VTV was started in 1998 by a group of students looking to develop a way to expand the creative horizons for students on campus. Over the years, VTV has become one of the largest media groups on campus and is involved in many events that happen at Villanova. The station is always on air on a closed circuit channel - VTV 17.
DAVID S. ELLIS is a senior Mechanical Engineer from Rochester, NY. He started volunteering on “Wildcat Watch Live” his freshmen year, was a Technical Director and then became General Manager at the end of his sophomore year. As the President and GM, Dave coordinates the other board members and sets the direction of VTV. He is the primary contact for those looking to cooperate with VTV.
LAUREN DUGAN is a junior Communication and English double major from Flemington, NJ. She started as an Anchor on both VTV's "Wildcat Watch Live" and "Nova News" shows. After becoming the Social Media Director as a sophomore, Lauren took the role of General Manager in Spring of 2014. She is currently interning at the Vatican’s communication department in Italy.
ZAC RAHN is a junior Computer Science major and Communications minor from Morgantown, PA. He is the station’s Technical and Training Director and is the Men’s Basketball Video Manager. Zac is crucial to keeping the equipment running and our members knowledgeable to use it. He is also a key editor for our larger videos.
JON WEINER is a junior Communication major from Colt’s Neck, NJ. He is the Director of the Entertainment Department and is head Guru responsible for new show creation as well. His goals for the year include comedy shorts, and a live variety show. Check out his new shows on our Youtube channel.
ANDY CARACCIOLO is a senior Communication major from Long Valley, NJ. He began volunteering for VTV's "Wildcat Watch Live" his freshman year and now is the Director of the Sports Department. He has extensive editing and After Effects knowledge from internships in the industry. Andy is also on the Hockey team.
KELSEY BROWN is a sophomore Communication major from Monroe, CT. She was a key member of "Nova News" last year and is now the Director of the News Department. Kelsey coordinates the multiple teams of anchors and videographers that volunteer at VTV. You can check out the News segments on our YouTube channel.
SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR
MYRA VILLAS is a junior Communication major from Bolingbrook, IL. She began working on "Wildcat Watch Live" and has now become the station’s Social Media Director and Interim Marketing Director. Myra is working on increasing VTV's presence on campus and on the web through Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. She is also responsible for marketing our services to businesses and other clubs at Villanova. Contact Myra for you video production inquiries.
DIRECTOR OF EVENTS
MELANIE PREVE is a junior Communication major from Attleboro, MA. As the Director of Events, her goals for the year include member engagement and planning of the station’s formal each semester. Mel can often be spotted around Villanova running or rowing with the Rowing Team.
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATION
LIBBY MELBERT is a sophomore Business major from Carmel, IN. She began as a technical assistant for "Nova News” during her freshman year. As the Director of Communication, her goals for the year include increasing new member involvement, keeping board members aware of what else is happening in VTV, and putting together club-wide newsletters. Libby also loves the Indianapolis Colts and is not afraid to back that up; just ask her. If you’re looking to get involved, Libby is the person to talk to.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
SARAH FREITAG is a sophomore Communication major from St. Louis, MO. As the Director of Operations, her goals for the year include increasing VTV's efficiency, record-keeping, and continuing the popular series “Nova Cribs”.