William Pitts
Multi-Media Journalist

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Nancy Shafran
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EMPLOYMENT

2010-Present  KPNX-TV Phoenix, AZ

Multi-Media Journalist
Enterprise lead stories for multiple newscasts each day
Often lead story reporter for extended live, breaking news
Capable of shooting and editing my own stories
Designed, developed, trained and implemented iPhone mobile video program for azcentral.com
Designed, built and implemented mobile storm-chasing unit
Part of the social media STING team in charge of driving social media engagement during the Olympics and other special events
Emmy for team coverage, 2013

2007-2010  KREM Spokane, WA
General Assignment Reporter


2005-2007 KEPR TV-19 Pasco, WA
General Assignment Reporter


2004-2005 KPNX TV-12
Field Producer/Assignment Editor
Organized, scheduled and coordinated reporters, photographers, equipment and helicopter for daily news operations. Planned, scheduled, interviewed and consulted on sweeps period stories.

2001-2004 KASC Radio
News Director/Anchor
Supervised 24 reporters with hourly radio news broadcasts for Arizona State University’s radio station. Coordinated and anchored 2004 Presidential Debate coverage and 2003 Democratic candidate debates. Hosted weekly current events program and anchored hourly news updates.

1999-2000 The Observer
Senior Staff Reporter
Supervised and trained 15 reporters for weekly bi-county newspaper. Assigned stories and covered all beats in two-county area.

EDUCATION

2000-2005 BA Broadcast Journalism, Arizona State University
Minor in Political Science
Certificate in International Relations
Outstanding Broadcast Journalism Graduate

OTHER SKILLS

Final Cut Pro/Express, Avid, Pro Tools, Cool Edit Pro, Adobe Audition, iNews, ENPS, cmPublish, linear editing. Bilingual (Spanish).

AWARDS

• 2nd Place, Inland Empire SPJ Award, TV Feature
• 2005 William Randolph Hearst Radio National Champion
• Finalist, William Randolph Hearst Journalism Awards, 2003, 2004.
• Eight William Randolph Hearst Foundation Awards
• 2004 Broadcast Education Association, “Best of Festival”
• Eight Broadcast Education Association Awards
• Eight Society of Professional Journalist Awards
• 2nd Place, 2002 Arizona Associated Press Award, Radio Spot News



 
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