LaMonica Peters - Background  

HONORS

2017: New York State Associated Press Award - Public Service 

2014: Mississippi Associated Press Award - Public Affairs  

COLLEGIATE TEACHING EXPERIENCE 

2021-Present Palomar College

Instructor, Media Studies Dept. (Online)

2013 Mississippi State University 

Instructor, Communications Dept.

2012-2013 Mississippi Valley State University

Instructor, Mass Communications Dept.

EDUCATION

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)  

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Communication Studies

U.C. Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism

Knight Digital Media Center Fellowship  

North Carolina Central University 

Ida B. Wells Society/IRE Investigative Fellowship  

California State University, Los Angeles

Master of Arts (M.A.) - Theatre Arts 

NEWSROOM SKILLS 

Newsroom Software - ENPS, iNews, OPUS

Editing Software - Edius, Dalet, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Audition, Final Cut 

Video Camera - SONY, Panasonic  

Web Skills - CMS, SEO, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok 

ORGANIZATIONS

National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)

Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting 

UCLA Black Alumni - President 2010-2012 

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Broadcast Journalist Experience

Reporter/Fill-in Anchor                                                                                           May 2022 - Present

KTVU (FOX) San Francisco Bay Area, CA   Market #6

  • Conduct live news/field reports

  • Record audio for broadcast news packages

  • Write and edit scripts for newscast  

  • Edit & post news stories to website, social media  

  • Pitch story ideas daily

  • Conduct interviews, gather story elements and information

Reporter                                                                                                                         October 2020 - March 2022

KFMB (CBS) San Diego, CA   Market #29

  • Conduct live news/field reports

  • Record audio for broadcast news packages

  • Write and edit scripts for newscast  

  • Edit & post news stories to website, social media  

  • Pitch story ideas daily

  • Conduct interviews, gather story elements and information

  • Contribute news stories for Sweeps & inclusive journalism projects 

Freelance Reporter                                                                                                     May 2018 - October 2019 

KOMO (ABC) & KCPQ (FOX) Seattle, WA   Market #13

  • Report for assigned newscasts

  • Front live shots for assigned newscasts 

  • Post daily news stories to station website and social media sites

  • Pitch story ideas daily 

Reporter/Fill-in Anchor                                                                                                 August 2015 - August 2017

Spectrum News   Buffalo, NY   Market #53                                           

  • Report, write, shoot & edit broadcast news packages
  • Front live shots for assigned newscasts
  • Produce, write, shoot & edit creative news, consumer and interactive stories
  • Anchor assigned newscast
  • Post daily news stories to station website and social media sites

Reporter/Weekend Anchor                                                                                           July 2012 – June 2015

WCBI News (CBS) Columbus, MS   Market #133                                                      

  • Report, write, shoot & edit broadcast news packages
  • Front live shots for assigned newscasts
  • Produce consumer and interactive stories for weekend newscast 
  • Anchor assigned newscast
  • Post daily news stories to station website and social media sites

Weekend Anchor/Reporter                                                                                           November 2011 – June 2012

WXVT News (CBS) Greenville, MS   Market #187    

  • Report write, shoot & edit broadcast news packages
  • Front live shots for assigned newscasts
  • Produce, write, shoot & edit creative news, consumer and interactive stories
  • Anchor and produce weekend newscasts