While I am a former broadcast television reporter, I use those skills today as a reporter/anchor to share great stories about my colleagues inside my current employer, The Nature’s Bounty Co. All of the videos are featured on our internal TV network across most of our locations, shown on the intranet homepage, and some are even included externally on our employment recruitment channels.
Back in my former broadcast TV news days, I was a reporter with News 12 Networks on Altice USA, BusinessNow weekly news program on several major-market ABC television stations, and other media, giving me the insight to pitch hard news and features, prepare for tough questions, serve as spokesman, and media train colleagues.
Altice USA (formerly Cablevision Systems Corporation) / News 12 Networks, New York, New York
On-Air Freelance and Full-Time Reporter, Producer, 1995-2009
Reported for 24/7 news channels serving 3.7 million homes
- Reporter for News 12 Long Island, News 12 Connecticut, Neighborhood News 12, and News 12 Traffic & Weather. Producer for News 12 The Bronx. Full-time freelance followed by full-time staff from 1996-1998, before transitioning to full-time public relations employment while continuing with News 12 on a part-time freelance basis mostly on weeknights, weekends and holidays for the subsequent 11 years.
- From 1996-1998, became the first, primary, and most widely-recognized on-air reporter (usually two full-length news packages daily, 5-6 days a week) for News 12 Long Island’s launch of 24/7 hyper-local community news channels known collectively as ‘Neighborhood News 12,’ with 12 communities each having a dedicated and individually branded news channel: News 12 Bellmore/Merrick, News 12 Bethpage, News 12 East Meadow, News 12 Farmingdale, News 12 Hicksville, News 12 Jericho, News 12 Levittown, News 12 The Massapequas, News 12 Oyster Bay/East Norwich, News 12 Plainview-Old Bethpage, News 12 Seaford/Wantagh, and News 12 Syosset/Woodbury. Each of the two daily stories typically aired ~72 times in a 24-hour period on either 4, 8 or all 12 neighborhood-specific channels, covering ~4.8 hours of airtime each day on each channel.
BusinessNow, New York, New York
On-Air Freelance Reporter, 2000-2003
Syndicated on ABC in New York (WABC-TV), Chicago (WLS-TV), San Francisco (KGO-TV), Boston (WCVB-TV), and Washington, D.C. (WJLA-TV)
LI News Tonight / New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, New York
On-Air Reporter / Journalism program graduate assistant, 1994-1995
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.