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ARMANDO TORRES-GARCIA

05/22/1990

NewsGarcia.com SLO, CA 93401 NewsGarcia22@gmail.com


*For Demo Reel and examples of my work, please visit my website
www.NewsGarcia.com

Language and Computer Skills
Fluent and able to report in Spanish and English
Student of Mandarin
Proficient in News Writing and Non-Linear Video Editing (Final Cut, Velocity)
News Production Software (ignite, script writer, etc)
Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Wordpress, and basic HTML

KPMR Univision Costa Central 8/13- Now
Investigative Reporter, Anchor, Producer, Technical Director
SLO County correspondent
Produced newscasts, delegated tasks and reported
Weekly segment with Attorney Monica Robles
Anchored the 6 and 11pm newscast
Filmed and edited multiple stories a day.


KSBY Channel 6 (NBC)
Reporter and Production Assistant 3/13- 8/13
Pitched, filmed, and edited stories with a focus on local news.
Set up live shots for reporters including using the microwave van.
Wrote and updated stories while assisting producers in various aspects of the
newsroom environment.
Performed the duties of a Multimedia Journalist

Cal Poly Television
Reporter, Anchor, Director 9/11- 6/13
Filmed and edited Packages, VOs, VOSOTs with stand ups.
Graphics and Weather
Met daily deadlines
Anchoring
Technical Directing
Directing



The Oak Leaf News
Opinion Editor, Feature Writer, and News 8/10 5/11
Created the layout for each issue.
Maintained a weekly column.
Worked with Editor-In-Chief and head of Journalism Department.
One column was published and broadcasted by NPR.

Leadership Experience
Common Ground Worldwide 501(c)3 10/11- Now
Board Of Directors and Public Relations
Community outreach
Interaction with the homeless families in SLO
Maintained Facebook page and blog: commongroundworldwide.org
Organized a presentation and spoke at Change The Status Quo 2012 and 2013.
Organized and presented at workshops of over 45 people.

ASI Poly Escapes
Outdoor Trip Leader and Volunteer Advisory Board 9/11-6/13
Rock Climbing, Backpacking, and Mountaineering Instructor and Trip Leader.
Managed groups of up to 10 participants and safely lead them in and out of the
woods.
Member of the Volunteer Advisory Board organizing outdoor trainings and trip
logistics.
CPR/First Aid/WFA certified
Managed a school program of over 50

Education
St. Helena High School St. Helena, CA
Highschool Diploma: June 2008
Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa,CA
Associates Degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences: May 2011
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA
Bachelor of Sciences in Broadcast Journalism: June 2013


Honors and Accomplishments
Excellence in Broadcast Journalism Award at Cal Poly SLO 2013
Award for Feature Profile Writing at JACC state competition
Life Facing Bars gang prevention documentary (please see reel)
Published article and broadcasted for the NPR show Perspectives
Completed LSAT Oct 2013