Kristen Johnson

Anchor/Reporter

View Video


OBJECTIVE

Seeking a challenging position where past achievements, experience, and education can be fully utilized and enhanced by working as a reporter/anchor at a strong, objective, and well-regarded local television station.

WORK EXPERIENCE

KTIV News Channel Four
Weekend Anchor/Multimedia Journalist, Sioux City, IA  
March 2008-August 2014
* Anchored dynamic, engaging evening newscasts
* Reported three days per week on multiple platforms
* Used Twitter and Facebook to keep viewers connected and updated
* Reported breaking news live from the scene
* Worked as a one-man-band and with photographers
* Produced and edited weekend newscasts
* Served as weekend content manager and webmaster
* Reviewed scripts and mentored new reporters/anchors
Achievements:
* 2014 Emmy for Best Weekend Newscast
* 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.
* Led news coverage of EF-4 tornado in Wayne, NE, reporting live from the scene.  Secured first television tour of the damage.  
* Hosted Red Cross telethon for Oklahoma tornado victims
* Consecutive increases in ratings lead, more than doubling competition’s share/rating (overall & in key demos)
* Broke major stories and contributed exclusive content regularly
* Lead station’s award-winning election coverage
* Covered three Iowa caucuses, securing one-on-one interviews with presidential candidates
* Reports regularly picked up by larger markets
* Eight Individual Iowa Broadcast News Association (IBNA) Awards
* 1st Place General Reporting:  2013: McCormick Returns 2012: Healing Bridge
* 1st Place Public Affairs: 2013: Trouble on the Tracks
* 1St Place In Depth Series: 2010: Recycling 101, 2008: Anatomy of an OWI
* Overall Excellence in Reporting Award

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
* Established and maintained news contacts
Achievements:
* 1st Place In Depth Series: Anatomy of an OWI
* 1st Place General Reporting: Flying Blind
* 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 News    
Summer 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  


Kristen Johnson

Represented by:

David Brunner
(610) 767 - 6183

dbandassociates@msn.com

copyright  TALENTapes, Inc 2010