APRIL MORTON

Anchor / Reporter  

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EXPERIENCE 
 
News/Traffic Anchor/Reporter
NBC News Radio, 24/7 News Source, Detroit, Michigan
Current (non- Contract)
Anchor and Report Daily Evening Newscast for Soul 99.9 FM
Report Mid-Day Traffic for multiple radio stations in Detroit,MI.
Write/Edit/Produce Newscast scripts daily.
 
TV Host, Reporter, Producer, Writer
“NOIZE OF JOY” Gospel TV Show, Detroit, Michigan
April 2015-September 2015 (One Season)
Aired on WMYD TV 20-Detroit
Served as Main Host for weekly 30 minute Gospel Entertainment Variety show
Set up and conducted interviews with Community Officials, Natl. and Local Gospel Artist, City Business Leaders and more.
Wrote, Produced and Directed 30 Minute show for air
Researched story ideas and background on show guests
Scouted locations for shootings
Voiced over for story packages and 30 sec. commercial packages
 
Freelance Reporter
MCTV,  Detroit, Michigan
Reported for Michigan Chronicle Online TV Political Events 
 
Web Writer-Part Time (Detroit Celebrity Examiner)- EXAMINER.COM 
Wrote published articles about Celebrity’s and local entertainment events for website.
 
Assignment Desk Editor 
WJBK-FOX2,  Southfield, Michigan
Assigned news stories to reporters/photographers 
Assisted viewers with calls and concerns
Acquired news stories from various sources
Presented story ideas in morning/afternoon news meetings
Monitored police/ems/fire scanners
Some field producing
Arranged and conducted phone/in person interviews
Researched current, past, and future news events
 
Assignment Desk Editor/News Room Assistant
WLNS-TV 6 ,Lansing, Michigan 
Assisted News Director on assignment desk
Assisted producers with news writings/editing news videos 
 
EDUCATION 
 
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY, DETROIT, MI. 
MAJOR: SPEECH/COMMUNICATIONS
BA DEGREE 2014 
 
 
ORGANIZATIONS/AFFILIATIONS 
 
Member National Association for Black Journalists 
 
 
SKILLS 
 
SOCIAL NETWORKING: FACEBOOK, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, BLOGS
2 Years radio DJ experience for Southfield High Schools 88.3 F.M. 1994-1996
Theater/Acting/Dance Experience
I-news, ENPS, Microsoft Word/Perfect, Excel, Power Point, Editing
 




APRIL MORTON

 Detroit, MI

aprilmorton@rocketmail.com
(313) 443-4111


 

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