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Summary

Experienced professional seeking new challenges and growth in broadcast news

Work experience

Oct 2016Present

Customer Service Representative, Tier 1

General Dynamics Information Technology
  • Handle consumer inquiries, answer questions & concerns
  • Determine whether consumer needs help from Tier 2 or supervisory staff
  • Comply with GDIT business practices & procedures
  • Maintain ISO compliance
Jan 2011Dec 2015

Technical Director

WDAM-TV (Raycom Media)
  • Operated 2 M/E Snell-Wilcox Kahuna switcher for fast paced morning newscasts switching between four studio cameras, 3 BitCentral HD video servers, numerous routable SD/HD remote sources and four HD graphic channels.
  • Operated Artisan audio console, Chyron/Camio graphics system and filled in as camera operator when needed.
  • Worked extensively with the Chyron, Camio and LEX machines updating graphics, supers and animations.
  • Guided morning staff through broadcasts.
  • Basic working knowledge of ENPS systems.
  • Daily commercial production utilizing the Adobe Creative Suite.
May 2010Dec 2010

Camera Operator

WDAM-TV (Raycom Media)
  • Set-up and operated studio cameras for newscasts.
  • Maintained lighting and fixtures.
  • Floor managed talent.
  • Posted stories to station website.
  • Occasional commercial production.
Oct 2007Feb 2009

Board Operator/disc Jockey

Circuit Broadcasting Company
  • Responsible for the operation of three stations on-site, WORV-AM, WJMG-FM & WGDQ-FM.
  • Produced & Engineered music and talk shows.
  • Maintained computer system efficiency.

Education

20082005

Bachelor of the Arts

The University of Southern Mississippi

Majored in Radio, Television and Film Production

20001998

Associate Arts

Lewis College of Business

Majored in Computer Information Systems

19951991

HS Diploma

Frederick Douglas Academy

College Prepratory

Community/Volunteer work

May-Hinton Lodge #540 F&AM PHA, 2008-Present

Extensive community involvement in Hattiesburg Ward 2 & Palmer's Crossing. We have an annual school supply giveaway and fun day for youth. Numerous contributions to The Fieldhouse for the Homeless, Edwards Street Fellowship, the Oseola McCarty Center & others.

  as Secretary - 2008-2012 -- Maintained lodge records, Handled lodge correspondence, Created press releases, Media liason.

  as Warden - 2013-Present -- Standing member on all committees, Handle on-site logistics for community service events, liason with community organizations.

References

Ricky Dozier, IT Manager , WDAM TV    601-498-1982

Rex Thompson, Morning Weatherman, WDAM-TV -- 601-441-5288

Kermas Eaton, City Clerk, City of Hattiesburg, -- 601-818-3689