Brit Milazzo is the public relations director at Bellefonte Area School District. The position was established in the fall of 2017 in partnership with Bald Eagle Area School District and Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology. The mission is to help foster a relationship among the schools and communities it serves, and beyond — by providing engaging and informative information impacting the district, its employees, students, residents and more.
In her third school year with the district, she said best part of her job is working daily with students and staff to help tell the unique stories that make Bellefonte Area great. She said she also enjoys creating positive relationships with community members, and local businesses, organizations and other agencies.
Milazzo has worked in the communication field since 2005. That includes:
- Education reporter at the Centre Daily Times in State College, Pa. She was also the feature writer for Penn State football and men's hockey teams;
- Writer for the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, N.Y.;
- Production specialist for Triple-A baseball's Rochester Red Wings;
- Press secretary for New York State Sen. Greg Ball (R-Brewster);
- Reporter for the Niagara Gazette in Niagara Falls, N.Y.
- Editor and correspondent for Bleacher Report;
- Production specialist with ESPN.
During her time with Bleacher Report, Milazzo primarily covered NCAA and CIS men's ice hockey, and was an analyst for the Buffalo Bills and Syracuse University men's basketball team, and featured western New York sports-related news. She also was a traveling marketing representative for the digital sports network, and contributed to its partner networks CBS and Fox sports.
Milazzo also worked in the production department for ESPN, and brought that experience to a production job with the Rochester Red Wings (Triple-A baseball affiliate of the Minnesota Twins), where she operated camera equipment, graphics, replay decks and audio mixers for web and television broadcasts.
A 2009 graduate of Arizona State University, Milazzo holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees: one in journalism and mass communication, with an emphasis in print, from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication; and another in English, with a concentration in literature, from ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
In her free time, Milazzo — a Rochester, N.Y.-area native — enjoys skiing, snowboarding, surfing, reading, golfing, playing tennis, gardening and landscaping, being outdoors, watching baseball and hockey, and spending time with family. She was also a longtime volunteer with the Niagara County (NY) 4-H program. Milazzo was a member of the Division I ASU women’s soccer team when they competed in the Pac-10 Conference, and briefly joined western New York-based professional soccer organizations with the USL W-League before the league ceased operation in 2015.
She's also a certified soccer referee, and a coach with the Bellefonte Area girls' varsity soccer team, under direction of coaches Stacey Miller and Bob Litten. She's also a former coach with Centre Soccer Association in State College, where she's lived since January 2013. In the 2018-19 school year, Milazzo additionally became the Ski Club adviser at Bellefonte Area High School with help from high school math teacher Ryan Pastva.
*To learn more about what the PR position entails at Bellefonte Area School District, visit this link: CNET. Milazzo gives a detailed presentation to the Bellefonte Area school board at the meeting on June 11, 2019. The start of the presentation can be found at the 5:25 mark.