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My name is Summer Diab, 24 years old and I am a Multimedia Journalist and an aspiring On-air Meteorologist with the NWA seal. I graduated with a B.A. in  Multimedia Journalism, concentration Broadcast-Television in May 2017. While I attended Columbia College Chicago, I ended up interning for several media companies-both print and broadcast where I gained print and T.V. writing, to floor directing and editing packages, etc. Plus, I was able to publish a handful of articles on ChicagoTalks, NBC 5 Chicago, Hyde Park Herald and The Chronicle (Columbia's Award-winning student publication). 

After college, I accepted my first on-air T.V. job as a Meteorologist and Reporter in Bangor, Maine with WABI-TV in October 2017. Then I jumped to Eau Claire, Wisconsin with WEAU-TV as a Weather Anchor and Multimedia Journalist. This is where I improved tremendously on camera and behind the scenes with writing for T.V., print and honing my shooting and editing skills. 

Currently, I am attending Mississippi State University as I obtain the Broadcast Operational Meteorological Certificate. In addition, I create weather graphics for the Chicagoland, surrounding suburbs, and Northwest Indiana areas. I use my knowledge from prior T.V. experiences and share information to the public via my social media platforms. 

Thank you for stopping by. 

RESUME
 
Professional Experience 
October 2018-January 2019
Eau Claire, Wisc.

Gray Television WEAU-TV

Weather Anchor/Multimedia Journalist 

  • Recorded weekly 22-25 second radio weather segments 

  • On-air television weather anchor for the 4,5,6,9 and 10 p.m. shows 

  • Live reporting 

  • Analyzed and produced weather data forecasts for the live news and station website 

  • Recorded and posted a 30 second video of the weather for the mobile SkyWarn 13 News app

  • Wrote Closed Captioning for the teleprompter 

  • Shot, edited, wrote voiceover-to-sound (VOSOT’s) stories 

October-December 2017
Bangor, Maine 

Gray Television WABI-TV 

Weather Forecaster

  • Prepared on-air weather forecasts for the 10 and 11 p.m. shows daily

  • Analyzed and interpreted meteorological data collected by satellites and radar 

  • Posted weather updates to social media platforms 

June-August 2017
Chicago, IL

NBC Universal WMAQ-TV

Political Intern

  • Worked with and for two Award-Winning Reporters, Mary Ann Ahern and Marion Brooks

  • Pitched story ideas daily at the 9 a.m. news meeting

  • Covered stories on politics and city issues, etc. 

  • Wrote and edited my own scripts and packages; wrote articles for the web

  • Logged, researched, made phone calls

  • Coached by on-air meteorologist (Kalee Dionne) forecasting the weather on weekends 

January-May 2017
Chicago, IL
October-December 2015
Chicago, IL
July-September 2015
Chicago, IL
May-August 2015
Chicago, IL
February-May 2015
Chicago, IL

Newsbeat Columbia College Chicago

Weather Anchor 

  • On-camera each week for the student-run live program (NewsBeat) as a weather anchor/reporter

  • Responsibilities included researching news stories, shooting and editing VOs, VO/SOTs, and packages

  • Wrote broadcast-style scripts and produced weekly weather segments 

Hyde Park Herald 

Reporter Intern

Odyssey

Contributing Writer 

Sylvia Perez Productions

Intern

Windy City Webcast Columbia College Chicago

Weather Anchor 

Education 

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY 

October 2018-Present 

Bachelor of Science: Geosciences, Broadcast & Operational Meteorology Program 

COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO                                                   

Graduated May 2017

Bachelor of Arts: Multimedia Journalism, Concentration in Broadcast-Television 

GPA: 3.4, Presidential Scholarship, Society of Professional Journalists 

 

AMS Student Member 2016-Present 

 

WEATHER & REPORTER REELS
 
SKILLS
 

FAMILIARITY WITH ADOBE AUDITION/INCEPTION/ENPS/DALET/ CONTENT BROWSER

BROADCAST & PRINT WRITING 

SHOOT/WRITE/TRANSCRIBE

AD-LIB

PROFICIENT EDITOR IN VIDEO & AUDIO

KNOWLEDGE IN WSI MAX/WEATHER CENTRAL

BASIC LIGHTING SETUP FOR T.V.

PROFICIENT IN

ADOBE PREMIERE/FINAL CUT PRO,

APPLE/MICROSOFT OPERATING SYSTEMS & SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES

PROFICIENT IN CAMERA OPERATION

CLICKABILITY 

CREATE WEATHER GRAPHICS

WORK

 Photojournalism

Samples

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Thousands of Chicagoans protested outside of Trump Tower Monday morning amongst President Trump's arrival.
 

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Day two of the Chicago Teacher Union (CTU) continues to fight for better resources in every school where thousands of Chicago Public School (CPS) teachers, staff, plus students, and parents came to support and have their voices heard at City Hall Friday.

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Samples

October 27, 2018

Community members take on Drug Take Back Day

One out of four Eau Claire County high school students has easy access to prescription drugs according to the Eau Claire City-County Health Department.

October 28, 2018

12 people compete in Blood Mary competition in Eau Claire

A popular brunch drink gets its own competition for the first time in Eau Claire.

October 28, 2018

Eau Claire churches co-host Trunk or Treat events

Candy and all types of Halloween costumes filled two local church parking lots for Trunk or Treat events Sunday afternoon.

November 03, 2018

CVTC holds first Family Literacy event

Today is National Book Lovers Day, and community members celebrated with a special event.

November 03, 2018

Volunteers help to stop hunger in Chippewa Valley

Hundreds of community members spent the day of helping in the fight to end hunger in the Chippewa Valley.

November 04, 2018

Local church hosts Fall Bazaar

A local church Fall Bazaar had family and friends enjoying games and craft items Sunday.

November 04, 2018

Reptile Expo takes over Eau Claire

Eau Claire’s Reptile Expo had adults and children lined out the door to find their new best friend!

November 10, 2018

Eau Claire's inaugural Cheese Curd Cook Off

Today hundreds of community members attended the inaugural Cheese Curd Cook Off.

November 11, 2018

Welcome home celebration for Eau Claire Memorial student

After months of recovering from a swimming accident, an Eau Claire Memorial High School junior got a warm welcome home Sunday.

November 11, 2018

Annual Veterans Day Program held in Eau Claire

Veterans were honored Sunday morning in Eau Claire as part of the annual Veterans Day Program.

November 25, 2018

Chippewa Valley Authors read live at Pablo Center

Sunday was the first year Chippewa Valley Local Authors combined emerging and established authors to read live at the Pablo Center.

November 25, 2018

Dixon's Deck the Halls get into Christmas spirit

In Cadott, The Dixon's Deck the Halls brought about 500 people together to enjoy family-friendly events indoors and out for the third-year in a row.

December 02, 2018

Book fair donates to Marine Corps Toy Drive

A craft show and book fair Sunday in Eau Claire helped spread some holiday cheer.

December 10, 2018

First Holiday Cookie Walk at the Legacy Community Center

 You can throw your diet out the window with the first Holiday Cookie Walk at the Legacy Community Center in Chippewa Falls.

December 09, 2018

Santa stops in Eau Claire for Lunch

Santa Claus made a pit stop in Eau Claire on Sunday to have a filling lunch before he goes back to the North Pole.

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