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My name is Summer Diab, 25 years old and I am a Multimedia Journalist and an aspiring Meteorologist with the NWA seal. I graduated with a B.A. in Multimedia Journalism, with a concentration in Broadcast-Television in the Spring of 2017. While I attended Columbia College Chicago, I ended up interning for several media companies. 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). Also, I interned with several Award-Winning Journalists: Marion Brooks, Mary Ann Ahern, and Syliva Perez.
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.
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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
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
Gray Television WABI-TV
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
NBC Universal WMAQ-TV
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
Newsbeat Columbia College Chicago
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
Sylvia Perez Productions
Windy City Webcast Columbia College Chicago
MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY
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
FAMILIARITY WITH ADOBE AUDITION/INCEPTION/ENPS/DALET/ CONTENT BROWSER
BROADCAST & PRINT WRITING
PROFICIENT EDITOR IN VIDEO & AUDIO
KNOWLEDGE IN WSI MAX/WEATHER CENTRAL
BASIC LIGHTING SETUP FOR T.V.
ADOBE PREMIERE/FINAL CUT PRO,
APPLE/MICROSOFT OPERATING SYSTEMS & SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES
PROFICIENT IN CAMERA OPERATION
CREATE WEATHER GRAPHICS
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