Kelly O'Connell
Anchor/Reporter

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Represented by:
Nancy Shafran
(817) 987 - 3600

 

 


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
KCPQ Seattle, Washington September 2012-Present
Morning Anchor/Reporter
Anchor 4:30am to 6am morning newscast
Report live in the field, the newsroom or studio for the second half of morning broadcast.
Primary fill-in Anchor for the 6am-10am portion of morning newscast.
Engage viewers with personality at the desk and in the field.
Deliver active live shots to advance the news of the day.
 
KGAN-TV Cedar Rapids, Iowa September 2009-September 2012
Morning and Noon Anchor, May 2010-present
Anchor 3-hour morning show, half hour noon show
Cultivate and produce daily segments and interviews
Social media specialist
General assignment and special projects reporting
Anchor/Reporter, September 2009-April 2010
Weekend anchor and primary fill-in anchor
Lead story nightside reporter
Enterprise, report and produce promotable stories
Write web articles multiple times each day
Responsible for station Twitter and Facebook accounts on weekends
Produce newscasts, as needed

WRBL Columbus, GA August 2007-September 2009
Reporter, Producer, Fill-in Anchor

Dayside lead story reporter
Fill-in anchor
Responsible for turning multiple, enterprise stories each day with liveshots, now via Skype as well.
 
KIMT News Channel Three, Mason City, IA May 2006-February 2007
On Air Reporter Intern

Only intern permitted to report on air and do live shots.
Helped assignment desk making beat calls, setting up interviews and researching stories.  

Northwest Community Television, Brooklyn Park, MN Fall 2006
Newsroom Intern

Helped reporters and producers with story development and research.
Wrote copy for newscasts and logged interviews.

KARE 11, Minneapolis, MN January- May 2006
Today Show Intern

Wrote teases for morning newscast.
Responsible for coordinating and prepping on air guests.
 
WCCO, Minneapolis, MN September 2005- January 2006
News Desk Intern

Responsible for researching stories, setting up interviews for reporters and assisting reporters in the field.
Logged interviews and assisted assignment desk with story assignment and beat calls.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:
Capable of linear and non-linear editing.
Confident using Final Cut Pro and shooting with DVC Pro cameras.
Posting video, text and images to the website

EDUCATION:
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Double major- Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism and Spanish

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:
Member of Society of Professional Journalists

 
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