I just got an email from Carlene and I figured I’d share here what I shared in my response. Looking forward to meeting everyone else.
Kara (Matuszewski) Sassone
I live just outside of Boston with my husband, Scott, and our twins, Jackson and Campbell, who were born in November 2011. Scott and I met when we both worked at WAGM in Presque Isle, Maine. I was the weekend news anchor and he was the weekend sports anchor.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism from S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. I also completed the newspaper curriculum and have minors in Economics and Psychology. While at Syracuse I studied for a semester in London at the Syracuse London Centre, and I was a reporter for the Daily Orange, the independent daily student newspaper.
After graduating in 2000, I got the job in Presque Isle. I then moved to WLBZ in Bangor, Maine as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor. Then we went to WCSH in Portland, Maine where I was the weekend morning anchor and general assignment reporter. After that, it was back to WLBZ to be the weekday evening anchor.
In 2010, we moved to Boston where I worked as a web producer for CBSBoston.com, the website for WBZ-TV and WBZ 1030 Newsradio.
I came to the College of Science at Northeastern University in August 2012 as a web producer and social media specialist.
Looking ahead I plan to incorporate what I learn in the Media Innovation program with my current position and move it forward.