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Elaina O'Connell

Multimedia Journalist
P: (636)-497-5450
elainamarieoconnell@gmail.com
@ElainaMarieOC
EXPERIENCE
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KOMU-TV (NBC), Columbia, Mo. Aug. 2012- Present
News Reporter/Anchor
Write, shoot, and edit day-turn and long form stories as a one-man band, pitch
stories for every reporting shift, post stories on the web and social media
outlets
Fill-in anchor for every newscast
Digital Producer
Responsible for the digital face of KOMU via the website and social media
postings
Select stories to post to the web, inform managers of breaking news, help
decide which stories to send reporters to
Copy edit AP stories and reporters stories with authority to approve content
before others post to the web
Producer
Produce morning cut-ins during the Today Show
Help other producers as a production assistant, edit video with Avid
NewsCutter and run the teleprompter

NEWSZOU.COM, Columbia, Mo. Aug. 2013- Dec. 2013
Blogger
Examine topics in digital journalism, written to appeal to both journalists and a
general audience
Edit/contribute to other bloggers posts

KBIA 91.3 (NPR), Columbia, Mo. Aug. 2012- Dec. 2012
Reporter
Pitch stories for every reporting shift and write, edit, and wrap stories, post stories
on the web and on social media outlets

FOX 2 News (KTVI)/ KPLR 11, St. Louis, Mo. Dec. 2013- Jan. 2014
Intern
Book guests for Fox 2 News at 9 a.m. with Tim Ezell
In charge of audience members for Afternoons on 11
Assist day/nightside reporters with general assignments


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Broadcast Multimedia
Avid Newscutter XP
LiveU Backpack
ENG
Final Cut Pro
iNews
OPUS
Sony PMWEX-1 HD
Marantz Recorder
Wordpress
Wix
Weebly
Adobe
Audition
Timeline JS

Social Media
I can grow your audience,
increase engagement, and
enhance your brand via
Twitter, Facebook and Linked In

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EDUCATON
Missouri School of Journalism
Aug. 2011- Present August 2011-Present
Emphasis in Radio-
Television Reporting and
Anchoring
Minor in Sociology
Radio Television Digital
News Association student
member

St. Charles Community College
Aug. 2009-May 2011 August 2009-May 2011
Editor-in-Chief of the
SCCougar Newspaper and
founder/Editor-in-Chief of
AMBUSH Magazine
Phi Theta Kappa scholar



REFERENCES
Matt Johnson | Content Manager-KOMU | (573)-884-6398
Annie Hammock | Interactive Director-KOMU | (770)-655-6246
Angel James | Supervisor - FOX 2 News at 9 a.m. | angel.james@tvstl.com
Kimberly Woodard | Supervising News Producer- FOX 2 KPLR 11 | 314-213-7888

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