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                        Zachary R. Newman

                     E-Mail: zacknewman72@gmail.com

 

                        

9News (KUSA-TV)                                         February 2019 - Present

Investigative Data Producer, 9Wants to Know; Colorado

• Employ SQL, Excel, Flourish, ArcGIS and Google Sheets to analyze data obtained through open records requests and visualize that analysis.

• Act as an off-air reporter to pursue long and short-term stories across digital and broadcast platforms independently and alongside other members of 9Wants to Know.

• Execute comprehensive undercover investigations, such as in Colorado gun stores.

• Winner of regional 2020 Edward R. Murrow Award for data work on “A Vivitrol ‘Success’ Story.”

MSNBC                                                            February 2018 - Present

Anchor producer and digital producer, MSNBC Live; New York

• Hastily assemble research reports on a wide array of topics for anchors.

• Fact-find for MSNBC Legal Unit digital and broadcast pieces.

• Cut video for the web with Wildmoka and write accompanying SEO headlines and descriptions.

• Administer social newsgathering techniques to identify and clear compelling user generated content. Pre-interview guests before going on-air.

Project HH                                                       July 2018 - Present

Investigative Field Producer, Long-Form Documentary, Ask for more details

• Rough cut of the documentary aired in the Kennedy Center in November 2019.

• Build sources within vulnerable communities.

• Handle logistics for two ongoing national documentaries with cross-country travel.

• Request and manage Freedom of Information Act requests with numerous government entities.

 

ABC News                                                       September 2017 - January 2018

Investigative Fellow, Investigative Unit; New York

• Built complex data sets using Freedom of Information Act requests. An investigation on ankle bracelets embraced these skills. My digging aired on the newsmagazine program “20/20.”

• Employed editorial skills and knowledge of public documents to compile deep-dive and quick-turn research packets.

• Assisted producers during breaking news and long-term projects by finding suitable content for broadcasts.

 

NBC News                                                       January 2017 - April 2017

Intern, Andrea Mitchell and Foreign Affairs Unit; Washington D.C.

• Investigated technical aspects of world politics using deep web tools for “Nightly News” pieces on NBC and “Andrea Mitchell Reports” on MSNBC.

• Used research to develop questions for interviews with news-making politicians such as former Vice President Joe Biden.

• Identified quotes to live-tweet to more than one million followers.

 

CBS News                                                        June 2016 - August 2016

Intern, Radio News; New York

• Winner of  the CBS News Intern Project. Field produced a story chosen by senior executives to air nationally on CBSN.

• Produced a 360-degree video published on CBS Radio’s Facebook page.

• Booked sources and gathered sound used on-air in national broadcasts.

• Worked with a team to produce “America Works,” a radio documentary that won a national 2016 Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists.

 

Mizzou Virtual Reality                                  January 2016 - December 2016

Research Assistant and Reporter; Missouri

  • Installed unit of 360-degree content producers into “The Columbia Missourian.”

  • Shot and edited videos in 360 degrees and virtual reality.

 

Fox News Channel                                         June 2015 - May 2016

Campus Associate and College Associate; Missouri and New York

  • Field produced and coordinated coverage for network correspondents.

 

KOMU-TV                                                       August 2013 - December 2016

Investigative and General Assignment Reporter; Missouri

  • Utilized computer assisted reporting tools, such as PivotTables, to compile long-form investigations for sweeps.

  • One-man-band responsible for video capture, editing using Avid, breaking news, using Twitter and Vine, and writing web stories/television scripts with iNews.

University of Missouri

Bachelor of Journalism, Convergence Journalism | Emphasis in radio and television | Completed in July 2017

•  Chosen to be a member of the honor society Omicron Delta Kappa in April 2016. 

                                                                                           

                                                                                              

Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout; March 2006 - March 2013

•  Communications Merit Badge Instructor; Spring 2018

•  Eagle Scout; March 2013

 

Zaching Against Cancer FoundationAmbassador; 2013 - Present

•  Helping to keep the memory of Zachary Michael Lederer alive and raise cancer awareness via photography events and fundraisers.

ThirdKind Improv; May 2019 - Present, Improv Performer

  • Member of a comedy team performing across Colorado.

  • Latest home in eight years of doing improv comedy nationwide.

MU Improv; September 2013 - December 2016

•  Performing member of the premiere long-form comedy group on Mizzou’s campus.

•  Continue improv education through classes at the Washington Improv Theater and Peoples Improv Theater. 

 

                                                                                                            

Computer Assisted Reporting

• SQL, Excel, Google Sheets and Tabula to clean and analyze data.

• Comprehensive understanding of methods used to obtain documents and data through Colorado's open records laws and Freedom of Information Act requests.

• Map creation with ArcGIS, Google Maps and geocaching.

• Dossier creation with criminal and civil records with Nexis, PACER, Accurint and advanced Google search. 
 

Video Editing

•  Edius

•  Adobe Premiere Pro

•  Avid

•  Final Cut Pro X

•  Viz EazyCut

•  Pinnacle 

Audio Editing

•  Adobe Audition

•  Quick Edit Pro

Design

•  Adobe InDesign

•  Adobe Photoshop

•  Web design

 

Other

• Mobile journalism on iPhone and iPad.

• Social media​: Proficient with Twitter, Facebook,  Snapchat and Instagram.

• Photography and videography using 360-degree cameras, Sony XD’s, DSLR’s and iPhones.

• Newsroom processors: ​iNews and ENPS

• Certified in mental health first aid by the National Council for Behavioral Health.​

Nicole Vap

9News (KUSA-TV)

Director of Investigative Journalism

Nicole.Vap@9news.com  


Bridget Flanagan

MSNBC

Executive Producer

bridget.flanagan@msnbc.com

Rhonda Schwartz

ABC News Investigative Unit

Executive Producer

Rhonda@lawandcrime.com

Andrea Mitchell

Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent

NBC News

Andrea.Mitchell@nbcuni.com

Journalistic Experience
Education
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