Mitch blacher

 Resume EXPERIENCE WCAU-TV (NBC O & O) Philadelphia, PA 2014-Present Investigative Reporter Strategize and execute relaunch of commercial television station’s investigative franchise, including branding, messaging, distribution, user experience and standards for operation Lead investigative story production from initial development to on air and online execution Drive on air ratings growth winning coveted 11pm newscast for first time in a decade; strengthened duration of online content viewing and engagement KGTV (ABC Affiliate) San Diego, CA 2009-2014 Investigative/Special Reports Reporter Organize team of producers, photographers, interns and video editors story production schedules and delivery deadlines Collaborate with Scripps’ owned media nationally to scale news products for a national audience Maintained and grew ratings advantage in competitive Southern California market with enterprise story execution and investigative news brand KOAT (ABC Affiliate) Albuquerque, NM 2007-2008 Investigative Reporter Coordinate shoot schedules for a producer and photographer, while also organizing content for editorial and legal approvals Quickly understand and translate complex scientific and medical concepts and communicate them within the context of community impact WANE (CBS Affiliate) Fort Wayne, IN 2005-2007 Investigative/G.A. Reporter Pitched, created and ran television station’s investigative news franchise Develop content and edit video Present and market all investigative news content WTWO (NBC Affiliate) Terre Haute, IN 2004-2005 Reporter/Fill-in Anchor Organized and executed Emmy Award winning documentary production chronicling holocaust survivor’s “Return to Auschwitz” 60 years after her liberation Negotiated terms to allow local holocaust museum to sell DVD copies of documentary; sales generated more than $5000 for non-profit education center Anchor, report, and edit news content EDUCATION Villanova University, 2019, Executive Master of Business Administration Executive business administration and management education with focus on strategic problem solving Through financial modeling, accounting, economics, and valuation curriculum International study and working strategic experience in emerging Asian markets Indiana University, 2004, Bachelor of Arts - Journalism Senior Writer for student newspaper with 25,000 daily circulation, morning radio host, free-lance writer AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS 2018, National Headliner Award, Continuing Coverage 2018, Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, Continuing Coverage 2017, Sigma Delta Chi Award for Large Market Investigative Reporting 2016, 2015, National Emmy Nomination – Investigative Reporting 2015, Edward R. Murrow Award – Investigative Reporting 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2006 – Emmy Award 2014, 2013, 2012 – Society of Professional Journalists 2010 Sigma Delta Chi Award – Society of Professional Journalists 2010 Watch Dog Award - San Diego County Taxpayers’ Association 2010 Society of Professional Journalists - Best Investigation 2007 Indiana Broadcaster’s Association Award - Best Investigation 2006 Indiana Broadcaster’s Association Award - Best Series 2006 Society of Professional Journalists Award - Best investigations Teaching and Speaking TEDx speaker under the TEDx youth brand. Talk focused on the “power of perspective” and mental health Lecturer, panelist at Villanova University, San Diego State University, Temple University and Investigative Reporters and Editors conferences focusing on impact storytelling, crisis communication, and investigative journalism technique E.W. Scripps corporate leadership champion, providing local corporate leadership training focused on organization culture and strategic messaging Reporting Series of reports on Philadelphia District Attorney’s finances and conduct result in D.A.’s indictment for bribery Investigative Series revealing Pennsylvania schools’ failure to perform safety drills prompts law change Enterprise reporting exposes corruption in San Diego Mayor’s office and leads to criminal charges