DEIDRE JOHNSON

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EXPERIENCE
 
Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB)
Atlanta, Georgia
On-Air Talent
March 2016 - Present 
•         Presenter and talent for GPB during live television segments
•         Appears live for programs such as "PBS NewsHour”
•         Posts updates to social media sites including Twitter and Facebook

WRBL-TV
Columbus, Georgia
Morning/Midday News Anchor
October 2013- October 2015 
* Anchored and produced News Three This Morning and News Three Midday 
* Responsible for #1 Midday newscast in the market 
* Posted news stories and corresponded with viewers on Facebook and Twitter 
 
WXIA-TV, WATL-TV
Atlanta, Georgia
Writer
July 2012 – October 2013 
* Wrote news stories for morning show, 6 and 10pm newscasts as well as for the London Olympics All Access Pass show 
* Produced traffic reports for morning show and 0perated GA DOT cameras 
* Updated The Today Show crawl with news highlights
 
WJCL/WTGS
Savannah, Georgia
Reporter/Anchor
February 2010 - November 2011 
* Reported, edited, and wrote different stories including trial of death row inmate Troy Davis, KKK rally in Nahunta, President Obama visit 
* Anchored and produced weekend newscasts for WJCL News at 11 and FOX 28 News at Ten 
* Delivered live reports and had largest number of Twitter followers out of news talent 
 
Romance Travel Guide
Atlanta, Georgia
Host, Executive Producer
May 2007 - February 2010 
* Hosted and produced Romance Travel Guide 
* Researched and traveled to different locations around the world 
* Edited footage and wrote scripts
 
WDHN News 18
Dothan, Alabama
Reporter/Anchor
May 2005 - March 2007 
* Reported, edited, wrote, and shot news stories including the Enterprise Tornado Disaster, Selma Jubilee Celebration, Vice President Dick Cheney Visit, Hurricane Katrina 
* Anchored and produced 5, 6, and 10 pm newscasts 
* Delivered live reports for shows in studio and out in the field
 
ABC News
New York, New York
Production Secretary
November 2001 - April 2005 
* Produced clipreel for World News Now that was also used for shows World News This Morning, Good Morning America 
* Reported on off-air shoots for ABC National Desk 
* Booked and pitched segment ideas for pretape

ABC News
New York, New York
Desk Assistant
May 2001 - November 2001 
* Provided directors, producers, writers and anchors with scripts and rundowns 
* Coordinated travel arrangements for guests 
* Organized papers and news copy
 
CNN
Atlanta, Georgia
Intern
June 1999 - July 1999 
* Produced “Peace on Earth” segment featuring various celebrities 
* Traveled to New York to interview musician and song writer Ziggy Marley 
* Assisted producers with story ideas for “Voices of the Millennium” project
 
EDUCATION
 
CLARION UNIVERSITY
Clarion, Pennsylvania
May 2013
Masters of Science in Mass Media Arts and Journalism
Graduate certificate in Public Relations
 
SPELMAN COLLEGE
Atlanta, Georgia
May 2001
Bachelor of Arts - History/Radio- Television-Film
 
UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
Wollongong, Australia
July 1999 – December 1999
Study Abroad
 
TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY
 
Mini DV Cam Operation
VEGAS, Quantel, AVID, Edius Editing
Non-Linear/Linear Editing
ENPS, iNews
Syndicaster
Inergize
MARS Research Program
UNITY Video Encoding Program
Pathfire Feed Service
Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn
 
AWARDS/HONORS
 
Southeast Emmy Awards
2012 London Olympics All Access Pass with WXIA-TV
Nominee 2013
 
Alabama Broadcaster’s Association
ABBY Awards Reporter of the Year
Nominee 2007
 
Peabody Award for coverage of September 11th with ABC News Television
2002
 
DuPont Award for coverage of September 11th with ABC News Television
2002



RPT

ANCH




DEIDRE JOHNSON

 Atlanta, GA

deidrejohnson1@gmail.com
(646) 296-6663


 

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