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Kristopher Ankarlo

MultiMedia Journalist

  • Washington DC
  • +18145530251

I'm a media professional with a versatile skill-set ranging from broadcast to print to digital. My specialties include transportation, politics and travel. I enjoy untangling complex stories, telling them in creative and informative ways that appeal to mass audiences.

Work History

Jan 2012Dec 2015

CBS Radio, WNEW Newsradio 99.1 FM

reporter, anchor, editor

Washington, D.C.

D.C. Bureau Chief: 4/15-12/15 

  • Reporting D.C. politics: mayor's office, council, executive departments and congressional delegate. 
  • Team with other reporters and editors on continuing coverage of breaking news.
  • Enterprise and Special coverage:
    • Led production and reporting of Pope Francis' visit to the United States.
    • Reporting and anchoring during the riots in Baltimore.
    • Production and reporting of a series following a spike in crime in D.C.

Transportation Reporter: 1/14-4/15 

  • Continuing coverage of WMATA including a transition of leadership, L'Enfant smoke incident, the opening of the Silver Line, the expansion of the railcar fleet.
  • Reporting of long-term and short-term transportation projects, developments and trends:
    • policy quest toward Vision Zero and the rise of cycling culture.
    • conflict between the taxicab industry and ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft.
    • opening of HOT lanes and new tolled commuter highways.
    • development of the first new streetcar line to Washington, D.C. in 50 years.

Editor-PM Drive: 10/13-1/14

  • Direct reporters in the field to cover breaking news and create enterprise stories.
  • Coordinate traffic, weather, sports assets into cohesive and compelling newscasts.
  • Partner with the anchors to build interesting, informative and well-paced newscasts.
  • Monitor input from reporters, management, listeners, social media and the Internet to identify and develop breaking news stories.

Anchor: 1/12-12/15 

  • Write and execute 5-7 30-minute newscasts per shift, each comprised of 15-20 stories. 
  • Construct attention grabbing headlines, teases and copy to pique audience interest.


Tour Manager


Anaheim, CA

  • Direct 26-day transcontinental tours throughout the United States and Canada.
  • Organize and execute all on-the-road logistics for groups with an average size of 50 passengers.
  • Deliver in-depth historic and cultural presentations, built from personal knowledge and research. 
  • Train new, and experienced, staff on advanced itineraries.
  • Score in the top tier of tour managers at Contiki USA in evaluations and sales.
  • Provide written and photographic content for company brochure and website.

News Director, Morning News Anchor

WBLF News Talk 970 AM

State College, PA

  • Host and produce a daily, six-hour morning news and local affairs radio program. 
  • Organize daily programming and streamline format details.
  • Assess stories and delegate news coverage to staff to match their strengths.
  • Write and produce two daily newscasts.



College of Communications

B.A. Journalism

President, Council of Commonwealth Student Governments

Vice President, Undergraduate Student Government

Columnist, The Daily Collegian

Other Relevant Experience


Proficient in Adobe Audition, Premiere, Photoshop, ProTools, Burli, Final Cut, Wordpress, Microsoft Office.

Fluent in social networking tools: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Vimeo, Soundcloud.