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EXPERIENCE

D.C. Reporter, KTAL NBC 6/ KTVE Fox 14, Washington, DC — June - August 2015,    As a credentialed member of the Washington press corps, I reported and produced stories for two stations in Louisiana.

Reporter/Producer, NCC News, Syracuse, New York — June 2014 - present,   NCC News is a student news operation on the campus of Syracuse University. 

  • An enterprise reporter responsible for writing, shooting and editing news packages on a tight deadline.

  • Utilized the web and social media to engage with the community of Syracuse.

Executive Producer/Host, Orange Television Network,                      Syracuse, New York — August 2014- May 2015                                                  

Co-host of the first show to launch the Orange Television Network's YouTube channel, "ExCUSE Me w/ Cat & Cassie

  • Launched the three-minute weekly show focusing on topics related to Syracuse and the University.

  • Created the man-on-the-street segment to incorporate humor and the “people’s perspective” for the award-winning show.

General Assignment Intern, KABC-TV/ABC,                                                 Los Angeles, California — December 2014

Assisted the assignment desk, researched news topics, observed reporters, writers and producers to advance my reporting skills.

Entertainment Reporter/Intern, The Atlanta Daily World,         Atlanta, Georgia — January - December 2013                                                       An award-winning newspaper recognized as the oldest black newspaper in Atlanta, GA.

  • Contributed entertainment/lifestyle stories featured online and in print.
  • Attended events on behalf of the organization.

Banking/Property Management, Atlanta, Georgia — May 2003 – March 2012, My experience in management, sales, accounting and customer service has shaped my reporting style and my ability to connect with the community I serve.

 

 

 

EDUCATION

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University, New York — M.S., Broadcast and Digital Journalism, May 2015

Mercer University, Georgia — B.A., Liberal Studies, May 2011

Redan High School, Georgia — College Preparatory, June 2011

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SKILLS

  • Live Reporting/Presentation
  • Friendly & Outgoing personality
  • Advanced storytelling
  • Ethical
  • Deadline-driven
  • Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premier
  • Microsoft Office Suite,
  • Sony NX5U/Cannon Camera
  • Advanced social media skills: Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, etc.
  • ENPS

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AFFILIATIONS

  • Atlanta Press Club
  • Atlanta Association of Black Journalists
  • National Association of Black Journalists
  • Newhouse Masters Association: Secretary
  • Newhouse Student Representative: Co-Chair
  • Young Women's Leadership Program by New American Pathways: Mentor

 

MAIL: catherine.n.witherspoon@gmail.com