MONICA McNEAL

Meteorologist  

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Summary of Qualifications

I'm a broadcast professional with television and radio experience seeking a Weather Anchor/Reporter position. I offer a decade of communications expertise from working in local and network television, network radio, special events, publications development, public relations, marketing and internal communications. I'm a motivated team player who gets the job done. I meet every deadline. I'm outgoing, cordial and always upbeat on the job.
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Northwest Cable News and King 5 March 2015-August 2014 RESPONSIBILITIES:
Fill-in meteorologist for weekday morning and weeknight shows. I am responsible for updating multiple platforms starting with the station internet, and all social media sites. I am also responsible for recording the most up to date radio forecast.
 
Journalist/Reporter
RESPONSIBILITES:
Video shoots/articles on project basis. I gather information on projects/stories in specific areas, stay updated on grammar and project related aspects, writing small drafts, editing and proofreading the drafts, checking for facts and human elements for every story, adhere to deadlines, work on special projects if suitable, get written work approved by the chief editor, coordinating with editing manager and administrative staff, demonstrating excellent writing skills. Award winning “journalist”, duties also include posting to multimedia/social sites when applicable.
 
Weekend Meteorologist August 2014–December 2010
WSAV News 3 Savannah, GA -
Report, write, and develop visual content, edit, produce, and post stories for multiple platforms.
Produce weather and talent for weekend 6pm and 11pm news broadcasts, also fill-in for other newscasts. I have a strong background in weather graphics software and a very strong working knowledge of WSI True View System. I also produce and present, web, radio, print and mobile weathercasts. I work well under pressure while meeting strong deadlines and adapting to change as well as contributing to daily newscasts and websites.  Anchoring duties as assigned. Produce, host and blog a weekly Health and Wellness segment on personal well-being and fitness. Station recognized for 9 Edward R. Murrow Awards
 
Meteorologist November 2009- 2005
CNN Center Atlanta, GA
My duties as the Weekend weathercaster consist of producing weather graphics for daily and weekly forecasts. The main objective is presenting the most accurate and concise weather story of the day. Preparing and delivering urgent weather bulletins as needed. Also using high powered radar, conducting interviews, researching and investigating local stories.
 
Radio Anchor/AM Meteorologist November 2008- 2006
The Weather Channel, Atlanta Georgia
Morning radio meteorologist responsible for handling weather forecasts for 24 radio stations across the country. Hourly traffic reports for Sirius and XM Radio stations. Responsible for contributing compelling news stories for daily newscasts and websites. Anchoring duties as assigned.
 
Meteorologist /Morning Show Host
WGCL Channel 46 Atlanta, GA March 2005- October 2003 Primary fill-in for Chief Meteorologist. Prepare and present error free forecasts and graphics for on air delivery through digital and social media. Stay up to do date with the latest weather technology. Work with producers and/or weather team to develop conversational lifestyle-driven forecasts. Produce weather maps and graphics on WSI System while anchoring and producing severe weather cut-ins. Weather reporting includes weather –related stories, live shots, packages and vo/vosots
*Serve as a station representative within the community at fundraisers, auctions and telethon
 
Meteorologist/AM Show Host February 2003- March 2002
WOIO Action News –Cleveland Ohio
Meteorologist, Reporter
Weekday morning show weathercaster and journalist. Also conducting consumer calls, investigating complaints/reports while pursuing topics in investigating reporting. Produce news stories daily for several newscasts and websites.
*Serve as a station representative within the community at fundraisers, auctions and telethons
 
Career Achievements
 
Voted Best Spot News Story –THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
School Bell Award for Best News story- TEXAS STATE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION “Rising Star Award”- GEORGIA PSYCHIATRIC PHYSICIANS ASSOCIATIONS
Cleveland’s First African American Female Weather Anchor- NAACP
 
PROFESSIONAL AFFLIATIONS

Member of National Weather Association Member of American Meteorological Association
National Association of Black Journalist since 1988 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Who’s Who in Atlanta
Personal Training Certification- AAAI American Association International/ ISMA International Sports Medicine Association
 
Skills and Qualification WSI True View, Weather Central, Baron’s VIPIR Radar
Motivational Speaker, Public Speaker, Instructor, Proficient in Microsoft Word Excel, Office and strong and written and verbal communication skills, Food Handlers Permit for Washington State,  CPR Certified
 
EDUCATION

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Science in Communications & Political Science
 
MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY
Broadcast Meteorology Degree
 
ALLIANCE THEATER
Full Acting Course




MONICA McNEAL

 Everett, WA

Iwant.2c.Monica.OnMyTV@gmail.com
678.710.1404


 

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