Marie Saavedra

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Nancy Shafran
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August 2013-Present  WFAA  Dallas, Texas

  • Moved from weekend reporter to Monday through Friday nightside reporter for flagship 10PM newscast
  • Primary Fill-in Anchor on weekday and weekend newscasts
  • 2014 Lone Star Emmy Winner Arts/Entertainment Single News Story Feature "Because They Sang"

August 2011-August 2013  KTVK  Phoenix, Arizona

  • General Assignment Reporter for evening and prime time newscasts
  • Live several times daily for assigned story and any breaking news
  • Anchors Sunday evening newscasts
  • Posts stories to station website, and remains active on Twitter and Facebook accounts
  • Represents station as a master of ceremonies at community events

September 2006-August 2011 KYTV-KY3 Springfield, Missouri

  • Anchored daily 5 p.m. newscasts including frequent field anchoring, breaking news, and wall-to-wall weather coverage.
  • Reported and produced content for weekday newscasts. Reported live on a daily basis. Cultivated and worked sources to develop enterprise and branded stories.
  • Produced and populated on-line stories and content sections of Provided materials and updates for station’s social media brand, including Twitter and Facebook.
  • Represented station at community events and other engagements.

January 2005-Sept. 2006 KOMU-TV Columbia, Missouri

  • Anchored weekend newscasts.
  • Shot, wrote, and edited day-turn stories on deadline for multiple newscasts and platforms.
  • Researched and investigated news stories. Reported for multiple franchises.
  • Filled in on regular basis for primary weekday anchors on all newscasts.

May 2005-Aug. 2005 WLS-TV ABC 7 Chicago, Illinois

  • Assisted anchor/reporter both in the field and in studio. Learned time-management skills and value of reporter-photographer relationship.
  • Produced weekly segment for weekend newscasts.
  • Adapted to tight deadlines and breaking news situations.


Speak Conversational Spanish, proficient in ENPS, iNews, Grass Valley editing systems, social media, web content management systems.


University of Missouri-Columbia
Bachelor of Journalism, Broadcast News

Honors & Affiliations

2010 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award – Hard News for “VA Suicide”
2009 Emmy Nominated – Feature News, Light Feature for “Triplet Deployment”
Member, National Association of Hispanic Journalists
Board member, Down Syndrome Group of the Ozarks
Member, Radio Television Digital News Association

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