12 headed to Germany


For the 14th year in a row, the Radio and Television News Directors Foundation will conduct a two-week, expenses-paid fellowship to Germany this fall for broadcast journalists. Sponsored by the RIAS Berlin Commission, the German/American Journalist Exchange Program will run from September 29th through October 13th, featuring briefings with top-level political, business and media figures in Germany and with NATO and European Union officials in Brussels. Participants will travel to Berlin, Dresden, Prague and then Brussels. During the program, the American journalists will also meet with German broadcasters and tour German radio and television stations.

The following 12 individuals have been selected to participate in the program this fall:

Cheryl Bacon, video editor, KTTV/KCOP TV

Doris Bergman, producer, NY1 News

Deb Brunswick, news assistant, CNN

Noel Cisneros, reporter, KGO-TV

Kathy-Ann Gobin, producer, WTNH-TV

Deanne Goodman, anchor/reporter, KTVZ-TV

David Louie, business editor, KGO-TV

Paul Martella, associate producer, KTTV

Petra Mayer, associate producer, NPR

Sandy Rathbun, reporter, KVOA-TV

Marilyn Torres, reporter, RCN News

Robert Wilson, reporter, KSFY-TV