Melissa Smith

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Morning Anchor                                                                         February 2014-Present
WPBN TV 7&4 News                                                               Traverse City, Michigan

  • Anchor two and a half hour newscast starting at 4:30 a.m.

Morning Anchor                                                                March 2013-December 2013
KWQC TV6 News                                                                                 Davenport, Iowa
  • Anchored two and half hour morning newscast from 4:30 to 7:00
  • Wrote daily stories for producers to morning show rundowns
  • Applied continuous news updates on Twitter and Facebook
  • Booked morning show guests and conducted the interviews
  • Solo anchored several shows when co-anchor was out
  • Emceed numerous events for local charities and community happenings
  • Produced a segment which focused on business in the Quad Cities
  • Reported on a segment that featured business in the Quad Cities
Morning Anchor                                                                      March 2010-March 2013
WPBN TV 7&4 News                                                               Traverse City, Michigan
  • Anchors two and a half hour newscast starting at 4:30 a.m.
  • Produced LIVE interview segments and LIVE shots in field
  • Interviewed guests in between main news blocks
  • Reported general assignment stories as needed
  • Reported on a weekly health segment and chamber of commerce segment
  • Emceed various events for area non-profits and charities
Reporter                                                                                  August 2007-March 2010
WPBN TV 7&4 News                                                              Traverse City, Michigan
  • Shot, edited and wrote news packages daily
  • Reported LIVE from scene of breaking news
  • Produced and solo anchored weekend shows
  • Understood news ethics and timeliness of a deadline
Reporter                                                                                     June 2006-August 2007
WLNS Ch. 6 News                                                                            Lansing, Michigan
  • Covered local and international breaking news stories from scene and studio
  • Interviewed contacts and victims during live reports
  • Updated viewers with the latest information on developing stories
  • Delivered news in an organized manner
Newsroom Assistant                                                                 March 2006-June 2006
WLNS Ch. 6 News                                                                           Lansing, Michigan
  • Edited video to news stories for the morning show
  • Wrote stories for the producer and anchors
  • Operated broadcast teleprompters
  • Recorded CNN and CBS network news feeds
Michigan State University
, East Lansing, Michigan

Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism, MSU School of Journalism
Specialization degree in Public Relations
Communication Arts and Sciences Graduation, May 2006
Honors College Member all four years
Community Involvement
  • Chair for the Traverse City HeartChase /American Heart Association
  • Board member for the March of Dimes, Traverse City Chapter
  • Emcee and previous dancer for SwingShift & The Stars Charity Dance-Off
  • Speaker at area middle and high schools talking about broadcast journalism

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