erin@erincovey.com

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 12 years of experience in deadline news writing, reporting, anchoring and visual storytelling.
  • Expert knowledge of Final Cut Pro & Express, Avid, Pinnacle Studio 12, iMovie, Windows Movie Maker, Cool Edit Pro/Adobe Audition, Pro Tools, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Premiere, Photoshop and Photo Mechanic.
  • Reliable and courteous professional who thrives on precise reporting/anchoring under tight deadlines.
  • Guest lecturer for Hofstra University, Cazenovia College, LeMoyne College, Oneida County BOCES.

EXPERIENCE

Multimedia Editor, Republican-American: Waterbury, CT 10/2009-present
  • Responsible for photographs and video for daily news and sports assignments, features and breaking news.
  • Interview and photograph newsmakers for print and online editions.
  • Train reporters in video storytelling, editing, producing and website management.
  • Produce in-house advertising for website, shareholders and other promotional materials.
Reporter/Anchor, KIRO: Seattle, WA                                                  11/07-10/2009 
  
  • Generate story ideas, track down leads under tight deadlines. 
  • Responsible for several stories a day: concise writing for hourly news updates and in depth scripts covering the days issues for morning show.
  • Provide photos, video and scripts for station website, www.mynorthwest.com.
  • Host of Saturday news show, "Seattle's Morning News."
  • On the scene interviewing and editing, along with capturing moving images for the web.

Reporter/Anchor, KFBK: Sacramento, CA                                           9/2006-11/2007

  • Covering daily political moves at the Capitol.  Analyzing legislation and interpreting draft bills.
  • Experience in covering natural disasters, including wildfires and flooding.  Delivered accurate and timely information under high pressure situations.
  • Won Associated Press recognition for in depth Folsom Prison interviews.
  • Primary fill in host for morning and afternoon drive shows.
  • Created multimedia photo and video presentations for website www.kfbk.com.

Assignment Editor, WSYR: Syracuse, NY                                            1/2002-9/2006

  • Compiled and tracked news stories.  Managed staff of reporters and anchors. 
  • Investigated news tips.

Morning News Anchor/Afternoon Reporter, WSYR                              1/2002-9/2006

  • Wrote 9 minute newscasts and co-hosted morning news show.
  • Submitted enterprising, topical material for on-air discussion. 
  • Anchored special events: breaking news and election night coverage.
  • General assignment reporter: investigative pieces, corruption, community issues and court cases.
  • Promptly gathered accurate information to execute live, on location reports for a wide range of stories.
  • Won dozens of awards, including first place in the 2005 Associated Press “Art Athens General Excellence of Individual Reporting."
Morning News Anchor, WIBX & WFRG: Utica, NY                                  7/2000-1/2002
  • Wrote and broadcast newscasts every half hour while monitoring feeds, taking phone calls, tracking down new story leads.
  • Morning personality for country music show, submitted material for on-air show.

Afternoon Reporter, WIBX                                                                      7/2000-1/2002

  • In depth interviews with local newsmakers on current issues, wrote and voiced stories.
  • Live and accurate coverage on elections, spot news, and trials.

EDUCATION

  • Master of Science Degree in Media Management at Syracuse University.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications/Broadcast Journalism.                               Minor in English at SUNY Brockport.
  • Continued education photography classes.