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Katie Cothron

Experienced Communications Professional

St. Louis, MO

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Work Experience

Writer/Assignment Editor

KMOV-TV
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St. Louis, MO
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February 2011 to Present

KMOV TV is the CBS affiliate in St Louis, Missouri. Currently, I generate story ideas, research tips coming into newsroom and keep reporters, photographers, producers and management aware of any developing situations. On a daily basis, I direct dozens of news crews in the field, in order to execute comprehensive coverage for multiple newscasts. I further enhance our research of current news by utilizing multiple social media outlets, including Facebook and Twitter to gather information quickly. I also help support the efforts of all day and evening newscasts by supplying story ideas and leads in one of the nation’s top 25 television markets.

Assignment Editor

WDJT
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Milwaukee, WI
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April 2006 to November 2010

WDJT TV is the CBS affiliate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. My responsibilities included writing and distributing information to news crews and producers, generating story ideas and monitoring police and fire scanners. I also communicated with a variety of sources on stories and contributed to website.

Regional Producer

FOX News/Network News Service
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Chicago, IL
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April 2006 to November 2010

Network News Service was a national television video service that provided video and broadcast quality writing to participating stations across the country. It partnered local ABC, CBS and FOX affiliates with other participating stations across the country to provide quality content and video to subscribers. While there, I wrote stories for national distribution, communicated with television stations throughout the Midwest and monitored news wires, websites and various social media sites for breaking news. I also established relationships with television station personnel and coordinated satellite feeds.

Assignment Editor

WIFR-TV
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Rockford, IL
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April 2004 to April 2006

WIFR TV is the CBS affiliate in Rockford, Illinois. During my time there, I established credible sources within the community, monitored police and fire scanners and coordinated satellite feeds. I also wrote and distributed updated information to crews, producers and managers. On a daily basis, I contributed stories to the website and supervised newsroom interns.

Education

Graphic Design, Digital Photography, Interactive Media, Video Art

St. Louis Community College

2011 to 2014

Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast News

Drake University -
Des Moines, IA

May 2002

Graphic Design and Photography

Triton College -
River Grove, IL

Additional Information

Computer Skills (Mac-OS & PC) 
Microsoft Word and Works, Adobe PageMaker, QuarkXpress, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Avid, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, ENPS, iNews, Final Cut Pro, Lotus Notes, AP, NIM, Telco.