PBS39’s Reporter’s Roundtable is a weekly presentation gathering some of the Greater Lehigh Valley’s best and brightest college and university journalists. Hosted by Tracy Yatsko, every week the panel will discuss issues of local, regional and national concern.

Tune in every Saturday at 10:00 am & Sunday at 5:00pm!

Meet Our Journalists

Cole Tamarri, 24, is a second-year Journalism student at NCC, graduating in May and transferring to East Stroudsburg University to major in English next fall. He has worked for the college newspaper, The Commuter for all four semesters and is currently the managing editor. Writing has been an integral part of Cole’s life since middle school, and he has a deep passion for the craft of journalism. For Cole, journalism is a tool to spark important societal conversations and telling unique stories. “To thy own self be true” is how Cole approaches life and he strives to reflect that in his work. Writers like Jemele Hill, Jamilah Lemieux, and Hunter S. Thompson, along with countless others, have inspired him.
Natasha Hague, 21, is a Lehigh Carbon Community College student majoring in Communications. She will have an associates in communications in May and will then transfer to a four year for her bachelors. She has been with the Newspaper as an editor since December and a writer since the start of this past semester. She is one of 3 editors and maintains the social media pages for The Paw Print as well as editing the student pieces. Her professor approached her about joining The Paw Print. She is passionate about making people smile. She enjoys writing about things that may make people a little angry, almost like playing devil’s advocate. As a writer Hague can’t turn it off-- She is always looking for an angle, as an editor, she is always looking for a good story. She wants to pursue journalism in any form.
Greg Kantor, 22, is a senior at Muhlenberg College, majoring in public health. He’s written for the student newspaper, The Muhlenberg Weekly, since his freshman year and has served as the editor-in-chief for two years. Greg values the role of journalism and the first amendment in our country, and cares deeply about local news outlets, particularly on college campuses. In the Fall, he’ll be attending the Boston University School of Public Health to pursue a master’s degree, with concentrations in health policy and communication.
Anna Simoneau, 22, is a senior journalism major and international relations and Earth and environmental science minor at Lehigh University. In addition to being a Lehigh student, she grew up locally in Center Valley, Pennsylvania. Anna spent much of her time as an undergraduate serving as an editor on Lehigh’s student newspaper, The Brown and White. Through the six semesters she was an editor, Anna held positions in the photo, design, and graphics departments and led each department at some point. She also contributed to The Brown and White as a photographer and writer, covering a wide array of topics ranging from local restaurants, to the socioeconomic and cultural divides in Bethlehem. She was granted a presidential scholarship to pursue her master’s in management at Lehigh next year.
Klaudia Jazwinska, 22, is a senior majoring in journalism and global studies at Lehigh University. She has been involved with the school’s student publication, The Brown and White, since her freshman year and currently serves as its editor in chief. Klaudia is passionate about the responsibility of journalists to inform the public, hold truth to power, and give voice to those who might not otherwise be heard. After graduating from Lehigh this May, Klaudia will continue her education as a Marshall Scholar at Cardiff University in Wales, where she will pursue a master’s degree in data and computational journalism.
Kaytlyn Gordon, 21, is a junior majoring in English and minoring in Communications and Media Studies at Moravian College. She has been involved with Moravian College’s student run newspaper, The Comenian since her freshman year and has been serving as the editor-in-chief for the past two years. Kaytlyn’s passion for writing began in high school when she joined her school newspaper and has continued into college as she strives to provide the student body with interesting and up-to-date news coverage. She has a strong desire to make an impact on the world through the written word, while also giving voices to those that are often unheard.
Jon Dowding is a senior journalism and spanish double major with a minor in political science at Temple University. Jon is an award-winning journalist who first developed his love for political journalism while reporting at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. He reported on the media’s coverage of minority groups for AllDigitocracy.org as a member of the Temple DNC News Bureau. Since then, he has reported as a weather anchor, reporter and foreign correspondent in Spain for Temple Update, the student-produced news broadcast at Temple, as well as an on-air host for W.H.I.P Student Radio at Temple. He has interned at WXTF Fox 29, participated in a week-long fellowship for NPR’s Next Generation Radio, and will be interning this summer at CBS News in their Washington D.C. bureau.
Taylor Allen is a millennial journalist with multiple bylines for WHYY News and The PLS Reporter. She is a commentator for Praise 107.9 discussing pop culture within the black community. Her love for radio landed her as the News Director for WHIP, Temple’s student radio station, for the past year where she created a talk show called The District, which tackles state and Philadelphia-area politics. She's a NPR Next Generation Alum and a senior at Temple University's Klein College of Media and Communication. She won multiple journalism awards at Temple, including the Jessica Savitch Award, the Phyllis Brodie Award, Best Audio News Package, and Best Audio Feature Package.
Elizabeth Horn, 19, is a rising sophomore English and History double major at Moravian College. She has been involved with the school’s newspaper, The Comenian, since the fall of 2017 and currently serves as the news section editor, and she has been involved with a newspaper publication since she was 13. She is involved on other organizations on campus, including the literary magazine The Manuscript and the service sorority Gamma Sigma Sigma. Elizabeth values truth and objectivity in journalism and reporting, believing that nothing but the unfettered truth should be told to allow the general public to determine their own opinions. She plans to become a literary editor and a professor in the future.
Angie Rizzo is a Lehigh Valley local majoring in Global Studies with a minor in Latin American Studies at Lehigh University and a certificate from the Global Citizenship program. She is involved in a lot on campus, serving as a Head Gryphon (RA), TRAC Writing Fellow, and United Nations NGO Youth Representative for Tarumitra, an environmental non-governmental organization in India. She has studied abroad several times, doing a service trip to Antigua, learning in Indonesia, Cambodia, Israel, and Palestine, and interning in India. This summer she will be interning in Costa Rica, and hopefully will attain fluency with her Spanish skills.

Meet Our Host

Get Ready for Reporter's Roundtable!

Reporters Roundtable host, Tracy Yatsko, gets us ready for PBS39's brand new show!

Tracy is a reporter/host for PBS39 and a recent graduate of Temple University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in journalism. While at Temple, she served as Anchor and Reporter for the OwlSports Update program, work that garnered her a Mid-Atlantic College Emmy Award for Best Talent. Tracy recently hosted a live-community conversation on school safety and is featured on PBS39’s new show, Let’s Go!.

Last May, she received the Temple University Diamond Award which is the highest recognition that can be bestowed on an undergraduate student. The Award is reserved for those who have demonstrated "superior leadership, academic achievement, service to the University, and impact on a community (local, regional, or global)."

Tracy has been a brain injury awareness advocate and a public speaker for nearly a decade. It is her passion to help people with brain injuries after suffering from a concussion that ended her high school athletic career.