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Charyssa Parent

Journalism Experience:
Fox News Channel
Assignment Desk
Assignment Editor / Desk Assistant

Washington DC
June 2015 Present

Constantly monitor INews Wires, E-mails, Twitter, and press releases

Research current events, fact check and contact sources to confirm information for the
Coordinate crews, producers and reporters during breaking news coverage
Assign crew coverage for: Mid-Atlantic area events, interviews, stakeouts, and Network Pool
Train other incoming Desk Assistants
Liveshot Producer
Work on tight deadlines alongside Fox News Correspondents to gather the latest elements,
video, and information for live air hits
Use editorial judgment to find elements to support reporters script and remain within the
TRT given from show producers
Production Assistant: Fox News Sunday
Work with Anchor, Chris Wallace, producing his Fox Affiliate and Network hits
Help Fox News Sunday with scripts and verbates, and pulling latest SOTs / VOs for the
weekly show
Production Assistant: America's News Headquarters
Work alongside editors to cut elements for the weekend live show
Use editorial judgment for visual elements to support the ANHQ scripts
Proficient in Ardome and Viz
Satellite Desk
Schedule pre tapes, guests studios, and reporter studios using fibers/satellite space to route
to the according control room/destination
Retrieve and route live fiber and LiveU coverage, taped events, and network pool feeds both
into and from DC and New York
Book LiveU circuits for DC Bureau LiveUs
Book studios and fibers for DC live shows
Planning Desk
Coordinate with DC Bureau Chief, Beat Producers and managers for next day coverage
Find events in the area to cover for developing and ongoing stories to further FNC coverage
of a policy issue or emerging news topic
Point of contact for media relations for upcoming events
Assign crews producers and reporters to upcoming events
Logistical scheduling and thinking ahead of resources, live capabilities, and staffing, for
upcoming events
Elon Local News
Reporter / Multimedia Journalist

Elon, NC
August 2012 May 2015

Reported for weekly student-run live show

Shot, wrote, and edited packages, VO/SOTS for the live news show
Wrote online articles using multimedia elements and AP style

WTKR- News Channel 3

Norfolk, VA
Newsroom Intern
June 2014 - August
Wrote and edited VO, VO/SOTs, and news packages using Final Cut Pro, OPUS, and TONS
Worked alongside photographers and reporters in the field
Pitched story ideas in the AM and PM production meetings
Wrote online articles and publish them to wtkr.com
Went to Washington Redskins training camp as a field producer and social media producer

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Richmond, VA
Reporting Intern
June 2013 - August 2013
Conducted and Transcribed Interviews
Edited packages with Final Cut Pro
Pitched stories in AM production meetings
Worked alongside photographers and reporters in the field

Political Experience:
North Carolina GOP Campaign Office
Greensboro, NC
Campaign Intern September
November 2014
Learned grassroots campaigning the 2014 Midterm Election
Phone Banking, Door Knocking, talked with constituents about NC policy issues
Virginia Senator Jef McWaters
Virginia Beach, VA
Social Media Intern
August 2014
Enhancing the Senators media presence and redesigned website
Writing press/media releases
Media contact for events


June 2014 -

U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader, Eric Cantor

Richmond, VA
District Office Intern
August 2013
- January 2014
Gained first-hand experience in a congressional office, talking to constituents, data entry,
and writing letters responding to constituents concerns
Help constituents in Virginias 7th with various constituent questions and concerns

Elon University
Degree in both Broadcast Journalism & Political Science
Graduated May 2015

Elon, NC

NCAA Division I Athlete

Softball Player, Outfielder
Competed in the CAA
Balanced a double major while working on campus and committing 40+ hours a week to the
Worked together to accomplish team goals as well as individual goals
Met high standards as an athlete representing the university by maintaining good grades,
getting involved in school events and fundraisers and charity events.

Avid INews

LiveU Backpack


Final Cut Pro


Avid editing software

Adobe Premiere


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Other Experiences:
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
Falls Church, VA

Burlington, NC /
August 2012

Elon University Athletic Ticket Office

Elon University, NC
Sales and Event Personnel
2011 May 2015
Customer service / ticket sales to University Football, Basketball, and Baseball games.
Work as event staff for the collegiate games
Fremantle Media
Los Angeles, CA
Acquisitions and Global Content Intern
2013 - May 2013
Worked with both domestic and international scripted and unscripted content
Read scripts and researched each production company and its successes or failures
Helped in brand development, rating scripts, watching pilots, and evaluated if the shows
pitched to our company matched the companies style and integrity
Banca Studios
Los Angeles, CA
Production and Pre-Production Intern
February 2013 - April 2013
Worked as a Production assistant on their reality TV set
Developed pitches for unscripted television shows