Young Achiever: Brittany Cihal
School: Britt is a junior at Clarion University and a graduate of Plum High School
Family: Parents, Tony and Tammy Cihal; brother, Anthony
Noteworthy: Britt recently was awarded the National Broadcasting Society's student member of the year award at the NBS convention in Washington, D.C. The National Broadcasting Society - Alpha Epsilon Rho, is a student and professional society of more than 85 chapters on college, university, community college and high school campuses.
Hobbies/activities: She is a mass media communication and journalism major with a concentration in broadcasting. She is the assignment editor of CU-TV at Clarion University and has been elected station manager for the 2013-14 academic year. Britt has served as an anchor and a reporter for CU-TV since 2010. She is president of the Clarion chapter of the National Broadcasting Society and a student task force leader on the national level of NBS. Last year, she was inducted into the Society of Collegiate Journalists. Britt also works in radio news at 91.7 WCUC “The Clutch.” Her interests include photography, modeling, writing and travel.
Quote: “Hopefully, this means I will continue being involved in NBS as I continue with my career. My goal is to be a television news anchor, but I will start out looking to be a reporter. It would be great if that could happen in Pittsburgh. But if I have to go somewhere else, I wouldn't mind. Traveling is fun.”
— Jason Cato
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