ALEX BIRSH

515 West End Avenue--Apartment 9C, New York, NY 10024 Cell Phone: (646) 641-6882 Home Phone: (212) 595-3239

Alex.Birsh@gmail.com Demo Material: AlexBirsh.com
WORK EXPERIENCE: • Broadcaster for the Keene Swamp Bats of the New England Collegiate Baseball League • Performed research for and performance of play-by-play and color on-air duties of broadcasts for the 42-game regular season schedule • Voiced and wrote over two-dozen radio ads for local radio stations • Wrote and performed sponsor reads that occurred throughout broadcasts • Provided material for the team blog ( ksbnotebook.wordpress.com) • Wrote and edited news releases • Helped create game day statistics sheets • Broadcaster for the Holyoke Blue Sox of the New England Collegiate Baseball League • Traveling Broadcaster for the Holyoke Blue Sox for the 42-game regular season • Wrote game summaries after every Blue Sox game to be used for the team website and/or local media • Wrote and performed each commercial (30) that was on the air for the Blue Sox • Worked as the Public Address announcer when needed Video Reporter for Playbill.com • Wrote and narrated 11 weekly recaps of the Broadway Show League for videos found on Playbill.com • Held over 100 interviews with players and coaches • Assisted in editing on Final Cut Pro • The softball league has existed for over 50 years, and it is comprised of those who work on Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. Playbill.com Video General News Reporter • Reported Broadway news for the only video segment on the acclaimed site • Interviewed on-stage and behind the scene contributors to Broadway shows • Assisted in editing using Final Cut Pro • Reported on-camera • Wrote and voiced the narration for the 10 videos Summer 2010

Summer 2009

Summer 2008

Summer 2007

RELATED SCHOOL EXPERIENCE: • Co-Founder and Director of the Quinnipiac Bobcats Sports Network (QBSN is a student media organization that is the broadcast home for nearly every Quinnipiac University sport. It broadcasts through an online stream that is heard across the country) • Created over 12 advertisements and got sponsors for the QBSN • Created and monitors the website www.theQBSN.com • Involvement in Quinnipiac’s student-run newscast Q30 News: • Head News Anchor and Producer (Fall 2009- Spring 2010) • Sports Anchor (Fall 2008-Spring 2009) • World News Anchor (Spring 2008) • Entertainment Anchor (Fall 2007) Hosted Quinnipiac’s student radio station’s two-time award winning show, “The Field of Play”

Present

Fall 2007-Spring 2010

Fall 2008-Spring 2010

SKILLS/STRENGTHS • Reporting and anchoring on-camera • Reporting over radio • Performing play-by-play and color commentary of sporting events • Final Cut Pro • Shooting video • Performing voice over/narration • Can film, report in, and edit news packages • Can obtain and conduct interviews on-camera or over radio EDUCATION: Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT Broadcast Journalism Major, Sociology Minor (Dean’s List for Junior year, 2009-2010) Riverdale Country School, New York City, NY

2007-2011 2003-2007

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