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The Wood Word

2017-2018 Staff

Rachel Looker

Editor-in-Chief

Rachel is a senior majoring in Digital Media with Broadcast Journalism and Production and minoring in Business. This is Rachel's second year as editor-in-chief of The Wood Word. She also serves on the TV-Marywood management team...

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Alex Weidner

Managing Editor

Alex is a senior digital media major and broadcast journalism minor. Currently the Managing Editor at The Wood Word, he has been on staff since his freshman year. Alex enjoys uncovering government conspiracies to hide the existence...

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Brooke Williams

News Editor

Brooke Williams is a junior Broadcast Journalism major and the News Editor for The Wood Word. Outside of The Wood Word, she serves as president of the Society for Collegiate Journalists (SCJ) Marywood Chapter and a main anchor...

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Dylan Wright

Arts and Entertainment Editor

Dylan is a senior Digital Media major. Dylan likes to binge watch Netflix and read in his spare time. Follow @DWrightTWW ...

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Amanda Duncklee

Community Editor

Amanda is a senior English Literature major with minors in Writing and Broadcast Journalism. In addition to her role on The Wood Word, Amanda is the President of the Languages and Literature Club as well as the Editor-in-Chief...

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John Ferraro

Sports Editor

John is a Graduate Student studying Interdisciplinary Communications. He has been Sports Editor for three years. John is currently hosting and producing his own original program "Beyond The Arch." He's also Sports Anchor for TV-Marywood...

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Nicolo Manzo

Assistant Sports Editor

Nicolo is a sophomore Digital Media major. He's been a member of the Wood Word since summer 2017. He currently serves as the Assistant Sports Editor. Nicolo is a DJ at 91.7 VMFM. Outside of school, he is an avid sports fan and...

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Anne Zukowski

Digital Content Director

Anne is a senior Digital Media/Broadcast Production major with minors in Business and in Broadcast Journalism. She's been on staff since her freshman year. This year, the Web Editor position has revamped to the Digital Content...

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Kirstin Wilson

Digital Content Assistant Director

Kirstin Wilson is an Advertising/Public Relations major at Marywood University. She is a sophomore and is the Digital Content Assistant Editor for the Wood Word. Kirstin is also a member of the Public Relations Students Society...

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Lauryn Butler

Reader Engagement Director

Lauryn is a sophomore Advertising and Public Relations major. She is a part of Public Relations Student Society of America & American Advertising Federation, a DJ for 91.7 VMFM, participates in Love Your Melon and is on the...

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Amanda Focht

Digital Content Designer

Amanda is a junior Graphic Design major and works as a Digital Content Designer for The Wood Word. Amanda used to play field hockey for Marywood, and is currently in the CMYK Club for designers. In her spare time, you can catch...

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Carolyn Warcup

Digital Content Lead Designer

Carolyn Warcup is a junior graphic design major. This is her first year with the Wood Word as the creative design lead. Along with the Wood Word, Carolyn is the current president of the CMYKlub and a member of ZETA Omicron....

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Maci Roos

Digital Content Designer

Maci is a Junior Graphic Design major with a minor in Business Management. This is her first year as a member of the Wood Word where she is a Digital Content Designer. Maci is also the Vice President of CMYK (graphic design club),...

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Jessica Bonacci

Multimedia Editor

Jessica is a junior Digital Media major. She currently serves as the Multimedia Editor for The Wood Word. When she’s not filming and editing videos, she’s managing Marywood’s TV station, TV-Marywood. Jessica loves to keep...

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Bethany Wade

Photography Editor

Bethany Wade is a senior digital media major with a minor in advertising. When she's not working as the photography editor or columnist for A&E, she's helping out as station manager of VMFM 91.7 or as promotions director of...

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Manfid Duran

Video Editor

Manfid is a junior Digital Media and Broadcast Production major. He serves as the Video Editor for The Wood Word. Outside of The Wood Word, he is also involved in creating news packages for TV-Marywood. When he’s not editing ...

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Alex Knittel

Publicity and Promotions Director

Alex Knittel is a Junior Advertising & Public Relations major with a Business minor. He currently serves as the Publicity & Promotions Director for The Wood Word. He is Vice President of PRSSA/AAF and on the Student Activities...

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Briana Ryan

Staff Writer

Briana is a freshman Broadcast Journalism major. She is a staff writer for The Wood Word. When she’s not busy writing articles, Briana is a member of the TV-Marywood News Package Team and a deejay for Marywood’s Alternative radio s...

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Kate O'Meara

Staff Writer

Kaitlyn is a Junior Broadcast Journalism major and a Staff Writer for The Wood Word. Kaitlyn also participates in PRSSA, VMFM 91.7, and plays on the softball team. She also live tweets Marywood Student Government Association meeting...

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