resume & curriculum vitae

Summary: I am a multimedia journalist with eight years of experience in the broadcast and digital media industry. 

EDUCATION

University of Southern California                                                                                                                                                                                                                       August 2012 - May 2016

  • School: Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

  • Major: Bachelor of Arts, Broadcast & Digital Journalism


BROADCAST & DIGITAL MEDIA EXPERIENCE

Circa (New York, NY) | Multimedia Journalist                                                                                                                                                                         June 2016 - March 2016

  • Host in-studio web shows and Facebook lives both in-studio and in the field

  • Pitch, shoot and edit original content for Circa.com, social media and Sinclair Broadcast Group affiliates from conception to completion

  • Write 2-3 scripts per day for snackable, shareable videos on trending topics and breaking news, including explainer videos and live interviews

NBCLA (Los Angeles, CA) | Consumer Business and Investigative Intern                                                                                                                                                   January 2016 - June 2016

  • Wrote articles published to nbclosangeles.com on stories I helped to produce

  • Organized and pursued story pitches from viewers for the "I-Team" to air on the 6 p.m. newscast

  • Conducted in-depth research on consumer-related stories for the Investigative Unit of reporters and producers

Associated Press (Los Angeles, CA) | Freelance Producer and Reporter                                                                                                                                                    January 2015 - May 2016

  • Filed nationally syndicated articles on tight deadlines post-production

  • Covered red carpet events and movie premieres, such as the Grammys, Oscars and the Sundance Film Festival

  • Interviewed high-profile celebrities about current events of national interest

Today Show (New York, NY) | Weekday Production Intern                                                                                                                                                                             June 2015 - August 2015

  • Ran scripts between control rooms in a timely manner for producers

  • Coordinated car service requests for talent and "Today Show" guests

  • Assisted producers with various tasks for future segments and live shows, including "Steals and Deals," "Kathie Lee and Hoda," and "Ambush Makeover"

CNN (Los Angeles, CA) | Newsource Intern                                                                                                                                                                                                      March 2015 - June 2015

  • Aided photographers on red carpet premieres and Hollywood Walk of Fame events

  • Produced lengthier scripts for CNN Movie Pass packages on newly released movie trailers

  • Wrote 5-8 entertainment scripts per day and clipped corresponding b-roll for Newsource affiliates nationwide

E! News (Los Angeles, CA) | Production Intern                                                                                                                                                                                       August 2014 - December 2014

  • Updated shoot calendars for E! Entertainment original shows and E! News segments

  • Aggregated electronic press kits (EPK) with press materials for newly released movies and shows for team of producers

  • Drafted creative questions and games for in-studio celebrity guests

CNBC (Los Angeles, CA) | General Assignment Intern                                                                                                                                                                                   June 2014 - August 2014

  • Researched background information on a variety of business topics

  • Controlled the teleprompter during live and pre-taped news hits for anchors and producers

  • Gathered interesting business news clips and special interest pitches for "Funny Business" by CNBC business reporter Jane Wells

KTLA-TV (Los Angeles, CA) | Assignment Desk Intern                                                                                                                                                                                    June 2013 - August 2013

  • Answered viewer questions over the phone

  • Managed the events calendar to coordinate upcoming shoots and communicate with reporters

  • Prepared and ran scripts from the assignment desk to the studio for the afternoon and evening newscasts

Annenberg TV News (Los Angeles, CA) | Reporter, Producer and Weather Anchor                                                                                                                                    August 2012 - May 2016

  • Reported on day-of-air and evergreen local news packages for a student-run live 6 p.m. newscast

  • Used Twitter and other social media platforms to enhance my reporting with up-to-the-minute updates

  • Pieced together weekly lifestyle segments called, "A Day in LA With Kay" as our newscast's weather anchor

MultiVu PR Newswire (New York, NY) | Production Intern                                                                                                                                                                        September 2011 - May 2012

  • Filed company invoices and other clerical duties

  • Organized video tapes in the element tape library

  • Wrote Audio News Release scripts and television scripts on deadline


RECOMMENDATIONS

Kay is hardworking, eager to learn, and has an incredible personality. She was an excellent intern at CNN and proved herself in every assignment that she completed. We were lucky to have Kay and she has a very bright future ahead.
— Lorenza Brascia Ingram, Editorial Producer at CNN
Kay is smart, proactive and a tireless contributor who would make a great addition to any team. She was an intern for us in 2011; we invited her back for a second year in 2012. Specifically, she helped producers media log footage, write scripts, intersperse bites from transcripts / story-crafting, find stock multimedia for creative videos, manage media and assist on shoots. She gratefully took on the responsibilities of an Associate Producer and had an insatiable desire to learn and grow. Her positive attitude and fun personality made working with her not just helpful, but enjoyable.
— Evan Horisk, Vice President, Creative + Production at Tane Digital Video