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Newsmaker: Joelle L. Smith |

Newsmaker: Joelle L. Smith

| Tuesday, May 26, 2015 11:42 p.m
Joelle Smith

Noteworthy: Smith has been selected for the Anthony and Concetta Ambrosio Award from the University of Pittsburgh. The award, given by Pitt’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and funded by Anthony G. Ambrosio, chief human resources officer at CBS Corp., provides $5,000 of support for a summer internship at CBS Corp. in New York City. Smith will work on the CBS Evening News broadcast for the “On the Road with Steve Hartman” segment starting June 1.

Age: 21

Residence: Coopersburg; lives in Oakland when in school

Family: Two brothers, Caleb, a high school sophomore, and Nathan, a Penn State sophomore; mom, Suzanne Smith; dad, Michael Smith

Occupation: student at Pitt, intern in marketing department in division of student affairs at Pitt during the school year

Education: Rising senior at Pitt, majoring in nonfiction English writing and communication with a certification in digital media

Quote: “I’m really excited to see the news broadcasting side in journalism. I feel like I have a lot of experience in writing but not the digital side … I’m really into finding those untold stories. I want to do more feel-good sort of stories, and that’s what I think is the most rewarding part of being a journalist.”

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