JAKE WHITTENBERG
CATEGORY : Anchor/Reporter
City : COLUMBUS
State : Ohio
Contact Number : (816) 781-8888

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Jake Whittenberg

                  Representative: Sprugel Management, LLC

816-781-8888

Profile

-Emmy Award winning broadcast journalist.

-Newsroom leader able to solve problems efficiently under tight deadlines.

-Arrives prepared everyday and affectively orchestrates successful shoots.

-Affectively manages wide range of sources.

-Qualified in several news positions including online media management.

 

Experience

News Reporter: WSYX/WTTE – ABC 6/ FOX 28 Columbus, Ohio

January 2008- current

-Research, write and report LIVE for 5, 6, and 11pm ABC newscasts every weekday.

-Creates fresh LIVE material for #1 rated FOX 10pm newscast everyday.

-Extremely affective in breaking news, known for LIVE "show and tell" story telling.

-Strong journalism skills, emphasis on pitching lead stories.

-Interviewed candidates during coverage of Historic 2008 Presidential Election.


News Reporter/Weekend Anchor: KTVQ-Television Billings, Montana

November 2004- December 2007

-"One Man Band" news coverage

-Anchor five newscasts per week.

-Live coverage from New Orleans during epic Hurricane Katrina disaster.

-Responsible for establishing station relationships and enterprising stories everyday.


Photographer/Broadcast Assistant: KUSM- Montana PBS Bozeman, Montana

August 2002- November 2004

-Field Assistant Producer/Editor

-Community relations coordinator.

 

Highlights

Emmy Awards

-Winner - Breaking News Coverage - 2009

Society of Professional Journalists

-Best Spot News - 2007

Associated Press

-Honorable Mention Awards -2005, 2006

-Best Writing

-Best Spot News

Montana Film and Television Advisory Council - 2005-2006

-Appointed by Governor Brian Schweitzer.

-Youngest council member in state history.

Education

Montana State University-Bozeman BA- Media and Theatre Arts - 2000-2004

New York University -New York City Film and Theatre studies – 2002

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