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$110,000 - $130,000
Posted:
May 22, 2020

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KAREN CHASE LEIGHTON E: adddh7@r.postjobfree.com

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C: 917-***-****

A: New York, NY 10128

SUMMARY PROFESSIONAL

Media specialist for Russo Partners, a healthcare and biotech-focused public relations firm. Former network journalist with decades of experience and a broad universe of personal media connections who translates science into English. Specializes in telling client stories in a way that intrigues journalists. I've spent a lifetime on the other side of the media door. I know how to open it. Created a groundbreaking podcast series for clients.

HISTORY WORK

Russo Partners LLC - Media Specialist

New York, NY • 04/2017 - Current

Researched and developed clients' stories, objectives and challenges and drafted action plans to increase media attention

Raised client profiles through creative pitching, event planning and extensive media outreach

Conducted crisis management by drafting and executing resolution plans to address unexpected developments

Created professional, personal, unique podcasts for clients to showcase their companies, leading products, ideas and team members

• Connected the company to new clients

ABC Radio Networks - News Anchor

New York, NY • 05/1997 - 04/2017

News Anchor: Wrote, produced and anchored hourly

newscasts for over 1500 radio, digital and social media platforms nationwide

Tech Correspondent: Researched, wrote and produced 2 daily technology-focused feature pieces on cutting edge and consumer technology advances

Features Reporter: Produced and delivered daily general news feature reports for other newscasts

Mentor: Coached other staff members on constructing and improving news segments

ABC NewsOne - Contributing Correspondent

New York, New York • 04/1999 - 01/2005

Wrote, edited and produced stories for hundreds of ABC- TV affiliates

Delivered live reports from event sites, such as Nasdaq headquarters, and news events

Produced technology and lifestyle news reports that incorporated music, video clips and sound effects

A-P Radio Network - Morning Drive Anchor

Washington, DC 03/1994 - 05/1997

Researched, wrote, produced and anchored hourly all- news newscasts

Conducted live interviews with newsmakers on breaking news with little or no notice

SKILLS

Podcast creator, producer, editor and

host

• PR strategy development

• Media outreach

EDUCATION

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, MA • 05/1991

B.A: Communications

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Developed and delivered feature stories for other anchors and affiliates

Unistar Radio Networks - News Anchor

Arlington, Virginia • 09/1986 - 03/1994

• Served as White House and Capitol Hill Correspondent Covered events at the Supreme Court, State Department and Pentagon

• Anchored hourly newscasts

AWARDS

Edward R. Murrow Award Overall Excellence, ABC

News Radio Anchor, 2016, 2015, 2014

• Peabody Award, 9-11 Live Anchored Coverage

• National Headliner Award, 9-11 Coverage

• White House/Capital Hill Correspondent

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