ADAM RACUSIN

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WORK EXPERIENCE:

KEYE  Austin, TX  Oct 2012 - Present
Reporter

  • KEYE TV Investigative Reporter
  • Reporter for station's top rated newscast
  • Head of the station's "Waste Watch" unit
  • Brings exclusive, weekly reportable stories to the newscast while still turning investigative daily stories for the late newscast
  • Many produced stories air on all company-owned Texas stations
  • Report on stories which air across all Sinclair Broadcast stations
  • Posts daily stories to station website
  • Daily facebook and twitter updates to keep the stations online presence viable throughout the day
KMTV Omaha, NE Oct 2010 - Oct 2012
Reporter
  • Reporter for evening and prime time newscasts.
  • Sweeps Investigative Reporter
  • Go-to reporter for station's breaking news events
  • Brings exclusive, lead stories to air by enterprising story ideas and establishing firm community contacts.
  • Posts stories to station website, and active on Twitter and Facebook accounts.

KCOY / KKFX Santa Maria, CA Mar 2008–Oct 2010
Anchor/Reporter/Producer

  • Weekend Anchor, Reporter, Producer, Videographer, Assignment Editor and Video Editor.
  • Nightside general assignment reporter, responsible for enterprising stories, working as a backpack journalist, and editing material.
  • Performed live shots for KCOY/KKFX as well as sister station KION/KCBA in Monterey/Salinas.
  • Generated, wrote, and edited Web-only content for the station's Web site.
Achievements:
  • Weekend ratings increase of more than 500% since becoming weekend Anchor/Producer.
  • Moved from third to first in weekend ratings, and held that ranking from March – Present.
  • Stories have run on CNN and FOX News as well as multiple top 20 markets.
  • Live and on-the-phone coverage of the Santa Barbara fires and Michael Jackson death from Neverland Ranch for stations in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento and Seattle.

KULR-8 Billings, MT Aug 2007–Mar 2008
Reporter/Producer

  • Create vision for newscast, execute lead stories with multiple elements, extensive tease & topical writing.
  • Enterprise & research story ideas, use of compelling sound in packages and active stand-ups.
  • Coordinate & organize multiple live shots, manage on-air talent & production staff.
  • Breaking news experience, election coverage.

Achievements:

  • 7 point rating share gain during the first six months at NBC.
  • First ever station rating share lead in 18-54 male demographic, a 77% increase.
  • Highest ratings for KULR 6 and 10 p.m. news in station history.

Valley View Television Northridge, CA Aug 2006—May 2007
Anchor/Reporter/Producer

  • Producer, Anchor, Field Reporter, Video Editor, and Writer for the student run Cal State Northridge Valley View News.

KCSN Radio 88.5 Northridge, CA May 2007
Business Reporter

  • Writing, researching, field reporting, live interviews, production, and On Air reporting

Radio K-ROQ 106.7 / Loveline Los Angeles, CA 2002-2007
Programming Assistant

  • Talent Producer to Stryker, live from the red carpet at the 2007 Grammy’s.
  • Red Carpet reporter for the 2006 and 2007 MTV Movie Awards.
  • Phone Operator for the nationally-syndicated show Loveline with Dr. Drew and Adam Carolla.

EDUCATION:

California State University, Northridge

  • Bachelor of Arts, Journalism
  • Emphasis in Broadcast
  • Collateral Fields in Sociology/Political Science




ADAM RACUSIN

 Austin, TX

Represented by:

Nancy Shafran
The NWT Group.com
 (817) 987 - 3600
NancyShafran@TheNWTGroup.com


 

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