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KOFO LASAKI

K.lasaki@yahoo.com
2251 Sherman Ave. NW Washington, DC 20001
(770) 912-0501
EDUCATION
Howard University, School of Communications, Media, Journalism & Film, Washington, D.C.
Bachelor of Arts, Broadcast Journalism pending
Expected Graduation: May 2015
SKILLS
Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premier, iNews, Pro Tools, Wordpress, , Shooting, Script Writing Researching,
Producing, Fact-Checking, AP Style, Social Media
EXPERIENCE
USA Today College; Visual Correspondent
Jan. 2015 Feb. 2015
Shot, photographed and wrote multimedia stories published on USA Today Colleges website
Received over 1,400 social media shares for a piece on Shake Shacks stock market debut
KPHO CBS 9, Phoenix Arizona; Meredith-Cronkite Fellow
Jan. 2015
One of ten students across the country selected to participate in a week-long multimedia
fellowship focusing on reporting, anchoring and live shots
WTTG FOX 5 DC; News Intern
Sep. 2014 Dec. 2014
Shadowed reporters on breaking news stories and attended pitch meetings
Answered viewer calls and recorded news tips in iNews
CTV News, Prince Georges MD; Volunteer Reporter
Field produced for afternoon newscast
June 2014 Aug. 2014
Report, wrote and edited VO/SOTs airing on Prince Georges Community Television
Conducted man-on-the-street interviews write anchor scripts
BBC News Washington, D.C.; Newsgathering Intern
May 2014 July 2014
Assisted news desk with incoming news feeds
Assisted World TV News with research and planning for future story coverage
NBC Universal, Meet the Press; Production Intern
Jan. 2014 May 2014
Participated in planning and research for a nationally televised political news program
Greet and escort on-air guests
WHUT-TV 32 PBS; Reporter and Editor
Sep. 2013 Aug 2014
Researched, shoot and edit news packages airing on Howard Universitys Spotlight Network
Pitched weekly story ideas and attend editorial meetings.
WUSA 9, CBS; Media Outreach Intern
Aug. 2013 Dec. 2013
Assisted reporters on location with shoots and attend pitch meetings
Wrote online articles for WUSA9.com and JCHayward.com
Researched content for Facebook and JC Hayward.com
Sister 2 Sister Magazine; Digital Media Intern
June 2013 Aug. 2013
Conducted interviews for stories published on S2S Magazines website
Wrote stories for S2S Magazines website
WHBC 96.3HD; Broadcast Host
Jan. 2012 May 2013
On-air personality for Howard University digital radio station
Produced 2 hour radio show
Solicited guests for studio appearances
The Fishing School; Communications Intern
June 2012 Dec. 2012
Managed Facebook and Twitter with news of internal events for D.C. childrens nonprofit
Documented activities through photos and film and produced content for monthly newsletter

The Hilltop Newspaper; Contributing Writer


Wrote campus and local news stories for print publication

Aug. 2011 May 2012