Whether they've continued on in the field of television or video, or gone on to other things in the communications field, here's a place to see where the alumni of the PTHS Media program have gone and what they are up to...
If you are (or know of someone who is) an alumnus of the program, please e-mail us with an update of what you're up to, work that you've done, accomplishments, let us know if we can publish your info & e-mail, etc.
Jessica Beradino (2006)
Promotions Manager, NewsRadio 1020 KDKA. Graduated from Muskingum College with a BA in Journalism.
Kyle Blackman (2006)
Has worked as a camera loader and utility on various TV series and motion pictures, including "Pan Am", "The Beautfiul Life: TBL", "Royal Pains", "Damages", "Mercy", "Step-Up 3D", and "Mr. Popper's Penguins". Graduated from Full Sail University. (2006 Sy Lerner Award Winner)
Ryan Boni (1992)
Public Access Director, Peters Township Community Television. Freelance camera operator for Pittsburgh Pirate baseball games, Pittsburgh Penguins hockey games, high school football and many other sports, corporate and music productions. Has worked for MSG, MASN, CSN, WGN, SportsNet LA, NFL Network, ESPN, MLB Network, TSN, CBC, Fox Sports 1, SPEED Channel, all of the local stations, and many others. Graduated from Robert Morris College with a degree in Communication Management.
Stephen Brooks (2004)
Producer/Editor, Sherer Video Productions in Pittsburgh. Graduated with a B.A. in Mass Communications from Calvin College.
Grant Burkhardt (2008)
Podcast Host & Producer, "The Middle". Graduated with a BS in Broadcast Journalism from Ohio University.
Colleen Cavolo (2010)
Freelance Editor and Sound Designer, currently working for Yummy Plants Community. Graduated with a B.A. in Cinema and Digital Arts from Point Park University.
Melissa Clawges (2011)
Corporate Communications Assistant at United Talent Agency in Los Angeles, CA . Graduated with a B.S. in TV-Radio-Film/Marketing Management from Syracuse University.
Alecia Connlain (2003)
Director of Marketing, The Renfrew Center in Philadelphia. Graduated from Towson University. (2003 Sy Lerner Award Winner)
Kevin Corrigan (2011)
Projection Assistant and Videographer, Redford Photography. Graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Video Production from Ohio University. (2011 Sy Lerner Award Winner)
Alexis Costa (2002)
Global Media Manager, Fossil Group, Inc. in Dallas. Graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Advertising and Psychology from Syracuse University.
Jill DiBiase (2004)
Editor at Utopic in Chicago. Jill has edited numerous shorts and two feature-length films, "Close Quarters" and "Open Tables". Graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in Film and Video: Editing. (2004 Sy Lerner Award Winner)
Nicole Ducouer (1999)
Morning Anchor at WXII 12 News in Greensboro, North Carolina. Nicole was a reporter for 3 years at WDTV, before becoming a reporter at WXII in 2006 (she was promoted to morning anchor in 2007.) Graduated from West Viriginia University with a degree in Journalism.
Matt Earley (2003)
Senior Account Manager, Saatchi & Saatchi X in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Graduated with a BA in Corporate Communications from Robert Morris University.
Alexandra Egan (2008)
Account Executive, KDKA-TV. Graduated from John Carroll University with a degree in Communications.
Kelly Eltschlager (2004)
Sr Analyst, Finance & Strategic Planning, Pop Media Group in Los Angeles. Has also worked in the finance departments of Different Drummer, CBS Films, and Summit Entertainment. Graduated with a BA in Communication: Electronic Media & Journalism from Waynesburg University. (2004 Sy Lerner Award Winner)
Kaleigh Fitzgerald (2010)
Office Production Assistant, Legendary Pictures for the pilot "Downward Dog". Kaleigh has been a PA or Office Production Assistant for episodes of "Hoarders" (Lifetime), "Banshee" (HBO), "American Ninja Warrior" (NBC), "Godfather of Pittsburgh" (A&E), "Undercover Boss" (CBS), and was an Office Production Assistant on the feature film "Love the Coopers". Graduated from Point Park University with a BA in Cinema Digital Arts and Screenwriting.
