Teaching Professor Gina Martino Dahlia has led the award-winning “WVU News” team
since 2002 and began experimenting with a new sports production
program called “Mountaineer Playbook” in 2015. With the hire of ESPN
veteran Chuck Scatterday, “Mountaineer Playbook” is now officially part of curriculum
at the West Virginia University Reed College of Media, providing yet another real-world
reporting experience for students.
Michael Pehanich (BSJ, 2001) has worked in sports media for some of the top teams in the National Football League, including the Miami Dolphins, the Washington Football Team and now the Super Bowl LV champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers. As the Buccaneers’ director of communications, he is the primary contact between the organization and the media, and because of the COVID-19 pandemic, his already demanding job was more even more challenging.