My name is Kelly Wakelee and I am a recent graduate of the Ithaca College Roy H. Park School of Communications. I have received my Bachelors of Science in Television-Radio Media Production & Journalism.
I will begin my first day as an associate producer at WINK News on June 12, 2013. I could not be more excited to join the team!
Before I decided to join the WINK team, I flew to London where I was a runner for NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams for the 2012 London Olympic Games. While working under M.L. Flynn, I was responsible for setting up interviews, finding experts on specific subject matter, and editing final scripts. I was able to work for one of the finest news teams in the country and learn how stories were developed under extremely stressful conditions.
I have also had experience interning with CBS News in New York City. I worked during the day in the entertainment department, and volunteered extra time to assist the morning and evening news teams. I also worked on the weekend news to get more hands on experience.
I have been involved with Ithaca College’s award winning student-run news station, NewsWatch16, for the past four years. I have worked as a producer, reporter, anchor, and technical crew-member. I have the ability to record, write, and edit my own news packages, and work with the technical crew-members to get the nightly news show running.
Writing and developing a story is my passion. I am a hard-worker, am able to take direction, and am always prompt. I also have knowledge of many different camera packages and video editing systems.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions, or comments! I can also provide more references and recommendations upon request.