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Resume

Alexandria Backus
alexxbackus@gmail.com

JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE

Anchor, Reporter, Producer KRTV Great Falls/KXLH Helena
08/2013 — present
• Weekend anchor and producer, weekday multimedia journalist
• Reporting, conducting live interviews in-studio, shooting, editing, contribute to web, social media
• Anchor and produce various newscasts including: weeknights, mornings, weekends, statewide noon and Face the State

A Block: http://www.krtv.com/videos/krtv-morning-news-fri-June-20

Sit-down interview with U.S. Senator Jon Tester: http://www.krtv.com/videos/senator-tester-talks-to-mtn-about-several-key-issues/

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 website’s traffic by 5

News Editor, CSU Signal Newspaper, CSU Stanislaus/Turlock, CA
05/2012 — 12/2012
• Manage 5 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

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

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 various Turlock City meetings

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

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
• Radio contributor, Grilliant Ideas: Reporting live from national and regional natural food expos
• 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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