Resume

Amanda M. Atwell

E-Mail: amandamorganatwell@gmail.com

Experience

KVII/ABC 7 Amarillo – Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter        July 2017 – Present

  • Responsible for shooting, editing, writing, producing, and anchoring weekend sportscasts
  • Reports on weekdays, turns 1-3 packages a week, shoots local sports events, travels to cover games and fill-in anchor when necessary
  • Manages all sports department social media/website duties

KTBS 3 News Shreveport, LA – Multimedia Journalist       August 2016 – July 2017

  • Shoots, writes, edits stories; presents them in studio or in the field via live shots; covers breaking news events, writes stories for web/ social media
  • Helps in the sports department when needed; covers games for Friday Football Fever special. Coverage includes cutting highlight reels, live game wrap packages, and look live game packages

Time Warner Cable News Austin, TX – News Department Intern      Spring 2016

  • Shadowed news reporters in the field
  • Worked with production, web, and Capital Tonight staff; wrote scripts and built blocks for news segments
  • Built packages and VOSOTs using Dalet

SB Nation – Swish Appeal Contributor              December 2015 – Present

  • Covered games and wrote pieces for the women’s basketball website swishappeal.com, primarily Big 12 game recaps.
  • Chosen to cover the Sweet Sixteen in Dallas for Swish Appeal, wrote game and player analysis pieces.

KXAN Austin, TX – Sports Department Intern     Summer 2015

  • Shadowing sports department on shoots / helping in newsroom
  • Shooting stand-ups and creating packages using Avid and iNews

Texas Student Television     2014 – 2016

  • Volunteer for College Pressbox / College Crossfire
  • Contribute to weekly productions of the show; report/prepare sports packages; assist with cameras and audio for production
  • Participate in sports panel for weekly shows

Education

The University of Texas at Austin      Spring 2014 – Summer 2016

Bachelor of Journalism, Broadcast, with a minor in Government

  • Moody College of Communications Honors 2015 & 2016
  • Wally Scott Endowed Scholarship; Sally Tucker Thompson Endowed Scholarship
  • Sigma Alpha Lambda National Leadership and Honors Organization

Centenary College of Louisiana        Fall 2012 – Fall 2013

BS in Radio-Television-Film

  • President’s Scholarship
  • Dean’s List Fall 2012, Spring 2013, and Fall 2013 – Received a GPA of 3.5 or higher each semester respectively

Skills

  • Experienced in editing using Avid, Dalet, iNews, Final Cut Pro, Dejero Live units, Audacity, and Adobe Photoshop
  • Skilled in broadcast and print style writing; AP Style
  • Experienced in shooting sporting and news events
  • Broadcast writing, interviewing, and reporting skills

 

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