Lauren Matter
Anchor/Reporter

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Represented by:
Nancy Shafran
(817) 987 - 3600

 

 

BROADCAST EXPERIENCE
Anchor/Reporter, KSPR-TV (ABC) Springfield, Missouri
May 2011-present

  • Anchor morning newscasts including extensive breaking news and wall-to-wall coverage
  • Promoted to morning anchor 6 months after hire date
  • Main contributor to ratings increase; morning newscast jumped from #3 to #2 in market
  • Report and turn numerous stories working with tough deadlines live in the field
  • Produce content for KSPR.com including updates on Twitter/Facebook
  • Primary fill-in main anchor

 
Anchor/Reporter, WTVW-TV (FOX) Evansville, Indiana
September 2008-May 2011

  • Main anchor-AM Evansville, only 3-hour morning newscast in market
  • Managing editor during the morning shift
  • Extensive experience with breaking news at anchor desk
  • Conduct 5-6 live interviews during morning news, covering various topics
  • Main anchor/producer-FOX 7 News at Noon

 
Anchor/Reporter/Multi-Media Journalist, KTAB-TV (CBS) Abilene, Texas
August 2006-August 2008

  • Anchor/producer for #1 weekend newscast in market
  • Promoted to weekend anchor one month after hire date
  • General assignment reporter covering hard news, top stories and breaking news live in the field and in-studio
  • Worked with numerous contacts and sources to enterprise and break stories
  • Primary fill-in anchor for 5, 6 and 10 pm newscasts

 
AWARDS
Nominated for Springfield Business Journal’s ’40 under 40’ 2013 edition
Kansas City Press Club
2014 - Honorary Mention, TV Large Market, Best Newscast, "KSPR News This
           Morning"
           Honorary Mention, TV Large Market, Graphics, "Ozarks Flooding"
2013 - Bronze Award, TV Large Market, Profile, "Lage Grisby"
2012 - Bronze Award, TV Large Market, General Reporting, " Teen Meets His Hero"       
                                                                       
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Represents KSPR at community events
  • Board Member – Regional Girls Shelter: June 2012-present
  • Big Sister- Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks: September 2012-present
  • Board Member-March of Dimes: 2008-2011
  • Marketing Committee-Red Cross of Southwestern Indiana: 2009-2011
  • Media Co-Chair-West Texas Sports/Fitness Expo: 2007-2008

 
SKILLS
ENPS, Avid iNEWS/ NewsCutter, Grassvalley, linear BETA editing, Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Office, Twitter, Facebook, Teleprompter
 
EDUCATION
University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado
August 2002-May 2006
B.S. with Honors in Broadcast News,School of Journalism and Mass Communication
B.A. Studio Arts, College of Arts and Sciences



 
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