KYLEN MILLS

 

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EXPERIENCE

 

KRON-TV                                        San Francisco, CA                                                 September 2020-Present

Sports Reporter

 

WLEX-TV                                        Lexington, KY                                                       March 2017-March 2020

Sports Host, News Anchor, Sports/News Reporter

- Co-produces, co-hosts and helped launch weekly SEC college football show

- Anchors #1 rated weekend evening newscasts in conversational and energetic style

- Field anchors coverage of major sporting events – March Madness, PGA golf tournaments, Kentucky Derby

- Acts as stations digital content manager on the weekends – creates compelling content including stories, photos and videos for LEX18.com and station social media pages

- Utilizes Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to engage viewers and push them to our programming

- Pitches and reports lead stories for weekday evening newscasts

 

KOKH-TV                                         Oklahoma City, OK                                            February 2015-March 2017

General Assignment Reporter

- Pitched and reported lead stories live daily for evening newscasts

- Developed contacts to produce enterprise and exclusive pieces

- Used social media pages to connect with viewers and push them to our website and newscasts

- One of 4 reporters featured in the newscast that won 1st place from the Oklahoma AP

 

WHBF-TV                                         Rock Island, IL                                                 January 2013-January 2015

Reporter, Anchor, Producer

- Wrote, shot, edited and reported stories live on evening newscasts

- Promoted to weekend anchor and producer in 2014

- Produced web content posting stories, photos and videos to WHBF.com and social media pages

 

The Chicago Rush Arena Football Team       Chicago, IL                                               June 2012- September 2012

Freelance Reporter

 

WGN-TV                                               Chicago, IL                                                       May 2012-August 2012

Midday News Intern

 

 

MTV NETWORKS                                    New York, NY                                      September 2011-November 2011

MTV.com Video Production Intern

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Lewis University – Romeoville, IL

B.A. in Broadcast Journalism, December 2012, GPA: 3.72

- 4-year member of Division II women’s soccer team, 1-year member of Division II tennis team

- Producer and anchor for college news station WFLY-TV

- Play-by-play, color and TV analyst for college sporting events on college radio and TV station

 

 

AWARDS

 

  • 2nd Place Kentucky AP "Sports Feature Reporting", 2019
  • 2nd Place Professional TV Division I “Sports Feature”, 2019

 

 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

 

- Mentor or “Big” with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program of the Bluegrass

- Volunteer sports announcer for Special Olympics Kentucky

- Emcee for multiple YMCA of Central Kentucky charity events

- Captain of Central Kentucky Adult Soccer team

- In 2016 received Oklahoma NextGen 30 under 30 award for individuals younger than 30-years-old who demonstrate excellence in their field and leadership in the community

 

SKILLS

 

Proficient in Final Cut Pro, AVID Media Composer, Adobe Premier, ENPS, iNews, Photoshop, Wordpress, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Social News Desk