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Investigative Reporters have a long tradition of holding accountable those in power. As part of their objective of telling the truth, these journalists complete duties such researching stories, writing articles, using online media, and uncovering what others are trying to hide. Based on our collection of resume samples in the field, the job requires a complex skillset including: excellent writing skills, integrity, skepticism, research abilities, ethics, determination, and computer competences. Employers select resumes displaying a degree in journalism and courses in law, politics, regulation, and use of multi media.

1

Investigative Reporter

Recruited to a top 12 market to investigate, capture and deliver breaking news stories on television and on-line in a credible fashion to drive revenue through increased viewership

  • Managed Social Media regularly updating Twitter and Facebook feeds increasing "shares" and "likes'
  • Built relationships to navigate political, industry and socio-economic landscapes to develop sources and leads resulting in exclusive interviews and improved content
  • Built political, entertainment and industry credibility interviewing: Sen. John McCain, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Quarterback Kurt Warner, Gov. Jan Brewer, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Shaquille O'Neal, and US Airways CEO Doug Parker
  • Managed assignments from concept development to writing, filming and editing nightly newscasts
  • Led the weekend morning anchor team 12 times to leverage the evening fan base and create additional viewership
  • Drove viewership and increased revenue through public appearances and social media
  • Negotiated contracts using both agency and personal representation
  • Top stories reported: Live wall to wall broadcasts of The 2008 and 2012 Presidential Elections; Top border and immigration issues including Senate Bill 1070 and the Shootings of an Arizona Rancher and an Arizona Border Patrol Agent related to Fast and Furious; Live broadcast from the fire lines of The Historic Wallow Fire which caused an estimated $109 million in damage consuming 841 square miles
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
10
years
at this job
BA
Broadcast Journalism
2

Investigative Reporter

Opened Investigative franchise and created in-depth, special reports on public corruption, consumer rip-offs, and crime.

  • Made the investigative franchise a cornerstone of the newsroom at top rated ABC affiliate.
  • In 2011, won station's first news Emmy in three decades.
  • Won 2012 Pennsylvania Association of Broadcaster's Award for Best Investigative Report
  • Nominated for 2013 Emmy for Best In-Depth Feature Report
Candidate Info
38
years in
workforce
9
years
at this job
BS
Broadcast Journalism
3

Investigative Reporter

Investigative reporter

  • Produced all elements of short and long-term investigations for print, radio and TV
  • Revamped and managed website, analytics and social media
  • Shot, edited and produced two-camera DSLR packages for TV and web
  • Worked closely with the executive director in shaping the identity and direction of the nonprofit
  • Won more than 25 national and local awards for investigative reporting
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BA
Art And Art History
MA
Journalism
4

Researcher for Investigative Reporter

  • Researched and set-up stories through contact and interviews with consumers, agencies, and experts.
  • Participated in investigations through undercover research and activity.
  • Arranged interviews, requested crews, and reserved relevant equipment; managed interns and assisted producers in the daily maintenance of the office; updated and maintained audio/visual logs of videos shot for each story.
  • Received a Philadelphia Broadcast Emmy Award for research done for investigative story.
Candidate Info
5
months in
workforce
5
months
at this job
BA
American Studies
MA
Higher Education
5

Investigative Reporter

Developed and written consumer driven investigative stories to protect viewers from fraud.

  • Collaborated with different departments to deliver eye catching stories for television, by leveraging social media, video editing and animated graphics.
  • Pitched community focused interviews and story ideas.
  • Oversaw written and on-air stories from inception to completion.
  • Represented FOX31 in public speaking engagements for various non-profit events in the Denver metro area.
Candidate Info
23
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
Communication
6

Main News Anchor | Investigative Reporter

  • Researched, wrote, produced, and anchored the 5, 6, & 10 p.m. newscasts for Milwaukee's CBS affiliate.
  • Served as newsroom leader and guiding force behind all editorial, logistical, and creative decisions related to daily newsgathering.
  • Served as station ambassador and overall brand manager, including volunteer roles with a number of local and national charities.
  • Researched, wrote, produced, and edited special investigative reports, on topics ranging from organized crime and artificial intelligence, to irregularities at local polling places.
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
19
years
at this job
BA
Professional Communications
JD
Juris Doctor
7

Editor/investigative Reporter

  • Edited foreign news stories for the magazine and web.
  • Wrote features for the magazine and web, including four cover stories.
  • Contributed writing and video content to the iPad edition.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
BA
History And Comparative Social Policy
MS
Magazine Journalism
Fiction Writing
8

Investigative Reporter Intern

Mastered using AVID through editing packages and published on [company name]'s official website

  • Assisted reporters with interviewing guests on-camera
  • Found several sources to speak on-air
  • Improved writing skills by writing packages and web scripts for covered stories
  • Conducted research to help turn investigative stories by searching court documents, jail records, online, and other legal files
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
4
months
at this job
BA
Broadcast Journalism
9

Investigative Reporter, G.a. Reporter, Fill-in Anchor

  • Develop and produce highly promoted special reports and investigations focusing primarily on complicated financial, political and public safety related topics.
  • Hired as morning reporter; promoted within 9 months to Indiana’s most experienced I-Team.
  • Adapt broadcast investigations into high profile print and digital mediums.
  • Develop strong connections with viewers through social media platforms.
  • Proficient in Computer Assisted Reporting (CAR) methods including Excel, Access, and SQL, and in multiple writing, shooting and editing platforms.
  • Increased critical ratings points in key adult demographics by nearly 20 percent book-to-book over the last two years working both independently and collectively with Investigative Team.
Candidate Info
22
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
BA
Major: Radio / Tv Communication, Minors: Journalism, Political Science
Documentary Film, Public Relations
10

Investigative Reporter

  • Completes background checks in a timely manner
  • Researches and obtains verification of nurses' and physicians' medical experience, state licensure, DEA, and Board Certifications
  • Performed various Team Lead duties such as training new employees, auditing, assigning work, and balancing workloads
  • Aided in the expansion of a database to decrease the processing time of verifications and provide the client with an expedited report
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma

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