Mercedes Santaella Lam


Communications Professional seeking to transfer 10 years of writing, editing, research, and broadcast production experience into a Seattle area-based Media Relations or Public Relations role.

Work History

Work History


University News and WUOG-FM

•Produced, wrote, and anchored local newscasts for these two student-run radio and television stations serving the community of Athens, Georgia

Aug 2000 - Present

News Producer/Writer


Produce weekend morning show and serve as weekend overnight assignment editor.Additionally serve as fill-in producer for weekday morning (11am, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 11pm) shows and as writer for weekday morning (11am, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 11pm) news broadcasts.

•Coordinate live coverage of community events and organize live breaking news coverage

•Translate complicated concepts into concise, conversational language for a large audience

•Promote newscasts to the public through creative "tease" writing

•Assign reporters and photographers to cover stories for multiple newscasts

•Research news stories through Internet/database searches and contact with public officials

•Have developed excellent working relationships with public information officers, county and city employees, and police and fire dispatchers to aid in the gathering of daily news

•Maintain acute awareness of current events on a local, national, and international level

•Prepare guests for live interview segments on KOMO 4 News at 11am and KOMO First News at 4

Jan 1999 - Jul 2000

News Producer/Writer/Assignment Editor


Produced weekend 11pm show and served as weekend assignment editor.Additionally served as fill-in producer for the 26 Action News weekday morning, 6pm, 7pm, and 11pm shows

•Booked guests for 26 Action News 7pm show

•Wrote scripts for coverage of the 1999 and 2000 Masters Golf Tournament

•Assigned reporters and photographers to stories

•Edited video segments for newscasts


Sep 1994 - Aug 1998

Bachelor of Arts

University of Georgia

•Specialized in Broadcast News at the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.  Coursework included classes in television production, radio production, broadcast script writing, and communication law.