Jon Renforth is a 2012 Dean’s List graduate. Jonathan graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications with a Broadcasting emphasis.While attending WLU, Jon co-created and hosted the WLU-TV show Jock Talk. This show is the first student run sports show on WLU-TV. The show ran weekly for two semesters before Jon graduated in December of 2012. In addition to hosting Jock Talk, Jon made two appearances on the West Liberty Sports Network, once as a color commentator for Hilltopper Football, and once as a play by play announcer for Hilltopper Basketball.
While Jon was enrolled at WLU, he also worked part-time at WTRF7 in Wheeling WV as a weekend Digital Journalist. While working at WTRF, Jon worked on many popular stories such as the Stubenville Teen Rape Investigation, Rep. Paul Ryan’s visit, and Gov Mitt Romney’s visit. Jon left WTRF shortly after he graduated in December 2012.
After graduation, Jon received a job working at WTKR News Channel 3 in Norfolk, VA. Jon works as a full-time Photojournalist at News Channel 3. He is the third WLU graduate to work at WTKR following graduates Van Applegate, and Sean Forester.
Outside of his job, Jon loves comedy and is a sports junkie. Jon is a Steelers, Penguins, Knicks and Yankees fan, and rarely misses a game.
Jon is grateful of the opportunities that he received while attending West Liberty. He feels as if the experiences and mentoring he received on the hilltop helped him greatly for employment after school.