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AngelaNewtonBorn and raised in New Jersey, Angela got her start working behind the scenes for TV and concerts all throughout high school. From there she would go to Kutztown University, which is where joined The National Broadcasting Society. After five years of hard work she would ultimately leave Kutztown with a NATAS Crystal Pillar for Live Sports Direction, a B.S in Electronic Media, and a production internship at the Dr. Oz Show.

After working at Dr. Oz for a full season, Angela would move on to work for CBS Sports and TruTV. When she’s not working, she is resting and playing with her rescue rabbit Benson.

AnnaSwandoAnna Swando is a freelance Production Assistant who is based in New York City. She was born in Metro Detroit, and is a graduate of Central Michigan University with a major in Broadcast & Cinematic Arts. During her time as a student, she was an active member of the National Broadcasting Society, and had two internships in NYC, at Nickelodeon and The Colbert Report. Those internships kept her in NYC, and right out of college, she began as a Production Assistant on such movies as Bridge of Spies, The Big Short, John Wick 2, Doctor Strange, Fast and the Furious 8, and even acted as Michael Caine’s personal assistant on Going in Style. She just completed work on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season three and is continuing on her path to join the Directors Guild of America as an Assistant Director.

BenjaminSchoenkinBenjamin Schoenkin is a content producer/ video journalist at 10/11 News and NBC Nebraska. He produces shows for several Gray Television stations across the state of Nebraska. He also is a Student Governor on the NBS-AERho Board of Governors and a student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Benjamin knows New York City very well having grown up in Manhattan. 

BlairShiffBlair Shiff started her journalism career after living in a Dutch castle during a semester abroad, when she decided to make a stark change and study broadcast journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. Hook 'em Horns! Little did she know this was the beginning of a parallel journey from the lowlands to the mountains.

After earning her degree there, Blair embarked on her journalism journey at the Austin American-Statesman in Austin, as an editorial assistant for the Business and Life & Arts sections.

In 2008, she became the web desk editor at KXAN Austin News, the NBC affiliate in Austin, where she covered events including the Fort Hood mass shooting.

Two years later, Blair moved to an arid high desert when was promoted to new media executive producer at KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Almost exactly a year later, she moved to another high altitude city when she took a job as a digital content producer for KUSA in Denver, Colorado. While with 9NEWS, Blair worked on events of national interest, such as the Aurora movie theater mass shooting, unprecedented wildfires, devastating floods and debilitating snow storms.

Five years later, Blair returned to sea level, taking a job with ABC News in New York City. So, she and her fiancé, Andy, and their adorable dog, Milo, moved to the Big Apple, where she became the senior video producer for ABC News Digital.

During her decade in the news business, she has been awarded various journalistic honors such as the Sigma Delta Chi from the Society of Professional Journalists, four Associated Press awards, four regional Edward R. Murrow awards and has been a finalist for the Scripps Howard Foundation award and a two-time Emmy nominee.

BradLombardoBrad Lombardo is a graduate of East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania and former NBS chapter Vice President and AERho chapter President. While in college, Brad interned simultaneously for CBS at the Rachael Ray Show and NBCUniversal LXTV Productions in New York City. Upon graduation Brad was offered a full-time position with NBC's COZI TV network, working in the program and promotions department were he was able to work on projects from concept to delivery. Brad later transferred to the operation side of the business where he currently handles the placement of commercials, promotions, and secondary events for COZI TV network as an Operations Coordinator. Recently, Brad accepted an offer to work full-time for NBCUniversal’s marketing department as a Production Coordinator for Bravo & Oxygen starting this spring.

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