Hosts | Reporters

  • Views: 266 Plugged-In Host | Shaun McDonald

    Hi! My name is Shaun McDonald and I am originally from Massillon, OH. In high school, I played football, performed in our “Little Broadway” theater, and orated weekly through interpretive speech. After looking at numerous colleges and universities, I decided to come to the University of Toledo and study Chemical Engineering and minor in Business. At the University of Toledo, I am a Leadership UT student, a University Ambassador, part of the Christian Leadership Program, and a brother of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity. Currently, I am on co-op at the Marathon Oil Company in Detroit, MI. In my free time, I enjoy reading, working out, and cooking; when given the opportunity, I enjoy traveling and exploring new places. WGTE and Plugged In caught my attention because I am a science nerd at heart and talking to professionals on the frontier of science was an opportunity I could not resist. Working on Plugged In is quite an experience and without a doubt, a whole lot of fun!

  • Views: 563 Plugged-In Host | Jennifer Mondelli

    Hello, my name is Jennifer Mondelli and I come from the small town of Wauseon, Ohio.  I am a sophomore attending the University of Toledo (go Rockets!) and am majoring in Speech-Language Pathology.  I have two brothers, one who also attended the University of Toledo, and the other still in high school.  When I am not going to classes I stay busy with UT's Ballroom Dance Society where I am the secretary, Rocket Marching Band, and Catholic Student Association.  In high school I was very heavily involved in the speech team and theater so when I saw the information about Plugged-In, I just knew it was something that I would love to be a part of. I am so incredibly grateful to be working with WGTE and UT on this show and I hope that you enjoy it as much as I love making it!

  • Views: 309 Plugged-In Reporter | Jasmine Neilson

    Jasmine is a current freshman at the University of Toledo majoring in communication with a concentration in broadcasting. Her involvement on campus includes membership with Black Student Union, NAACP-U.T. chapter and the R.P.G.C. gospel choir. She has also worked with the U.T. for Obama campaign. During her high school career, Jasmine was heavily involved with Interact club and Northmont Student Ambassadors. She also worked on various committees including Prom, Homecoming, and Blood Drive and wrote for the school newspaper. Other involvement included Del-Teens, Dayton Urban League Youth Forum, NAACP youth council, and the Greater Dayton Association of Black Journalists (GDABJ). In her leisure, she praise dances at her church and enjoys reading a good book occasionally. Her favorite quotes are, "The benefits of tomorrow will only come from the preservation of today" - Destin Grayson, and "Character makes the man, not circumstances" – Booker T. Washington. . Jasmine hopes to one day become news broadcast producer with Turner Broadcasting working at WGN-TV.

  • Views: 348 Plugged-In Reporter | Amanda Patton

    Hello! My name is Amanda Patton and I am currently a full-time sophomore at the University of Toledo. I've lived in Toledo for a few years but I am originally from Indianapolis. I've also lived in San Diego, California. I am majoring in Communications and Broadcasting and I hold a 4.0 GPA. In between classes and reporting for Plugged-In, I am a reporter as well as a producer for UT:10 News, the campus broadcast news. I also assist the Communications Department on the weekends by filming sports, directing events, and doing edits and melts of footage. I hold a certification in Culinary Arts and I absolutely love running and yoga! I plan on having a career as a producer of broadcast news and documentaries.