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Terence M.

Cullen 646-573-8496

Reporter, The Queens Courier Fulltime reporter at a local weekly newspaper with a daily online presence. Covered Hurricane Sandy: photographed the storm surge in south Queens, N.Y.; photographed President Obamas arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport to survey the damage; covered Gov. Andrew Cuomos visit to Breezy Point in November; part of an award-winning team for in-depth reporting. Reported on several political issues: the state charges against former state Sen. Shirley Huntley; Huntleys federal sentencing; community reaction to the arrest of state Sen. Malcolm Smith, Councilman Dan Halloran and a Queens Republican leader; operations at the Queens Borough Presidents office. Regularly wrote at least one sports story per week, including a profile of New York Mets outfielder Mike Baxter. Was responsible for covering economic development in Queens, especially large commercial projects in Flushing, N.Y., including a proposed Major League Soccer stadium. Left to attend graduate school full time. Reporting intern, Newsday February-May 2012 May 2012-June 2013

Bylined a front-page story on what was the highest Mega Millions jackpot at the time; interviewed the owner of a convenience store that sold several lottery-winning tickets in the past. Wrote a story on students at a school in Lawrence, N.Y., who developed their own video games through a partnership with Microsoft. Covered the celebration of a Greenlawn, N.Y., high schools first state basketball victory. Intern to the Ombudsman, Stars and Stripes Worked under the newspapers ombudsman at the time. Researched and prepared an analysis of the ombudsmans work over nearly three years. Wrote a news analysis of the papers reporting for style and objectivity. Read the military newspaper on a daily basis to discuss coverage and content with the ombudsman. July-December 2011

CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Pursuing a Masters Degree in Journalism St. Johns University Bachelors Degree in Journalism, graduated Magna Cum Laude August 2008May 2012 August 2013present

Rookie Reporter of the Year, New York Press Association's 2012 Better Newspaper Contest Sports Writer of the Year, New York Press Association's 2012 Better Newspaper Contest