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Brandon Goldner

Reporter/MMJ
Represented by
Joel Weisman
847-400-5900
joel@weismanmedialaw.com
Reel: www.vimeo.com/brandongoldner/reel
Reporter/MMJ, WCNC, Charlotte, North Carolina (March 2016 - Present)
• Serve as reporter/MMJ for NBC-affiliate in Top 25 TV market
• Hired to increase viewership in three-county region historically neglected by station
• Credited for helping to grow station’s ratings in region from distant third to first-place
• Developed from scratch large network of sources in courts, law enforcement & community
• Shoot, write, edit and set up live shots as one-man band on near-daily basis
• Turn up to two packages a day on separate stories under extremely tight deadlines
• Possess extensive breaking news, severe weather & continuous live coverage experience,
including 2016 Charlotte Protests & Riots, wildfires & tornados
• Established market-wide reputation for breaking stories & securing exclusives

Reporter/MMJ, WNCT, Greenville, North Carolina (January 2014 - March 2016)


• Worked as award-winning reporter/MMJ for CBS-affiliate in geographically large market
• Named 2015 “MMJ of the Year” by RTDNA of the Carolinas (RTDNAC)
• Filed multiple exclusive investigations that shut down illegal businesses, exposed lax
oversight by state authorities & revealed city infrastructure problems
• Reported live frequently with extensive experience in breaking news, severe weather &
extended coverage, including 2nd place RTDNAC award for live “Spot News Coverage”
• Turned multiple stories under tight deadline for multiple newscasts
• Built story ideas, maintained sources and tracked beats across multiple counties without
benefit of assignment desk

Internships: WBAL-TV & WMAR-TV (Baltimore); KVRR (Fargo, ND); NBC News’ Meet
the Press & Voice of America (Washington, D.C.)

Education

B.A. in broadcast journalism: University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism

Skills

Editing: Edius/Stratus; Final Cut Pro


Shooting: Sony, JVC & P2 cameras
News Platforms: ENPS; Oasis; FTP; WinSCP
Live Equipment: TVU; LiveU; Dejero

Awards
• 2016: Nominated - Best Investigation (Division 2) - RTDNA of the Carolinas (RTDNAC)
• 2016: Nominated - Best General Assignment by an MMJ (Division 2) - RTDNAC
• 2015: MMJ of the Year (Division 2) - RTDNAC
• 2015: 1st place: Entertainment category (Division 2) - RTDNAC
• 2015: 2nd place: Spot News Coverage category (Division 2) - RTDNAC
• 2014: Collegiate EMMY (Reporting) - NATAS - National Capital Chesapeake Bay
• 2014: Collegiate EMMY (Anchoring) - NATAS - National Capital Chesapeake Bay