Work Experience

3300 Old Havre Hwy, Black Eagle, MT (406)-403-3049

Tara Grimes

KRTV-TV/KXLH-TV, Great Falls, Montana; Reporter February 2012-Present •Shot, wrote, and edited dayturn packages and VOSOTs. •Reported live from the field and in studio. •Posted stories to the web as well as used social media tools to keep the public informed., Huntley, Illinois; Contributor August 2011-February 2012 •Reported on local issues for various sites. •Used elements such as video, audio, and photography elements to create stories. KOMU-TV, Columbia, Missouri; Reporter /Weekend Anchor March 2010-July 2011 •Shot, wrote, and edited dayturn packages and VOSOTs. •Reported live from the field. •Anchored the weekend newscasts. Website Editor/Assignment Desk August 2008-July 2011 •Added and created additional web-only content for stories. •Posted breaking news, press releases, and weather videos quickly, but accurately., Columbia, Missouri; Reporter January 2011-May 2011 •Researched news stories to find out how the media portrayed them. Wrote a story and gathered various video elements with the idea of the company’s philosophy, “news with more views.” WNDU-TV, South Bend, Indiana; News Intern June 2010-August 2010 •Worked with producers to write for the 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 11 p.m. weekday newscasts. •Shot, wrote, and edited stories on issues around the Michiana area. •Wrote stories and updated content for KBIA-Radio (NPR Affiliate), Columbia, Missouri; General Assignment Reporter September 2009-December 2009 •Reported on issues around mid-Missouri. WMAQ-TV, Chicago, Illinois; Editorial and Web Producer Intern June 2009-August 2009 •Creatively wrote and created content for over 100 stories on •Reported on a variety of events while also creating slideshows from photos I took. •Helped relaunch the new version of WREX-TV, Rockford, Illinois; News Intern June 2009-August 2009 •Wrote scripts for the noon, 5 pm, 6 pm, and 10 pm weekday and weekend newscasts. •Shot, wrote, and edited stories around Northern Illinois, and posted them on wrex. com. The Maneater, Columbia, Missouri; Staff Writer August 2007-April 2008 •Reported and wrote stories on local issues and events. Grace Gospel Center Cable Program, Bensenville, Illinois; Production Assistant, Camera Operator June 2006-September 2006

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•Bachelor of Journalism in Broadcasting Missouri School of Journalism, Columbia, Missouri. Minor: Psychology Graduated Cum Laude


Honors & Organizations
•Radio and Television Digital News Association • Association of Health Care Journalists Fellow • Northern Illinois Journalist of the Year 2007 • Amateur Radio License Holder • Comcast Public Access Producer Volunteer • Missouri School of Journalism Ambassador • Women In Management Scholarship

Marnee Banks News Director KRTV/KXLH (406)-439-9469


Katie Stukey Former producer/Anchor KRTV/KXLH (406)-788-2078 Shannon Newth Producer/Anchor KRTV/KXLH (406)-403-3045


•Editing: Avid iNews • Avid Active Content Manager • Avid NewsCutter • ENPS • Final Cut Pro • Cool Edit Pro • Grass Valley NewsEdit • iMovie HD • Non-Linear Editing • Velocity •Software: Clickability Content Management System • Photoshop CS4 • Dreamweaver • Adobe InDesign • Adobe Illustrator • Adobe Bridge CS4 • HTML and basic CSS •Cameras: Panasonic DVC Pro • Panasonic BetaCam • Sony HDV1080i • Sony XD Cam HD •Other: Proficient in AP Style

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