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Pictured is School of Communication alumna Mary Ours. Submitted photo

Meet Mary Ours

Degree earned: B.A. in broadcasting, 2012
Job title and employer: Weather Anchor/Reporter, WTOV-TV, Steubenville, Ohio
Hometown: Beaver Falls, Pa.
Now living in: Steubenville, Ohio
High school: Beaver Falls High School and Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center
College activities: U-View
Hobbies/interests: Singing
Twitter: @MaryWTOV9

What's a typical day like for you?

Pictured is alumna Mary Ours | Photo by Mary Ours

Some days I report and other days I fill in for our morning meteorologist or our chief meteorologist. I'm the weekend weather anchor so I do a double shift on Saturdays for the morning and evening show and also do the Sunday evening show.

In what ways did your Point Park experience prepare you for your career?

I would not be where I am in my career if it wasn't for all of the journalism courses that I took. I was never the best writer and I have to thank my professors at Point Park for everything they taught me.

Please list the internships you had as a student.

What was it like going to school in Downtown Pittsburgh?

I loved every second of going to school in Downtown Pittsburgh! I am from the Beaver Falls area and wasn't used to being in a city environment. Everything was so close and so convenient. There was always something to do and a friendly face to see.

What is one of your favorite Point Park memories?

My favorite memory in college was going to Prague as part of the International Media Class trip. I got to lug a camera around to do interviews, visited media sites and explored Prague.

What are your career goals?

In the next year I should be finishing up the broadcast meteorology program at Mississippi State University and will have a broadcast meteorology certificate. In a few years I would like to move south to work at a bigger television market. I would love to work for one of the top 10 markets before I'm 30!


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