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Sports Journalist Tina Cervasio Offers Best Tips for Merrill Students

Cervasio was named a "Distinguished Terrapin" in 2014. Povich Center Director George Solomon did the honors.

Cervasio was named a “Distinguished Terrapin” in 2014. Povich Center Director George Solomon did the honors.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (April 12) – Sports journalist Tina Cervasio loves Maryland and the Terps. A 1996 graduate of Merrill College, she is no stranger to College Park, where she supports our journalism program and the Shirley Povich Sports Center. She was named a “Distinguished Terrapin” by the Povich Center in 2014

Cervasio currently works for the CBS Sports Network, SiriusXM NBA Radio and is a Red Bulls Broadcaster for the pre-game and half-time shows. And if that’s not enough, she also is a part-time sports anchor at FOX5 NY. She says while her passion is sports journalism, she wants to be a broadcast journalist to reach a wider audience.

Thanks to Povich Director George Solomon, Tina recorded some of her best tips for Merrill students – to help them succeed as journalists.

C-Span Covers Presidential Transitions Briefing at CNS-DC Bureau

Presidential Transitions briefing sponsored by the Philip Merrill College of Journalism and the National Press Foundation. Screenshot courtesy C-SPAN.

Screenshot courtesy – C-SPAN.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (Oct. 17) – The Philip Merrill College of Journalism and the National Press Foundation held a morning-long issues briefing today focused on the presidential transition. In a first, the event was broadcast live by C-SPAN from the offices of the Capital News Service Washington, D.C. Bureau.

A National Press Foundation release said, “The political campaigns are driven by necessity to have a team assembled so they can hit the ground running as soon as President Trump or President Clinton is sworn in.

Reporters are driven by the reality that come January many of their sources at the White House, Congress, and federal departments and agencies will be out of a job. With experts from the worlds of politics and journalism, we’ll give reporters a historical grounding in how transitions operate – and how to cover them.”

Speakers included:

  • Dan Auble, senior researcher, and Viveca Novak, editorial and communications director, Center for Responsive Politics
  • Jackie Calmes, national correspondent, The New York Times
  • David Eagles, director, Center for Presidential Transition, Partnership for Public Service
  • William A. Galston, senior fellow, Governance Studies Program, Brookings Institution
  • Kimberly Hefling, senior education writer, Politico
  • Olivier Knox, chief Washington correspondent, Yahoo News
  • Anita McBride, executive-in-residence, Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, School of Public Affairs, American University
  • Margaret Talev ’94, senior White House correspondent, Bloomberg

The C-SPAN website also provides a running transcript of the session (scroll down below the video).

Bloomberg WH Correspondent Margaret Talev '94 was one of the panelists today. Screen Shot courtesy C-Span.

Margaret Talev ’94 was one of the panelists during today’s press briefing. She is the senior white house correspondent for Bloomberg. Screenshot courtesy of C-SPAN.