MELISSA BLASIUS
 Resume Work Experience KNXV-TV Phoenix, AZ January 2016 - Present Investigative Reporter KUSA-TV Denver, CO November 2012 - January 2016 Investigative Reporter Responsible for major investigations from conceptualization to broadcast Reported on 1 or 2 additional stories weekly Created online articles, web extras and social media campaigns Developed stories using hidden cameras, whistleblowers and open records requests Utilized Computer Assisted Reporting skills for data-driven stories Produced investigative news special KPNX-TV Phoenix, AZ September 2004- November 2012 Multimedia Journalist Created Call 12: Real Estate - consumer advocacy reporting during housing crisis Developed investigative reports that led to legislation and prosecutions Covered 2008 presidential campaign and local politics Extensive live, breaking news coverage of major events News 24 Houston Houston, TX October 2002-July 2004 Political Reporter 24-hour cable news environment, with multiple daily PKGs and live shots MMJ - shot, wrote and edited every story Specialized in Houston City Hall and political reporting WOTV-TV Battle Creek, MI March 2000-October 2002 Reporter/Weekend Anchor Anchored and Produced weekend 6 & 10 p.m. newscasts Chief investigative reporter WICD-TV Champaign, IL September 1998-October 2000 Reporter/Photographer Education Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) B.S. Broadcast Journalism (Sept. 1995 - June 1998) Double Major - Political Science Graduated in 3 years with 3.5 GPA Awards & Accomplishments IRE Finalist: Protecting the Players (2015), Emmy: Rep. Giffords Shooting (2011) 7 Emmy nominations, SPJ Sunshine Award (2007), Katy Award Nominee (2004) Skills and Proficiencies Writing: I-News, ENPS Shooting and Editing: Linear and Non-Linear (AVID & EDIUS) Computer Assisted Reporting: Tableau, Access, Excel, Google Fusion, Google Maps Language: Some Spanish