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Experience KOMU-TV, Columbia, MO May 2009-Present: I have worked as a general assignment dayside reporter, producer,production assistant and anchor.
I work as a one-man band dayside reporter: shooting, writing and editing my own stories. I shoot my own stand-ups and occasionally go on-set. On the average reporting shift I tweet several times throughout the shift, put together two VO/SOT/VOs, one PKG and a web story. I have reported on a wide variety of subjects from the community food drive, to a murder trial to breaking news. I produce a two and a half hour morning show, ten p.m. newscast and 6 p.m. newscast weekly. I anchor our National and World News segments using a touch screen map system. I also produce and anchor cut-ins to the TODAY show as well as fill in as a weekend anchor.
WTVF-TV, Nashville, TN June 2011-August 2011: As an intern at News Channel 5, I helped choose and writewire stories and local VO/SOTs for the 5 pm newscast. I took in viewers story ideas, helped reporters make calls on their stories, made beat calls, shot stand-ups, as well as shadowed reporters, producers and photographers.
Sciences-Po, Paris, France, January 2011-June 2011: As part of the journalism exchange program, I came upwith my own story ideas around Paris and the surrounding suburbs and then write 300-500 word stories each week.
Missouri Digital News, Jefferson City, MO January 2010-May 2010: As a political radio reporter inside theMissouri state I attended committee hearings, full session and sought out stories inside the Capitol during the legislative session. My work aired on KMOX, the CBS affiliate in St. Louis and KBIA-FM, the NPR affiliate in Columbia, MO.
Skills- Avid iNews, Avid News Cutter, Avid Active Content Manager, Avid Media Manager - Microsoft Office Suite - Shooting with Sony XD Cameras - Fluent in French - Studied viola for 13 years - Walter Williams Scholar - RTDNA Member - University Philharmonic Orchestra Member (University of Missouri-Columbia) - AED/CPR Certified
educationUniversity of Missouri-Columbia: August 2008-present, Graduation May 2012: Bachelor of Journalism: Radio-TV, French Minor Institut dtudes Politiques (Sciences-Po), Paris, France: Spring Semester 2011: Journalism Exchange Program