JOHN DISCEPOLO

Anchor/Host/Reporter  

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Results oriented, motivated relationship builder with extensive experience in the television industry.  News Anchor / Reporter / Studio Host.  Looking for a job that will effectively utilize my abilities to communicate in the media outlet.

  • News Anchor/Reporter/Sports Anchor with 20-years market experience.
  • The ability to consistently meet daily deadlines and work within a budget.
  • Write, produce and edit selected news clips/highlights for the purpose of nightly newscasts.
  • National Broadcast Experience.
  • Motion Picture Experience.

Special Skills: 
Dynamic Personality.  Decisive, solution focused, out of the box thinker.  Excellent interpersonal skills.  Outstanding team building and organizational skills.  Communicates effectively at all levels.  Thinks fast and improvises at a high level (i.e. live speaking, public engagements, and public relations).  Persistent and persuasive with an eye toward results. 

Education
BA, Communication Arts, Hofstra University, 1994.

Computer Skills:
ENPS, I-News, MS Word, MS Excel, Internet, Avistar, MS Outlook, most Windows Applications. 

CAREER HISTORY

WPEC-TV CBS 12 (West Palm Beach, FL) Main News Anchor (9/12 – Present)
Anchor 5 shows a night.  Participate in nightly rundown meetings, and help to stack stories in order of importance. Research and write current news stories related to the broadcast, as well as present them. Generate proactive content for presentations

KOMO-TV ABC 4 (Seattle, WA), Weekend News Anchor/Reporter (4/10 – 9/12)
Anchor six newscasts every weekend as well as field reporting during the week.  Cultivate and research new story ideas for daily shows.  Research and write current news stories related to the broadcast, as well as present them via live shots daily. 
 
WCBS-TV  CBS 2 (New York, NY), Morning Sports Anchor (4/07 – 1/09) 
Write, produce and recap game highlights and sports stories as on-air anchor.  Build relationships with teams and get the inside track on trades and team management decisions.  Responsible for self-producing shows.
 
WNYW-TV  FOX 5 (New York, NY), Sports Director and Main Sports Anchor (1/02 - 1/07) 
Anchor nightly sports, and host weekly sports show, “Sports Sunday.”  Go live on location and report.  NFL sideline reporter for the New York Jets and New York Giants.  Supervisor of other on-air sports talent and producers.
 
KDFW-TV  FOX 4 / KDFI-TV IND27  (Dallas, TX), Weekend Sports Anchor (7/99 - 1/02) Studio Host (4/01 - 1/02)  
Anchor Sports for 6 and 11 PM newscast.  On-Air newscasts on Saturday and Sunday.  Report in field 3-times a week, including live pre-game and post-game reports for newscast.
Write, produce, design and on-air anchor pregame shows for the Texas Rangers and Dallas Stars.  Interview selected guests and breakdown game analysis.
 
WRGB-TV  CBS 6 (Albany, NY), Weekend Sports Anchor (1/98 - 1/99) 
Anchor weekend shows and report from the field during the week.  Write, produce and edit daily stories, including but not limited to work airing for the AHL (American Hockey League) and the M.A.A.C. (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) Game of the week.
 
NEWS 12 Westchester(Yonkers, NY), Weekend Sports Anchor (5/96 - 1/98) 
Anchor weekend shows and report during the week.  Initiated an exclusive weekly story, highlighting some of the most prolific high school teams in the Westchester County area, which was eventually sponsored by CON ED.




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JOHN DISCEPOLO

 West Palm Beach, FL

john.discepolo@gmail.com
561-398-0527


 

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