Andrea Brambila Awarded OPB’s Tuttle Minority Internship

May 9, 2006 — Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) has awarded the 2006 Jon R. Tuttle Minority Internship to Andrea Brambila, a student at Reed College and a resident of San Francisco, CA.

OPB established the internship in 1994 to encourage future generations of compassionate broadcasters and journalists. Historically, the internship enables an outstanding minority student to spend the summer studying telecommunications and broadcast journalism in a hands-on environment. “We are thrilled to offer this internship to such an impressive student,” said Debbie Rotich, vice president of Human Resources. While at OPB, Brambila will work in News and Public Affairs. The three-month internship begins in June.

Brambila expects to graduate from Reed in August 2006 with a degree in Anthropology. In her internship application, Brambila said, “There are few internships that would give me more pleasure and learning experience than a position at OPB where I can be part of gathering and distributing important information to the public.” She also said that she “… hopes this internship will serve as a stepping stone leading to further study in journalism.”

Brambila was selected from a pool of candidates from throughout the nation. The internship is in memory of Jon Tuttle, one of Oregon’s most respected broadcast journalists, who died in 1991 after a brief battle with leukemia. Jon Tuttle was a working journalist and a lead producer for OPB’s documentary unit. Prior to OPB, Jon worked for KGW TV.

The internship was made possible by a generous grant from the Charles J. Swindells family. Other contributors include the Portland Trail Blazers, the Jackson Foundation, Paula Craig, Patsy Smullin, Muriel Walsh, Madeline Nelson, The Oregonian Publishing Company and PBH, Inc.

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