GABRIELLE SARANN

Reporter  

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BROADCAST EXPERIENCE
 
WPTV NEWSCHANNEL 5, West Palm beach, FL
April 2015-Present
Reporter, 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., and some mornings 
  • Compelling live reporting and storytelling 
  • Enterprise stories; special projects
  • Exclusive reports
WFTX, Fort Myers, FL
Sept. 2011-April 2015
Reporter, 6 p.m., 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts
  • Lead reporter in 2014 Suncoast Emmy Award for Best Newscast- congressman’s cocaine admission
  • Compelling live reporting and storytelling; special projects, including exclusive and investigative reports
  • Enterprise and develop stories, including the In Your Corner brand, for which I held officials accountable
WCTV, Valdosta, GA
Oct. 2009-Aug. 2011
Multi-media Journalist, 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts
  • MMJ stories covering one north Florida and six Georgia counties, including cell phone reports 
  • Generate and pitch original daily content
  • Closely follow legislation from the Georgia General Assembly, including reporting from Atlanta
CBS Network News, New York, NY
May 2007-Oct. 2009
Associate Producer, CBS Evening News with Katie Couric
  • Field produced day-of-air stories, including live shots, and caught pieces in-house 
  • Editorial research and booking
  • Reviewed graphics to ensure accuracy and that they made sense with scripts 
Broadcast Associate, National News Desk
July 2006-May 2007
  • Tracked down sources and information on breaking news stories
  • Scanned news wires and publications to generate story ideas
  • Liaison with CBS affiliates to find stories of national significance and to update ongoing stories 
Desk Assistant, CBS Evening News with Bob Schieffer
Apr. 2005-June 2006
  • Produced weekly segment for Schieffer profiling soldiers killed or wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Assisted producers with research and production tasks; archival footage selection; chose shots for editors
  • Assigned to the anchor during broadcasts; traveled with him to Washington, D.C for bimonthly broadcasts
OTHER EXPERIENCE
 
Legal Assistant, Geron & Associates, P.C., New York, NY
Aug. 2003-Mar. 2004
  • Assisted lawyers in management of cases and conducted background research
Finance Intern, JP Morgan - Market Axess, New York, NY
May-Jul. 2001
  • Compiled data in the high yield bond division
SKILLS AND INTERESTS
 
Media and Computer: proficient in digital video shooting (Sony PD) and editing (Final Cut, Avid, Edius), ENPS, iNews, basic HTML, Photoshop, Excel
 
Languages and Travel:  basic French and Italian. Travel in Southern Africa, Israel, Australia and Europe
 
EDUCATION
 
Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism – New York, NY
May 2007
Master of Science in Journalism (broadcast concentration)
  • Broke story published in the NY Daily News about the relocation of a popular Harlem marketplace
New York University, College of Arts & Science – New York, NY
Sept. 2003
 
Bachelor of Arts in History (NYU in Florence, Italy, spring 2002)
 
 
References available upon request
 




GABRIELLE SARANN

 West Palm Beach, FL

Represented by:

Joel Weisman
Weisman Media
 847.400.5900
joel@weismanmedialaw.com


 

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