Meet the Staff of USD TV

Station Manager

Joey Dato

usdtvmanager@sandiego.edu

Joey is a junior majoring in Communication Studies. As a first-year, she started anchoring, writing, and reporting for USDtv’s entertainment show Rumor Has It.  Since then, she has also been the producer and director for Rumor Has It and now has the privilege to oversee all of USDtv. This past summer, she interned in Los Angeles as a reporting news intern at E! News under NBC Universal. This year, she is excited to share her experiences and help USDtv have its best year yet.

 

Executive Producer

Hannah Talpash

usdtvexecproducer@sandiego.edu

Hannah is a senior majoring in Communication Studies with a minor in International Relations. She has worked with USDtv over the past four years as a writer, reporter, and anchor. After interning with NBC 7 San Diego her junior year, she now works as a story producer for the local news station. She plans to bring what she has learned in the real world and share it with her peers.

 

Production Room Director

Josephine Tsai

usdtvprodirector@sandiego.edu

Josephine is a sophomore majoring in Marketing and minoring in Sociology. As a first year, Josephine was a Production Assistant for USDtv’s entertainment show Rumor Has It and now holds the position of Production Room Director. With her Marketing major, Josephine plans to work on the corporate side of the entertainment industry and hopes that she can apply what she has learned throughout her experience in USDtv to the real world.

 

News Producer

Victoria Holmes

Victoria is a sophomore majoring in Communication Studies with a minor in Leadership Studies. After her first year at USDtv, she spent the last summer interning at Fox 4 News Station in Dallas, Texas. Shadowing award winning journalists, producers, and editors, she is excited to bring everything she has learned to the USD community and all involved in USD Media.

 

News Producer

Cynthia Yantz

Cynthia is a junior majoring in Communication Studies with a minor in Political Science. As a San Diego native she transferred to USD from University of Oregon as a sophomore and wrote as a contributor for the USD Vista before writing for USDtv. She has recently finished an internship with KFMB and CW promotions, as she is exploring all aspects of the Communication field to bring a broad variety of knowledge to USDtv and media.

 

News Editor

Lauren Lofe

Lauren is a junior majoring in Marketing and minoring in Business Administration. She joined USDtv as a sophomore, starting and continuing as the editor of USDtv News. She is currently working as a marketing intern for a local company in La Jolla after studying abroad in London this past summer. As a Marketing major, she is passionate about content creation, social media, and community outreach. She is eager to employ these principles into her work and further the growth of the station.

 

Rumor Has It Producer

Yasi Agahnia

Yasi is a senior majoring in Communications Studies with a minor in Psychology. She has worked for USDtv since her freshmen year for the Arts & Culture Show where she covered concerts and local events around San Diego and USD. She became the Arts & Culture Director her junior year and is now also the Producer for Rumor Has It. She started her first internship as an editorial intern for Larry King at age 17 and interned for him again at 19. In the Summer of 2016 she was a music intern for Paradigm Talent Agency’s Hollywood location and worked in their San Diego office this past Summer. This year, she is excited to bring her knowledge of television and music to USDtv.

 

Rumor Has It Producer

Marina Varano

Marina is a senior majoring in Communication Studies and a Sociology minor. She hopes to pursue a career in broadcast hosting, and is even working on producing her own show in Boston, MA. Marina’s past internships have included ESPN, Extra, and most recently she interned at Sony Pictures in Los Angeles this past summer. Marina is very excited to be on the executive team for Rumor Has It at USDtv and share her passion with the rest of the team!

 

The Sideline Producer

Kendra Rudd-Gloster

Kendra is a senior majoring in Communication Studies. She began working with USDtv as an anchor for The Sideline her junior year. Kendra loves the cowboys and keeping up with all things NBA. She hopes to work for the NBA one day!

 

The Sideline Producer

Alisa Barnhill

Alisa is a senior majoring in Communication Studies with a minor in Asian studies. She worked for USDtv since her junior year as the head editor and anchor for The Sideline. Alisa loves keeping up college basketball and her hometown team the Padres. She is excited to be co-producing sports with Kendra!

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