Objective

To seek opportunities that enhance my career by challenging me, while highlighting the best of my abilities.

Summary

Sunny Gault is the CEO of MediaSun Inc, a production company specializing in content development for episodic television and internet programming, based in San Marcos, California. MediaSun Inc. launched its first television pilot “San Diego Experience” on San Diego’s FOX and UPN affiliates in February 2006. Sunny was also creator, executive producer, and co-host of the weekly, entertainment magazine series. In addition to growing her company, Sunny also partnered with DECA (Digital Entertainment Corporation of America) to launch the Webby nominated internet series, “Momversation”, a candid conversation starring the web’s top female bloggers. Sunny was previously the host and associate producer for “Dog and Pony”, another DECA production featuring interviews with innovators shaking up the business world. In September 2006, Sunny began working for Veoh Networks and was the creator, executive producer and host of their internet series, “Viral”. “Viral” was nominated for two Webby Awards in its inaugural season, received an honorary Webby for its final season and was viewed more than 20 million times. Sunny attended The Ohio State University and graduated magna cum laude from Ohio University’s Scripps School of Journalism in June 2000.

Work History

Work History
Sep 2005 - Present

CEO/President

MediaSun, Inc.

MediaSun, Inc is my one-person production company dedicated to developing show ideas.  It’s also the company name I use for freelance and personal projects. The company’s most notable project was the launch of the television pilot, San Diego Experience, an entertainment magazine television series, which aired on San Diego’s FOX and UPN affiliates in February 2006.

Jan 2009 - Present

Instructor

Weekend University

I’ve learned a lot about producing quality web video, so now I’m teaching others.  My one day class covers everything  needed to produce and distribute professional web video including equipment, lighting, sound, shooting, editing and promoting your work to a global audience.

Aug 2008 - Jul 2009

Producer/Host

DECA.TV

I partnered with DECA (Digital Entertainment Corporation of America) to produce the internet series, Momversation, a candid conversation starring the web’s top female bloggers, which was nominated for a Webby its inaugural season.  I was also host and associate producer for DECA’s series Dog and Pony, a show featuring fast-paced interviews with innovators shaking up the business word.

Sep 2006 - Jun 2008

Executive Producer

Veoh Networks

I created my own position at the internet video start-up,  Veoh Networks.  After pursuing my own videoblog called Anchor in PJs, I discovered a need for online content creators to network with one another. So, I created an internet series for Veoh Networks called Viral, which was also referred to as the “TV Guide of the Internet”. I produced, hosted and edited four seasons of the show, totaling 90 episodes. Viral was nominated for two Webby awards, was an official Webby Honoree and was viewed more than 20 million times.

Jan 2005 - Aug 2005

Freelance News Reporter/Writer

XETV (FOX)

I joined the FOX6 news team shortly after getting married and moving to beautiful sunny San Diego. It was a major market jump for me, so I started by doing some freelance writing for the FOX in the Morning show.  That eventually lead to freelance reporting for the morning show and evening newscast.

Jun 2002 - Aug 2004

News Anchor/Reporter

KNDO (NBC)

Washington rain was no match for me.  Actually, Yakima is known for their 300 days of yearly sunshine, so I was quite happy.  While there, I was the NBC affiliate’s main news anchor/reporter for their early and late night newscasts. I also produced/hosted news briefs for the morning shows of a locally-owed radio station group. When I needed to burn off some energy, I taught step and spinning classes at the Yakima YMCA.

Jun 2000 - Jun 2002

News Anchor/Reporter

WLUC (NBC)

This was my first “official” job in the television industry. I was hired exactly three days after graduating with my degree in broadcast news (Actually, I received a “B.S.” in Journalism, which I still find extremely humorous). I immediately moved to Marquette, where I was a main news anchor/reporter for the NBC affiliate. I also updated stories on the station’s website and submitted regular news alerts to viewer’s cell phones. In my “spare” time, I was the head coach for the Northern Michigan University dance team.

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

Writing/Blogging

White copy, VOs, promos, reporter packages... I've done it all. My scripts and rundowns reflect the typical news format. I also regularly contribute stories to my own online journal and professional blogging sites, such as Blogher.

Speaking Engagements

Whether it's career day with a bunch of elementary school kids or the keynote at a new media conference, I feel comfortable talking with just about anyone. I've also interviewed guests as part of the overall presentation.

Voice-overs

Voice-overs available in both English and Spanish. My experience includes PSAs, news promos and commercials, infomercials, books on tape, audio podcasts and web series. I typically record in my own studio and deliver the files electronically.

Video Production

I have experience in all areas of video production including research, writing, shooting, editing and uploading. For larger projects, I have a team of professionals who assist me. I also consult on various projects.

Hosting/Event Coverage

I was a television news anchor and reporter for years, covering everything from awards shows to the terrorist attacks. I also have experience hosting shows and events, both live and taped, with and without prompter.