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Richard Essex

Account Manager-Content Marketing

Professional Summary

 Efficiently manage multiple project with accuracy. Accomplished at working independently and within a comprehensive organization. Proven professional with extraordinary client satisfaction and revenue generation.

Work History

Aug 2013Oct 2016

Investigative Reporter

WLEX Lexington, Kentucky
  • Steadily increased viewership across all platforms.
  • Regularly broke stories with my network of sources and business relationships.  
  • Refined topical and tease copy to increased viewership across all platforms.
  • Awarded Kentucky AP TV Reporter of the year 2014
Feb 2004Aug 2013

Reporter

WTHR, Indianapolis, indiana
  • Research, write and produce daily content for all platforms.
  • Developed long form investigative content for rating periods.
  • Exceptional networking skills to develop a comprehensive list of sources in private and public industry. 
Feb 2001Oct 2003

Consumer - Investigative Reporter

WTVQ Lexington Kentucky
  • Increased viewership for the late evening news program.
  • Produced a daily consumer segment for the late evening news.
  • Produced enterprising  stories for ratings periods.
  • Developed contacts within public and private industry. 
20002000

Deputy Press Secretary

McIntosh for Governor indianapolis indiana
  • Advised and prepared candidate for broadcast appearances
  • Implemented earned media campaign and opposition research efforts. 

Education

19831991

Literature - Classical Studies

Indiana University Bloomington, Indianapolis Indiana

-Full time student from 1983-1985 part time student until 1986-1991. 

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