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BAILEY BRYANT

2102 W. White Street Champaign, IL 10027


217-504-4994 | bbryant4994@gmail.com | @WCIA3Bailey
LinkedIn: Bailey Bryant | Website: baileybryant.com
EXPERIENCE
Reporter/Multimedia Journalist, WCIA, Champaign, Ill. May 2017 - Present
Pitch, shoot, write and edit two to three stories a day for the 5 and 6 p.m. news. Give live reports as needed.
Post to the web and engage viewers via social media. Coverage includes Yingying Zhangs disappearance, the
transgender communitys reaction to the presidents purposed military ban and the Mattoon school shooting.

Production Intern, CBSN, New York Jan. 2017 - May 2017


Pitch stories, write scripts and select photos and videos for CBSs 24/7 news stream. Roll prompter for anchors
such as Vladimir Duthiers and Anne-Marie Green. Highlights include Trumps inauguration and immigration
ban, which led to detainments at JFK airport. Work early shifts (5 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and weekends as needed.
Freelance Copy Editor, Various Publications, Champaign, Ill. (Remote) Feb. 2014 - Present
Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting: Edit and fact-check investigative articles (100 stories to date)
about agribusiness, government, environment, labor and health. Stories range in length from a few hundred to
a few thousand words; CU-CitizenAccess.org: Edited and fact-checked more than 50 investigative articles
about food, housing, justice, education and healthcare.
Assistant Editor, Topix Media Lab, New York Feb. 2015 - May 2016
(Topix is a publishing company that makes special edition magazines and books.)
Pitched and wrote articles on tight deadlines for more than 40 single-topic, 100-page issues published by
Newsweek, TV Guide, CBS Watch! and other magazines. Interviewed sources such as Buzz Aldrin and Jack
Hanna. Some topics included technology, icons and current events. Select issues included a tribute to the late
Leonard Nimoy (Spock), a celebration of the Silicon Valley and a review of 2015s biggest headlines.
Produced nine single-topic magazines and ghostwrote eight books as the lead issue editor. Select projects in-
clude Simply Gluten Free: Fall Baking and Jack Hannas Big Book of Why.
Research Assistant, Champaign, Ill. Aug. 2014 - Dec. 2014
Researched, analyzed and cataloged 60 years worth of media coverage on the deaths of black Americans, from
Emmett Till to Michael Brown, for University of Illinois journalism professor Christopher Benson.
Dow Jones News Fund Copy Editing Intern, The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn. June 2014 - Aug. 2014
Edited copy, wrote headlines and checked facts for dozens of daily articles from every section of the paper.
Highlights included coverage of city police officers calling in sick for Blue Flu demonstrations.
Communications/Marketing Intern, Office of Technology Management, Urbana, Ill. May 2013 - Dec. 2014
Wrote, edited and designed promotional material. Helped maintain the offices website and social media.
Assistant Editor/Copy Editor/Columnist/Reporter, The Daily Illini, Champaign, Ill. Aug. 2012 - Dec. 2014
Covered campus news. Helped manage and edit 10 columnists each week. Wrote dozens of editorials as mem-
ber of the editorial board. Edited copy, wrote headlines and checked facts for hundreds of articles.

EDUCATION
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York
Master of Science in Journalism, focus on video and broadcast reporting and production May 2017
Graduated with honors in video. Wrote 5,000-word masters thesis on the lack of regulations governing egg donation.
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Ill.
Bachelor of Science in Journalism, business minor Dec. 2014
Graduated with highest honors (top 3 percent of students). Completed degree in two and a half years.

SKILLS
Digital: Shooting and editing digital video, audio and photo. Software: AP ENPS, AVID, Dejero, Final Cut Pro, Audi-
tion, InDesign, WordPress and HTML. Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, Google Ana-
lytics and Dataminr. Groups: Society of Professional Journalists Board Member, Columbia chapter.

REFERENCES
Thomas Xenakis, Editor, CBS Evening News, 917-216-0835, xenakist@cbsnews.com
Pam Dempsey, Executive Director, Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting, 505-409-7070, pamelagdempsey@gmail.com
Nicole Nair,, Marketing & Communications Ass. Director, Office of Tech. Management, 217-244-5011 nnair@illinois.edu