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Reporter, Anchor, Production Assistant

DuckU News

DuckU is a student-run weekly television program at the University of Oregon that includes news and sports. I reported on campus issues and current events by shooting, writing, and editing short news packages. I also anchored and helped with production during tapings. I was the host of the show during the spring of 2008.

May 2012Present

Junior Publicist

CBS News
Jan 2012May 2012

News Associate, CBS THIS MORNING

CBS News
Aug 2011Jan 2012

Planning Department Intern

CBS 48 Hours Mystery

Casting characters and location scouting for a pilot reality show on a world-renowned fashion designer, managing 48 Hours social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook), pitching stories, monitoring current events, researching on Lexis Nexis, handling viewer mail, and performing various clerical duties.

Please inquire for writing and research samples.

Sep 2010Apr 2011

Anchor, Producer, Reporter

Oregon News

Oregon News is a thirty-minute live newscast that airs on Comcast channel 23 every Friday at noon.

It also streams live on the internet. Viewers can access the newscasts on the Oregon News website as well.

I anchored the Friday newscasts as well as the five-minute online newscasts. I also produced the show and coordinated stories with reporters. When I was not producing, I created two-minute packages each week about campus and community issues. Some of my stories include the Willamette Confluence Project, students' response to the string of suicides among gay teens in the nation, and the university's efforts to increase diversity.

May 2010Oct 2010

Videographer

Robert D. Clark Honors College

Directed, produced, and shot a ten-minute promotional video that highlights "what it's like" to be a student at the University of Oregon and specifically at the Robert D. Clark Honors College. The video was played for incoming Honors College freshmen at the New Student Orientation, as well as Duck Preview. It is also available on the Honors College Blackboard site for all Honors College students to view.  It was also given as a gift to guests of the Clark Honors College 50th Anniversary Gala.

Directed, produced, and shot a five-minute promotional video that highlights the Summer Reading Program. Interviewed Alex Goodell who incorporated his experiences with the book, Mountains Beyond Mountains. Video is available online on the Honors College website, as well as the University of Oregon homepage.

Jun 2010Aug 2010

KATU Channel 2 News Intern

Fisher Communications

Tasks

  • Helped photographers shoot and write VOSOTS for the 4, 5, and 6pm news, wrote stories for the 4, 5, and 6pm news, operated the TelePrompter for the 4, 5, and 6pm news
  • Logged, researched, and pitched stories
  • Assisted reporters during live shots
  • Edited VOSOTs that aired 
  • Interviewed subjects
  • Schedule Interviews

Experiences

  • Practiced Anchoring, wrote scripts and edited packages for personal resume (ten total packages)
  • Shadowed Design Team, Ignite Operators, Reporters, Anchors, Producers, Web Staff, Assignment Desk, Producers, AM Northwest Show, Editors, Live Truck Operators

Technical Skills Learned

  • AP ENPS, EDIUS editing program, Bit Central (Precis Browser, Oasis Archive, CNN Newsource, Pathfire)
Jun 2008Sep 2008

Para-Professional Tutor

Hawaii State Department of Education, Olelo Community Television

Hosted workshops for Waipahu High School students and teachers on Final Cut Pro, studio programming, interviewing, and camera work.

Education

Sep 2007Jun 2011

Bachelor of Arts

University of Oregon, Robert D. Clark Honors College

Cumulative Grade Point Average: 4.10

Summa Cum Laude

Graduate of the School of Journalism and Communication, which is one of 112 journalism schools in the U.S. accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.

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High School Diploma

Waipahu High School

Cumulative Grade Point Average: 3.93

Documentaries

Press and Publications

News

Skills

Flash
Soundtrack Pro
Three Point Lighting
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Photoshop
Final Cut Pro Version 7.0.2
Bilingual
English, Tagalog

Organizations

  • Asian American Journalists Association
  • National Broadcasting Society
  • Kaleidoscope (Robert D. Clark Honors College Diversity Organization)
  • University of Oregon Colleges Against Cancer
  • Robert D. Clark Honors College Student Association
  • Flux 
  • DuckU 

Summary

My passion for journalism stems from the experiences I've had growing up. I was born in the Philippines and moved to Hawaii when I was seven years old.  I could barely speak in English, making it difficult to interact with my peers. After joining the English Language Learner program and sharing the Filipino culture to my classmates during "Show and Tell," I made many friends and even sparked interests in my culture. I learned immediately the importance of bridging the gap between cultures, no matter how young or old you are.

I hope to use the various functions of mass media to highlight the lives of ordinary citizens with remarkable stories.I hope to assist Americans in gaining insight into international events and cultural diversity, which will benefit society since globalization has a massive influence on the United States.I am inspired and committed to bring people together and raise awareness in the world. I am also interested in documentary filmmaking, and I love to create documentaries about various social, educational, and cultural topics.

My hobbies include watching documentary films, horror films (Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and American horror cinema), cooking, eating, and traveling. 

Awards and Recognition

Journalism Related

  • Top 10 in the William Randolph Hearst Foundation Awards Program in the multimedia team reporting category for "Gift of Green"
  • 2011 Outstanding Student in Electronic Media
  • Associated College Press Multimedia Sports Story of the Year Third Prize Winner for “Paul Harvey and the Gummi Bears”
  • The Christophers 23nd Annual Video Contest Second Prize Winner for "Cottolengo Filipino: Children of the Providence"
  • The Christophers 22nd Annual Video Contest Third Prize Winner for “Making a Difference: Paul Harvey and the Gummi Bears."
  • The Christophers 22nd Annual Video Contest Honorable Mention for “Mike Langley - Hosea Youth Services: A refuge of faith, hope, and love.”
  • The Tenth Annual U of O Student Film and Video Festival First Place Winner for "Divisi: Divided Parts in Harmony" in the Documentary Category
  • The Tenth Annual U of O Student Film and Video Festival Third Place Winner for "Ang Buhay Ng Isang Basurero" in the Documentary Category
  • The Tenth Annual U of O Student Film and Video Festival First Place Winner for "Live Like We're Dying" in the Music Video Category 
  • The Tenth Annual U of O Student Film and Video Festival First Place Winner for "No Means No" in the Public Service Announcement Category

Scholarship

  • Asian American Journalists Association CNN Scholarship
  • US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce CBS Broadcasting Scholarship
  • Diversity Excellence Scholarship
  • Ann Curry Scholarship
  • Thomas R. Dargan Minority Scholarship (KATU)
  • Atsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Fund
  • Lorry Lokey Scholarship Fund
  • Bowerman Scholarship for Senior Excellence
  • Clark Honors College Joy Poust Scholarship
  • University of Oregon General University Scholarship
  • Hawaii Association of Broadcasters Scholarship
  • Kapolei Foundation Scholarship
  • Lucien Arant Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Hawaii Community Foundation Scholarships
  • The Honolulu Filipino Junior Chamber of Commerce Scholarship
  • Highway Inn Scholarship
  • University of Oregon Alumni Association Scholarship
  • Hawaii Self Storage Scholarship
  • Scholarship America
  • West Pearl Harbor Rotary
  • Tzu Chi Scholarship
  • Hawaiian Waters Scholarship

Academic

  • 2011 Outstanding Senior Woman
  • 2011 Office of Multicultural Academic Success Excellence Award
  • 2011 Paul Olum Award
  • Passed with Distinction for Robert D. Clark Honors College undergraduate thesis: Telethons: A Cinematic and Theoretical Analysis of the Factors That Influence Viewers to Donate
  • Robert D. Clark Honors College Dean’s List
  • Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars