BRANDON ROOK
 Resume EXPERIENCE TODAY’S TMJ 4 Milwaukee, WI November 2016 – October 2018 Reporter Researches and writes for General Assignment stories daily. Demonstrates compelling storytelling using dynamic live shots and stand ups daily. Uses social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter) to interact with and update viewers daily. Also to tease stories and find sources. Utilizes knowledge of FOIA Requests to regularly produce process and data-driven stories. Ambassador/representative of TODAY'S TMJ 4 to the public. Experience emceeing community events. Member of the TODAY'S TMJ 4 "Doing Good" team, which completes monthly community service projects. Member of the TODAY’S TMJ 4 Softball team. WATE 6 On Your Side Knoxville, TN October 2014 – October 2016 Multimedia Journalist Shot, wrote, and edited stories daily. Enterprised day-of-air and investigative stories daily with focus of delivering “On Your Side Brand”. Extensive live and breaking news experience. Used social media (Twitter, Facebook) to tease stories, find sources and interact with community daily. Utilized knowledge of FOIA Requests to regularly produce process and data-driven stories. Ambassador/representative of WATE 6 On Your Side to the public. Emceed political debates and other community events. WTVY News 4 Dothan, AL November 2013 – October 2014 Multimedia Journalist Covered four counties in the Florida panhandle while writing, shooting, editing three minutes of content daily. Attended and pitched stories at daily news planning meetings. Developed sources in the Florida beat daily. Reported from a mobile platform daily. Acted as ambassador/representative of WTVY to the public. CBS News New York, NY June 2013 – August 2013 Intern Developed and provided video to the Newspath video server daily for CBS affiliates and other clients to use. Produced abstracts and scripts for local CBS affiliates and other clients to use for their newscasts daily. Assisted editors with producing video content daily to be uploaded on the video server for CBS affiliates and other clients. The University of Mississippi Oxford, MS January 2013 – May 2013 University Assistant Provided and produced video content for the Ole Miss News Website. Provided and produced video promos and special projects for various departments working with University Communications. Produced video content/suggested scripts that were sent to local TV stations in the Mississippi area. NewsWatch99 Oxford, MS September 2012 – November 2013 Anchor, Reporter, Sports Anchor Produced weekly A, B and C block scripts along with editing audio and video. Anchored every Wednesday for NewsWatch99 for three academic semesters. Completed Weekly reporting assignments for NewsWatch99. WJTV News Channel 12 Jackson, MS May 2012 – August 2012 Intern Produced scripts and blocks for the live daily newscasts 12pm, 5pm and 6pm. Edited V/O’s, VO/SOTS and national packages for the live daily newscasts at 12pm, 5pm and 6pm. Shadowed reporters, producers and photographers daily. Learned new skills in interviewing, photography and editing. Made beat calls every morning at 9am CST for breaking news leads. WCAU NBC10 Philadelphia, PA June 2011 – August 2011 Intern Uploaded videos to the NBC10 website daily. Wrote stories for the webpage daily. Edited video and audio to be posted on the NBC10 website daily. Volunteered at two community service events in the tri-state area. EDUCATION University of Mississippi, Meek School of Journalism, Oxford, Mississippi May 2014 M.A.in Journalism. Alcorn State University, Lorman, Mississippi May 2012 B.S. in Mass Communications. SKILLS Computer Systems: ENPS, iNews. Non-Linear Editing: Final Cut Pro, Avid Express, Grass Valley, Adobe Premiere, iMovie, DaletPlus, Edius 6, FOIA Requests. AWARDS & MEMBERSHIPS Wisconsin Black Media Association, (2016-Present), Member 2015 East Tennessee Golden Press Card Award National Association of Black Journalists (2011-Present), Member Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated, (2010-Present) National Broadcasting Society, (2011-2012) Society of Professional Journalists (2012-2013), Member REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST