Jan. 9, 2006
Brown freshman Kim McManus (Dedham, MA), a member of the women's ice hockey team, is one of eight finalists picked from a pool of 200 in the southern New England area, in NBCU TOO! campus entertainment reporter contest.
Two-hundred college students registered to enter the competition and auditioned for the spot over a two day period at the end of November. Each participant had to prepare a script, at least thirty seconds long but no longer then three minutes. They were brought in front of the camera, received a five second countdown and gave their repot. The finalists' reports are now on NBC 10's website, where viewers could watch each contestant and vote for their favorite.
A Dedham, MA native, McManus is in her first season with the Bears, and has seen action in all 14 games, recording two goals and one assist for three points. McManus recorded the game winner in the 3-2 victory over then ranked #5 New Hampshire in the first weekend of the season.
The top vote-getters will be invited to NBC 10 to participate in a final challenge of personal presence, articulation, knowledge of the campus entertainment scene for the general public, and other qualities necessary to be successful.
From there, NBC 10 will produce a half-hour special introducing the final competitors to the marketplace. Final voting will commence thereafter and run through mid-January.
The winning student will be introduced on air in early February and is guaranteed an internship at NBC 10. NBC 10 will host a thank you reception in the spring for the candidates.
Additionally, all Southern New England college and university websites promoting campus entertainment, theatre productions, seminars, and other items of general interest will be linked to turnto10.com under NBC 10 Campus Entertainment Connection.
"The response from the college communities - students, faculty, and administration - has been very positive all around," said Clare Eckert, NBC 10 Vice President of Advertising and Promotion. "From the response we have received from students, working in the broadcast industry is popular with young people as a career choice. NBC 10 is pleased to offer this opportunity to the students, and at the same time provide wonderful schedules of arts and cultural experience to the public through this program via on-air reports and online links at turnto10.com."
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