BOONE—Appalachian State University freshman Tyler Hardin is this year’s winner of the Fox News Channel College Challenge Contest, a nationwide contest where students submit news stories for consideration.
As the winner of the competition, Hardin received a check for $10,000, which was presented during a May 1 broadcast of Fox & Friends.
Hardin is a freshman pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in electronic media/broadcasting in the Department of Communication. He also is the owner and president of TDH Media, a high-definition broadcast film production company founded in 2009. On campus, Hardin serves as a broadcast news presenter for 90.5 WASU FM and as a University College Senator for Appalachian State University’s Student Government Association.
Hardin said he has been interested in television news ever since he was a young boy when he began watching it with his family. In fact, it was his grandmother who alerted him to the competition after reading about it in a local newspaper.
“To be able to see what’s going on in the news and apply that and go out and get these hard-hitting stories has really been terrific and it’s something that I want to pursue after college,” Hardin told the Fox & Friends cohosts.
A video of Hardin’s interview and award presentation is online at http://video.foxnews.com/v/4208857678001/meet-the-2015-fnc-college-challenge-winner.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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