Hannah Foster (2014)
Production Assistant, Upper Cut Studios, Supply and Demand and Phenomenon Post. Attending the University of Pittsburgh for Communication and Media Studies (anticipated graduation in 2018). (2014 Sy Lerner Award Winner)
Keith Froelich (1998)
Video Media Teacher, Upper St. Clair High School. Graduated from Ohio University with degrees in Video Production and Language Arts Education. (1998 Sy Lerner Award Winner)
Luke Furedy (2007)
Post Production Supervisor, YogaGlo in Santa Monica, CA. Was previously Video Editor at WQED Multimedia and Assistant Editor at Phenomenon Post Productions. Graduated with a BA in Cinema and Digital Arts from Point Park University.
Christopher Galiszewski (2004)
Digital Content Manager, Hickory Daily Record (Hickory, NC), Staff Writer, profootballspot.com and Contributing Writer, Pittsburgh Sports Report. Graduated with a BA in Journalism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Shalynn Giovannitti (2010)
Account Executive, Froggy 104.3 & Pickle 92.1. Graduated from Clarion University with a degree in UGRD Arts & Sciences, Communication: Broadcasting BS. (2010 Sy Lerner Award Winner)
Rob Griffith (2008)
Creative Director, Fulcrum Pittsburgh, LLC . Graduated with a BA in Communications/Electronic Media from Waynesburg University.
Brittany Grzejka (2011)
Promotions Assistant, CBS Radio in Pittsburgh. Also film editor and editing intern, The Hunter Group. Graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Cinematography and Film/Video Production from Penn State University.
Julie (Hartz) Winch (2005)
Social Media Director, Emory University in Atlanta. Was previously Assignment Editor/Producer at CNN Wire Affiliate Services and at CNN Newsource. Graduated with a BS in Broadcast Journalism from Ohio University.
Danielle Marie Hume (2011)
Sports Production Assistant, Penn State Public Media, WPSU. Graduated from Penn State University with degree in Telecommunications.
Adam Kalidonis (2002)
Camera Operator and Webmaster for Joe's Wildside Adventures TV show. Graduated from Robert Morris University with BA in Media Arts. (2002 Sy Lerner Award Winner)
Sophia Yiannis Kamouyerou (2012)
Theatrical Services Technician for SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment in Orlando, FL. Formerly was an Audio Technician at The Walt Disney Company. Graduated from Full Sail University with degree in Recording Arts.
Laura Karras (2010)
Assistant Account Executive for Gatesman+Dave, a marketing communications agency in Pittsburgh. Graduated from Penn State University with degree in Marketing. (2010 Sy Lerner Award Winner)
Kristin Keeling (2004)
Worked as a reporter and news anchor for WCHS-TV in Charleston, WV and WDTV in Weston, WV. Graduated from West Virginia University with degree in Broadcast Journalism.
Brandon Kelly (2001)
Editor, National Endowment for the Arts in Los Angeles. Has also worked as a Director of Photography, Director, Editor, Motion Graphics Artist, Digital Artist, Camera Operator, Producer and Compositor for Elite Daily, FOX Sports, TiER1 Performance Solutions, Wrecking Crew Media, and many others. Graduated with a BA in Film and Television from Penn State University. (2001 Sy Lerner Award Winner)
Cait Knoll (2005)
Producer, The Drive, Time Inc., in New York. Previously Producer, Skrtach TV, and Multimedia Producer/Editor, MLB Advanced Media. Graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Penn State University.
Ryan Kramzer (2004)
Filmmaker, Upside Collective in Schenectady, NY. Graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a BA in Film/Cinema/Video Studies.
Christen Kuhl (2002)
Executive Assistant, Wray Ward Creative Marketing Communications in Charlotte, NC. Graduated from Ohio University with a BS in Radio, Television and Digital Communication and Communication: Management Specialization.
Jonathan Makrinos (2007)
Owner, Jerky Bear Productions in Los Angeles. Also works as a Freelance Videographer for Wind Production and a Freelance Videographer/Editor for Conscious Leadership Connection. Graduated with a BA in Filmmaking / Photography from Columbia College Chicago.
Tressa McCune (2003)
Owner, Tressa McCune Photography. Product Coordinator, Professional Graphic Communications. Graduated with a BA in Communication from Geneva College.
Cody McDevitt (2003)
Reporter, Daily American and a Freelance Journalist in Pittsburgh. Graduated with a BS in Journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Masters Degree in Journalism from Point Park University.
Dan McKosky (1997)
Video Production Teacher, Seneca Valley High School. Graduated from Ohio University. (1997 Sy Lerner Award Winner)
Melissa Moretti (2005)
Associate Producer, Disney ABC Television Group in New York. Was previously Tape Coordinator, Production Assistant and Audience Coordinator for "The View" at Disney ABC Television Group. Graduated with a BA in Media Arts - Television/Video Production from Robert Morris University.
