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Bryce Newberry



Welcome to my resume.

Bryce is a sophomore at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Someday he hopes to be a broadcast journalist covering courts and legal affairs.
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Bryce is seeking any experience possible in the broadcast industry.




May-August, 2016


TODAY Show, NBC News

  • Research and pitch story ideas.
  • Log interviews and b-roll.
  • Prepare for and assist producers with shoots.
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News Package

ASU Downtown hosts a viewing party for every football game on the road. Various student organizations host the party each time, filled with food, giveaways and spirit. Students share their highlights of the event and student leaders share the purpose of each viewing party.

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Explainer Video

At Arizona State University, hundreds of students join sororities or fraternities at some time during their four years. This takes a look inside the Bid Day process for sororities, which is how girls find out which house they’ve been selected to join. Carli Clarkson, a new sorority member, explains the highlights of the big day.

Bid Day footage courtesy of Gabrielle Mercer.

Wenatchee World

Brewster after-school club gives students a sanctuary — Next stop, East Wenatchee?

Story published in The Wenatchee World Jan. 22, 2016.

NCW — Tim and Jennifer Isensee have taken their two sons to the Brewster Boys & Girls Club since its grand opening in March.

Since then, the family has seen changes to their 11- and 8-year-old boys’ manners, friendships and self-esteem.

I wish that all children in the town could go because, I mean, it’s only $30 for a whole (school) year, which is nothing,” Jennifer said, “and I’ve seen a lot of kids with their confidence boosted and being more active.”

The Snohomish County Boys & Girls Club has helped keep the Brewster club financially stable after the Carlton Complex Fires, director Brian Paine said. Once the Brewster club is able to fully recover from the fires, becoming self-sufficient, a regional, multi-million-dollar Boys & Girls Club facility could come to the East Wenatchee area.

I can’t wait to bring this to the Wenatchee Valley,” Paine said. “We’re so close to doing some really great things … I’m over-anxious all the time.”

This could be two to three years out. A corporate sponsor is already lined up, but he wasn’t able to name them. It could cost anywhere from $3 million to $5 million, he said.

The club has already seen high attendance in Brewster, averaging between 50 and 100 children between ages 5 and 18 each day after school. The Brewster Boys & Girls Club has more than 250 registered members, Paine said.

The mission of the club is to “enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens,” Paine said. “The whole premise of Boys & Girls Club is to be open when school’s not open.”

According to statistics provided by Paine, 86 percent of Washington alumni said the Boys & Girls Club helped them graduate from high school.

We thought it was a good avenue rather than coming home, sitting on the couch, watching TV, or going to daycare,” Jennifer Isensee said. “My kids don’t want to come home … they tell me, ‘Can you come pick us up at 6 when it closes?’”

The club offers specific programs, such as Passport to Manhood, for kids of various ages. Paine said the club focuses on a fun learning environment, being a safe place with quality people, facilities and equipment.

When you provide those things for kids, kids will want to be a part of it,” he said.

To donate to the club, Paine can be contacted at 509-689-1192 or by email at Donations are also accepted online at by selecting the Brewster club through the Snohomish County club’s site.

What we’re about to do is a game-changer,” Paine said. “I’m excited about it.”

Wenatchee World

Nearly five times more heroin seized in 2015 as crisis is declared in Washington

Story published in The Wenatchee World Jan. 13, 2016.

WENATCHEE – New data show heroin use is rising in the Wenatchee Valley as a large group of Washington state agencies last week declared a “crisis” with opioid and heroin abuse statewide.

Officials with the Columbia River Drug Task Force seized nearly five times the amount of heroin in 2015 compared to 2014, according to statistics provided by the agency. In 2014, 549 grams were seized. That jumped to 2,676 grams in 2015.

Last week, a group of state agencies released a working plan to combat opioid abuse across Washington.

Washington state is currently experiencing an opioid abuse and overdose crisis involving prescription opioids and heroin,” the report said. “Approximately 600 individuals die each year from opioid overdose with an increasing proportion of those deaths involving heroin.”

Four groups were established to work on the issues including: preventing misuse of opioids, treating opioid dependence, preventing deaths from overdose, and using data to monitor and evaluate. The agencies that released the plan include the state Department of Health, state Department of Social and Health Services, state Department of Labor and Industries, the state Health Care Authority, and the University of Washington’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute.

In 2013, the Columbia River Drug Task Force investigated 17 cases involving heroin. That number increased to 43 in 2014, and dropped back to 27 in 2015.

How do you stop it?” Sgt. Chris Foreman with the drug task force said. “You stop it by going after the people who are bringing it in … that’s what we’re doing by working up the chain of suppliers. Most heroin comes into the valley from Snohomish County, he said.

Foreman said like many things, the internet and social media could be a factor in the increase. “I think it’s something that is a trend throughout the whole West Coast, but specifically from the major cities of Portland and Seattle. I think for whatever reason, people started abusing prescription opiate medication,” Foreman said. “Addicts out there wanted to get high and heroin was the solution.”

In the last three years, heroin addicts have accounted for 8.7 percent — 225 — of the patients treated by The Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment in Wenatchee. Six of the 225 patients were youths.

