ROSE-ANN ARAGON
 Resume EXPERIENCE WCPO-TV ABC 9 On Your Side Cincinnati, OH April 2015 - May 2017 Multimedia Journalist Aggressively seek new, original and exclusive stories for newscast Shoot, write, voice and edit all news stories Go live every day Go live, tweet and post stories on Facebook daily Aggressively gather and confirm information on breaking news and put out info quickly, accurately and post on multiple platforms Cultivate sources in the community and participate in community events NBC News 25 WEEK & ABC News 19 WHOI Peoria, IL October 2013- April 2015 GA Multimedia Journalist (Reporter, Photographer, Producer, Anchor); Beats: Business & Washington Tornado Aggressively cultivate original news stories and exclusive interviews by building and maintaining trustworthy source relationships. Schedule, shoot, write and edit a VO, multiple VOSOTS, one package and usually a live shot for daily 5pm, 5:30pm and 6pm - shows. Fill-in producer and anchor a half hour show via ENPS and Avid under extreme deadline pressure at least once a week. Take initiative to consistently write and update web stories and reporter Facebook page, gaining 830+ likes within the first year. Impulse Magazine Urbana, IL November 2010- July 2013 Multimedia Director; Staff Writer Shot, edited, and produced all videos with Final Cut Pro for UIUC’s first professional-quality community magazine. Managed, trained and recruited a team of more than ten photographers and video editors. ABC News Channel 15 WICD Champaign, IL June 2012-August 2012 Reporting Intern Shot, wrote and edited television packages and VO/SOTs via Avid and I-News, as well as utilized live mobile backpacks.
 CBS 3 WCIA Champaign, IL August 2011- May 2012 Elections Assistant & Executive Producing Intern; News Intern Assisted the executive producer in researching data and contacting counties in preparation for the 2012 primary elections. Wrote news stories and packages, updated web and social media. Researched and fact-checked content for reporters and anchors. NBC 5 WMAQ Chicago, IL May 2011- August 2011 Health Unit Intern Researched, wrote, tracked and packaged news stories for NBC Chicago’s website, television, Facebook and Twitter. Edited video, interviewed sources and practiced presenting three 30 second , ad-lib reports daily. The Daily Illini January 2009-August 2012 On-Air Entertainment Co-Anchor; News Reporter Co-wrote script, edited sound bites and created news and events related radio packages using Logic Express and Adobe Audition. EDUCATION University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Graduation: May 2013 Cumulative GPA: 3.92/4.00 Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism Salutatorian; Summa Cum Laude; Dean’s List: seven consecutive semesters; James Scholar LEADERSHIP Scripps Howard Foundation Breakthrough Cincinnati Program Workshop Panelist July 2016 Scripps Howard Foundation Pilipino American Unity for Progress (UniPro) Chicago-Midwest Chapter Co-Founder Feb 2015-Present Initiated the quest to work with the national UniPro chapter to build a team and launch the Chicago-Midwest chapter of UniPro, a non-profit organization, which aims to educate, activate, and connect young Filipino American professionals nationwide. Built a team, established meetings, created leadership structure Established local chapter goals: to connect different generations of professionals in the Filipino American community, to utilize local and national resources to create free, accessible workshops aimed to enrich members' networking and professional skills, and build working partnerships with major Filipino American groups in the Chicago-Midwest area in order to collaborate on local efforts to problem solve Connected with key Chicago-Midwest Filipino American leaders and spearheaded a launch event that brought more than 75 interested attendees, 10 volunteers, and two special speakers including members of the Philippine Consulate General of Chicago and the Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago. Spearheaded UniPro Chicago-Midwest's networking and professionalism panel, selecting five Filipino American leaders from Ohio to Chicago to teach members high-level networking and professional skills Spearheaded UniPro Chicago-Midwest mentorship program, connecting professionals of different generations in their corresponding fields of interest. 20th Filipino Americans Coming Together Conference (FACT), Champaign, IL Coordinator (January 2012- March 2013); Philippine Student Association Vice President External (2011-2012); Social Chair (2010-2011) Collaborated with co-coordinator to organize, manage and execute the largest leadership development and community building, - Filipino-interest conference nationwide; 1300+ delegates, 36 facilitators, 100 performers, 80 volunteers, six facilities, three days. Successfully acquired three University grants; total budget of $20,000, 12 flights, 80 hotel rooms, 30 honorariums, advertising. Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), Urbana, IL October 2010- August 2012 Treasurer Set budget and created first money request system to combat overspending, unplanned costs and to keep clear monetary records. Student Cultural Programming Funding Board (SCPF), Urbana, IL August 2011- August 2012 Board Member Served on a board of ten members to allocate and manage a $200,000 budget for cultural programming and events. Campus Dialogues, Champaign, IL January 2012- May 2012 Facilitator Worked with four facilitators to provide a safe space for student leaders to discuss, debate and act on campus issues. Facilitated with UIUC Vice Chancellor to address pressing group issues and successfully negotiated a plan of action. HONORS & AWARDS Panelist – Successful Asian American Professionals Career Panel October 2015 Asian Community Alliance, Cincinatti, OH Engaged with a group of college and high school students about journey in becoming a reporter. Was the youngest panelist to sit alongside a distinguished group of professionals in various fields. Illinois Broadcasters Association Silver Dome Awards February 2015 Selected as WEEK/WHOI-TV’s nominations for Best TV Reporter and Best Investigative Report. UniPro Summit Keynote Speaker June 2014 Shared how storytelling can positively shape a community; 300+ delegates; notable former keynote: Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas. 40 Leaders Under 40-Years-Old September 2014 Selected as WEEK/WHOI-TV’s single nomination for an award that recognizes active leaders and their impact on the community. University Honors Bronze Tablet April 2013 Received the highest honor UIUC grants undergraduate students for academic excellence; graduated in top 3% of all 2013 graduates. Hearst Award November 2012 UIUC’s Journalism Department chose two pieces for its two available nominations for Best TV Features. FIL-AM TV Hall of Fame October 2011 Awarded as Hall of Famer in the category of Young Professional Achiever and co-hosted Chicago’s Fil-Am TV Hall of Fame. REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST