About the RUtv News Team

Created in 2008, RUtv News is Ryerson University’s premier source for broadcast and online news around campus and Toronto. Primarily run by students from the RTA School of Media and Journalism, RUtv News is dedicated to telling the stories that matter to and interest students, as well as the local community. You can catch our latest videos on YouTube and find us on Facebook and Twitter.

RUtv News Executive Team

Imani Walker | Co-Executive Producer

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Imani has been a member of the reporting team since her first year at Ryerson. Now in her third year, Imani has taken on an executive role in leading the team. Passionate about hard news, Imani hopes to have a future in broadcast reporting.

Twitter: @imaaniwalker
Contact: imani.walker@ryerson.ca

 Miriam Valdes-Carletti | Co-Executive Producer 

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Miriam has been with RUtv News since 2014 and has previously worked as a web writer, reporter, social media manager and has worked her way to Co-Executive Producer. She also volunteers for Cogeco TV Niagara as a reporter and plans to pursue a career in the broadcast industry after graduation.

Twitter: @mvaldescarletti
Contact: mvaldescarletti@ryerson.ca

Sara Kandil | Social Media Manager

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Sara Kandil has just joined the RUtv News team, but has been involved with social media for the past 6 years. When not completing her Media Production degree to work in the entertainment industry, she’s probably tweeting, participating in new daring experiences, or simply just hopping on a flight to wherever her heart desires.

Twitter: @skxndil
Contact: akandil@ryerson.ca

Melissa Bennardo | Co-Campus Editor

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Melissa started as a web writer for RUtv News last year and is now the Co-Campus Editor. She is in her second year of the journalism program at Ryerson University and is interested in pursuing broadcast journalism.

Twitter: @MelB_97
Contact: mbennardo@ryerson.ca

Josie Mills | Co-Campus Editor

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Josie Mills is a third-year journalism student and has been with RUtv News for just over a year now. She loves reviewing concerts, interviewing bands, cat memes and attending Ryerson University’s Journalism program.

Twitter: @josie_mills
Contact: josephine.mills@ryerson.ca

Nicole Di Donato | Arts & Life Editor

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Nicole is a second-year journalism student at Ryerson and has been with RUtv News since February of 2016. She currently works at CJRU 1280AM as the Music Director and also works on a live television show as a Production Assistant. Additionally, she has her own entertainment segment on CJRU 1280AM called “Arts and Culture on the Morning Mixtape”.

Twitter: @nicolekdidonato
Contact: nicole.didonato@ryerson.ca

Tasala Tahir | Sports Editor 

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Tasala Tahir is a second-year journalism student who joined RUtv News September 2016. She founded the Barons Basketball Update, which followed Oakwood Collegiate’s AAAA varsity boy’s basketball team both on Twitter and in print. She hopes to work as an NBA sideline reporter some day.

Twitter: @TasalaTahir
Contact: ttahir@ryerson.ca

Angela McLean | Music Editor 

img_0365Angela McLean is a second-year journalism student and has been our music editor since September 2015. She has over 10 years of experience writing for print and online publications, including the Toronto Star and Girls’ Life, covering a variety of topics but focusing on music and entertainment. When she’s not writing, you can catch her at a concert or planning her next tropical vacation.

Twitter: @angelamcleanx
Contact: angela.mclean@ryerson.ca

For any inquiries, concerns or story ideas, contact RUtv News by email at rutvnews1@gmail.com

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