Matt Muetzel (2005)
Product Manager, PNC. Graduated from Grove City College with BA in Political Science and from West Virginia University with an MS in Integrated Marketing Communications. (2005 Sy Lerner Award Winner)
Emily Norton (2007)
Client Support Specialist, Mindset Digital. Graduated from Ohio University with a BS in Communication, Media Management. (2007 Sy Lerner Award Winner)
Chris Obarski (2004)
Sports Reporter/Anchor at WITN-TV in Greenville, NC. Previously was reporter, anchor and/or intern at KVRR-TV, WBIR-TV, WEIU-TV, and KSDK-TV. Graduated from University of Tennessee-Knoxville with a BS in Communication, Journalism (Sports Concentration).
Alexandra Oleynik (2008)
Producer at Animal VFX in Pittsburgh. Previously was Brand Ambassador (Yelp), Production Associate (2012 Summer Olympics, NBCUniversal), Production Assistant ("The Dark Knight Rises", Warner Bros.), and Production Assistant (Wimbledon Championships, NBCUniversal). Graduated from Ithaca College with a BS in Television-Radio, Writing.
Taylor Piedmonte (2007)
Working as an actor in Los Angeles, CA. Has appeared in "Coffee Shop Kings", "Offspring", "The Scrapper", "Somewhere in Between", "Mimesis", "The Scrapper", "Rolling" and on the TV series "The Marriage Counselor" and "Devious Maids". Graduated with a B.A. in Theatre from Aquinas College.
Justin Pinto (2000)
Co-host of the extremely popular TV show and internet sensation, "Inside Media Weekly". Also a Math Teacher at Peters Township High School. Graduated with a B.A. in Secondary Education - Mathematics from California University of Pennsylvania.
Desiree Pollard (1994)
Writer, Pittsburgh Autism & Parenting Examiner, and Owner, DLP Consulting. Graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. (1994 Sy Lerner Award Winner)
Garrett Rooney (2005)
Commercial Production Coordinator, AICP TV commercials in New York. Graduated with a BFA in Film & TV Production from New York University. (2005 Sy Lerner Award Winner)
Laura Ruzicka (2005)
Digital Media Supervisor, MARC USA. Graduated with a Bachelor's Degrees in Advertising and Psychology from Penn State University.
Lauren Salandra (2005)
Working as a actress, casting assistant and camera operator in Los Angeles, CA. She has various television series, commercials and film shorts. Graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Video Production/Media Arts & Studies from Ohio University.
Christopher Schuck (2009)
TV/Digital Media Editor, Comcast Spotlight, and Video Director/Editor, E-Motion Pictures. Graduated with a BA in Film, Television from Penn State University. (2009 Sy Lerner Award Winner)
Brittany Schwartz (2002)
Director, Global Ad Operations & Sales Compliance, Spotify. Graduated with a BA in Communications from Elon University and an MBA in Business from Liberty University. (2002 Sy Lerner Award Winner)
Hannah Squeglia (2013)
Multimedia Associate Producer, Miss Universe Organization. Attending Ohio University for Communication, Integrated Media (anticipated graduation in 2017). (2013 Sy Lerner Award Winner)
Joseph "Jes" Stockhausen (2008)
Freelance Cinematographer, Director, Photographer. Previously Photographer/Video Producer, Oakley. Graduated with a BSBA in Marketing from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Rachel Sunday (2010)
Community Marketing Manager, Peaceable Kingdom in San Francisco. Graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport and Fitness Administration/Management from Saint Mary's College of California.
Elle Walker (1998)
Co-Founder, What's Up Moms (the #1 parenting channel on YouTube with over 2.6 million subscribers and over 15 million views per month) and YouTube Content Creator, WhatUpELLE. Graduated with a BS, Science, Technology & Society from Stanford. (1998 Sy Lerner Award Winner)
Ashley Wilson (2011)
Media Marketing Coordinator, Universal Music Group in Nashville. Graduated with BA in Cinematography and Film/Video Production from Loyola Marymount University and a BBA in Music Business from Belmont University.
Mike Wolenski (2003)
Director, WIAT-TV (CBS 42) in Birmingham, AL. Before that he was a Weekend Director at WYTV-TV in Youngstown, OH. Graduated with Broadcast Communication degree from Westminister College. (2003 Sy Lerner Award Winner)
Eric Yeckley (2011)