ASHLEY JOHNSON
 Resume EXPERIENCE Chasing News – New York New York, NY February 2016 - Present Reporter, FOX 5, My9NJ, FOX 29 Shoots, writes, edits visual and entertaining stories catered towards a millennial audience Presents stories on set and analyzes other stories in a host chat form Only reporter in the New York market to get an exclusive on big story about Paterson double homicide involving the car of Real Housewives of New Jersey star Developed signature series on Harlem and also riding along with New Jersey’s only mother, daughter police team in Camden FOX 26 Houston, TX April 2014 – February 2016 General Assignment Reporter Produced investigative reports for evening newscast and live coverage for Fox O&O stations on national stories Led the newscast with accurate breaking news under tight deadlines Developed and maintained close relationships with key sources: CEOs, politicians, doctors, attorneys and professors Significantly grew social media presence on both Facebook and Twitter and often on the station’s top 5 list WPHL-TV Philadelphia, PA October 2011 – March 2014 General Assignment Reporter/Fill-in Anchor Shot, wrote, and edited thought-provoking daily stories for morning newscast Anchored news segments and coordinated guests including politicians, doctors, chefs, and experts Created popular, weekly fitness franchise segment which had over 20,000 followers and interviewed fitness celebrities including Tony Horton from P90X and Insanity’s Shaun T WPTZ-TV Burlington, VT November 2009 – October 2011 General Assignment Reporter Only reporter to get a one on one interview with family whose aunt was accused of killing her niece Covered both U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and First Lady Michelle Obama when they were in town Shot, wrote, edited daily stories for evening newscast with live coverage from Vermont newsroom and out in the field EDUCATION Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism – Evanston, IL June 2009 Master of Science in Journalism, Summa Cum Laude Floyd Kalber Scholarship University of Pennsylvania, College of Arts and Sciences – Philadelphia, PA May 2007 Bachelor of Arts, Communications and Political Science, Magna Cum Laude University of Cape Town Semester Abroad Fall 2005 ORGANIZATIONS National Association of Black Journalists 2003-Present Big Brothers, Big Sisters- mentor and board member 2007- Present Emma Bowen Media Foundation- alumni and mentor 2001-2008