What we treat is addiction — we don’t treat drugs,” executive director Loretta Stover said Friday. “Addiction is the epidemic.”

In the heroin recovery process, addicts go through withdrawal. That includes pain, muscle aches, sweating, chills — “a horrible, horrible case of the flu,” clinical director Chris Tippett said.

In treatment, (heroin addicts) don’t need to be segregated,” Tippett said. “They’re not strangely odd or different than people that are there because of other substances. They fit in to the fabric of the treatment program. They do just as well, success-wise (and) completion rate-wise.”

Officers with the drug task force, which focuses on Chelan and Douglas counties, also investigated 128 methamphetamine cases in the last three years. In the past two years, they seized 2,949 grams of meth and 673 opiate-based pills.

Most of the stories I hear, (addicts) start out with a legitimate prescription, particularly in that 20 to 35 age group,” Tippett said of the opiate-based pills.

Opiate-based pills include OxyContin, Xanax, and Suboxone. All are approved by the Food and Drug Administration, but they are traded on the black market by drug users.

[Suboxone is) mainly used when heroin addicts can’t afford heroin, since heroin is going for $15 to $20 for a (tenth) of a gram,” Foreman wrote in an email. Most heroin addicts use up to a gram a day, he said. Suboxone pills go for $10 to $15 in our area.

Dr. Michael Travers is one of the only doctors in the area who prescribes Suboxone. The drug is a combination of two drugs: a long-acting opiate combined with an opiate antagonist.

Suboxone reduces cravings in people who have a heroin addiction, Travers said. Patients come into his Chelan practice and declare their addiction — Travers puts them on a plan to begin recovery.

The addicts have major problems in terms of turning their lives around,” he said. “The addiction itself is something that really takes control of their life.”

Brand name Suboxone is covered by insurance carriers, and Travers estimated it goes for about $20 per dose. “It’s very effective,” he said. “That’s not to say people don’t abuse it — they do.”

Currently, Travers has up to 40 addicts who are on this program. They are monitored at monthly checkups for using drugs or alcohol. He said most patients stay on the drug long-term.

We’ve got a lot of addicts in the Valley,” he said. “I have never seen so much.”

Wenatchee World

Going for the gold

Story published in The Wenatchee World July 22, 2015.

WENATCHEE — If there’s one thing that makes 24-year-old Jordan Broderson nervous about competing at the Special Olympics World Games, it’s not the gold medal on the line.

In May of 2010, Jordan Broderson, drives his ball at Sahalee Country Club. Photo by Don Seabrook.
In May of 2010, Jordan Broderson, drives his ball at Sahalee Country Club. Photo by Don Seabrook.

It’s all the fans who will be watching his every step, in person and on national television.

This is going to be my first time in the Special Olympics World Games with people watching me,” Broderson said Monday. “This is going to be a lot more different.”

Broderson is one of five athletes from Washington who will compete at the games, which kick off Saturday and run through Aug. 1.

Broderson qualified for the world event last summer at the Washington State Summer Games on Joint Base Lewis McChord.

It’s been a lot of practice for the Special Olympics,” Broderson said. He’s practiced with his dad, Dusty, and step-dad, Chad Sangster, for years.

When Broderson was as young as 2, he played with plastic golf clubs. By age 7, he was playing with a real set of clubs.

Broderson has competed at state Special Olympics for at least the past 12 years, winning a gold medal all but one of the years.

I’d like the gold medal (at the World Games),” Broderson said just before heading to Seattle Monday afternoon.

In October, Broderson traveled to Indianapolis where he practiced with Team USA.

His Team USA coaches are Alan Hirschman from Texas and Andrew Cameron from Minnesota.

In February, Broderson went to Los Angeles to play the course where he will compete next week. “It’s much more brighter and much more nicer,” Broderson said of the California course. He doesn’t foresee any challenges with playing his game at this course.

Broderson regularly golfs at the Wenatchee Golf & Country Club and Three Lakes Golf Course. During the winter, he plays at Golfer’s Edge, an indoor golfing facility in downtown Wenatchee.

He’s worked awful hard to get here,” Sangster said.

The Washington athletes and their coaches left Sea-Tac Airport at 6:45 Tuesday.

First Lady Michelle Obama is expected to appear at the opening ceremony Saturday.

Broderson’s parents and family friends will travel to the Los Angeles area to cheer him on.

Although he’ll stay with Team USA at the hotel, he will see them at the course each day.

I’m kind of getting excited that my family will get to come to this one,” Broderson said.

It’s anticipated that 6,500 athletes and 2,000 coaches from 165 countries will be represented through the course of the games. Nearly 25 Olympic-style venues in the Los Angeles area will be used to accommodate an expected 500,000 fans.

The games will be telecast on national networks beginning Thursday. The Countdown to the Special Olympics World Games with Robin Roberts airs at 6 p.m. Thursday on ESPN.

For a complete TV schedule, go to:

It’s not just golf that Broderson has played in his time as a Special Olympics athlete. He also has played soccer and basketball, but golf is the one that he likes most — and wins most.

I don’t have to run in golf,” Broderson said, “…just have to ride carts.”