GERRON JORDAN

MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST
EDUCATION Journalism (Broadcast News), Bachelor of Arts
Howard University, Washington, DC GPA 3.32/4.0

2251 SHERMAN AVE, NW WASHINGTON, DC 20059

(773) 383-1039 GERRON.JORDAN@GMAIL.COM TWITTER: @GERRONJORDAN WEB: WWW.GERRONJORDAN.BLOGSPOT.COM
Working Knowledge: -AVID -AVID iNews -DALET -MIRA -FORK -MEDIASOURCE Expertise: -Final Cut Studio -Apple Op. System Languages: -Inter. Spanish -Beg. French Affiliations: -National Association of Black Journalists -Investigative Reporters & Editors

August 2008 – May 2012

National Association of Black Journalists
Multimedia Short Course, Greensboro, NC

March 21- 24, 2012

Investigative Reporters & Editors
Campus Coverage Project, Phoenix, AZ

January 5-8, 2012

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Good Morning America- Production Intern
ABC News, Washington, DC Pull video and images for producers and correspondents Log and verbate footage & live events Assist in field with producers, correspondents and crew

January 2012- Present

State of the Union w/ Candy Crowley- Production Intern
CNN, Washington, DC Conducted research for anchor and show producers Pitched ideas for segments and clusters Assisted on Sunday morning live show execution

January 2012- March 2012

Washington Desk- Editorial Intern

September 2011- December 2011
-Student Press Law Center -Golden Key International Honor Society -Lambda Pi Eta Communications Society References: Ron Elving Sr. Editor, NPR (202) 513-2000 relving@npr.org Sam Brooks Producer, ABC (202) 222- 7390 sbrooks@abc.com Jeff Simon Producer, CNN (202) 898-7525 jsimon@cnn.com

NPR, Washington, DC Conducted research for Washington Desk reporters & maintained political calendar Logged & transcribed interviews and created audio clipboards Completed two pieces for air on NPR’s Intern Edition Political News Intern June 2011- August 2011 WLS-TV7, Chicago, IL Shadowed veteran reporter, Charles Thomas Wrote print stories for blog Referee Operations- Editorial Intern June 2010- August 2010 NBA, New York, NY Edited the 2010-2011 Official’s Manual Traveled to Las Vegas, NV to assist with NBA Summer League 2010 Presented sponsorship/marketing deck to WNBA executives

RELATED COLLEGIATE EXPERIENCE
Reporter/Producer October 2009- January 2012 Spotlight Network SLN-TV4, Washington, DC Pitched stories for bi-weekly coverage for Howard University students Reported and produced packages for the Howard and local DC community Staff Writer September 2009- January 2012 The Hilltop, Student Newspaper, Washington, DC Wrote for Campus, Business, Technology and Sports sections Worked up the ranks from staff writer to National Sports Correspondent Maintained and oversaw multiple social media accounts

March 18, 2012 NBC Universal: Since the early age of 5, I’ve known that I wanted to have a career in news. There was something intriguing to me, even at such a young age, about telling stories from all over the world and presenting them to an audience every night through television newscasts. As I grew older- surrounded by colleagues who dreamt of becoming neurosurgeons and lawyers, I aspired to do something equally as important and in the 7th grade, I joined my first newspaper staff- writing for the Morgan Park school newspaper in Chicago, IL. I went on to high school continuing the trend of print newspaper writing via my high school’s paper, eventually working my way up to Co-editor-in-chief in my senior year where I managed the production of a bi-weekly paper and a staff of about 30 other students. It was during my time in high school that I also fell in love with the broadcasting aspect of reporting- quickly becoming the ‘anchor’ of the school’s daily morning announcements. Things quickly took off once I entered college, being inundated with the various opportunities that studying journalism in the nation’s capitol allotted me; interning with National Public Radio, ABC News’ Washington Bureau and CNN’s Sunday morning political talk show, State of the Union to name a few. These experiences in Washington, along with other internship opportunities with ABC’s O&O-WLS-TV7 in Chicago and the National Basketball Association in New York, re-confirmed for me that aspiration I established back when I was 5. Throughout my different experiences and the coursework of Howard University’s School of Communications, I have become proficient in newsgathering utilizing different tools like Lexis Nexis and AVID iNews. I have spent time with some of the best editors and producers in the business, learning how to efficiently use ProTools, DALET, AVID Newscutter and Final Cut Studio. I’ve also had the amazing opportunity to shadow network correspondents and local reporters, learning the importance of asking tough questions and the importance of being able to write flawless copy. These diverse experiences and learning opportunities are what separates me from others and has given me a toolbox of skills that could be called upon when needed in the position for which I am applying. Knowledgeable about the news, passionate about storytelling and enticed by the chance of being able to learn something new each and every day, I ask that you seriously consider my application and me as a future asset to your organization. For a complete showing of my writing, audio and visual work, please visit www.gerronjordan.blogspot.com or contact me via email at gerron.jordan@gmail.com or telephone (773) 383.1039. Best, Gerron Jordan

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