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RAISHAD M.

HARDNETT
VIDEO JOURNALIST
302-530-1617 || raishad.hardnett@gmail.com
WEBSITE: http://raishadhardnett.myportfolio.com (no "www")

EDUCATION
COLUMBIA SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM, NEW YORK May 2018
Masters of Science. Focus on video reporting and production. One-man-band general assignment
video journalist covering intersections of immigration, criminal justice and race.
● Coursework includes advanced video seminar: Pitched, produced, shot and edited short doc-style
features, including profile of blind African-American veteran who was one of the first to enlist into an
integrated Air Force.
● Master’s thesis: 5,200-word story on low-level drug offenders hoping for clemency under a Trump
administration after Obama’s record-breaking clemency initiative.
USC ANNENBERG SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM, LOS ANGELES
May 2014
B.A., Broadcast Journalism. Awarded Broadcast Journalism Student of the Year out of 316 journalism
grads.

EXPERIENCE
MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST - WBIR (NBC), Knoxville, Tenn. (Market #62) March 2016 - August 2017
One-man-band general assignment reporter for #1 rated station in the market; frequently relied on to
lead flagship evening newscasts. Reported live from the field most days, turning 1-2 packages. Stories
often shared by sister stations in top markets across the country.
● COVERAGE HIGHLIGHTS:
❏ Lead reporter on record-breaking wildfires in the Smokies that killed 14 people and damaged
2,400 buildings; liveshots in Gatlinburg helped station win National Murrow Award for Breaking
News
❏ Selected to travel to Pulse Nightclub in Orlando after mass shooting. Enterprised two stories for
parent company, including profile of EMS trainer in Orlando still suffering from PTSD after
responding to 9/11.
❏ Pitched and delivered sweeps piece on the dozens of displaced families living in motels after
wildfires exacerbated a pre-existing housing shortage in Gatlinburg.
● SOCIAL/DIGITAL: Pitched and launched station’s first batch of social videos; helped engineer
social video editing strategy. Wrote web stories to accompany each TV package.

MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST - KREM (CBS), Spokane, Wash. (Market #73) Sept 2014 - March 2016
Weekend reporter and morning breaking news reporter. Shot, wrote and edited two separate lead
packages per day on weekends. Independently set up and conducted own liveshots every 30 minutes as
morning reporter for four-hour morning show.

SKILLS
Editing: Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Edius, Avid, Final Cut Pro 7; Shooting: Canon C100, Sony
XDCAM PMW200