Monday, November 30, 2015

Report with active stand up ...September, 2015

Stand up begins at :50 seconds. Lauren is always grateful for a photographer and makes sure to use active lives and stand ups for her stories ... Producers originally thought this story would be a VOSOT, but Lauren proved she could make it a top story, and a package.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Lauren Johnson Resume

Lauren R. Johnson Matthias
St. George UT • (801) 651-9748 • Lauren.r.matthias@gmail.com
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Reporter/Anchor, Idaho On Your Side                                    (Boise, ID) March 2014-Present
·       Find, shoot, interview, write, & edit daily live stories for Boise’s ABC&Fox affiliate evening news
·       Anchor fill-in for weeknight and weekend newscasts for Boise’s ABC and Fox affiliate

Reporter, ABC 4 Utah                                                             (Salt Lake City) Oct 2012-March '13
·       Found, interviewed, wrote, daily live stories for Salt Lake City’s ABC Affiliate

Communication Director, Larada Sciences                         (Salt Lake City, UT) March 2011 Aug’12
·       Wrote daily news releases and news articles that were published in media outlets around globe
·       Managed social media, including shooting and editing video reports for Youtube

Reporter/Anchor, KPVI Channel 6 (NBC)/Eastern Idaho         (Pocatello, ID) May 2009-Mar 2011
·       Found, interviewed, shot, wrote, edited daily live stories/packages; alternate weekend anchor
·       Honored by Idaho Press Club for “General Newscast” reporting

News Reporting Intern, KPVI Channel 6 (NBC)                        (Pocatello, ID) Jan.-May 2009
·       Produced unpaid, one-man band, weekend news reports (drove to Idaho weekly from Salt Lake)


UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE
TV News Anchor/Reporter, Newsbreak, University of Utah   
  (Salt Lake City, UT) Aug. - Dec. 2006
·       Reported, anchored newscasts aired on UEN Channel 9, KTVX Digital Feed, and streamed online
Radio DJ/News Reporter, K-UTE 1620 AM, University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT) Jan.-May 06
·       Covered and produced documentary and news stories featured on NPR affiliate, KUER FM

KEY INTERNSHIPS
News Radio Intern, KSL 1160 AM/102.7 FM/NBC                   
(Salt Lake City, UT) Aug.-Nov. 2006                                                                  
·       Researched, wrote stories for broadcast on daily drive show “Grant & Amanda in the Mornings”
Live Reporter Intern, NBC4 TV/Washington, D.C., Olympic Winter Games
(Salt Lake City, UT) Feb. 2002
·       Found daily stories for Emmy-winning reporter Pat Collins; delivered nightly on-air feature reports
Staff Intern, U.S. House of Representatives (Washington, D.C.) Aug.-Nov. 2000
·       Wrote constituent letters, led tours of the Capitol, represented Congressman at political events
Social Office Intern, The White House                                                                                 (Washington, D.C.) Dec. 2000
· Coordinated event attendance, greeted guests at events/open houses for the Clinton Admin.

EDUCATION
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH (Salt Lake City, Utah)                                                                                        December 2006
BS: Mass Communication; Emphasis: Broadcast Journalism
·       Study Abroad: Jerusalem, Israel; Jordan, Egypt: studied history, religion, politics, and language
Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)                                                                                                     2013-2014
·       Class Auditing: Op-Ed Column writing, News writing

NOTEWORTHY
Award-winning: Best Reporter in state, 2015: Idaho Broadcast Assoc. Best Report 2014: Idaho Press Clubs
Graduate: Standford University Digital Media Documentary Filmworkshop
Co-Host and Founder: The Cultural Hall Podcast, which received 1,000’s of listeners each week, 2011
Writer: Essay featured in “Life Lessons from Mothers of Faith” book, Covenant Communications, 2012
Graduate: Los Angeles Reporters Clinic, a weeklong reporter/anchor workshop in Los Angeles, 2008
Non-profit Work: Full-time travel with Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Gave media interviews, 2005
Service: Full-time, 1 ½ year missionary, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Cleveland, OH, 2002-04
Intern of the Year: For the University of Utah’s outstanding intern in Washington, D.C., 2000
Adventurer: All 50 states, 18 countries: Documentary in Thailand, Living in Australia, Scuba in Guatemala