Recent Temple Graduate Returns to the Lehigh Valley as PBS39’s New General Assignment Reporter and Host.
Bethlehem, Pa. — February 9, 2018 — PBS39 announces Tracy Yatsko as the newest member of their new multi-platform journalism team. Yatsko will serve as a General Assignment Reporter and Host for the organization. She will be making her PBS39 debut Tuesday, February 13 at 7:30 p.m. on PBS39’s newest show “Let’s Go,” highlighting fun and exciting things to do in and around the Greater Lehigh Valley.
“Choosing to work for PBS was an easy decision. I genuinely want to make an impact in this world and my morals line up with the core values of PBS,” said Yatsko. “It’s an exciting time here where things are changing and I have the capability to use my creativity and run with it. I’m truly blessed.”
Tracy is a recent graduate of Temple University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. While at Temple, she served as Anchor and Reporter for the OwlSports Update program, work that garnered her a Mid-Atlantic College Emmy Award for Best Talent. Tracy has also worked as a Junior Reporter at FOX29 on Good Day Weekend and reported for ESPNU Campus Connection program.
Last May, she received the Temple University Diamond Award which is the highest recognition that can be bestowed on an undergraduate student. The Award is reserved for those who have demonstrated “superior leadership, academic achievement, service to the University, and impact on a community (local, regional, or global).”
Tracy has been a brain injury awareness advocate and a public speaker for nearly a decade. It is her passion to help people with brain injuries after suffering from a concussion that ended her high school athletic career.
“We are very excited Tracy is joining the PBS39 team,” said Tim Fallon, CEO. “Her dedication to making an impact and telling the stories that matter in the community will make her a great asset to not only PBS39, but the Greater Lehigh Valley.”
PBS39 is a community-owned public television station licensed to Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, Pa., serving eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey. PBS39 is owned and operated by the Lehigh Valley Public Telecommunications Corporation. PBS39 acts as the catalyst to promote civic engagement, and to fulfill the regional needs of the Greater Lehigh Valley through its dynamic communication platforms and resources. For more information, visit wlvt.org.
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