Emily Carlson

I love what I do. The best part of my job is telling a story through pictures, sound, and words that makes a difference in people's lives. I believe being a journalist is a big responsibilty, one that I take very seriously. It is my job to get to the truth, reporting fair, balanced and accurate stories. I have had excellent on the job experience. At KEYC in Mankato, I was a "one man band" - meaning I did pretty much everything - from shooting and interviewing, to writing, and editing all my own stories. I used DVC-pro tapes to capture video, and edited that video linearly from tape to tape. I call myself a jack of all trades. Not only was I a photographer and reporter, I also produced and anchored shows. The opportunity to wear many hats helped mold me into a well rounded, accomplished journalist. From KEYC I moved to WICD in Champaign. As a nightside reporter, I expanded my skills to include live shots, three times a day. I was first on the scene during breaking news stories, bringing vital information during state senate elections, a shootout that killed three Champaign police officers, and the biggest snowstorm in Champaign history. Every live shot is a new story. I am constantly updating my scripts, bringing new information to the viewer. While at WICD, the newsroom upgraded to AVID editing systems. AVID allows me a whole new way to tell a story, using advanced technology to put together the best video, editing with the best tools.

Emily Carlson's mission statement

To fairly and accurately tell stories that impact the community.

Emily Carlson's Resume

Emily Carlson

Reporter, Des Moines, IA
June 2008 - present
Daily beat reporter
Get out into the community and tell their stories
Advocate for Iowans

TV 30
Freelance Reporter, Bay Area, CA
March 208 - present
Turn community issues into interesting and relevant stories
Proficient in Final Cut Pro editing

Reporter/Fill in Anchor, Champaign, IL
May 2006 – August 2007
Generate story ideas, shoot, interview, write, edit reports. Daily live reports. Proficient in AVID editing.

Reporter/Fill in Anchor, Mankato, MN
August 2005 – May 2006
Generate story ideas, shoot, interview, write edit reports. Produce, write, edit and fill my own shows when anchoring.

KSTP-TV State Capitol Intern, Minneapolis, MN
January 2005 – May 2005
Writer, segment producer, researcher, interviewer, segment coordinator.

Bachelor of Arts in BROADCAST JOURNALISM and English
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
Reporter/Anchor “Campus Scope,” television program. Emphasis in Media Writing, Videography, Electronic Media Production, Mass Communications, Visual Communications, Broadcast Reporting, Media Ethics.

Proficient in BETA, DVC-pro, and AVID shooting and editing.

References Upon Request

Blog Archive