International Journalist (AWARD WINNING)

Gary B. Maguire
846 Eagles Nest Drive
Los Angeles, CA 95734
(530) 987-6235

Professional Experience

CHANNEL 4, ABC News, LOS ANGELES, CA                                                                                                                                2003 – Present

News Reporter & Producer

Led dynamic team in identifying, sourcing, securing and reporting newsworthy stories to pique viewers interest and draw ratings. Able to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, and high-pressure environment. Skilled in creatively writing, editing, and presenting stories. Expert at presenting unique story angles, managing camera shoots, and performing voiceovers.

Key skills:

·         Able to travel to remote and foreign locations to gather footag.

·         Superb knowledge of sourcing, approaching, and persuading strangers to talk on camera. Have cultivated relationships with key leaders to contact for comments.

·          Have directed technical and creative staff for extended periods to adequately cover breaking stories.
ice International, Los Angeles, ca.                                                                                                                                              2001 – 2002

Journalist & Producer

Reported financial news for several news shows; monitored and analyzed financial data throughout the day. Suggested and researched new stories.

Worldwide News, LOS ANGELES, CA                                                                                                                                                    2001 – 2002

Producer – International News

Produced and edited new reports for breaking global stories. Wrote and edited on-air scripts; compiled clips and feeds for anchors; edited sound and visuals using digital editing equipment.

FOX TV, LOS ANGELES, CA                                                                                                                                                                                            2000

News Reporter

Responsible for reporting breaking court stories; turned in stories each day for radio and television use

CHANNEL 25, LOS ANGELES, CA                                                                                                                                                                         1997 – 2000

Court Reporter

Worked in very competitive new environment trying to break court-related stories. Wrote, researched and edited feature stories. Also created weekly entertainment reviews.

CHANNEL 25 , LOS ANGELES, CA                                                                                                                                                                         1994 – 1997

Chief of Staff & News Reporter

·         Broke several important stories.

Additional projects

·         Freelance magazine writer – contributed several community interest stories for local magazine.

·         Wrote regular fashion feature for local newspaper.

Education & Professional Development

Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

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