PBS39 Reporter Brittany Garzillo to be Honored at 'A Night of Stars'

Posted by Gerard Longo on

Those attending Moravian College’s “A Night of Stars” dinner may recognize a familiar face. PBS39 reporter Brittany Garzillo is one of the many Moravian alumni set to be honored at the annual awards dinner.

Garzillo, a 2013 graduate of Moravian, expressed gratitude for being selected as one of the College’s most prominent alumni in 2015.

“I don’t know the (selection) process, but it’s an honor to be nominated among so many notable Moravian alumni,” Garzillo said. “It means a lot to me, because I’d be the first to say that I still have a lot of learning to do.”

“A Night of Stars” will be held Fri., Apr. 17 inside the Musikfest Café at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m., and will also feature dinner, an awards presentation and live entertainment from the Philadelphia Funk Authority.

Alongside Garzillo, the honorees are as follows: Dr. George Diamond, Emeritus Professor of English; Dr. Robert R. “Doc” Windolph, Emeritus Dean of Students; Richard and Monica Schantz, Emeritus Faculty of the Music Department; Coach John Makuvec, Emeritus Professor of Physical Education; Ray S. Bishop, ’81; Teri McCandless Bishop, ’81; Laurie Riley Brubaker, ’82; Robert P. Flicker, ’71; Kenneth J. Rampolla, ’79; Anne McCandless Rampola, ’79; and the Mitti family (Ralph M., ’62; Ralph F., ’86; David M., ’90; and Jeffrey M., ’96). More information can be found here.

Rooted in the Community
For Garzillo, a Lehigh Valley native, the opportunity to learn within the community – at Moravian, and now at PBS39 – has been a positive experience not to be missed.

“I’ve felt very lucky to stay local,” Garzillo said. “Bethlehem is my hometown. I had an internship at Moravian, and it segued right into a job here at PBS39. The people that I work with every day are helping me to be a better journalist and grow my skills, and I’m happy to do that here in the Lehigh Valley.”

This unique experience allows Garzillo to see the Lehigh Valley from many angles, which makes her a valuable resource to Moravian students looking for a career in media and communications.

“I’m happy to give back any of my skills or expertise to Moravian,” Garzillo said. “I’m always thrilled to see intern candidates come to PBS39 who follow in those media and communications footsteps.”

All of us at PBS39 are excited to congratulate Brittany on this tremendous honor!

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