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 NOW 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.
CLEAR YOUR MIND
Join bestselling author Robert Waldman, one of the world's leading experts on communication, spirituality and the brain, for his 2015 Fanfare keynote presentation, "Mindfullness: Peace and Purpose", at the Columbia Theatre in downtown Hammond.
ARE YOU REAL-WORLD READY
Listen to a variety of speakers from the "Real-World Ready Student Conference" as part of Southeastern's experiential learning program. Included are Michelle Kidd Sutton, the North Oaks Health System executive vice-president and chief operating officer, who speaks on, "Are You Real-World Ready? Tips for Success." Also, Ashley Cangelosi Llewellyn, the Development Director for the St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation, discusses, "Utilizing Your Toolkit: Maximizing Your Skills for Future Success."
The Southeastern Louisiana University Chorus, the Northshore Choral Society, Mandeville Middle School Choir, and the Northlake Performing Arts Society combine for Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana" at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.
THE LIONS TAME HAWAII
In Southeastern baseball's first-ever appearance in the NCAA regionals in 1992, the Lions blanked heavily-favored Hawaii, 8-0, in the opening round.
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Witness the historical journey of Native Americans through the Florida Parishes in "Forgotten Louisianians", a recent episode of the Emmy-nominated local history series, "The Florida Parish Chronicles", hosted by popular historian Sam Hyde.
Enjoy the rollicking sounds of "The Hot 8 Brass Band", a New Orleans-based brass band that blends hip-hop, jazz and funk styles with traditional New Orleans brass sounds. Performed at the Columbia Theatre in downtown Hammond.
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".
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.
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."
MILLS HIRED AS NEWS PRODUCER FOR KATC
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.
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.
THE BRELAND MURDERS
What has been called the most mysterious and diabolical crime in Louisiana history is featured on the latest episode of the Emmy nominated history series, "The Florida Parish Chronicles", hosted by Sam Hyde.
MARCIA BALL IN CONCERT
Enjoy the stomp-rock sounds of blues singer and pianist Marcia Ball at the Columbia Theatre in downtown Hammond.
See this scholarly panel discussion on the great New Orleans playwright from the Tennessee Williams Festival at Southeastern.
Watch this national award-winning student newscast with the latest and most important news stories for viewers and residents on the North Shore.
Enjoy the sounds of Southeastern Louisiana University's chamber orchestra directed by Yakov Voldmann with its concert "Delony Plays Shostakovich" performed at the Columbia Theatre in downtown Hammond.
TROMBONES DE COSTA RICA
Hear this Latin brass group perform at Pottle Auditorium during Southeastern's annual Fanfare celebration of the Arts.
THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED
See Communications professor Joe Burns reveal the true meaning of Don McLean's chart-topping hit, "American Pie," and its link to the tragic death of pop star Buddy Holly in this Southeastern Channel audience favorite.
From Ma Barker to the Boston Strangler and David Berkowitz, the "Son of Sam," popular historian Michael Kurtz covers the history of high profile serial murderers in America.
THE ABITA OPRY
Host Rob Moreau leads you through the evolution of the local cultural icon, The Abita Opry, in a special edition of the North Shore tourist show, "Northshore Gems." Also highlighted is the St. Tammany Art Association.
THE TCHEFUNCTE RIVER
Enjoy this exploration of the history of the Tchefuncte River and its importance to St. Tammany Parish and the North Shore in the documentary, "Treasures of the Tchefuncte."
Watch the rip-roaring new episode of the national award-winning student entertainment show, "College Night", featuring Saturday Night Live-style comedy sketches like Celebrity Rehab and Tinder Moments along with parodies of American Idol and Batman and Superman.
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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.
FERRANDO'S STORY 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.
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.
CUTNO HIRED BY WAFB SPORTS
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.
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.
Keep up with important news and information relevant to North Shore residents in the national award-winning student newscast, "Northshore News."
INSIDE SOUTHEASTERN BASEBALL
The Southeastern Lions of head coach Matt Riser are working on a repeat of their Southland Conference championship of a year ago. See each week's game highlights and Riser's analysis on "Inside Southeastern Baseball," hosted by Southeastern Channel graduate Allen Waddell.
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."
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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