Resume

Katie Higgins Resume

Education
The Ohio State University

(May, 2013)

  • Major: Public Affairs Journalism
  • Minor: News Production and Analysis
  • Dean’s List recipient in Fall 2009, Winter and Spring 2010, Winter and Fall 2011
  • Recipient of the William Randolph Hearst Scholarship and the Trustee Scholarship
  • National Buckeye Scholar
Professional Experience
KTVZ – Bend, OR

(August 2014 – Present)

  • Weekday multi-media journalist 
  • Enterprise my own stories, shoot and edit my own video
  • Emphasis on investigative story telling
  • Experience with breaking news
  • KTVZ’s political corespondent: travel to capitol often, produce and report political series, main contact for Central Oregon legislators
  • KTVZ’s fire coordinator: main contact/reporter for major fires in Central Oregon

(June 2013 – August 2014)

  • Weekend anchor and producer
  • Anchored and produced six half-hour-long newscasts
  • Multimedia journalist, 3 days a week
NBC 4i – Columbus, OH

(Winter 2013)

  • Shadowed reporters and practiced field skills including interviews and working the live truck
  • wrote and edited many packages
Investigative Unit: NBC Bay Area

Summer 2012

  • Chosen to be one of four summer interns in one of the largest investigative units in the country
  • became familiar with data search and organization
The Lantern: Reporter

(2012-present)

  • Published stories on topics such as politics, campus affairs and art
  • Webcast reporter with skills such as shooting and editing as a one man band and anchoring
NPR: All Sides With Ann Fisher, Production Assistant

(2012)

  • Researched and developed stories
  • Learned to quickly understand caller’s motives while screening calls
KSDK – St. Louis, MO

(summer 2011)

  • One of ten summer interns chosen
  • Worked with reporters, assignment editors, producers, photographers and viewers
  • Put together news stories and became efficient at researching leads in a timely manner
Involvement
Irish Dance Teacher
  • Teacher with Dillon Magh Adair Academy of Irish Dance (2013-present)
  • Teach girls ages 18-5 how to Irish Dance competitively and recreationally
  • Irish Danced competitively from 1999 to present
  • Danced and placed at regional, national levels
  • World championship qualifier for multiple years
CAR 2013
  • Chosen as a student to represent Ohio State at the IRE’s 2013 Computer Assisted Reporting Conference
  • Mastered computer skills such as Microsoft Excel, Open Refine and Quantum GIS
IRE
  • Attended the IRE Conferences in 2014 and 2015
  • Member since 2012
Special Skills
  • Conversational Spanish and Czech
  • Expertise in Final Cut Pro and 10, Velocity, ENPS, Aurora, Dalet, LexusNexis, P2 Viewer, MS Office, MS Excel, Open Refine, Quantum GIS, Dreamweaver, Soundslides and Photoshop
  • Training in computer assisted reporting
  • Advanced experience with videography and advanced knowledge of digital SLR cameras
Leadership Experience
Founder of The Ohio State Irish Dance Club
Leadership Collaborative

(2009)

  • One of 500 applicants to participate in Ohio State’s Leadership Collaborative