Where are you living now?
I am living in Meriden, CT.
I work at WTNH News 8 in New Haven, CT.
I am an editor. Mostly for Good Morning Connecticut and CT Style, but I do work on other shows through the day if I can. My main job duties are to edit all the video for the morning shows Sunday through Thursday. I also edit news packages throughout the week for other shows that may air in the evening or another day. I also am responsible for archiving the video after the shows are over in case producers need to access that same video from our archive system years later. If a story that was originally local goes national, the editors are responsible for sending any new media having to do with the story to our affiliate stations and/or ABC.
I had taken close to 3 years off from school. I originally attended Florida Atlantic University right after high school. I felt that I wanted to get a degree in something I enjoy doing. After I watched a video online about the Broadcast-Cinema program at MxCC, I knew that’s what I wanted to pursue instantly.
I did a summer internship after I graduated. I had to do the internship to complete the program and earn my Associate’s Degree. I interned at WFSB Channel 3.
MxCC really prepared me by giving me a hands on experience with all the equipment. The faculty were all very helpful and knowledgeable about what it’s like to work in the “real world.” This was especially important and helpful when applying to work in the media industry. The faculty and staff in the Broadcast-Cinema department gave me confidence from the feedback I received on my work to be able to go and successfully complete an intense five-hour interview for my current job as full time editor for News 8.