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Meet the News Team

Liam Plate

Liam Plate
Home State:
 Pennsylvania
Majors: Visual and Sound Media
Minor: Sports Media
Year: Senior
About: I fell in love with broadcasting at my high school when I participated in the TV Club and when I became the inaugural student broadcaster for our Sports Radio. I came to WSOU for sports staff, but I gave news a try and I really enjoy it. I look forward to my news shift every week and I am always excited to bring people news from all over New Jersey and the country. 
Ideal career after college: Sports Broadcaster

Louis Ciabatoni

Louis Ciabatoni
Home State:
New Jersey
Major: Diplomacy
Minor: History
Year: Senior
About: Ever since I was little I wanted to be on the radio. Something about the larger than life personalities and the joy music brings people made me want to be the guy in the booth. I originally joined WSOU to try and become a DJ because I thought it would be fun, but I’ve found newscasting to be a lot of fun so far too. 
Ideal career after college: After college, I want to work as a Foreign Service Officer working in a foreign embassy.  

Madison Fruchter Madison Fruchter
Homestate: 
New Jersey
Major/Year: Psychology, Criminal Justice Minor/Senior
Ben Harris


Ben Harris
Home State: 
Ohio
Major: Journalism
Minors: Sports Media, Visual & Sound Media
Year: Senior
About: I am a big sports fan, especially of the Giants, Yankees and (unfortunately) the Knicks. I am very invested in hip-hop culture and am a co-host on WSOU’s hip-hop and R&B specialty show, “Watchu Been Missin” on Sunday nights from 10 pm until midnight. I do news to help inform people on both the serious and not-so-serious events happening in their communities and country. 
Ideal career after college: Either writing about sports and/or music, doing something in social media or podcasting.


 

Michael Daly

Michael Daly 
Home State: 
New Jersey
Majors: Visual and Sound Media
Minor: Sports Media
Year: Senior
About: I enjoy broadcasting because it allows me to be a messenger of news for people. The reason why I love being on air is that I am able to improve each and every time by listening back to previous broadcasts. Working at WSOU gives me the opportunity to work in sports and news, which diversifies my broadcasting experiences. I enjoy helping people and by working in radio, I believe that I am entertaining our audience in some way. 
Ideal career after college: After college, I hope to get on air as a play-by-play announcer and get involved in the news industry as well. My goal is to be a part of multiple fields in the media industry, whether that is sports, music, or news. 

Joey Nardone News Joey Nardone
Home State: 
Pennsylvania
Major: Visual & Sound Media (Broadcasting)
Year: Junior
About: I am a tronner/newscaster/sports staff member here at WSOU. I love all kinds of music from indie rock to the metal we play here. I did not think I would enjoy newscasting, but found I love being on air in any capacity. With learning that I now try to get myself on air as much as possible! One interesting fact about me is that I am obsessed with Ampersands (&) 
Gardner Bio Christain Gardner
Home State: 
Virginia
Major: Visual & Sound Media 
Year: Senior
About: I have always wanted to be involved in media my whole life. I have always enjoyed telling stories and have always been fascinated by the spectacle of politics. WSOU has allowed me to continue to do the things that I love and keep a close eye on what is happening close to home.

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