U. News is an opportunity for students to gain professional, ethical and leadership experience while creating informational and entertainment programming for a weekly audience. U. News positions are open to any full-time student regardless of major. U. News advisor is Michelle Van Maanen, Ed.D, chair of the USD Department of Contemporary Media and Journalism. Todd Mechling, a CMJ instructor at The U, is advisor for KYOT-TV.

Students are tasked with a variety of responsibilities for U. News Radio and TV, including behind-the-scenes roles and on-air talent. Live broadcasts for U. News Radio on FM 91.1 begin at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 26 while U. News TV airs with a 5 p.m. broadcast on Jan. 26 on KYOT, channel 21, in Vermillion and many surrounding communities. For more information, please visit www.usd.edu/cmj.

U. News Radio

News director: Cassie Bartlett of Sioux Falls, S.D.

News anchors: Kristin Aanenson of Lennox, S.D., Gabriel Mambo and Lana McCoy of Sioux Falls, and London Sims of Maynard, Minn.

U. News TV

Producers: Travis Berg of Huron, S.D. and Jarrod Tell of Mason City, Iowa

Assignment editor: Teresa Johnson of Sioux Falls

Web editor: Brianna Clark of St. Paul, Minn.

Sports director: Sarah Wheeler of Duluth, Minn.

News anchors: Brianna Clark and Teresa Johnson

Sports anchors: Hailie Meyer of Onalaska, Wis., and Jerry Palleschi of Sioux Falls

Live correspondent: Lorena Reichert of Rapid City, S.D.

U. Blog: Kevin Lahood Burns of Black Hawk, S.D.

Sports commentary: Kyle Miller of Algona, Iowa

The Yote Report: Lauren Hauck of Sioux Falls and Taylor Moore of Milwaukee, Wis.

U. Commentary: Angelica Brackins of Rapid City

U. Commentary producer: Paul Ebsen of Sioux City, Iowa

U. Commentary production assistant: Alyssa Smith of Sioux Falls

Press Contact
Hanna DeLange
Contact Email usdnews@usd.edu
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