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Ben Deci  
Investigative Reporter
 
Ben is passionate about the power of journalism to reveal and reform. He’s an old-fashioned story-teller in a modern medium, who wakes up every day thinking about the news you need and the stories that will make you smile.
Resume
Experience

Reporter/Anchor                                                                           KTXL - Sacramento, CA
    September, 2009 – Present. Spot news with a focus on interactive live shots at developing scenes. I also handle the bulk of FOX40’s investigative reporting, and successfully use evolving tools to market content on all platforms- television, web and mobile. Frequent fill-in anchoring.

General Assignment/Investigative Reporter                                     KTNV - Las Vegas, NV
    April, 2006 – September, 2009. Breaking news and developing exclusives. Daily, multiple live shots. Investigative work with hidden cameras and FOIA requests. Some helicopter reporting. Covered arrest and trial of OJ Simpson, death of Michael Jackson and the Monte Carlo casino fire.

Adjunct Professor                                          College of Southern Nevada - Las Vegas, NV
    January, 2006 – June, 2008. Two sections per semester of Speech/Introduction to Communications. Bended theory and practical experiences. Helped students gain confidence in themselves while communicating on a personal, professional, or global level.

Investigative Reporter/Anchor                                           KTVA/KTBY - Anchorage, AK
    October, 2003 – April, 2006. Weekend Anchor and Senior Investigative Reporter. Creator and manager of “CBS 11 News I-Team.” Anchor CBS and Fox shows. Start-to-finish coverage of 14-day Iditarod sled dog race. Produced Fox shows.

Sports Reporter                                                             WPBN/WTOM - Traverse City, MI
    October, 2002 – October, 2003. Live shots, packages, shooting and editing. Covered Detroit Red Wings NHL Hockey training camp, PGA exhibitions, as well as all seasons of high school sports.

Anchor/Reporter                                                                             KFSM - Fort Smith, AR
    July, 2001 – September, 2002. Weekend morning anchor, two hour morning show with plenty of ad-lib time. Investigative reporting and breaking news. Multiple live shots daily. Guest booking.

Adjunct Professor                                              University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, AR
    September, 2001 – September, 2002. Journalism, Speech and English courses. Developed and lead practicum on electronic news gathering techniques and technologies. Helped students understand communications theory with practical applications. Helped students hone English skills through increasingly complex, weekly compositions. 

Bureau Chief, Reporter                                                                    WLUC - Marquette, MI
    December, 1998 – September, 2000. Houghton Michigan Bureau. One-man-band. Package and two VO/SOTs daily. Some live shots. Managed bureau office.

Producer                                                                                               WILX - Lansing, MI
    February, 1998 – December, 1998. Produced 6pm show and Special Projects.
Managed staff and directed content. Ran story meetings, created run-downs, wrote teases and scripts. Boothed shows. Some video editing. Produced election night special.

 

Print & Internships
-Assignment Desk                                                                            WHEC, Rochester, NY                                                                  
-Investigative Unit Production Assistant                                               WHDH, Boston, MA                                                                  
-Reporter                                                     Traverse City Record Eagle, Traverse City, MI                                                                  
-Reporter                                             Michigan Daily, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor       

Education
Master’s of Science, Broadcast Journalism, Boston University  -  1997
Bachelor of Arts in English, Honors Program, University of Michigan  - 1994

Professional Honors

Society of Professional Journalists, North California 
- Best Investigative Story, Broadcast (2011)

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Pacific Southwest
- Emmy Nomination- Enterprise Reporting Composite (2007)

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Northwest 
- 2 Emmy Nominations- Investigative Story, Reporting Composite (2006)

Alaska Broadcaster’s Association 
- Best Service to the Community (2005)
- Best News Story (2005)

Alaska Press Club
- Best Breaking News (2004)
- Best Crime and Court Reporting (2004)
- Best Feature Reporting (2004)
- Best Live Shot (2003)

Arkansas Associated Press 
- Best Enterprise Reporting (2001)
- Best Continuing Coverage (2001)
Ben Deci
Seeking
Freelance/contract
Experience
Senior
Skills
Writing, Public Relations
Industry
TV/Radio, Film/Video
SAMPLE WORK
POST DATE: 04.18.2012
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