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Jessica Benson @jessbenson_3

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jjbenson@usc.edu

(303)-929-2240

EDUCATION: University of Southern California- Cumulative GPA: 3.95 Major: Broadcast and Digital Journalism / Minors: Sports Media and Popular Music EXPERIENCE: Sunbelt Sports Network- Sideline Reporter • Sun Belt spring basketball games and SBC Men’s and Women’s Tournament • Hosted the between-game shows throughout tournament play USCfootball.com- Rivals Affiliate- On-Air Reporter and Videographer • •

August 2010-Present

Manage over 200 students for USC’s television station Report, shoot, write and edit sports and news packages as a one-man-band LA Press Club’s ‘Best Student Website for Publication”

Rose Bowl Media Relations- Pasadena, CA- Production and Media Operations • •

Fall 2012- Present

Report, shoot, write for and edit video content for USC football and Southern California high school recruiting Sideline report for all home and away football games

Annenberg Television News -USC - Executive Producer, Sports Anchor, Reporter • • •

Spring 2014

January 2012-2014

Interviewed players and coaches for social media content Created original video content for the Rose Bowl’s 2014 “Brick Campaign”

ESPN- Los Angeles, CA- SportsNation Intern • Pitched creative ideas for live, studio-audience show • Edited and wrote content daily for the show’s, “Cheers, Jeers and Tears,” segment

Summer 2013

NBC News- Burbank, CA- Network News Intern

January- May 2013

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Researched and pitched content for Nightly News and Today Show Conducted interviews for stories including the Boston Marathon Bombing and the Christopher Dorner manhunt Wrote copy and assisted with editing for web segments

NBC Olympics - London, England- Production Intern • •

July- August 2012

Worked closely with reporters at various sporting events including Associate produced from production truck during the Opening and Closing Ceremonies

ADDITIONAL ACADEMIC HONORS • Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society- USC- January 2013- Present • Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society-USC-January 2011-Present • Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society-USC-January 2011-Present • Annenberg Ambassador- University of Southern California- March 2011- Present • Member of Delta Delta Delta Fraternity- USC- August 2011- Present • Yale University Summer Conservatory for Actors- Summer 2009 • NCAA Men’s Final Four Volunteer, 2001-2005

SKILLS: Avid, Final Cut Pro, Quantel, Photoshop, Audacity, iNews, ENPG, Drupal, Microsoft Office, Dreamweaver, WordPress Twitter, Facebook,Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, French

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