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Resume

Alexandria Backus
alexxbackus@gmail.com

• ANCHOR, REPORTER AND PRODUCER EXPERIENCE • 

Morning Reporter KHSL/KNVN Chico-Redding
07/2014 — present
• Weekday morning live reporter

Anchor, Reporter, Producer KRTV Great Falls/KXLH Helena
08/2013 — 06/2014
• Anchor, producer, MMJ
• Reporting, conducting live interviews in-studio, shooting, editing, manage and produce web content
• Anchor and produce various newscasts including: mornings, weekends, weeknights, statewide noon and Face the State

Anchor & Producer, The Signal Live, CSU Stanislaus/Turlock, CA
08/2012 — 12/2012
• Created the university’s first weekly news broadcast
• Produce, anchor, report, edit and create graphics
• Newscast multiplied CSU Signal website’s traffic by five

General News Intern, KCRA/KQCA-TV Sacramento, CA
01/2012 — 09/2012
• Produce, write web stories, create slideshows, shoot online packages, contribute to KCRA.com and HighSchoolPlaybook.com
• Shadow reporters and photographers in the field, assist with interviews
• Create content for KCRA’s Olympic Zone, write local athlete spotlights

Grilliant Ideas Radio, Reporter
• Live contributor from regional and national natural food expos

Radio DJ, KCSS, 91.9 FM
08/2010 — 01/2011
• Host a three-hour show weekly
• Learned proper radio etiquette per FCC rules

• WRITING EXPERIENCE

News Editor, CSU Signal Newspaper, CSU Stanislaus/Turlock, CA
05/2012 — 12/2012
• Manage five to 10 writers
• Manage and edit all content in news section, write
• Layout news pages using InDesign, create infographics
• Teach all writers news writing formats and AP Style

Writer, CSU Signal Newspaper, CSU Stanislaus/Turlock, CA
01/2012 — 05/2012
• Write one to two stories weekly

Writer, TurlockCityNews.com
06/2011 — 11/2011
• Write and pitch stories daily, shoot photos
• Reported on political and educational issues and covered Turlock City meetings

• EDUCATION
California State University, Stanislaus/Fall 2009 — Fall 2012
• Communication Studies/Public Relations B.A.
• Journalism Minor
• Graduated Summa Cum Laude

• AWARDS & HONORS
• 2012 CSU Stanislaus Outstanding Student of the Year, Communication Studies
• 2012 Most Improved Student Organization, CSU Signal Newspaper
• Dean’s List in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Fall 2009 – Fall 2012
• CSU Stanislaus Honors Program, Fall 2009
• National Society of Collegiate Scholars
• Phi Kappa Phi
• Lambda Pi Eta

• ACTIVITIES •

Journalism:
• NBC Universal: Trained to properly create and produce content for KCRA’s Olympic Zone, London 2012 Games
• National College Media Convention, Chicago 2012

Other Activities
• Miss California U.S.A. 2011 Contestant, Stanislaus County representative
• Schar Gluten Free USA West Coast Ambassador
• Award Presenter, MAMA Music Awards 2011
• Volunteer dance instructor, Center Stage Dance Academy (CA), Miss Linda’s School of Dance (MT)
• Volunteer Sunday school instructor and choir, St. Francis Church

LANGUAGE SKILLS
• Assyrian, basic Spanish

COMPUTER SKILLS
• Velocity, AVID Newscutter, Adobe Premiere, Adobe InDesign, ENPS, ibPublish, shooting with Canon 1080i, Panasonic P2

REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

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