MONICA PETRUZZELLI

Reporter / Anchor  

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EDUCATION
 
Chapman University, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
September 2012 – May 2016
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Television and Broadcast Journalism, Minor in Environmental Science
Current GPA: 3.8
 
EXPERIENCE
 
Chapman News Reporter/Anchor/Executive Producer
February 2014 – Present
- Shoot, write, and edit local news packages for student-run, live newscast covering Orange County
- Lead team of 20+ students in developing news content and learning technical skills
- Manage and operate newsroom equipment, stack show with iNews
 
ABC7 News Intern
September – December 2014
- Assisted assignment desk with answering phones, filing press releases and researching stories
- Shadowed producers, editors, writers, directors, reporters and technical crews
- Logged time codes of music played during live broadcasts
 
NBC Smart Money Talk Radio Intern/Assistant Producer
February - May 2015
- Assisted the production of a business-talk radio show that broadcasts out of NBC affiliate, KCAA 1050AM
- Utilized social media to disperse journalistic content and generate engagement from target audiences
- Researched and wrote show segments, pitched interviews
 
Alzheimer’s: A Love Story Co-Producer/Director (TRT: ~15 min.)
January – May 2015
- Directed, produced, shot and edited social issue based documentary with team of four members
- Engaged audience through social media posts
- Premiered at ten nationally recognized film festivals, received three first place awards
 
Artists of Cuba Documentary Co-Producer/Director (TRT: ~10 min.)
December 2014 – May 2015
- Researched/contacted subjects living in Cuba, developed premise of film
- Traveled to artists’ studios/homes, directed and shot interviews and cinema verite
- Edited and promoted film, researched venues of distribution 
 
Seacrest Studios in Children’s Hospital of Orange County Media Programming Intern
June – August 2014
- Produced and broadcasted live multimedia radio shows to pediatric patients
- Operated and facilitated multimedia center
 
The NATAS Pacific Southwest Chapter Emmy Awards Social Media Correspondent
June 23, 2015
- Live-updated all social media platforms (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) during awards show
 

ACHIEVEMENTS
 
Certified at APTRA Academy Reporting Camp (December 2014) and APTRA Academy Anchoring Camp (December 2015)
Filmed footage of “Delta Queen” Pageant used in ABC7 evening newscast (March 2014)
Talent Search: TV Pilot, The Premise Video Challenge – 1st place Parody Music Video (January 2014)
Published short story in Chicken Soup for The Soul: Tough Times for Teens (February 2012)
 

SKILLS
 
Proficient in: Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut, Apple iMovie, iNews, Microsoft Office, Social Media
Working knowledge of: Electronic News Production System, Edius Elite 7 Editing Software




MONICA PETRUZZELLI

 Santee, CA

petru105@mail.chapman.edu
(619) 956-6378


 

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