MALISSA WRIGHT

Multi-Media Journalist  

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Currently working as a News Intern for FOX Chicago News; I have been allowed to work with some of the very best in the industry. During my short time here, I've garnered many skills and techniques to be successful in this industry; I’m extremely eager to learn, grow and perfect my talents; with the objective to be presented an opportunity to work for a national network.

Specialties

* Excellent news writing and editorial skills
* Uncommon ability to analyze and interpret information
* Excellent live reporting skills
* Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively on and off camera
* Strong ideals of journalistic excellence
* Ability to work under constant deadline pressure
* Profound ability to perform well in live on air reports
* Champion of Social Media tools and technologies

Experience

News Intern
FOX Chicago News, WFLD-TV
October 2011 – Present (7 months) Greater Chicago Area

• Research and locate archive footage for producers
• Write and produce online content for myfoxchicago.com
• Attend editorial meetings, help generate ideas for 9pm newscast
• Gather wire reports, sort scripts and file press releases in iNews
• Assist with MOS, log and edit tapes utilizing Advid
• Work with assignment desk personnel, confirming breaking news
• Report in the field covering events such as Nike's Annual Tournament

Anchor/ Reporter
WCSU-TV
January 2010 – Present (2 years 4 months) Chicago IL

• Anchor and report a weekly news show for CSU-TV
• Write, proofread and edit news script for broadcast
• Develop sources attend editorial meetings to submit news stories for newscast
• Conduct in-depth live interviews, host special events
• Research and prepare information for weekly news cast

Media Services Intern
Chicago State University

September 2011 – October 2011 (2 months) Chicago

Entertainment Reporter
Urban Mix TV
April 2008 – June 2010 (2 years 3 months) Greater Chicago Area

• Hosted a one-hour program, consisting of live celebrity interviews
   Interviews included: Keisha Cole and Jaime Fox
• Set up live interviews with talent covering celebrity entertainment news
• Researched, wrote and edited material for the weekly show

Production Assistant
Crawford Broadcasting
September 2005 – December 2005 (4 months) Gary, Indiana


Education

Chicago Association of Realtors
Real Estate Sales Person License, Real Estate
2006 – 2011

Chicago State University
BA, Mass Communication





MALISSA WRIGHT

 Chicago, IL

MalissaWright5@gmail.com
312 434 0213


 

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