See what we’ve been up to in the studio.
WIN STUFF: EMILY HARING
From Germany to Kansas to Elon, North Carolina, Emily Haring is this year’s host for ESTV’s Win Stuff! Haring has been involved in creating media since childhood when she would make newspapers called “The Unicorn Times” for her parents to read. In high school, Haring worked at the student newspaper, and now at Elon, she has worked for The Pendulum, Live Oak Communications, Elon Tonight and Win Stuff.
Haring is a Broadcast and New Media major with a minor in Spanish. This past summer she participated in Elon in New York and had an internship with a graphic design company. While there she did marketing and brand development for nonprofit and political organizations through designing posters, websites and email templates. Haring said, “One of the most important things for marketing with these companies was getting into people’s inbox’s and getting their information out there.”
Next fall, Haring hopes to go to Seville, Spain for the journalism and new media program. After graduation, she would like to live abroad for a few years in Spain, Argentina, or Chile. Her ideal job would be creating graphic designs and brand development for a company in one of those countries.
Haring acknowledges that she has been “bouncing around a lot” but is happy with where she is now. From wanting to work for a newspaper, or be a TV show host, or even an actress, Haring has done it all!
If you haven’t watched Win Stuff, check it out! If you want to be on the show, it tapes on Wednesdays from 5:30pm – 7:00pm. Win Stuff is then aired on channel 5 or online at elonstudenttv.com. For more information on the show follow them on Twitter @elonWinStuff and “Like” them on Facebook.
E-TALK: ARIANA BADIALI
Last year she was a host, this year she is the producer. E-talk’s very own, Ariana Badiali, got involved with student media when she was only a freshman in high school. Badiali went to Washington Township High School in New Jersey where she assisted in producing their morning show, and ever since she has wanted to pursue a career in television.
Badiali is Broadcast Journalism major with a minor in Psychology. Throughout her childhood she fell in love with E! News and admired Julianna Rancic. When she first arrived as a sophomore transfer, she went to the interest meeting for ESTV and immediately got involved in E-Talk where she became the host of the show with Ashley McGetrick, Grace Baldridge, and Caroline McSwain. Her favorite topic to talk about was celebrity news and gossip. Now, as a producer, she has taken on a whole new set of tasks consisting of creating content, rundowns, and segments, writing scripts, and blocking the show.
This winter, Badiali will be shadowing a producer with Comcast SportsCenter and the 76ers. And in the spring, she will be doing Elon in LA. She has not acquired an internship yet, but with some Elon connections, she is hoping to grasp one with E! or Ellen.
Since Badialia has done on camera and behind the scenes, she is starting to get a feel for what she would like to do in the long run. “Now that I’ve had a taste of behind the scenes, I don’t want to be on camera. I want to be behind the scenes producing for entertainment news or producing a scripted television show.”
Best of luck to Ms. Badiali! If you haven’t watched E-Talk, check it out! It’s broadcast Thursday’s at 6:00PM on channel 5 or online at elonstudenttv.com. For more information on the show follow them on Twitter @ETalk and “Like” them on Facebook.
ONE ON ONE SPORTS: RYAN BALICK AND JAKE SOTIR
“We’re total sports nerds… It’s our lives.”
This dynamic duo has been arguing since sophomore year and don’t plan to stop anytime soon. Ryan Balick and Jake Sotir are the two senior hosts for ESTV’s One-on-One Sports this year and we would like to tell you a little bit about them.
Balick is a Management Major from Matthews, North Carolina. Through his childhood, his father encouraged him to cheer on teams from New York, so naturally his favorites are the Jets, Mets, Rangers, and Knicks. Balick’s obsession with sports started in Kindergarten when he got his first glimpse of ESPN’s SportsCenter, and ever since, he’s been hooked.
Sotir is a Marketing Major from Northborough, Massachusetts. Being from Massachusetts, it was only natural that Sotir became a diehard Boston fan, his favorite teams: the Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics, and Patriots. Sotir has been hitting baseballs since he was one-year-old and has been watching sports his entire life.
Balick and Sotir met sophomore year, lived together junior year, and have been arguing about sports ever since. They’ve both had internships that involved sports and hope to have a radio show together after they graduate. Balick says, “I want people to want to listen to me” and Sotir feels the same.
These sports fanatics never stop watching ESPN, reading blogs, and forming opinions. But most importantly they never stop arguing, which is really entertaining. Through One-on-One they found a group of people who really knew a lot about sports and they couldn’t be happier. One-on-One is the perfect outlet for these two debaters because Balick says they “really don’t do anything else besides sports.”
It does get tough when their favorite teams play against one another, feelings do get hurt, but they get past it by arguing. Balick says Sotir’s teams are better than his, recognizing that the last time the Rangers won a championship was in 1994. But, their arguments are all in good fun.
I wouldn’t try arguing with these two gurus either. They know far too much about sports and have that certain gift that allows them to talk about sports endlessly. Sotir says he even has the power to make somebody believe him, even if he is wrong. He says, “You don’t have to be right, but you have to do a good job of making other people think you’re right.” And to that I say, good luck to anyone that tries.
(Interviewing these two was entertaining in itself. The Red Sox game was on in the background and, to say the least, Sotir was a little distracted.)
This year’s hosts are the perfect combination of being energetic and entertaining, all while being knowledgeable on all things sports. They play off one another and have great chemistry. If you haven’t watched the show, check it out! It’s broadcast Tuesdays at 6:00PM on channel 5 or online at elonstudenttv.com. For more information on the show follow them on Twitter @OneOnOneSports and “Like” them on Facebook.