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La Canada Flintridge, California, United States
June 05, 2019

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Blair Johnson

424-***-**** Video reel:

Award-winning producer with 20+ years of experience on multiple platforms. Proven track record as a team leader and creator of best-in-class content that appeals to a mass audience. Professional Experience

CNN Los Angeles, CA 2018-2019

Content Producer

● Coordinated, developed and maintained meaningful relationships with affiliate partners

● Delivered the most important stories to the network

● Oversaw coverage plans from planning to distribution

● Served as primary content aggregator with impeccable editorial judgement KTLA Los Angeles, CA 2017-2018

News Writer/Producer/Editor, KTLA-TV

● Created rundowns and line produced sportscasts for 6, 10 and 11 p.m. newscasts

● Developed and launched multiple new digital franchises for Facebook audience

● Assisted with editorial decisions, coordinated crews/feeds and created content on Final Cut Pro X.

● Helped manage relationships with professional/college teams in No. 2 media market in the country NFL Media Culver City, CA 2016-2018

Segment Producer (freelance)

● Led ideation on trending topics, created new segments for broadcast and supervised EVS operators.

● Oversaw key elements (sound, stats, breaking news) of several different shows

● Created rundowns and line produced Up to the Minute news hits

● Cultivated relationships with NFL Media reporters/analysts

● Helped launch :90 news updates for the NFL Mobile app, recapping the day’s top stories in short-form

● Helped launch and develop "Up to the Minute Live," a daily rapid-fire national news program and

"GameDay Prime," a fresh take on “Gameday Highlights” (“Prime” saw 36% increase in audience YoY) Campus Insiders Chicago, IL 2015-2016

Coordinating Producer

● Managed newsroom staff of 15 that included talent, producers, editors and production crew

● Coordinated VOD production and live-streaming content

● Oversaw strategic partnerships with the Big 12, Mountain West and West Coast Conferences

● Managed more than a dozen client relationships, generating revenue of over $1M in branded content

● Oversaw single-biggest day of traffic in site’s history, generating over 2.5M views Yahoo! Santa Monica, CA 2008-2015

Senior Media Producer/Host, Yahoo Studios 2010 -2015

● Accountable for video production of numerous signature franchises on top online destination

● Generated over $4M in revenue through branded content with six different clients

● Cultivated relationships with sales, social, creative, marketing and editorial teams

● Supervised on-location crews that ranged in size from three to ten colleagues

● Managed the Yahoo! SportsDash Facebook/Twitter accounts and the Yahoo! Sports Instagram account, growing follower total by 25% (total of three accounts was over 17k followers)

● Authored multiple posts that generated over 1M views each

● Wrote and edited copy with the highest journalistic standards

● 2010 Webby Award for Best Online Film & Video, Sports

● 2012 Bronze Telly Award Online Video, Sports

Media Producer/Host, Yahoo! Sports Nashville, TN 2008-2010

● Created and developed the Yahoo! Sports Minute into the most-watched digital sports show in internet history during its seven-year-plus run (over 250M video starts)

● Managed key sponsorships that brought in over $25M revenue for site

● Supervised team of four colleagues that produced subscription-based content

● Made appearances on national/local radio shows - providing expert analysis on college and pro sports CBS Eugene, OR 2003-2008

Sports Reporter/Anchor, KVAL-TV

● Actively planned coverage of pro, college and prep sports for CBS network affiliate

● Mentored colleagues and directed newsroom strategy by leading training in videography/editing style

● Maintained exclusive partnership with the Oregon State University athletic program

● 2004 AP Best Sports Reporting, Second Place/2005 SPJ Excellence in Journalism, Third Place FOX Seattle, WA 1999-2003

Supervising Sports Producer/Editor, KCPQ-TV

● Produced & edited sportscasts, all postgame shows and specials for Fox network affiliate

● Coordinated live shots, obtained video from other affiliates and archived video for sports department

● Integrated new segments into sports programming that became popular staples

● 2000/2001 Emmy nominee, Best Sports Show/2001 Emmy nominee, Best Sports Special Education

University of California, San Diego La Jolla, CA 1996 B.A. Communications (Political Science Minor)

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