CHRISTOPHER OSWALT

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WORK EXPERIENCE:

REPORTER/PRODUCER: Local 5 News (WOI-TV) Des Moines, IA
06/2015 – present
•    Turn lead and promotable stories on a daily basis.
•    Shoot and edit own stories and run live shots solo.
•    Provide content ideas to News Directors and Producers.
•    Go to reporter for breaking news.
•    Fill-in produce as needed consisting of:
     o    Copy editing all scripts for newscast.
     o    Crafy compelling and fast-paced newscasts.
     o    Provide direction and feedback to reporters.

NEWS REPORTER: Today’s 6 (KIVI)/Fox 9 (KNIN) Boise, ID
01/14 – 02/2015
•    Lead Monday - Friday reporter.
•    Turn investigative and in-depth stories on a regular basis.
•    Provide content ideas to News Director and Producers daily.
•    Perform multiple live shots for multiple newscasts daily.
•    Turn VOSOT’s and PKG’s on multiple stories for multiple shows daily.
•    Report live from the scene of news events and breaking news daily.
•    Go-to reporter for breaking news and investigative stories.
•    Fill-In anchor.

FREELANCE PRODUCER, 9 On Your Side (WCPO) Cincinnati, OH
4/13 – 01/14
•    Line produce evening newscast five-days a week.
•    Find creative ways to showcase stories to standout from the competition and make the story more interesting to the viewer.
•    Copy edit scripts, including reporter packages, prior to air.
•    Assisted producers and reporters in crafting creative, visually appealing stories and newscasts.
•    Use social media to engage in a two-way conversation with viewers and promote station.

10  P.M. NEWS PRODUCER, ABC 4 News (KTVX) Salt Lake City, UT.
01/12- 12/12
(Position eliminated during station buy-out)
•    Line produced evening newscasts on daily basis.
•    Promoted to 10 p.m. newscast within a few months of employment.
•    Oversaw daily production of 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. newscasts.
•    Made editorial decisions on content for newscasts and story placement throughout the two hours.
•    Approved reporter scripts prior to airing.
•    Go-to producer for live breaking news cut-ins throughout the day.

MULTI-MEDIA PRODUCER, NBC Action News (KSHB), Kansas City, MO.
08/10 – 01/12
•    Hired to build and launch 4:30 a.m. newscast.
•    Promoted to 5:00 a.m. newscast within two months.
•    Increased both rating and share of 5 a.m. newscast by 77% year to year.
•    Used Facebook, Twitter, Skype and other social media sites to promote news content and generate viewer feedback to be used on-air.
•    Previewed news before airing.
•    Coordinated breaking stories.
•    Executed the show in control room.
•    Primary fill-in reporter for ‘Viewers’ Voice’ segment.

NEWSCAST PRODUCER, WHO-TV Channel 13, Des Moines, IA.
7/08 – 08/10
•    Wrote easily understood scripts for anchors to read during weekend evening newscasts and for morning show three days a week.
•    Listened to scanners and assign reporters and photographers to breaking news as needed.
•    Setup, coordinated, and managed live shots during show.
•    Timed shows and booth all newscasts.
•    Found new and innovated ways to present news to viewers in order to provide the most effective news for the needs of those watching.
•    Planned reporter’s stories to be shot and aired during weekend evening newscasts.



CHRISTOPHER OSWALT

 Des Moines, IA

christopher.oswalt@gmail.com
(641) 417-9255


 

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