LAUREN DUGAN

 

Resume

 

 

EXPERIENCE

 

WTXF FOX 29                        Philadelphia, PA                                                               October 2019 - Present

Freelance Reporter

  • Emmy nominated for “Shutters to Shields” covid-19 pandemic Business/Consumer News Feature
  • Pitch stories, write web articles, report on air for all FOX 29 newscasts in PA, NJ, DE
  • Top stories: protests amid George Floyd death, covid-19 pandemic, Kobe Bryant H.S. memorial Jr. Reporter, Vatican Correspondent July 2014 to April 2016
  • Pitched, shot, edited, reported as MMJ for weekend morning newscast from Vatican + Philly
  • Top stories: Pope Francis announces 1st US Papal Trip, 2014 Synod of Bishops same-sex
    marriage controversy, Cardinal Burke demotion, #PopeinPhilly preparation, local features

The College of New Jersey       Ewing, NJ                                                                       January 2020 - Present
Journalism Adjunct Professor & Media Consultant

 

WJZY FOX 46                        Charlotte, NC                                                             July 2016 - September 2019
Reporter, Multimedia Journalist

  • Emmy nominated for Charlotte Meck. County “Hack Attack” series; wrote, shot, edited solo
  • Emmy nominated for “Bomb Squad Robot” feature; wrote, shot, edited solo
  • Broke the story on major “shortage” and payment delays in Charlotte Police retirement fund
  • Shot, edited, wrote, reported stories on tight deadline, ran solo live shots, engage on social media
  • Top stories: Keith Scott riots/ protests, 2 deadly school shootings, Billy Graham’s funeral, 2017 total solar eclipse, political rallies, 3 hurricanes, tornadoes, Dale Earnhardt Jr. plane crash in TN

 

Time Magazine (Time.com)        New York, NY                                                                   April 2016 - July 2016

Video Dept. Breaking News Production Assistant

  • Pitched, reported, edited breaking news and cultural stories on Time.com and Facebook Live
  • Top stories: “Chernobyl at 30: American Physicist Recalls Visit” article, Solar Impulse II landing
  • Facebook Live report, “President Obama speaks on gun violence through the years” article

 

ESPNU Campus Connection        Villanova, PA                                                                March 2013 - April 2016

Contributor

  • Reported team and fan coverage of NCAA 2016 National Championship & Final Four in Houston
  • Reported, filmed, edited features posted on ESPNU website, Bench Mob PKG aired on ESPN
  • Internships: WCAU NBC10 Philadelphia Intern, Villanova Athletics, Catholic News Service Vatican Bureau

AWARDS

 

  • 2020 Emmy nominated NATAS Mid Atlantic Ch. Business/ Consumer “Shutters to Shields”
  • 2019 Emmy nominated NATAS Mid South Ch. “Bomb Squad Robot”
  • 2018 Emmy nominated NATAS Mid South Ch. “Hack Attack” Investigation
  • 2016 New York Women in Communication Matrix Scholar
  • 2015 Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Scholar

 

EDUCATION

 

Villanova University
BA Communication/Journalism Major, Writing/Rhetoric Minor - December 2015

MA Communication/ Journalism - December 2019

 

 

VOLUNTEER

  • New York Women in Communication : Panelist, Workshop Leader, Mentor
  • Host 1842 Day Campaign (Villanova’s Annual Day of Giving) In person/ Facebook Live/ IG
  • Live Special Olympics Volunteer (NJ, NC, and PA)