• Meet Public Relations Director Brit Milazzo

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    Milazzo has worked in the communication field since 2005. That includes:

    • Education reporter at the Centre Daily Times in State College, Pa.
      • 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
      • Affiliate of the Minnesota Twins
    • Press secretary at the New York State Senate in Albany, N.Y.
      • Primarily working with Sen. Greg Ball (R-Brewster)
    • Reporter for the Niagara Gazette in Niagara Falls, N.Y.
    • Editor and correspondent for Bleacher Report in San Francisco
    • Production specialist with ESPN in Phoenix

    Awards

    • National Reporter of the Year (CNHI), 2010
    • 50th annual Golden Quill award, 2014

    A 2009 graduate of Arizona State University, Milazzo holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees:

    While attending ASU, Milazzo was also a member of the Division I women's soccer team, and involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Programing and Activities BoardSparky's Team and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

  • 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 educational and engaging information impacting the district, employees, students, residents and more.

    In her third school year with the district, Milazzo said the best part of her job is working daily with staff and students 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 that support the school district. Milazzo is a member of the Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association and regularly works with ArchiveSocial on professional learning opportunities to enhance promotion of the district. She also occasionally works with the communication programs at Penn State and Lock Haven universities.

    Heading into the position, Milazzo brought more than 12 years of communication experience, including that in news, production and public relations. Among that included job offers upon college graduation as the sports editor at the Juneau Empire in Juneau, Alaska and general news reporter at the Turnagain Times in the Glacier City region of Anchorage Borough. That was followed by enlisting in the U.S. Navy and working part time with other reservists as a mass communication specialist, while employed fulltime for Greater Niagara Newspapers in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

    *You can see Milazzo's higher education experience, and list of awards and other communication-related jobs she's held by scrolling to the top of the page using a mobile device or viewing the resume to the left of the page on a computer.

    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 regularly contributed to its partner networks CBS and Fox sports. According to BR co-founder Aron Glatzer, Milazzo was the first Bleacher Report intern to receive college credit for her work.

    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.

    In college, 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 franchises with the USL W-League before it ceased operation in 2015. The league was a North American women's professional soccer developmental organization that allowed college players the opportunity to play alongside other paid professional athletes, while maintaining collegiate eligibility. She now plays on a recreational adult league in the fall through Centre Soccer Association.

    In her free time, Milazzo — a Rochester, N.Y.-area native — enjoys skiing, snowboarding, surfing, fishing, reading, being outdoors and spending time with family. She also enjoys playing ice hockey on an adult rec league and working with local youth on beginner hockey skills. She's a fan of the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres and Baltimore Orioles. Milazzo was also a longtime volunteer with the Niagara County (NY) 4-H program by helping students with communication skills for their livestock shows and sales. Milazzo is 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 CSA 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-minute mark.