Résumé for Shawndrea Thomas
A vibrant and highly successful broadcast media, marketing and communications professional with progressive experience in a variety of
markets. Recognized by leaders and peers for creative storytelling and unique promotional ideas. Highly reliable and personable with an
excellent track record of exceeding daily deadlines. Created public relations procedures in media and sports entertainment industries.
Excellent communication skills contributed to building great working relationships with people in various communities to help improve
company image while contributing to an organizations success.
*CURRENT POSITION: EVENING ANCHOR AND INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER AT KGUN 9 NEWS/CW TUCSON, Tucson, AZ
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR • COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY OF ST. LOUIS COUNTY, St. Louis, MO
Determined the organizations promotional and media needs and developed a plan. Responsible for event planning and created invitations/email blast for
the annual events along with the design and production of CAASTLC's annual report within budget. Handled media requests, set-up interviews, wrote
press releases and conducted training on handling media. Created and maintained the organizations social media accounts. Developed and produced
series of 25 explainer videos for services offered at CAASTL. Attended staff meetings and shared social media statistics. Conducted interviews with
clients, and produced stories for proof of performance.
ANCHOR/REPORTER • FOX 2 KTVI / KPLR, 11 St. Louis, MO (Left to host Oxygen Network investigative series 11/17-11/18)
Anchored and help produce weekday newscasts. Generated and pitched story ideas, performed live and taped reports for day-side and night-side
newscasts, extensive live shots, responsible for developing contacts, shooting, writing and editing of creative stories for newscast also posted stories on
website. Participated in community events, trained other MMJ’s and acted as a company representative.
FREELANCE HOST/REPORTER/PRODUCER •UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA, Orlando, FL
Performed hosting duties, generated story ideas and maintained contacts. Responsible for writing, shooting and editing stories for UCF magazine show
TRAFFIC REPORTER • News 13, Orlando, FL
Produced up to the minute traffic reports live every 10 minutes. Generated story ideas, performed live and taped reports, extensive live shots, generated
contacts, shot, wrote and edited stories for newscast also posted stories on website. Responsible for creating manual of processes and procedures to
maximize quality of broadcast reports.
GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORTER • WSYX ABC6/WTTE FOX28, Columbus, OH
Generated story ideas, performed live and taped reports, extensive live shots, generated contacts, wrote and edited stories for newscast also posted
stories on website. Participated in community events and acted as a company representative.
REPORTER-FILL-IN ANCHOR • NewsWest 9, Midland, TX
Generated story ideas, conducted live and taped reports, performed live shots, generated contacts, edited using AVID software and wrote stories for
newscast and website. Participated in community events and acted as a company representative.
EXECUTIVE ASSISANT • Fox Sports Net Arizona, Phoenix, AZ
Assisted Vice President in preparation of confidential reports, proposals and research projects. Performed liaison function between departments, national
regions, and vendors; planned schedules and budgeted company events, as well as represented Fox Sports Net at various charitable affairs. Acted as
corporate suite administrator and hosted local arena suites for Fox Sports’ corporate sponsor event nights. Performed affiliate media buying functions;
facilitated placement of strategic on-air promos and assisted sales/affiliate marketing management with VIP event planning and execution. Performed
event planner functions coordinated event ticket allotment, premium item orders/distribution, travel arrangements, and maintained GM program calendar
and ticket logs. Responsible for supervising interns and Fox Sports Net event volunteers. Administrative and office manager responsibilities included
records maintenance, invoicing and check requisitions, expense report submissions and office supply maintenance.
MARKETING COORDINATOR • Harlem Globetrotters, Phoenix, AZ
Performed media buying functions facilitated national radio, print/television advertising placement trades and electronic direct mail via master database email
and fax blast distribution. As event planner, assisted Marketing Directors and Advanced Ambassadors in planning, budgeting and national consumer
marketing of summer camps, including production/distribution of flyers, registration forms, ticket vouchers, invoices and settlement packets; as well as
sales, budgetary, activities and participant database maintenance. Performed national community, public relations functions and coordinated box office
fulfillment of charitable ticket requests. Responsible for nurturing continued relationships with summer camp venue management staff.
EDUCATION: BA, Arizona State University • Tempe, Arizona
BIS, Arizona State University • Tempe, Arizona
EMPHASIS ON AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES/INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS
SOFTWARE: Adobe Premiere•AP•INews•iMovie• DVCPro•Final Cut ProX • WordPress•PowerPoint•MS Office•Outlook
AFFILIATIONS: MEMBER, National Association of Black Journalists, NATAS, SAG/AFTRA
REFERENCES: Available upon request
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