Tyler Bingham is a freshman English major with a minor in Sociology and a potential second minor in Communications. He is originally from Boston, Massachusetts, but now resides here at Niagara University's O'Shea Hall. Tyler has a passion for working in both digital and print journalism. Along with helping with the Ridge Report, he's a Sports Writer and Campus Correspondent for FreshU.io. Around campus, Tyler is involved in WNIA as well as the Student Ambassador program. In the future, Tyler hopes to be a beat reporter for the NBA's legendary, 17-time world champion, Boston Celtics.
A fun fact about Tyler is that he can touch the top of his left wrist with his left thumb.
Anna Cappello is a Sophomore Communications and Psychology dual major from Orchard Park, New York. On Ridge Report thus far Anna has been an anchor, technical director, and camera operator as well as a reporter. Around campus she is involved in the plays through NU theater, CPB, ASL club, NU Clue, and the Vincentian Scholarship program. Anna is the oldest of 6 children and is fluent in pig latin.
Maura Christie is a Communications major with a minor in writing studies from Troy, NY. On the show Maura has been an anchor, camera operator and technical director. Ideally Maura would like to be host of NBC Nightly News.
Ciara Cornelia is Sophomore Communications major from Rochester, NY. She has been a part of the ridge report as a camera and teleprompter operator. When she grows up she hopes to have a career in video production.
Liam Cuddy, a freshman at Niagara University, is currently enrolled in the Academic Exploration Program, taking classes focussed on Communications, and Hospitality and Tourism. He is currently from Auburn, New York where he participated in the Journalism Program there and was awarded with the Sarah E. Smith Scholarship. He has participated in various Ridge Report positions including sound board, camera, reporting, and anchoring.
Gabrielle Jackson is a Communication Studies Major/Marketing Minor from Dallas, Texas. She has worked as a Floor Director, Reporter, Sound editor, and host on the Ridge Report. She is a Community Advisor and holds active roles in CPB, Programming Board, PRSSN. In her future, she would like to own a Public Relation and Marketing company. She graduates in 2018.
Makayla Kanavy is a Freshmen Communications and Sports Management Dual Major. She is from Syracuse, NY and has done various things on the show from anchoring to working the prompter. Other than Ridge Report she is involved with the Human Rights Initiative. She hopes to work for a sports team in the future as part of their Management department or PR department.
RachelLewis is a communications major here at Niagara University. She is primarily involved in Ridge Report. Rachel spends her free time working on her art skills and watching YouTube videos. She plans to join a career in graphic communications or video editing. Fun Fact: She has a girlfriend who lives in Australia.
Justin Pope is a Sophomore from Tonawanda, New York, majoring in Theatre Performance here at Niagara University. He so far has been an anchor on the Ridge Report once, but he has had the honor of serving as the show’s announcer quite a few times. Justin dreams of one day becoming a voice actor and inspiring those who listen to what he may have to say. Fun fact: Justin can name (currently) all 721 Pokémon and knows in-depth information on each one!
Travis Starzynski is a freshmen from Buffalo, New York, majoring in 5-12 English Education here at Niagara University. He dreams of one day becoming an English teacher or maybe even a school principal. With the Ridge Report being one, Travis is also involved in NUFTA and NUSGA. He hasn’t done anything like Ridge Report, before but he is anticipating a great year!
Ashley Webb is a Junior enrolled in the Communications program with an additional interest in obtaining an ASL Minor. She commutes daily from her hometown of Lockport, New York. Around campus she is primarily involved with Ridge Report, but tries to attend the ASL events that occur both on campus and off. Post-graduation, Ashley plans to work with production teams for television and additional branches of media production.
Fun fact: Ashley has traveled abroad to Europe and China for weeks at a time to learn about and experience other cultures as well as promote international relations as a student ambassador.
Sarah Wetzel is currently a BFA theatre performance major at Niagara University. Passionate about theatre from a young age, Sarah hopes to continue to grow as a performer during her years at NU. Looking to potentially minor or double major in communications, Sarah is eager to continue to learn more about the process of putting together each episode of Ridge Report alongside her peers. She hopes that the technical knowledge she gains in Ridge Report will be applicable to her pursuits in theatrical production. A fun fact about Sarah is that she loves exploring and has spent the night alongside ghost hunting teams in Rolling Hills Asylum.
David Wojtkowski is a Sophomore at Niagara University who is pursuing a major in Communications Studies. David is from Williamsville, NY and works behind the scenes at the Ridge Report. With a degree from Niagara University, David hopes to work in video production in the future.