DAVID MOLKO

 

Resume

 

EXPERIENCE

 

CTV News                      Vancouver, Canada                                                                              2016 - Present

Present Senior Reporter

  • Investigative Reporting: Death at Daycare: Broke story that an unlicensed daycare where
    a 16-month-old boy died had been investigated 4 times; Landed exclusive with toddler’s parents; Sparked commitment to change from regulators that impacts millions
  • Led coverage of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s extradition hearings, including exclusive about her security team doing double duty for Chinese Consulate
  • Led BC coverage of teenage murder suspects that sparked nationwide manhunt, reporting for all platforms including live coverage for CTV News Channel and CTV National News
  • Deploy on breaking news, including worst flooding in decades & BC wildfires
  • Fill-In Anchor (solo & co-anchor) - Weekday 5PM, 6PM, 11:30PM, Noon

CNN International Asia Pacific                                                                                                       2013 – 2016

Senior Producer based in Hong Kong
On-Air Correspondent (2014 - 2016)

  • Report live/file on location: Air Asia 8501 crash (Indonesia), TransAsia crash (Taipei),
    Hong Kong protests, Singapore elections, & Indonesia’s haze crisis, among others
  • Filled-in for Seoul Correspondent in 2016: NK defector, U.S. THAAD anti-missile shield
  • Enterprise thoughtful news pieces on Indonesia’s palm oil problem & airline safety,
    same-sex relations in Singapore, MH370 lessons from air traffic control
  • Delivered creative multi-platform features for Business Traveller & Future Cities: Solar plane circumnavigation (China); private island business (Philippines); innovative airport (Japan)

Malaysia Airlines MH370 Coverage

  • Field produced and reported for 2 months from Kuala Lumpur & Perth, Australia, breaking news on all platforms and delivering network exclusives
  • Managed “New Day” anchor remote & produced offshore coverage (Marine BGAN)

Asia Pacific Features

  • Conceptualized & produced more than a dozen half-hour feature specials:
  • CNN Business Traveller - “Bleisure” (Philippines) and “Authenticity” (China)
  • On the Road: India, Japan, & Singapore; Future Cities: Singapore; Innovative Cities
  • Produced CNN’s On China, leading all logistics, editorial, and post-production. 4+ camera
    shoots on location, including inside Beijing Capital Airport and Shanxi’s Grace Vineyards

CNN International                                                                                                                      2008 – 2013

Senior Producer based at CNN Center in Atlanta

  • Acted as Supervising Producer across all dayparts, comparable to EP in other newsrooms,
    overseeing multi-hour blocks of live programming & breaking news (2012-2013)
  • Produced CNNI’s primetime flagship newscast International Desk with Hala Gorani
  • Conceptualized, wrote, & produced A Nuclear Iran: The Expert Intel, a documentary special
    hosted by CNN’s Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour
  • Assigned to London bureau twice for program launch & redevelopment (2011)
  • Onsite producer at Democratic Natl. Convention (2012) & Middle East Talks (2010)

WCBS-TV, New York – Line Producer/Writer 2007-2008
WNYW-TV, FOX 5 News, New York – Copy Editor/Writer (Freelance) 2006

WICZ-TV FOX 40 News – General Assignment Reporter (One Man Band) 2005

MSNBC – Researcher 2004

 

 

CONSULTING WORK

 

CNN International Consulting Business 2014 - 2015

Indonesia: Worked alongside CNN Indonesia show production teams in Jakarta to enhance editorial depth, visual presentation, and storytelling techniques before network launch

Mongolia: Conducted “Best Practices” workshop for 30 journalists in Ulaanbaatar

 

 

AWARDS & AFFILIATIONS

 

Jack Webster Awards

  • Feature/Enterprise Reporting - Failing our Most Vulnerable, COVID-19 in Care Homes (2020)
  • Business/Economics Excellence - BC Business Faces the Pandemic (2020)

RTDNA Canada National Award

  • Continuing Coverage - The Worst Flooding in a Century (2019)

Regional Edward R. Murrow Award

  • Continuing Coverage - The Death of Baby Mac (2018) - International Large Market

Emmy®-Award-Winning Producer & Writer

  • Outstanding Live Coverage of Current News – Long Form: Revolution in Egypt (2012)
  • Outstanding Writer: News (2009)
  • Outstanding Societal Concerns Special: Extreme Winter Weather (2009)
  • Outstanding Environmental Programming: Journey to Mt. Washington (2009)
  • Best Daytime Newscast: Bronx Fire (2008)

Affiliations: Natl. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS); Writers Guild of America (WGA); Alpha Delta Phi (Columbia University Chapter)

 


LANGUAGES, SKILLS & WORK AUTHORIZATION

 

  • French - Advanced (speak, read, write); Coursework in Arabic & Japanese
  • Hostile Environment Field & Medical Training Course - BSG Strategic Risk Solutions (2012)
  • Edit - Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie; Shoot – Prosumer Cameras
  • Citizenship - USA; PR - Canada

EDUCATION

 

Columbia University – New York, NY (2004)

Bachelor of Arts: Political Science-Economics; Magna cum laude

Semester Abroad: University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2003