Kristen Johnson

Anchor/Reporter

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OBJECTIVE
Seeking a challenging position where past achievements, experience, and education can be fully utilized and enhanced by working as a television anchor/reporter at a top-rated TV station that audiences trust.

WORK EXPERIENCE

KTIV News Channel Four
Weekend Anchor/Multimedia Journalist, Sioux City, IA
March 2008-Present
* Anchors dynamic, engaging evening newscasts
* Reports three days per week on multiple platforms
* Uses Twitter and Facebook to keep viewers connected and updated
* Reports breaking news live from the scene
* Works as a one-man-band and with photographers
* Produces and edits weekend newscasts
* Serves as weekend content manager and webmaster
* Reviews scripts and mentors new reporters
Achievements:
* Led continuous breaking news coverage of police officer shooting and week-long search for shooter, including multiple live shots in each newscast.  Secured exclusive interview with wounded officer on his 1st day back to work.
* Hosted Red Cross telethon for Oklahoma tornado victims
* Consecutive increases in ratings lead, more than doubling competition’s share/rating (overall & in key demos)
* Breaks major stories and contributes exclusive content regularly
* Led station coverage on election night with exclusive live interviews
* Reports regularly picked up by larger markets
* Overall Excellence in Reporting Award (IBNA)
* 1st Place General Reporting: Iowa Broadcast News Association (Healing Bridge)
* 1St Place In Depth Series: Iowa Broadcast News Association (Recycling 101)
* Contributed report to Emmy-award winning newscast on the anniversary of the Little Sioux Tornado

KTIV News Channel Four           
Senior Reporter/Fill-in Anchor, Sioux City, IA
January 2005-February 2008
* Enterprised compelling, people-oriented, and lead-worthy stories daily
* Contributed heavily to political/caucus coverage securing one-on-one interviews with presidential candidates
* Worked with photographers and as a one-man band in the field
* Established and maintained news contacts
Achievements:
* 1st Place In Depth Series: Iowa Broadcast News Association (Anatomy of an OWI)
* 1st Place General Reporting: Iowa Broadcast News Association (Flying Blind)
* Certificate of Merit Hard Feature: Northwest Broadcast News Association (WWII POW)
* Served on employee council

KTIV News Channel Four
Reporter/Producer, Sioux City, IA
November 2003-December 2004
* One-man band reporter
* Produced top-rated weekday and evening news programs
* Field produced 2004 election coverage and other special news events

NBC Network NewsSummer 2002
Intern, New York City, New York

EDUCATION

University of Iowa 1998-2002
Bachelor of Arts Degrees:
Journalism/Mass Communication and Political Science 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

“Every Classroom Counts”
Siouxland Press Club:
Scholarship Committee Chair
General Board Member 

 


Kristen Johnson

Represented by:

David Brunner
(610) 767 - 6183

dbandassociates@msn.com

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