchor on weekends and report during the week.
FERRANDO WINS LAB AWARD
Former Southeastern Channel and Northshore News anchor-reporter Erika Ferrando, now a news reporter KPLC-TV (NBC) in Lake Charles, played a major role in KPLC winning the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters 2016 Prestige Award for "Uniquely Louisiana." The award was won for Ferrando's story on a 110-year old World War II veteran in Lake Charles.
VINSANAU ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA
Recent Southeastern Channel graduate Michael Vinsanau, a former award-winning reporter-anchor for "Northshore News," filed a live report on ABC's Good Morning America last week. As a news reporter for WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge, Vinsanau reported on tornado damage at Convent, La. for the 7 am. newscast on GMA, seen by millions across the world daily.
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.
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