JENNIFER PENATE

Anchor / Reporter  

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QUALIFICATIONS
 
● Five years in television news; reporting and anchoring
● Strong at handling breaking news 
● Excellent under pressure and deadline driven 
● Research, write, and edit news content daily
● Video/audio recording and editing daily
● Develop and manage content for station website and social media pages
● Newsroom and community leadership
● Mentor new reporters
 
 
EDUCATION
 
2011 B.A. Journalism, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
 

EXPERIENCE
 
KODE-TV Joplin, MO
Anchor
January 2014- Present
● Solo Anchor 5, 6, and 10 o’clock newscasts, Monday-Friday
● Pursue story leads and respond to breaking news and other urgent situations
● Edit copy, research, and coordinate news programming daily
● Maintain relationships with community leaders
● Interact with viewers through Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms
● Participate in promotional events by emceeing, volunteering, organizing fundraisers
 
KODE-TV / KSNF-TV, Joplin, MO
Multi-Media Journalist, Weekend Anchor
2011-2014
● Enterprise and turn four stories daily
● Research, write, and produce investigative and special reports
● Film video content and edit video using non-linear editing software
● Report live on location
● Produce and anchor newscasts 
 

SKILLS
 
● Bilingual, English/Spanish 
● Avid, Final Cut Pro
● iNews, Syndicaster, Lakana, Latakoo, Audacity
● Facebook, Twitter, Hootsuite, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, Vimeo
 
 
AWARDS 
 
● 2013 Missouri Broadcasters Association, Feature Reporting
● 2014 Missouri Broadcasters Association, News Series
● 2014 Kansas Association of Broadcasters, Investigating Reporting
● 2014 Kansas Association of Broadcasters, General News Reporting
● 2015 Patron of the Month, Neosho R-5 School District 
● 2016 Most Influential Women, Joplin Regional Business Journal
 
 
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
 
● Emcee community and charitable events
● Founder of JoyFull Hope, a school mentoring program for minority girls
● Board Member, The Alliance of Southwest Missouri
● Fundraising Chair, United Way of SWMO & SEK
● Member, Soroptimist International of Joplin 
● Volunteer, Lafayette House Domestic Abuse Shelter
● Volunteer, Watered Gardens Homeless Shelter
 




JENNIFER PENATE

 Joplin, MO

penate.jennifer@gmail.com
479-531-5162


 

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