Department of Broadcasting



News Highlights. . .

"DuMont TV Center “Goes High Definition”

At the DuMont Center, students can now work with the very latest in digital, high definition production equipment – from HD cameras and an HD switcher to wireless microphones and digital post production suites. Complementing an impressive suite of editing equipment, the new DuMont Center also includes dynamic new sets in its Studios A and B. Its regular productions of “Carpe Diem” and “Inside MSU” now enjoy a brand new look, with on-air environments designed by nationally recognized scenic designer, Ronald Baldwin. Add a three camera teleprompter system with news computer interface, DEKO electronic graphics, a new SONY high definition television production switcher and seven post production suites, and you get a teleproduction facility comparable to any in New York City!

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Broadcaster of the Year Award Goes to N.J. Burkett

Award-winning WABC-TV news correspondent N.J. Burkett received The Allen B. DuMont Broadcaster of the Year Award at a ceremony held at the Center on October 3, 2008. The Broadcaster of the Year Award is given to individuals who have made a significant contribution to the field of broadcasting. A New Jersey native, Burkett is celebrating his 20th year at WABC-TV as a member of the Eyewitness News Team. Established in 1985, the Broadcaster of the Year Award has honored noted individuals in the field such as Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes, Roz Abrams, formerly of Eyewitness News and Bob McGrath of Sesame Street. The selection of candidates is based on recommendations by faculty and staff of the Department of Broadcasting and the DuMont Television Center.

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For more current news and events from the Department of Broadcasting, read the most recent issue of the department’s newsletter, On-Air

People Spotlights . . .

Faculty and Students

BEVERLY PETERSON, Assistant Professor, joins the Montclair faculty as an award-winning documentary filmmaker. Her films have been broadcast internationally, and screened at major festivals including; HBO, PBS, The Sundance Channel, The Sundance Film Festival, Human Rights Watch, Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Walker Art Center, The Warhol Museum, and The Kitchen. She often acts as producer, director, and editor and brings these skills to her students. Ms. Peterson has been on the faculty at Monmouth University in the Communication Department for the past six years, where she developed both production and post-production courses, served on various University committees and was the Executive Director of the Two River Film Festival partnered with Monmouth University.

MARC ROSENWEIG, Assistant Professor, holds a Masters Degree from the Columbia University School of Journalism and for thirty years has fashioned a career in journalism and broadcast management. He was Senior Vice President of Programming, and one of the founding management team members of the YES Network. He was also Senior Vice President for East Coast Programming & Production at King World Productions. Before that he held a variety of management positions with CNBC, WWOR-TV and other broadcast outlets in major broadcast markets. He started his career as a news/sports writer, producer and anchor.

Department of Broadcasting students TANIA IVANOVA, ERICA EMMICH and MANNY FUENTES won three out of four New Jersey Broadcasters Association scholarships at the association’s “Best of the Best” awards luncheon in Atlantic City.


NICOLE WHETSTONE (’07) Nicole has spent the past year working full time for MTV Networks. There she worked as a PA on MTV Cribs season 15 as well as MTV’s new hit movie, The American Mall. She is currently the AP for the latest season of MTV Cribs and is looking forward to doing many new and different things in the field.

MIMI BAGYINSZKI (’03) Mimi was promoted to Production Coordinator at Inside Edition.

MATT BERNALDO (’93) In April 2008, Matt was promoted to Assistant News Director-Interactive for Waterman Broadcasting in Fort Myers, FL, handling all aspects of the company’s websites and new media plans. He also won the regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Website with

CHRISTINE NAGY, radio co-host of New York’s 106.7 Lite FM morning show, received a Montclair State University “Distinguished Alumni Award, presented at the College of the Arts convocation ceremony last spring.

CRAIG VIECHEC (’07) was hired as a script coordinator for ABC’s Good Morning America, following his internship back in 2006.

Additional alumni credits may be found in the Department of Broadcasting Fall 08 Newsletter