John-Carlos Estrada

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John-Carlos Estrada

  • October 10, 2012

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Work Experience

KTRE-TV
Lufkin, TX
Managing Editor & News Anchor
September 2014 – present

  •  Lead weekday News Anchor & Managing Editor of KTRE-ABC’s 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts
  •  Write, produce & anchor a Spanish-language weekday news brief for KTRE & KLTV’s Telemundo channel
  •  Report in the field for special stories & during sweeps – including launching the “East Texas Throwback” franchise
  •  Manage the KTRE News internship program
  •  Help manage the KTRE social media accounts

Stephen F. Austin State University
Nacogdoches, TX
Adjunct Professor
December 2014 – present

  •  Mass Communication professor specializing in broadcast journalism.
  •  Classes taught: MCM 376 Broadcast Performance & MCM 101 Introduction into Mass Media

KAVU-ABC, Newscenter25
Victoria, TX
News Anchor
September 2013 – September 2014

  •  News Anchor for KAVU-ABC’s 6 p.m. & 10 p.m. newscasts
  •  Write & produce the 10 p.m. newscast
  •  Report in the field for special stories and during sweeps
  •  Anchor in Spanish a news block for our Telemundo & Univision channels

NBC NEW’s “Weekend Today” / MSNBC’s “The Cycle”
New York, NY
Segment Producer & Associate Producer
May 2011 – September 2013

  • Generate and execute news segments through all stages of creative production including research, writing, editing video, copy editing scripts, directing field shoots and overseeing edit sessions
  • Write scripts for video packages and copy for headlines and descriptions
  • Field producer for our road shows across the U.S. – in the field writing and shooting video for quick turnaround
  • Fill-in line produce in the control room for various shows

MSNBC’s “The Dylan Ratigan Show”
New York, NY
Segment Producer & Associate Producer
May 2011 – May 2012

  • Generate and execute news segments through all stages of creative production including research, writing, editing video, copy editing scripts, directing field shoots and overseeing edit sessions
  • Write scripts for video packages and copy for headlines and descriptions
  • Field producer for our road shows across the U.S. – in the field writing and shooting video for quick turnaround
  • Fill-in line produce in the control room for various shows

Graphics Coordinator
January 2010 – May 2011

  • Work with show’s producers, director & artist to conceptualize imagery & formatting for our graphics
  • Liaise between producers & artworks dept. to order all graphics & final stages of going to air LIVE from the control room

ABC News
Washington, DC
Desk Assistant
May 2009 – January 2010

  • Assignment Desk, World News Tonight, GMA, & This Week: Managed day-to-day desk operations, directed calls, assisted correspondents and producers, ran teleprompter, logged interviews, assisted with special events, sent out with a crew to provide coverage
  • ABC NewsOne, Digital Media Center, NewsNOW: Conducted interviews, produced packages, pulled sound bites from press conferences, news shows & various other sources, wrote suggested anchor leads, assisted correspondents & anchors, sent and received feeds to and from various ABC clients & affiliates

CBS News
Washington, DC
The Early Show Intern
January 2009 – April 2009

  • Worked extensively during Inauguration 2009 with producers- gathering MOS on the National Mall
  • Contacted interviewees & policy makers to ask additional questions relevant to Washington focus stories
  • Selected sound bites, natural sounds, and transcribe/log interviews and CBS footage

NBC News
Today Show Intern
New York, NY
May 2008 – August 2008

  • Supported a production team with live and taped segments, including:
  • Summer Concert Series, Beijing Olympics, “Man on the Street”
  • Logging and dubbing tapes to assist with pre- and post-production

 

Education

Columbia University, New York, NY
Masters of Science in Broadcast Journalism
Graduation: May 2013

The George Washington University, Washington, DC
Bachelors of Arts in International Affairs focus Latin American Region
Graduation: May 2009

 

Skills

  • Bilingual in English & Spanish, basic conversation in French
  • Proficient in Micosoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Apple programs
  • Experience with iNEWS, Interplay, Media Manager, AVID, FinalCut Pro, and Pathfire

 

References

Yvette Miley, MSNBC Vice President, yvette.miley@nbcuni.com
Steve Friedman, MSNBC Executive Producer, steve.friendman@nbcuni.com
Georgeanne Thanos, ABC News Manager, georgeanne.t.thanos@abc.com
Marquita Pool-Eckert, Columbia Journalism professor & former CBS “Sunday Morning” Producer, marquita7@verizon.net

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