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TV Journalist

Fairfax, VA
October 30, 2018

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Sherif Maher Hanna

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Telephones: Cell +1-703-***-****


International Journalist and experienced writer, Editor and Producer. with 16 years of professional editing and reporting in major news and printing organizations and proven record of self-management skills and first-hand experience in politics, Technical writing,proof editing and documentary production.


News Writing

Arabic and English Professional news writing and proof editing, reporting

and experience in Video Editing

Social Media

Using Social media as a news source and as an outreach instrument following international and national news and diversifying on news sources

Media Analysis/Monitoring

Monitoring and analysing media outlets to learn the news direction and get more news coverage ideas.

Marketing review

Reviewing marketing material and identifying how appropriate it is for broadcast and avoiding liable material.

Studio Production

Live and recorded TV and Radio Studio production

Documentary production

Pitching ideas and doing research and communicating with producers organizing production teams to complete assigned projects.

Sound Editing

Using Adobe Audition and Dalet Plus in Editing News Packages

Video Editing/ Shot selection

Editing already shot material preparing it for broadcast and selection of Shots appropriate for the target audience

Feature production/Report:

Producing news reports and longer pieces

Proof Editing

Proof Editing technical and political scripts reading it either for broadcast or to be presented to end user

Team Leading

Lead teams in editorial situations and was always a team player and part of team.

Employment History

June 2010 – September 2018 Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) Alhurra/Sawa

Assignment Editor/News Broadcaster

Researching topics for daily and weekly news reports and special programs

Avoiding liable material and identifying them in broadcast materials in order to avoid Legal ramifications

Creating and reviewing marketing material for the channel

Evaluate social media material and create content for the website,

Identify and book guests for interviews to be included in news packages or special programs multiple times per week.

Editing Reports and preparing it for broadcast.

Proof editing reports and approving them for broadcast.

Assigning reporters to subjects and following up with them to insure their appropriateness to standards

Receiving reports and discussing reporting problems

Dealing with financial aspects for reporters.

Cooperating with the news room in assigning reporters and preparing coverage

Participating in recruitment of new reporters.

News broadcasting of news bulletins.

Preparing news items for broadcasting by using various news sources.

Using social media (Facebook, YouTube) in acquiring news and validating them.

Calling newsmakers and pundits and producing news from them.

Acquiring new contacts and urgent stories.

Covering events in Washington DC area for Radiosawa programs.

January 2009 – June 2010 BBC World Service

Broadcast Journalist

Generating ideas for new TV Documentaries

Responsibility for info gathering and contacting guests

On the ground production in the shooting trips.

Legal assessment of broadcast material in order to avoid liable claims

Logging Video material and preparing for editing,

Editing of documentary and preparation of packages

Planning ahead for various news events and commissioning & working with colleagues and reporters to produce reports and interviews for the BBC Dawn programs.

Commissioning reporters to various reporting issues.

Compiling & reading in-house reports both original and from English and other languages Sources.

In house coverage of Israel war in Gaza,

Producing on-air programs in the BBC in London (World AT One – World AT Five)

Producing and translating news bulletins in BBC Radio

Adapting stories in radio format into online pieces

Adapting Arabic reports to English.

Working as a journalist in the BBC Television in-house team

Sept 2004 – Dec 2008 BBC Arabic Service (Cairo)

Reporter/Producer/Acting Team Leader.

On Air presentation of Live pieces (Press Review – Sports Bulletin).

Online Journalist in for a year

Live News Programs Radio Producer responsible for Producing “World This Morning”.

Interviewing big named politicians in the Middle East.

Leading studio coverage of the assassination of Lebanese PM Rafeek El-Harriri.

Reporting From Various Places in Egypt being the BBC Arabic Reporter including:

1 – Egyptian Parliamentary Elections 2005 in Damietta which was the bloodiest governorate in the third round in election.

2 – “Wafd Party” bloody incidents that involved leadership struggle and lead to 23 injuries.

3 – Sectarian Violence in Alexandria in April 2006 that left 4 dead and dozens injured.

Working in for six months as producer doing original reports.

In house coverage of Israel war in Lebanon 2006.

Mar 2007 – Dec 2008 German Press Agency

Freelance Journalist/Translator

Translating news Stories from English to Arabic

Editing written reports from Arabic Reporters and publishing them.

Researching Various News sites and Newspapers to Drive News Pieces out of it.

Feb 2000 – 2007 Nile News Channel

Senior Editor

Worked in the launch of first Nile News website launched (www, now as a shift Editor for 2 years.

Contacting and preparing phones and life feeds with politicians and news sources from all over the middle east and the world

Receiving and video editing news reports from news reporters in various parts of the world.

Working as an acting senior editor in Nile News Channel.

Leading teams on training sessions in television script and video editing,

Participating in Nile news coverage of the 9/11 New York & 7/7 London incidents.

Translating and editing news bulletins from English to Arabic

Editing news bulletins from Arabic sources

Video editing for news bulletins using both linear editing and Omnibus media

Editing using both AP's ENPS and news star

Shooting and video editing of a daily TV program called "science in our life".

Preparing series of special reports in both space and military fields for the live program “New morning" (Sabah Gadeed) produced by Nile news channel

Various dates: Other Working Experience

Freelance translation for Google Site in translating the guide for the putting commercials in Arabic on the Google search,

Freelance translation for the USAID in Egypt in the field of women & children rights,

Courses & Qualifications

Documentaries filming and writing and producing … BBC World Service.

Legal training and liable avoidance local and internationally BBC world service

News Production and News Writing… BBC World service

Radio reporting and editing … BBC World service

Hostile Environment course … BBC World Service.

Interviewing skills course … BBC World service

Dalet and video editing… BBC World service

Voicing reports…. BBC Arabic radio.

News Writing Course… ERTU

TV Program Making …. ERTU


1999 Cairo University Bachelor Degree ACCOUNTING

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