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Ricky D. Irving Jr. RICKY.IRVING@HOTMAIL.

COM | (832) 434-8418


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PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY/CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


o I have experience in producing live TV broadcasts. I select and produce content for
broadcasts with strong visual elements. Able to work in a fast-paced environment SKILLS/ COMPENTICES
and under tight deadlines. Respond quickly and aggressively to breaking news. Then Broadcast/journalistic writingCreating
able to get information on the air. Experience in segment producing, field producing, graphics for air--ResearchingEditing
booking, pitching, researching and conceptualizing stories. My goal is to transition videoContent developmentProject
into a leadership role creating high-quality TV programming.
managementKnowledgeable of control
o Best Newscast Award, Press Club of Southeast Texas (2014)
room operationsTeam player
CAREER BACKGROUND Excellent computer skillsEffective
communicator
The Weather Channel--Atlanta January 2016-Present
Writer-Producer, Live Programming SOFTWARE
Writer-producer on Americas Morning headquarters (AMHQ), The Weather Dalet
Channels flagship program iNews, ENPS, Edius Stratus, Final Cut Pro,
Responsible for producing, developing and writing daily segments with live remote and Microsoft Office
in-studio guests
Determine video and sound for segments EDUCATION
Brief talent on segments
University of Texas at Arlington Bachelor
Produce correspondents live shots
of Arts, Media Management: Finance &
Fill-in line produce Weather Center Live
Communications--2011
Produced & wrote weekly sponsored content series, "Weather Champion"

NBCUniversal NBC 5/KXAS-TVFort Worth, TX December 2014-December 2015 AFFILIATIONS


Producer/Writer National Association of Black Journalists,
Produced & wrote assigned stories and segments Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Line produced weekend 6am morning newscast
Wrote news content with a sense of urgency, energy and pacing
Coordinated live shots during newscasts
Visually enhanced and showcase stories with graphics & video
Field produced, pitched, researched, and wrote consumer stories for special
projects/consumer unit

Tegna KBMT-TVBeaumont, TX December 2012-December 2014


Producer
Line produced weekday 5pm & 10pm newscasts
Built show rundown including script writing
Visually enhanced and showcased stories with graphics & video
Coordinated live shots
Made editorial decisions, guided anchors/on-camera meteorologists from control room
Created viewer interaction during newscasts
Maintained and updated stories on website & social media sites

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