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2014Present

News Producer

WICS Newschannel 20

I am a news producer at WICS Newschannel 20 and Fox Illinois in Springfield, Illinois. I currently produce Newschannel 20’s 6p.m. and 10p.m. newscasts.
I have been with the station for four years. During this time I have produced Fox Illinois’ 2 hour morning show, Fox Illinois’ 9p.m. newscast, as well as Newschannel 20’s 5p.m. newscasts.
In this role I am responsible for writing, coordinating with reporters for their stories, deciding which camera shots and anchor positions will be used, and what types of visuals will be used for each story to create a cohesive and fast paced product for viewers.
I also help run the newscast in production control during the newscast. During the newscast, I am responsible for keeping time for the show and making sure it ends on time, communicate with reporters doing live shots from the field, and overall making sure the show runs smoothly.

Sep 2010May 2013

Reporter

News36 KTRM-TV
  • Interview sources for news packages for the News36 news broadcast
  • Shoot footage for News packages
  • Write and edit copy for scripts
  • Edit video 
  • Record voice-overs
  • Train new reporters and videographers 
Apr 2012May 2013

Producer

News36 KTRM-TV
  • In charge of pre-production of weekly news broadcast
  • Write the full script and readers for broadcast
  • Stack show in EZNews
  • Edit copy turned in by reporters
  • Approve all packages for broadcast
  • Responsible for having all packages ready for playback on air
Jan 2013May 2013

Teacher's Assistant

Truman State University

Assisted the professors teaching Truman's Broadcast Production course. My responsibilities included critiquing student's work, helping teach students learn the editing program Avid Media Composer along with control and studio room positions, as well assisting students with any problems they may of had throughout the course with class projects. 

Education

Aug 2009May 2013

B.A. in Communications

Truman State University

Relevant courses: Media Writing, News Reporting and Writing, Broadcast Production, Mass Communications

Social Media Manual

News36 Full Show

Morgan Simpson Resume Tape

Morgan Simpson Resume

Bob Mielke Book Release Weekend

Sample of News Package Script

Leader by eXample

News Packages for News36

Relevant Websites

Summary

I recently graduated from Truman State University in May of 2013 with a degree in communication with an emphasis in journalism. My expertise lies in broadcast journalism. I have been a reporter for Truman’s news broadcast team, News36 KTRM-TV, since my sophomore year of college and was promoted to the position of producer during spring 2012. I have worked both on camera as a reporter/ anchor, as well as behind the scenes as the producer, working both studio and control room positions during the newscasts, including directing the live broadcasts. My work at News36 has not been limited to reporting and producing. I have been involved in external production projects that have given me the chance to produce videos other than packages for the weekly newscast. Outside of News36, I have also directed and hosted studio productions for my broadcast production course. Even though the majority of my work is focused on journalism, I have had to work with social media as well.My experience with social media includes creating blogs for various school projects and using social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook. I have also taken a course in college dealing with social media that included creating a social media plan for a non-profit organization.

Special Projects

Donald Books:

Produced five videos for the release weekend for the book "Kirksville" by Bob Mielke and published by Donald Books. Videos included poetry readings and coverage of the release weekend events. 

Truman Media Network:

Produce the Truman Media Network's two hour live election coverage show. Was also the floor director during the live production.