#PittsburghMe: Meet Broadcast Reporting Major Blaine King Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Meet Blaine King
Major: B.A., Broadcast Reporting; minor in Broadcast Production and Media Management
Expected graduation: 2016
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
High school: Upper Darby High School
Scholarships: Margy Snyder Scholarship and the Myron Cope Scholarship from the School of Communication
Why did you choose Point Park?
I chose to come to Point Park because of the strong broadcast reporting program. I also wanted new scenery to call my home for the four years I would be here.
What makes going to Point Park for your major different from any other university?
The fact I that I got a hands-on experience right away makes Point Park different from any other university. From my freshman year to now I have been gaining broadcast industry knowledge and experience.
What activities are you involved with at Point Park (both on campus and off)?
I am the news and sports director of U-View, Point Park’s television station. I am a member of Point Park’s Broadcast Education Association. I am also the president of the United Student Government.
Why is Pittsburgh such a livable city for a college student?
There’s so much to do here and lots of activities to partake in. It’s also a good-sized city to learn. My friends and I enjoy going to Point State Park or walking around different parts of the city, and we like to try new restaurants.
What advice would you give to an incoming student?
Take advantage of the opportunities given to you. Join some clubs and partake in activities related to your major. Point Park gives you the chance to get involved right away when you step in the door. Usually at other universities you have to wait a year or two to really get involved, but at Point Park you have the opportunity to get involved and gain experience right away.
Pittsburgh has some amazing food. What is your favorite dish to get in the 'Burgh?
I have to say I am a huge fan of Burgatory. They have some of the best burgers I’ve ever had!
What's the most important thing that you learned during your freshman year?
The biggest thing I learned is to take advantage of opportunities given to you, because it will definitely help you down the line.