• Brit Milazzo
    Public relations director
    bmilazzo@basd.net
    (814) 355-4814 ext. 3056

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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.
      • Worked 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 September 2017 with a mission to help foster a relationship among the schools and communities it serves, and beyond — by providing educational and engaging information affecting the district, employees, students, residents and more. The position was also started in conjunction with Bald Eagle Area School District and Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology with the intent to move into a permanent role at Bellefonte Area by the 2019-20 school year.

    In her fourth 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. She also occasionally works with the communication programs at Penn State and Lock Haven universities to provide firsthand information about how PR works in settings such as Bellefonte.

    Milazzo is responsible for the content and promotion of information on the district's "school news" site; publications such as Red Raider magazine and the BeLA newsletter; and the district's main social media accounts such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, which are used to promote, educate and inform the community on happenings within the district. That includes featuring employees and students, school partnerships, special projects  and other newsworthy information regarding Bellefonte Area School District. That is done through written articles, photos and videos, podcasts and more. While not the district's spokeswoman, she is, however, the facilitator with news media to provide them with story ideas about BASD and/or point reporters in the right direction of the appropriate employee to speak with. She also works closely with state agencies such as the Pennsylvania Department of Education to provide the community with information about how affairs at the state level may affect the district and community.

    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, while employed fulltime for Greater Niagara Newspapers in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

    *You can see more of 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 at 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 teams 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 through Centre Soccer Association.

    In her free time, Milazzo — a Rochester, N.Y.-area native — enjoys skiing, snowboarding, surfing, fishing, reading and being outdoors. 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 head coach and teacher Stacey Miller. 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 and Snow Sports Club adviser at Bellefonte Area High School with help from high school math teacher Ryan Pastva. She has been an avid freeskier since 1997 and learned to snowboard in 2005. In February 2020, Milazzo was also approved to coach with the track and field team at Bellefonte Area Middle School, working specifically with sprinters and jumpers. She previously ran track in high school, competing in the 100-meter sprint, 110-meter hurdles, 4x100-meter relay and long jump. She was a two-time varsity letter winner in track and field during her freshman and sophomore years, before switching to softball the spring of her junior and senior years.

    *To learn more about what the PR position entails at Bellefonte Area School District, visit this link: C-NET. Milazzo gives a detailed presentation to the Bellefonte Area school board at the meeting on June 11, 2019. You can also find a short video shown to members of Leadership Centre County during a visit to the district in March 2020: PR video.