TV News 20 welcomes new cast

FAMUs TV-20 news team is returning to the air today.

The live newscast will air Monday through Thursday at 5 p.m. On Fridays, the station will broadcast a “week in review” at 7 p.m. This year FAMU students should be looking forward to new broadcast, a Homecoming special and a Mid-term election special on November 2, along with a webcast.

“One of our first priorities in the class is to help the students broadcast a successful newscast,” said Professor Kenneth Jones, coordinator of broadcast sequence.

Students audition and complete a current affairs test as part of the selection process. The anchors for this semester are Kara Alli, a senior broadcast journalism student reporting the weather and Marsha Buchanan, a senior broad journalism student from Orlando is reporting sports and lead anchor Tiffany Lewis. Buchanan recently served as an intern at ESPN.

Lewis, a senior broadcast journalism student from Chicago, said this is a good career break for students.

“I hope that the news team can get a better reputation and gain more exposure this year,” she said.

FAMU-TV 20 is an educational access channel operated by the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication. The newscast is run by the Advanced TV News class and a host of student volunteers, who serve various production roles, such as camera operator, engineering, teleprompter operator and production. TV-20 reaches over 80,000 households via Comcast. “We want to make sure we do journalism much better, but definitely in terms of multimedia journalism.” Jones said.