Sunday, January 29

Full-Time Students Take on Part-Time Directing Jobs on Competing TV Newscasts

BC Students
Now Dueling Television Directors
Congratulations are in order for Mike Wolenski and Luke Garrett as the two are working on the weekends as newscast directors for two of Youngstown’s television stations.

Junior BC major Wolenski joined WYTV (ABC) last summer. Senior BC major Garrett (with a BC Capstone Weblog) started at WKBN (CBS) this week. Both direct the weekend 6 & 11 newscasts at their respective stations.
Their weekend directing gigs at commercial stations show how hard work and dedication to broadcasting pays off. Wolenski and Garrett have achieved so much during their time at Westminster immersing themselves into becoming well rounded broadcasters.

Both have also served as directors for WCN for college and high school football and basketball games for some time now. Both have also worked as producers for WCN’s The County Line. Wolenski’s TCL duties include anchoring the show, reporting, directing and producing. Garrett also produces, directs and reports and recently wrapped up a stint as producer and host of the “On the Road” segment.

Wolensk and Garrett have answered the challenge of embracing everything from communications theory in the classroom to professional standards in the field . They have continued to hone their abilities in writing and journalism from the radio and television newsrooms to the web. They have mastered the technical and they have performed in front of the camera. Both young men now stand solid in their new positions because of this well-rounded journey at Westminster College.

Wolenski and Garrett will continue to excel and grow in any number of directions, creatively and professionally, due in part to their skill and experience linked to their diverse background at Titan Radio and WCN. These new opportunities at WYTV and WKBN will now allow them to make a rewarding transition from the college domain to the professional.

1 comment:

Patrick said...

That is amazing news.

I am proud and jealous at the same time!

Awesome news.