Shannon Caturano



SPJ Mark of Excellence Finalist in TV Breaking News Reporting


Hofstra University                                                                                                                    Hempstead, NY

Bachelor of Arts, Journalism-Broadcasting                                                              Graduation May 2018

Minor in Speech Communications

Major GPA 3.7

Related Experience                                                                                                                                    

Spectrum News NY1                                                                                                             New York, NY

Video Journalist/ News Assistant                                                                                         December 2017-Present

  • Responsible for shooting, interviewing, writing and editing between 2-4 vosots each day
  • Experience with live shots and operating Dejero transmitters during breaking news

Spectrum News NY1                                                                                                             New York, NY

General News Intern                                                                                              September 2017-November 2017

  • Monitored and followed developing stories at the assignment desk to report findings to executive producers
  • Assisted field reporters by investigating breaking news stories, setting up interviews, and shooting footage

Cox Media Group

Fill-in Co-Host/Radio Intern                                                                                  September 2017 –December 2017

  • Provided on-air commentary during BLI’s Drive Time Live talk show
  • Promote events hosted by WBAB and WBLI, including concerts, fundraisers and conferences
  • Pitch, film and edit entertainment packages for websites and social media platforms

New York Emmy Awards                                                                                                      New York, NY

Assistant Event Coordinator                                                                                                  May 2017 –June 2017

  • Set-up design for the Emmy Awards show. Designed ballroom and red carpet before event
  • Worked with presenters to ensure they were prepared and ready to perform on stage

WRHU-FM                                                                                                                            New York, NY 

Anchor/ Producer                                                                                                               January 2017 –Present

  • Create rundown for each newscast and assign reporters to specific beats
  • Write, voice and produce on air local news, national news, and traffic/weather updates
  • Experience with analyzing business trends and reporting breaking news business stories

Hofstra Entertainment Access Television: Hofstra Today                                           Hofstra University

General Assignment Reporter                                                                                            September 2016-Present

  • Write and report political, entertainment and local news packages
  • Experience with digital reporting using Facebook live, Instagram live and youtube
  • Live Presidential Debate Coverage, interviews with students, faculty and protesters

Hofstra Entertainment Access Television: Sports Beat                                                Hofstra University

Anchor                                                                                                                        September 2016 – Present

  • Write and broadcast Hofstra sports events and highlight key players
  • Experience with reading and operating a teleprompter

Keller Williams Realty                                                                                                         Brentwood, NY

Social Media Publisher                                                                                         September 2016 – February 2017

  • Created content for social media platforms on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat
  • Researched homes and properties. Filled out FOIL requests when necessary

Skills and Associations

Associations: Society of Professional Journalists, The Association of Young Journalists, American Political Science Association

Computer: Adobe Premiere, Avid Media composer, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Audition, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office, WordPress, HTML coding basics

Social Media: YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Instagram, Google+, VSCO

Additional Skills: Trained Actor, AG-HMC80, Intermediate Spanish, Public Speaker, Event Planner