Penn State Altoona names new sports information director

Conner Gilbert has been hired as the sports information director for Penn State Altoona. Gilbert is a 2009 graduate of Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa. and holds a bachelor's degree in communications. During his four years at the college, he also worked as the sports information assistant where he shot video and still photographs of sporting events, did live play-by-play game broadcasts for radio and television, maintained the athletics Web site, and coordinated media interviews. Gilbert was a staff writer for The Review, Saint Vincent’s newspaper, and also was a Pittsburgh Steelers training camp reporter for the college.

Gilbert is a Hagerstown, Md. native and still serves as a sports correspondent for the town’s newspaper, the Herald-Mail. He describes himself as a “die-hard” Pittsburgh sports fan. In his spare time, Gilbert writes music, plays the guitar, and sings.
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Last Updated September 08, 2009