As Seen On

Name: Josh Deitch

Major: Economics, SAC minor

Expected Graduation: May, 2015

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

WOLV Specialty Skill: Directing, editing

Bio: I am a junior majoring in economics and minoring in film.  I’ve been involved with WOLV since my freshman year, and I currently direct and co-produce Ultimate Sports Show.  I love movies and would like to work in the film industry after graduation, hopefully as a producer or working in some way on the business side of the industry.


Name: Amanda DiMare

Major(s): Communications and Screen Arts & Cultures

Expected Graduation: May 2015

Hometown: Rockville Centre, New York

WOLV Specialty Skill: Floor Directing

Bio: I’m a junior double major in SAC and Communications. I work as a producer on the show Wake Up With WOLV, and am also the New Media Director for WOLV-TV. Besides WOLV, I am involved in Greek Life on Campus. After graduation, I hope to pursue a career in television as a writer or producer!


Name: Elizabeth McLaughlin
Major: Communications with a Minor in Writing
Expected Graduation: May 2015
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA
WOLV Speciality Skill: Finding content and social media
Bio: This is my third (and final!) year at WOLV, and I’m really excited to be the General Manager of the station. I am obsessed with the news, especially international conflicts, politics, and public policy. I’m also a huge fan of Twitter, so here’s my shameless plug: follow me @Elizabeth_McLau! In addition to WOLV, I am the co-captain for U of M’s Waterski Team!


Name: Ben Meyers
Major(s): Neuroscience, Minor: Environment
Expected Graduation: 2015
Hometown: Westport, CT (About 1-1.5 Hrs from ESPN Bristol & current and previous home of many TV actors and broadcasters…just ask me!)
WOLV Specialty Skill: Audio Editing, Knock-Knock Jokes

Bio: I’m a Junior who has been a crew member for WOLV and Sportsnite for 2 years. I’ve interned in award-winning research labs and organized an entire TEDx event, but my proudest media moments were starting a TV station from scratch at my high school and winning the award for best high school radio station in the country for my senior year. I also love to cook, tutor, play with dogs, and skydive.

Name: Brendan Rand

Major(s): Communications

Expected Graduation: May 2015

Hometown: Westport, CT

Bio: Brendan is a sophomore studying communications. He is now a co-producer for Wolverine Alley-Oop, WOLV-TV’s basketball show. A huge sports fan, he joined WOLV-TV last year and has enjoyed working for its Sports Department in a variety of roles both on-air and off, and looks forward to continuing to do so!


Name: Shelbey Roberts
Major(s): Communication Studies
Expected Graduation: May 2015
Hometown: Canton, MI
WOLV Specialty Skill: Newsfeed on-air talent
Bio: This is Shelbey’s third year with WOLV-TV, specifically working with Newsfeed. As a junior interested in the news element of broadcast journalism, she contributes as both a producer and anchor for the show. When Shelbey is not working with WOLV-TV, she serves on the executive board for the Michigan Association of Communication Studies, she actively promotes social justice as a residential advisor, and she is a Google Student Ambassador. This past summer, Shelbey used her communications background as she worked as a Google intern in New York City. While keeping her signature smile, Shelbey strives to learn as much as she can about the news-related world.


Name:  Annie Sabo

Major(s):  Communications

Expected Graduation:  May 2015

Hometown:  Cincinnati, OH

Bio: Annie is a junior majoring in Communications. She produces and hosts Wednesday’s You SayMaize I Say Blue.  Annie has interned with the Yankees YES Network in New York. Annie loves working for WOLV’s Sports Department as wellas The Big Ten’s Student U Team at Michigan.  Upon graduating, Annie hopes to pursue a career in Sports Broadcasting, hopefully in a big city such as New York.



Name: Rachel Sylora
Major(s): Communication Studies
Expected Graduation: May 2015
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Bio: Rachel is a junior at the University of Michigan pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies. She is a Producer and Anchor for WOLV-TV’s weekly entertainment show “The Entertainment Buzz”. She spent this past summer interning at BBC Worldwide America in NYC. Besides her involvement at WOLV-TV, Rachel is a Campus Representative for CBS Corporation, a Marketing Representative for Insomnia Cookies, and a part of the Student U team for Big Ten Network. Following graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in the entertainment and media industries.


Name: Alexis Wierenga

Major(s): Screen Arts and Cultures, Communications

Expected Graduation: May 2015

Hometown: Hudsonville, MI

WOLV Specialty Skill: Producing

Bio: Alexis is a junior at the University of Michigan hailing from West Michigan. You can catch her Wednesday nights onWOLV-TV’s Newsfeed where she produces, directs, writes, reports, and edits for the weekly program. In addition to WOLV-TV, she is involved with M-agination Films student production group, ResStaff, Arts Ambassadors, the Adelia Cheever program, A-Capella, New Life Church, K-grams, and various other student organizations. This past summer she interned at WZZM 13 Grand Rapids in news production. Previously, she interned in Guatemala City for 11 weeks for a ministry network called Estrategia de Transformación as a photographer and video producer. After graduation, Alexis hopes to pursue a career in broadcasting or photojournalism.