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SHANE M.

GUSTAFSON
Broadcast Journalist
www.shanegustafson.weebly.com
Naperville, Illinois | smg8035@gmail.com | (630) 666-6032

Objective: Present clear and accurate facts while engaging a local and relevant audience.

Education:
Lewis University: Romeoville, Illinois
B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and Communications, May 2015
G.P.A: 3.73/4.0

Experience:

Multimedia Projects Specialist: Illinois Tollway, Downers Grove, Illinois May 2018 – Present
• Produces, shoots, and edits video for television, social media, and in-house audiences.
• Assists Illinois State Police with multimedia content, production services, and media outreach.
• Pitches thoughtful ideas to upper management that shares a message while highlighting the agency.
• Increases agency’s YouTube reach by over 200% through engaging and visual content.
• Assists television and radio news media at press conferences and other events hosted by the Tollway or ISP.
• Leads several projects including production of public service announcements and campaign videos.
• Provides insight to Tollway’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.
• Manages and maintains all production equipment including cameras, lights and tripods.

Morning Anchor/News Reporter/MMJ: NBC26, Green Bay, Wisconsin July 2017 – May 2018
• Co-Anchors two-hour live morning show Monday-Friday.
• Works as one-man-band to shoot, edit, write, and voice news packages daily.
• Maintains relationships with PIO’s and community leaders to present an accurate story.
• Presents facts through television broadcasts, online stories, and several social media platforms.
• Contributes relevant story ideas at daily department meetings.

News Reporter/Producer/Anchor: WMBD-TV, Peoria, Illinois May 2015 – June 2017


• Produces packages and VO/SOT’s on deadline each day.
• Works closely with PIO’s on crime-related stories that impact viewers across the area.
• Interacts with public officials to ensure the quality of produced content.
• Pitches several story ideas at staff meetings and plans weekend assignments.

Chicago Tonight Internship: WTTW-TV, Chicago, Illinois May 2014 – May 2015
• Pitches story ideas to reporters and editorial staff during daily staff meetings.
• Assists on field reports and writing stories used for air.

General Manager: WLRA-FM, Romeoville, Illinois April 2013 – May 2015


• Oversees the daily operations of the Lewis University student-run radio station.
• Created partnership with campus police department to produce PSA’s and other related programming.

Social Media Specialist: Lewis University, Romeoville, Illinois August 2011 – May 2013
• Creates content and manages social media pages for five of the NCAA Division II sports teams.
SHANE M. GUSTAFSON
Broadcast Journalist
www.shanegustafson.weebly.com
Naperville, Illinois | smg8035@gmail.com | (630) 666-6032

Additional Skills:

• Operates “Shane Gustafson Productions”, a freelance multimedia business providing services in and around the
Chicagoland area.
• Trained weather spotter – certified by the National Weather Service Chicago branch.
• Extensive media contacts in all markets across Illinois and Wisconsin – including Chicago and Milwaukee.
• Experience with creative technology including the Adobe Creative Suit, Microsoft Office Suit, Microsoft
Windows, Apple OS, Android operating systems and more.

References available upon request