BILL HALTER
 Resume EXPERIENCE Volunteer and Charity Work November 2006 - Present Planned and executed a fundraiser in two days that raised more than $3,000 for victims’ families of Club Blu mass shooting in Fort Myers while bringing together the community and community leaders to talk about ways to improve Co-founded charity to make and deliver Thanksgiving meals to 18 families in need Year round Special Olympics volunteer and coach. Head coach for the Special Olympics basketball team that he started and also volunteer with the track team Mentor for at risk youth in Southwest Florida Host and emcee for Boston Red Sox charity golf tournament to benefit Golisano Children's Hospital. Event included current and former Red Sox players and managers Two-time host and emcee of Basketball Hall of Fame charity event that attracts two dozen sports legends including many Basketball Hall of Famers to raise money for youth programs Host and emcee for Catholic charities event raising money for after school programs Host and emcee for Gulf Coast Humane Society's biggest fundraiser of the year Two-time emcee and coach for "Badges and Buckets" event bringing law enforcement and youth together on the basketball court Host and emcee for Red Ribbon Awards honoring extraordinary young people who support a drug free lifestyle Guest speaker at Special Olympics Celebration of Inclusion Luncheon that also included three former NFL players Mentor for special needs adult for three years. Helped him with day to day tasks while giving advice and support WINK-TV Fort Meyers, FL 2014 to October 2017 Sports Director Manage sports department. Mentor and motivate members of department. Effectively communicate with other departments for best team result Maintain composure and creativity in the pressurized situations that come with the hard deadlines of live television Create and maintain relationships that produce story leads Did sportscast for newscast that won “Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Newscast of the Year” Started high school football show called, “Friday Night Highlights” Started weekly sports show with local university called “The FGCU Basketball Show.” The first of its kind show for an FGCU program runs during the basketball season Engage with viewers and promote station on social media platforms Selected twice as host and award presenter for News-Press All-Area Sports Awards KSBY-TV San Luis Obispo, CA March 2010 to 2014 Sports Anchor/Reporter/Photographer Anchored six sportscasts per week for market’s top-rated news station Achieved higher ratings from start of employment to end for all shows anchored Wrote scripts for six four-minute sportscasts weekly Edited all footage used in self-generated sportscasts Shot up to five high school or college games a day Created and was responsible for weekly sponsored feature story on local athlete Conceptualized and hosted weekly sponsored ten-minute interview show with local Division I university coaches and athletes Composed and posted up to ten web scripts per day to station’s continuous newsource website Connected with and engaged viewers through social media sources Facebook, Twitter and Vine Represented station as weekly guest and occasional host on ESPN Radio 1280AM Hosted a weekly High School football show during the fall on ESPN Radio Basketball Coach September 2010 - April 2014 Coached youth basketball players in individual and group settings Taught skill development in all areas of basketball with special attention to shooting Tailored workouts to individual players' needs and skill levels Play-By-Play Announcer Play-By-Play Announcer January 2011 - February 2014 Pitched and implemented live broadcasts of local high school basketball games Called one game per week during high school basketball season for three consecutive years Play-By-Play Announcer February 2011 - December 2012 Initiated concept and solidified relationship with Cal Poly State University to televise Division basketball and football games Called three basketball and seven football games for live television and web broadcasts Became first local station to televise a Cal Poly sporting event Sports Anchor/Reporter August 2006 - March 2010 Anchored four weekly sportscasts for market’s top-rated news station Achieved higher ratings over course of employment for all shows anchored Hosted two weekly 15-minute interview shows for local university and NBA Development League team Corresponded as sideline reporter for 22 state football and basketball broadcasts Served as analyst and color commentator for broadcasts of two NBA Development League playoff games, four college basketball games and four college football games Initiated and sustained weekly blog attracting up to 1,000 views per week to station website Teacher Assistant/One on One Mentor June 2000 - May 2006 Taught classes in school for emotional Behavioral Disability students during spring and summer Mentored four separate students in need of extra help in maintsteam schools Served as teacher's assistant in 5th grade special education classroom full-time for five months Aided two teenage special education students separately in-home three days a week for three months Junior Varsity Basketball Coach October 2004 - January 2006 Led junior varsity team to eleven wins after two win season prior to employment Mentored player through difficult home situation to succeed in academics and extracurriculars Board Of Directors May 2004 - January 2006 Strategized fundraising and improved functioning initiatives during monthly meetings for local chapter Planned and organized fundraising events such as 5K run and children's carnival Partnered with local businesses for marketing, revenue growth and increased participation Solicited donations from community members to provide memberships to low income people EDUCATION University of Wisconsin-River Falls Bachelor of Science (BS), Broadcast Journalism, Coaching, 2003 - 2005 Activities and Societies: Basketball player, host of live television show, radio show host Boston University The Sports Institute, 2006 – 2006 Minnesota State University, Moorhead Bachelor of Science (BS), Broadcast Journalism, 2000 - 2003 Activities and Societies: Basketball player