Contento has a penchant for the multifaceted world of broadcast journalism. Her interest in communication, backed by her dedication to preciseness, has helped her become an exceptional journalist. Whether it be by word of pen or word of mouth, she excels at all forms of journalism. Yet, it doesn’t end there with Contento – her initial blog has over 6,000 views.
Contento is currently a Correspondent for SNJ Today, South Jersey’s newest news station, located in Millville, NJ. She takes on many roles at SNJ Today like hosting and producing South Jersey Speed, a TV show that gives viewers an inside look of racing in South Jersey. She spends numerous hours producing, directing, editing and promoting the show. She also hosts a segment called Main Street Minute, which was developed to give South Jersey locals and visitors a better idea of interesting places around them and things to do in the area. She also fills in for the field-reporters when needed.
As a former Junior Reporter at FOX29 News in Philadelphia, the nation’s fourth largest news market, Contento was able to dive into a professional setting at an early stage in her career. These experiences in various fields have granted her numerous opportunities to quickly advance in the fast-paced world of journalism. In her spare time, she writes freelance for a few online magazines to explore her love for conversational writing and produces/films commercials.
Contento graduated in May of 2016 at Rowan University with a degree in Radio, TV and Film while minoring in Journalism. While at Rowan, she not only had internship experience, but she was a member of the Rowan Television Network where she was able to do live newscasts with RTN News, interviews and behind the scenes work on a state-of-the-art studio set. Contento steadily worked throughout college, gaining valuable experience with the clubs, courses and organizations she’s been involved with. Contento’s knowledge of the technical aspects of the field, and in front of the camera, equips her with a full-range of skills. She served on the executive board for Rowan’s Italian American Club, which has helped her gain networking skills and hone her interpersonal and communication skills.
Contento has always been interested in interviewing, reporting, anchoring and being in front of the camera, but still values and appreciates furthering her understanding of what happens behind the scenes in preproduction, production and post production. Having the opportunity to acquire skill sets in all phases of broadcast journalism/news production has helped fuel Contento’s passion for the field.
Contento is able to encompass all aspects of journalism and the broadcast news field into her life. She’s sociable, enjoys new encounters and is curious about exploring new places, always looking for more. She is focused and determined to advance herself and is excited at what her future in journalism will undoubtedly bring. She is currently looking to secure a full-time position in the Broadcast Journalism, News, and Print Media fields with an organization that offers great experience in a professional rewarding environment.