THEMA PONTON

Anchor/Reporter  

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
 
• Personable, authoritative anchor.
• Expert anchor at breaking news.
• Veteran severe conditions anchor and reporter.
• Active live shot reporter.

BROADCASTING EXPERIENCE
 
Weekend Morning Anchor/Reporter 
November 2013 to November 30, 2016
WISN-TV, Milwaukee, WI
• Experienced anchor with tremendous range.
• Extensive experience anchoring live breaking news, including:
 -Breaking into programming for extended live coverage of Milwaukee violence, fires and
 deadly police shooting on 8-15-16.
 -Breaking into programming when a suspect who shot a police officer resulted in a 24-hour
 federal manhunt on 6-20-15.
 -Breaking into programming for unprecedented full freeway shutdown in Milwaukee after a
 shooting on 12-9-15.
• Urgent live reporter and field anchor.
• Active on social media to develop and promote station content.
• Strong community involvement.
 
Weekend Anchor/Reporter April 2010 to October 2013
WMTW-TV, Portland, ME
• Prime fill-in anchor for weekday newscasts.
• Breaking news reporter.
• Active live shot reporter.
• Specializing in severe conditions reporting, including Tropical Storms Sandy/Irene/Earl,
earthquakes, numerous tornadoes and intense. Northeast blizzards with non-stop coverage.
 
Weekend Anchor/City and County Reporter
WBTW-TV, Myrtle Beach, SC 
April 2007 to April 2010
• Weekend anchor responsible for increased ratings.
• Lead reporter on many national breaking news stories, including the Sofa Superstore fire that
left nine firefighters dead.
• Severe conditions reporting, including Tropical Storm Hanna with non-stop coverage.
• Specialized in complex government and political reporting.

Special Contract Reporter
WPGH-TV, Pittsburgh, PA March 2003 to December 2005
• Reporter specialized in breaking news in DMA 23.
• Active live shot reporter
• Special emphasis in military reporting.
 
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
 
• 2015 Emmy nomination for reporting in newscast that was nominated for Outstanding
Achievement for Morning Newscast, WISN-TV.
• 2015 Service to the community award from Milwaukee's Lloyd Barbee Montessori.

LEADERSHIP/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
 
• Active community volunteer, with involvement in and recognition from numerous charitable
organizations, including the American Cancer Society.
• Request and recurring host/emcee at annual events.
 
TECHNICAL EXPERTISE
 
• Adobe Premiere
• Avid
• ENPS

EDUCATION
 
Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL
Major: English, Minor: Broadcast Journalism




THEMA PONTON

 Milwaukee, WI

Represented by:

Paul Brewer
TV Talent Agents
 706.836.5290
Paul.Brewer11@comcast.net


 

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