liz ortiz

 

Resume

 

 

EXPERIENCE

 

WNCN-TV                                Raleigh, NC                                                             September 2020 - Present

Weekday Anchor/Reporter

 

WBFF-TV                                 Baltimore, MD                                               September 2018 - September 2020

Reporter

 

Spectrum News                        Jacksonville, NC                                                        August 2016 - August 2018

Multimedia Journalist/ Reporter

  • Present and disseminate informative reports on stories related to local and statewide issues for television and digital audiences
  • Interview various department and division leaders
  • Maintain contacts in all industries related to news and politics
  • Build relationships with public information officers, community leaders and activists to develop story leads and attend events
  • Analyze press releases to generate story content
  • Use social media to develop a presence and communicate effectively

 

NY1/ Spectrum News                 New York, NY                                                               July 2015- August 2016

Assignment Editor, Videographer

  • Plan coverage and credential staff for upcoming news events
  • Film breaking news and other stories throughout New York City’s five boroughs
  • Pitch and coordinate future story ideas and interviews with local and state agencies and representatives
  • Manage the assignment desk, planning daily news coverage; daytime and overnight
  • Reach out to hospitals, government officials and NYC agencies to confirm information, set up interviews or to request comment
  • Keep current with breaking news via social media, police scanners, or AP news wires

 

Fox 5 (WNYW-TV)                    New York, NY                                                              June 2014 - August 2015

News Assistant

  • Conduct interviews and shot b-roll with camera crews for daily news packages
  • Pull file video for 5pm, 6pm and 10pm newscasts
  • Work closely with editors to cut video evening newscasts
  • Set up interviews for reporters
  • Assist on the assignment desk, confirming stories and directing the news helicopter to breaking news
  • Keep track of breaking news using newswires and social media; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
  • Coordinate reporter live shots; incoming and outgoing feeds between affiliates
  • Plan and coordinate future events and site surveys

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Southern New Hampshire University

Master of Arts in Communication- Public Relations Concentration- April 2018

 

CUNY York College; Jamaica, NY

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism- February 1, 2014

 

 

SKILLS

 

  • Avid Interplay Access, Final Cut Pro, iNews, Dalet, LexisNexis, Accurint, Panasonic P2 HD Cameras
  • Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Google+, SnapChat
  • Intermediate Spanish language and literacy skills