Nick Lewis

Nick Lewis

Work History

Work History
Mar 2009 - Present

City Reporter

The Calgary Herald

▪ City general assignment reporter covering local news affecting the Calgary area.

▪ Required to quickly report on and write breaking local news stories for both online and print editions of the newspaper, as well as longer form news features about current events.

Mar 2006 - Present

On-air talent/ pop culture expert

Pyramid Productions

▪ Featured in more than 85 episodes of Pyramid Productions' TV series Whatever Happened To? as a pop culture expert, discussing the lives of celebrities such as Will Smith, Bill Cosby and Adam West.

▪ Appeared in four Canadian-produced episodes of A&E Biography, discussing the lives of Matt Damon, Matthew McConaughey, Michelle Yeoh and Kelsey Grammer.

May 2000 - Feb 2009

Pop Culture Writer

The Calgary Herald

▪ Interviewed subjects involved in music, video games, film and television for timely features and news stories for the Entertainment department at The Calgary Herald.

▪ Reviewed high-profile live concerts on a deadline (i.e. Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Coldplay, Lil Wayne), and on a regular weekly basis, reviewed high-profile CDs and video games. Often reviewed local theatre and independent film.

▪ From May 2008 to February 2009 wrote a weekly technology and culture column entitled Digital Culture, touching on topics such as the Internet, video games, cell phones and computers.

▪ Contributed entries for online On The Scene blog on calgaryherald.com during summer cultural festivals, including The Calgary Stampede, The Calgary Folk Music Festival, Sled Island and The Virgin Music Festival.

▪ From May 2001 to September 2002, wrote a weekly column about the local music industry called Plugged In.

▪ Job involved TV appearances on affiliate Global News as a pop culture expert.

Education

Education

Relevant volunteer experience

Disc Jockey, 94.9 CHRW Radio

London, ON.

May 1996 to Dec 1997

Was a radio DJ for my own weekly show on college radio at the University of Western Ontario. Wake Up Western, Fridays 6 to 8 a.m., was a mix of Brit pop, hip-hop and electronica to jumpstart the weekend.

Sports Editor, The Gazette

London, ON.

May 1996 to April 1997

Sports editor for The Gazette, a student publication at the University of Western Ontario which published five times a week. Reported, assigned, edited and laid-out stories involving championship varsity teams.

Work Samples

Summary

▪ More than nine years experience in both entertainment and hard news while working as a writer/ reporter at a daily newspaper with a readership of 487,000. My stories were also available to and published in 10 major market dailies and 23 community papers across Canada in the Canwest chain.

▪ On-air talent for pop culture TV series Whatever Happened To?, three seasons of which have aired on Canada's CH, E! and TvTropolis channels. Presently shooting fourth season.