Resume

Craig Choate

618.318.3179 — cchoate1990@gmail.com — @craigwchoate

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Experienced sports anchor and reporter with a track record behind a desk, out in the field and on digital platforms

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More than six years experience in television to go along with a college degree. Traveled to some of the biggest cities in the world to cover a collegiate power five athletic program. Ability to handle live breaking news, in the field or in studio. Developed strong social media presence, following.

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WCIA TV 3 (Champaign, IL) - - April 2016-Present

• Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter

• Report/MMJ during the week, covering Illinois Fighting Illini and local high schools

• Produce, edit, write, and anchor 13 minutes worth of sportscasts every Saturday and Sunday

• Job includes live shots, live interviews, breaking news, and social media interaction 

WCIA TV 3 (Champaign, IL) - - August 2015-April 2016

• Sports Reporter/Anchor

• One man band stories for the WCIA 3 Sports team, focusing on Illinois Fighting Illini and local high schools

• Fill in anchor

WSIL TV 3 (Carterville, IL) - - August 2012-August 2015

• Multi-Media Journalist, photographer

• One man band stories for both news and sports

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Bachelors of Arts in Mass Communication and Media Arts, May 2011

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Efficient in Final Cut Pro, Avid, ENPS, iNews, FTP file sharing, Microsoft Office, Audacity, Social Media