Sara Zendehnam

 

Resume

 

 

EXPERIENCE

 

KTVU-TV                    San Francisco, CA                                                                         October 2018-Present

Reporter

 

FOX40                       Sacramento, CA                                                                     June 2015-September 2018

Fill-in Anchor/Weather/Reporter/MMJ

  • Strong and personable on air personality made the top candidate chosen by FOX40 management for the fill in weather position
  • Offered regular fill in anchor opportunities
  • Reported on Sacramento State Capitol white supremacist riot for multiple news stations including FOX News, on five hour wall to wall coverage of the Oroville Dam disaster, on the front lines of the Tubbs Fire, one of California‚Äôs most destructive wildfires
  • Reported for the 5PM, 6PM and 10PM newscasts

 

KKCO/KJCT-TV            Grand Junction, CO                                                                         April 2013-May 2015

Weekend Anchor/MMJ

  • Quickly promoted from full time MMJ to weekend anchor
  • Produced and anchored four shows per night for two stations on the weekends
  • In charge of producing at least one package and VOSOT and presenting in three newscasts
  • Regularly reported on breaking news, court proceedings and community happenings

 

KTLA-TV                     Los Angeles, CA                                                            September 2012-December 2012

Assignment Desk Intern

  • Collaborated with publicists, reporters and the planning editor to handle and publish stories on the assignment board
  • Coordinated script logistics during newscasts between producers and anchors

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Boston University

M.S. Broadcast Journalism Completed 01/2013

 

University of California Santa Barbara

B.A. Sociology Completed 06/2011

 

 

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

LA MINUTE; Los Angeles, CA

Created and hosted web series based on minute long segments in Los Angeles

Produced community themed packages to be displayed on a self created website

 

INSIDE BOSTON; Boston University

Generated hard news and feature packages for award winning, Boston University student-produced and managed broadcast program

 

 

SKILLS

 

  • Final Cut Pro
  • Sony Vegas Pro
  • Avid iNews
  • ENPS
  • Microsoft Office
  • JVC HM100 HD,
  • Sony DCR-VX2000
  • Panasonic AVCCAM
  • VOD
  • CNN Newsource
  • ABC News One
  • Live interviewing
  • TVU live backpack
  • Social media savvy
  • Languages: English & Farsi: fluent reading, writing, speaking