Bilingual Journalist

Marysabel E. Crespo Peña

1073 Burton Dr. NE . Atlanta, GA 30329 . (404) 435-7945 . marysabelcrespopena@gmail.com

Objective

A staff journalist position for multiple media platforms (Television, Internet, Print, Radio). Fermín Toro University. Venezuela. Anticipated September 2008 (coursework completed). B.A. in Social Communication / Journalism concentration. CNN Español. Atlanta, Georgia. USA ……………………………………….......September 2007 – December 2007 Trainee in Broadcast Journalism in the Sports Department/Deportes CNN. ° Wrote and produced stories for Deportes CNN, a sports show broadcast daily. ° Created the stills/graphics for stories using Avid VizRT. ° Checked the AP wires and other agencies wires daily. ° Suggested additional stories for the rundown. ° Supervised the daily rundown. ° Researched stories and assisted producers and desk editors for Deportes CNN international news show. Líder 94.9FM Líder en el Terreno, Barquisimeto, Ven……………... …………………….. August 2006 – July 2007 Sports Radio Producer, Coordinator and Anchor. ° Produced a weekly live sport cast as well as creating new promotions and segments for the show. ° Researched principal sports topics for educational and informative purpose. ° Interviewed national and international sports figures. Batazos.com, Barquisimeto, Ven………………………………………………………October 2006 – December 2007 Sports Columnist ° Covered the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League and Major League Baseball. ° Prepared stories concerning Venezuelans baseball players and their performances in the different baseball leagues in México, Japan and United States. ° Advised the copyeditor in communicational, creative and promotional aspects.

Education

Experience

Skills

Language: English (fluent – wide knowledge), Spanish (fluent – full knowledge). Computer: Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint, Avid ThirdParty solutions: iNews, VizRT Pilot and Leitch. Working knowledge of: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe PageMaker, CorelDraw, Macromedia Freehand, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Sound Forge, and Audacity. Others: Digital and Film SLR photography and photo editing (Photoshop and working knowledge of Paint Shop Pro).

Awards

Award for Academic Excellence, Fermín Toro University: February 2004, May 2005, November 2005, July 2006, November 2006 and November 2007. Award for Academic Performance, Fermín Toro University: November 2004. Earned 2nd place award in the 13th Annual Advertising Campaigns Festival, Fermín Toro University. July 2004.

Earned 1st place award in the 15th Annual Advertising Campaigns Festival, Fermín Toro University. January 2006. Awarded Best Video Art and Best Sound in the 3rd Video Clips and Video Arts Festival. Fermín Toro University. August 2006. Status: Seeking work authorization.