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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Summary

High-energy Broadcast Journalist bringing 8 years experience as an Anchor, Interviewer and Host. Extremely social-media savvy, and an effective communicator with a talent for delivering attention-grabbing, high-quality stories and points of view.


Writer with a strong command of the English language as well as a background in videography, including experience with non-linear editing.

Highlights
  • Dynamic in-studio anchor/analyst
  • Effective and entertaining interviewer
  • Voice-overs talent
  • Technological newsgathering tools
  • Experience with Final Cut Pro
  • Business and marketing plans development
  • Positive attitude
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Natural Leader
  • Self-motivated
  • Focused
  • Deadline-driven
Accomplishments
  • Interviewed national talent such as: Musicians, John Legend and Alicia Keys. Host, "Big Tigger". Actor, Jessica L. Coleman of "The Wire" fame and Athletes such as Vince Carter, Bruce Smith, Lamont Roach Jr. and D'Mitrius Ballard.
  • Hosted the PayPal corporate event, headlined by Wayne Newton
  • Hosted Holiday and Charity events of former Washington Redskins greats Darrell Green and Derrick Dockery
  • Promoted to Lead Anchor after 3 months with SEN, the Sports Entertainment Network.
  • Elevated to one of the most popular and highest-selling Master of Ceremonies within Washington Talent Agency, within 6 years of service
  • Served as a photojournalist at "Michael Wilbon's Celebrity Golf Tournament"
  • Twice served as social-media consultant at "Fight for Children's D.C. Fight Night"
  • Established a very strong social media presence amongst clients and potential consumers especially in, but not limited to the Jewish and high-school athletics communities, respectfully.


Experience
05/2013 to Current
Broadcast Journalist Audacy, Inc. Greensboro, NC,

--Acted as lead analyst/anchor for The Sports Entertainment Network

--Combined video and audio to effectively convey sports highlights.

--Conducted on site as well as in studio interviews with athletes and coaches throughout the DMV.

--Wrote factually correct, concise and engaging news stories within tight deadlines.

--Gathered and verified factual information regarding athletes and teams through interviews, observation and research.

--Promoted targeted content through various social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.

--Covered breaking news such as the firing of Wilson football coach, Rick Houchens.

--Traveled as many as 180 miles to conduct live broadcast and/or on-site reporting of sporting events as they unfolded.


07/2012 to Current
Host Columbus Hospitality Highlands, NC,

--Hosted a one-hour educational game show titled "The Tournament of Science" to elementary students, grades k-5.

--Showed youth that Science can be fun as well as informational.

--Entertained as many as 300 students, faculty and staff at once, with no assistance.

--Instilled the values of teamwork and fair play.

--Traveled as far north as New York and south as Richmond to perform.

03/2009 to Current
Master of Ceremonies Six Flags, Inc. Darien Center, NY,

--Built rapport with the families I'd had the pleasure of working with.

--Catered to the desires of my client

--Met and coordinated with Event planners

--Assisted in the facilitation of these high-end events in every aspect from fruition to finish.

--Created timelines

--Orchestrated the flow and structure of events

--Managed a team of dancers, tech crew and D.J.

--Delivered all pertinent announcements such as: grand entrances, blessings, the playing of the video montage and grand finales.

--Observed and familiarized myself with crowds in order to make music choices conducive to keeping them on the dance floor.

--Led organized dance routines

07/2009 to 06/2011
Writer/Interviewer Future Plc Washington, DC,

--Freelanced with multiple entertainment-based companies

--Built rapport and lasting relationships throughout the DMV area.

--Conducted on-site interviews with multiple athletes and musical artists at the "Big Tigger Celebrity Basketball Classic", a day focusing on AIDS awareness.

--Interviewed a bevy of other local artists and actors in the DMV area.

06/2009 to 09/2010
Interviewer WHW City, STATE,

--Conducted pre and post interviews with musical artists as they competed on the internet-based television show "WHW Rocks", hosted by April Watts.

--Highlighted independent artist

--Promoted the show and artist via social network.

08/2008 to 09/2010
Host/Manager Television Preview City, STATE,

--Played host to a live audience of 100-300 people both in Tampa, Florida and surrounding areas, as well as the DMV.

--Introduced pilot television shows to my audience for the purpose of their critiquing.

--Conducted market research both on the shows themselves as well as products shown on-screen throughout the viewing.

--Gathered, organized and dissiminated data to my supervisor.

--Led a team of 5 collaborators.

06/2004 to 07/2005
Writer United Soul Magazine City, STATE,

--Attended and covered concerts and live events on behalf of United Soul Magazine.

--Wrote engaging and entertaining articles on said events.

--Interviewed many musical artists including Alicia Keys and John Legend.

Education
Expected in 2011
Graduate Certificate: Multi-Media and Visual Communications
University of Phoenix - Arlington, VA
GPA:
Expected in 2004
Bachelor of Science: Media Arts and Design
James Madison University - Harrisonburg, VA
GPA:

Concentration in Producing and Directing

Skills
  • Anchor
  • Analyst
  • Interviewing
  • Hosting
  • Writing
  • Video Editing
  • Pre-Production
  • Videography
  • Live Speaking
  • Performance
  • Leadership

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • University of Phoenix
  • James Madison University

Job Titles Held:

  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Host
  • Master of Ceremonies
  • Writer/Interviewer
  • Interviewer
  • Host/Manager
  • Writer

Degrees

  • Graduate Certificate
  • Bachelor of Science

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