Nittany News Lehigh Valley

2019-2020 Staff

Kalista Mitrisin

News Director

Kalista is the News Director of the Nittany News. She is a third year student majoring in Corporate Communication, currently working as a Traffic Reporter for WFMZ. She hopes to...

Kevin Black

Assistant News Director

Kevin Black is a Junior at Penn State Lehigh Valley majoring in Corporate Communication with a specialty in Digital Media. Kevin plans on moving to Europe post college to work...

Eric Shields

Executive Producer

Eric Shields is the Executive Producer for the Nittany News. He is a Junior studying Corporate Communication with a Business minor.

Pierre A. Joseph


Pierre Joseph is a contributing writer for The Nittany News and a member of The Nittany News Sports Podcast. Pierre is a Junior, majoring in Corporate Communications with a minor...

Eric Fenstermaker


Eric Fenstermaker is a contributor for The Nittany News. Eric is a sophomore majoring in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Business. He plans to pursue a career as a sports...

Joe Eckstein


Joe Eckstein is a contributing writer for the Nittany News. Eckstein is a sophomore planning on majoring in communications, with an emphasis in broadcast journalism, and a minor...

Richard Kerr


Richard Kerr is a photography editor for the Nittany News. Richard is a freshman majoring in computer science. Richard has a passion in graphics design. He is from Easton, Pennsylvania.

Valeria Nicole

News Reporter/Writer

Valeria Nicole is a reporter and writer for Nittany News. She is majoring in Broadcast Journalism and loves everything in the arts. Her main interest are acting, singing, painting,...

Ryan Irr


Ryan is a Freshman at Penn State Lehigh Valley. He is studying engineering and owns an underground competitive worm racing ring. He is self described as a "Genius, Billionaire,...

Emely Pena


Emely Pena is an editor and videographer for the Nittany News. Her main interests include editing, filming, photography, and creating content. She is a film major that plans on...

Sierra Mamay


Sierra Mamay is a junior majoring in Corporate Communication with a minor in Business. She loves dance, art, and music and hopes to use those interests in her writing and reporting...

Mynor Bendzin


Mynor was born in the small country of Guatemala. He enjoys the fall season very much and is most happy when he is with friends and family. He aspires to become a pain management...

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