Southeastern student recognized as Student Broadcaster of the Year
Monday, April 4, 2016
by: Rene Abadie
BEST IN STATE – Southeastern Louisiana University communication major Dominique Brogle of Destrehan was named Student Broadcaster of the Year by the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters. She is the third consecutive Southeastern student to receive the award.
HAMMOND – A Southeastern Louisiana University student, senior Dominique Brogle of
Destrehan, has been named the Student Broadcaster of the Year by the Louisiana Association
Brogle is a reporter, anchor and producer with the Southeastern Channel, the university’s educational access channel, and is the third consecutive Channel student to be named Student Broadcaster of the Year. In fact, Southeastern students have earned the honor every year since its inception. She was honored at LAB’s recent Prestige Awards luncheon in Baton Rouge.
A communication major with a concentration in electronic media, she was selected over all other students in television and radio from throughout the state.
“To be recognized as the best broadcast journalist in the state is a true honor,” Brogle said. “I’ve worked hard these past four years at Southeastern, and winning an award like this validates that I’ve learned valuable skills as a Southeastern student."
Brogle works with the Channel’s student newscast, “Northshore News,” which has been named one of the top four college newscasts in the country by College Broadcasters, Inc. Earlier this year, Brogle won Best College Television Journalist presented by the Southeast Journalism Conference and second place in the onsite competition for Best TV News Reporter. SEJC is made up of all universities in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina.
Along with her work for “Northshore News,” she has also reported for and hosted Southeastern’s “Big Game” student sportscast, the “College Night” entertainment show and the student film show, “Cinematheque.”
“Without the Southeastern Channel, I wouldn’t have had a glimpse of what it is like to work in a newsroom,” said Brogle. “The staff there works hard to give student workers real-world experiences, such as producing news shows, script writing, shooting and editing my own stories and meeting deadlines. I’ve learned the skills I will need for my first job at a news station.”
“We’re ecstatic that Dominique has been recognized as the top student broadcaster in the state; she is so deserving,” said Channel General Manager Rick Settoon. “She is an extremely creative broadcast journalist and has a terrific on-camera presence. Her high-quality standards and exemplary work ethic will pave the way for a great career as a television journalist.”