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AMANDA MARTIN OWENS


P.O. Box 214 · Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 · (717) 592-9759 · (303) 475-7613 · amandamartinowens@gmail.com
EXPERIENCE
TALENT OCTOBER 1998 -- PRESENT

Host/narrator appearing on television and radio for news, publicity, promotional, production or advertising purposes.


FREELANCE WRITER/PRODUCER/MEDIA CONSULTANT AUGUST 2005 – PRESENT

  • Writing includes speeches, advertising copy, promotional campaigns, sponsorships, publications, business development, and video production.

  • Media/public relations consulting includes communications strategy development, media pitching, press release distribution, crisis communication, and speech/presentation/interview/on camera coaching.

  • Clients include PA Office of Attorney General, PA Department of Education, Mason-Dixon Resort, The Coliseum in Mechanicsburg, PA, Central Penn Business Journal, PA Auto Theft Prevention Authority, and The Milestone Inn.


REPORTER AUGUST 2005 – FEBRUARY 2006

WTXF-TV Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Fox affiliate, covering the greater Philadelphia area. WTXF produces two newscasts (five hours of news) daily.

General Assignment Reporter responsible for live shots and packages on a freelance basis.

REPORTER FEBRUARY 2003 - JULY 2005


KUSA-TV Denver, Colorado

NBC affiliate, based in Denver, covering Colorado. KUSA produces six newscasts (five hours of news) daily.

General Assignment Reporter responsible for multiple live shots, packages and web articles daily.

Anchor (fill-in) for all weekend, morning and afternoon newscasts.

Producer/Reporter/Writer for a one-hour documentary on fertility issues. Winner of a regional Emmy award.

Producer/Reporter/Writer for a one-hour documentary on college alcohol use.

Winner of a national Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) community award.

Contributing writer for The Denver Post (daily circulation: 268,000).


REPORTER APRIL 2000 - FEBRUARY 2003

WHTM-TV Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

ABC affiliate covering central Pennsylvania. WHTM produces five newscasts (four hours of news) daily.

General Assignment Reporter/fill-in Anchor responsible for live shots, packages, developing sources & story ideas.

Producer/Reporter for a one-hour documentary on local cancer research – winner of a regional Emmy award.


REPORTER OCTOBER 1998 - APRIL 2000

WVIR-TV Charlottesville, Virginia

NBC affiliate covering nine counties in Central Virginia. WVIR produces five newscasts (four hours of news) daily.

General Assignment Reporter/fill-in Anchor responsible for live shots, packages, developing sources & story ideas.

FUTURES EDITOR/DESK ASSISTANT AUGUST 1997 – OCTOBER 1998


NBC News Bureau Washington, District of Columbia

NBC’s largest newsgathering operation, which also serves MSNBC, the 24-hour cable news channel.

Futures Editor responsible for compiling coverage possibilities, such as news conferences and congressional hearings;

also, acts as a contact for presidential, congressional and non-governmental press offices.

Field Producer covering congressional hearings, news conferences, stake-outs, live shots, presidential arrivals and

departures; also, interviews politicians, presidential advisers and experts in the government and private sector.

 Production and Research Assistant for Nightly News and Weekend Nightly News.
INTERN

KUSA-TV, Denver, Colorado ; NBC News Bureau, London, England; DATELINE, NBC News, New York.


EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME, South Bend, Indiana

Bachelor of Arts, Program of Liberal Studies: Great Books Program, Philosophy


London Programme, University of Notre Dame, London England.

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