Lauren Coleman

16111 Olmstead Lane, Woodbridge, VA 22191 — 703-357-7142 — — —@LColemanReports

Relevant Experience

Reporter and Weekend Anchor, WDAM-TV                     Hattiesburg, MS                                         September 2015- Present

·       Enterprise, shoot, write and edit stories for weekday newscasts

·       Record interactive standups and live shots in the field

·       Produce and anchor the weekend newscasts

·       Write web stories for and use Facebook and Twitter to engage viewers

D.C. BUREAU REPORTER, KARK-TV|KNWA-TV                  Washington, D.C.                                             June 2015- Aug. 2015

·       Enterprise, write, shoot, and edit Washington, D.C. stories that impact the citizens of Arkansas using Cannon XF305 Camera

·       Upload packages and VO/SOTs to news stations via Latakoo

MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST, NCC News                               Syracuse, NY                                                       July 2014- June 2015

·       Enterprised, wrote, shot, and edited news packages and radio wraps on deadline at least once a week  

·       Recorded packages, stand-ups, and live shots in the field using Cannon XF305 and Sony NX5U cameras

·       Wrote web articles for NCC News Online with WordPress and produced a 4p.m. newscast for NCC News


INSTRUCTIONAL ASSOCIATE, Syracuse University           Syracuse, NY                                                      Aug. 2014- May 2015

·       Taught  broadcast journalism undergraduates how to use Adobe Premiere, Audacity, ENPS, and Sony NX5U Cameras

·       Engineered television and radio broadcast for undergraduate classes, including operating soundboards and cameras

·       Troubleshot computer, radio, and television studio equipment issues


MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST, The Newshouse                       Syracuse, NY                                                     Jan. 2015- May 2015

·       Created story content and data visuals for the web using infographics like Infogram, Piktochart, and Google Maps

·       Shot and edited packages for the web using Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere, and Cannon XF305 Cameras


FREELANCER, WNDU -TV                                                        South Bend, Indiana                                                         March 2015

·       Shot video footage of Syracuse, NY for a package on Father Theodore Hesburgh using a Cannon XF305 Camera


REPORTING INTERN, News Channel 9 WSYR-TV              Syracuse, NY                                                     Sept. 2014- Dec. 2014

·       Conducted interviews in the field with videographers and wrote VO/SOTs for weekend newscasts

·       Assisted reporters in the field, practiced standups, and created packages


REPORTING INTERN, NBC29 WVIR-TV                                Charlottesville, VA                                            Aug. 2013- May 2014

·       Edited packages using Adobe Premiere and conducted interviews for Tuesday’s 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts

·       Assisted reporters in the field, practiced standups, and created packages


NEWS DIRECTOR/ REPORTER, WUVA 92.7 Kiss FM         Charlottesville, VA                                            Jan. 2012- May 2014

·       Oversaw the news department and trained reporters on radio soundboards and NexGen Digital

·       Reported 4 p.m., 5 p.m., and 6 p.m. daily on-air news updates using NexGen Digital


MEDIA OUTREACH INTERN, WUSA*9 News                         Washington, D.C.                                          June 2013- Aug. 2013

·       Ghostwrote blogs for , managed  Hayward’s Facebook page, and provided studio assistance to anchor

·       Wrote scripts for Hayward’s TV profile Hero Central and assisted the producer in the field



Adobe Premiere, Audacity, Cannon XF305, Canon Rebel Ti, ENPS, Facebook, Final Cut Pro X, Instagram, Infogram, Latakoo, NexGen Digital, NiKon D7100, Oratory, Periscope, Piktochart, Sony NX5U, Twitter, WordPress  



SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications     Syracuse, NY                      July 2014- Present  

M.S. in Broadcast and Digital Journalism


UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, College of Arts and Sciences                            Charlottesville, VA                                    May 2014

 B.A. in English and African American Studies