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Michelle Kingston PHONE (207) 450-2238 EMAIL michelle.e.kingston@gmail.com WEB michellekingston.weebly.com TWITTER

Michelle Kingston

PHONE

(207) 450-2238

EMAIL

michelle.e.kingston@gmail.com

WEB

michellekingston.weebly.com

TWITTER

@MKingstonNews

Experience

MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST, WINK NEWS: FORT MYERS, FL - FEB. 2016 - PRESENT

Pitches stories, shoots interviews, edits and produces daily packages. A strong writer and creative reporter who goes live daily on the evening newscasts. Field reporter who covers breaking news, feature stories and everything in between.Always working to find new contacts and sources throughout the community, leading to news that matters to viewers throughout southwest Florida.

MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST, WESTERN MASS NEWS: SPRINGFIELD, MA - JAN. 2014 - JAN. 2016

One-woman band reporter who would shoot, edit, write and produce exclusive, investigative stories, constantly digging for creative, timely pieces, filing FOIA requests, and performing daily live shots. Served as a fill-in anchor,

MORNING ANCHOR/REPORTER, KLST NEWS: SAN ANGELO, TX - JULY 2013 - JAN. 2014

Anchor of “Top of the Morning” and “Midday” at noon, reporting and developing lead story ideas, writing and delivering news packages daily on local and state issues, breaking news, features and special reports for the evening newscast. Served as fill-in producer and meteorologist.

CITY AND MUNICIPAL REPORTER, FOSTER’S DAILY DEMOCRAT: DOVER, NH - AUG. 2012 - JULY 2013

The primary Dover reporter covering issues and events from city council meetings to fatal fires. First to uncover the fall of a prominent businessman, caught operating a Ponzi scheme, and wrote several columns on personal experience with skin cancer.

PHOTOGRAPHER, RACE ACROSS AMERICA: CALIFORNIA-MARYLAND - JUNE 2012

Photographer for the 3,000 mile bicycle race from Oceanside, Calif. to Annapolis, Maryland. Photographing riders from a media van using a Nikon D200 and posting to social media and blogs to keep viewers engaged 24/7 throughout the journey.Worked hand-in-hand with a videographer, assisting with shots, story ideas and daily video packages.

Education

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO: CHICAGO, IL - AUG. 2008 - MAY 2012

Graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies.Active member of the Dean’s Student Advisory Council and International Association of Business Communicators.

THE WASHINGTON MEDIA INSTITUTE: WASHINGTON, D.C. - JAN. 2012 - MAY 2012

Journalism internship program

UNIVERSIDAD ALBERTO HURTADO: SANTIAGO, CHILE - JAN. 2011 - JULY 2011

Intensive Spanish immersion study abroad program

Skills

NEWSROOM PROGRAMS

Proficient in Avid NewsCutter,Aurora/Grass Valley, Latakoo, EDIUS,Apple iMovie, Syndicaster,AP/ ENPS, Inergize Web CMS, iNews, as well as all social media sites. Operate LiveU backpacks and Canon, Panasonic and JVC cameras.

Referrals

Patience Hettrick,Western Mass News Director: (413) 846-0108

David Wagner, KLST News Director: (325) 374-3441

Rod Doherty, former editor of Foster’s Daily Democrat: (603) 978-5512