Amanda Balionis

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Location: Lititz, PA
To reach client call STAA:
(949) 648-STAA
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Hofstra University, BA in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Philosophy (3.4 GPA)
WRHU Radio Station Sports Updates, Sept. 2006 - Aug. 2007
The Chronicle Features Journalist, Oct. 2006 - Oct. 2007
Communications Experience:

Anchor and Reporter for PGA Tour Entertainment
Anchor and produce nightly shows for PGATour.com as well as cover PGA Tour Tournaments in the field.
MSG Varsity
Show host, MSGVarsity.com host, Sideline Reporter, Features Reporter and Color Analyst for the tri-state area

MSG Game Of The Week Sideline Reporter, April 2010 - March 2011

Verizon Fios 1 Sports Sideline Reporter, September 2009 - April 2010
Sideline reporter for Rutgers, Princeton, Hofstra and various high school teams.
Covering football, soccer, volleyball, basketball and other athletic competitions
Lancaster Sunday News, October 2008 - August 2009
Host of "Talking Points" featuring news and sports in Lancaster County
Pitch story ideas for each weekly segment, ranging from entertainment to sports and news
Edit and produce weekly on Adobe
Write and present standups, live shots and intros.
Research and find aesthetically pleasing areas to shoot
Reporter, editor and producer for the Red Rose Run segments
Reporter, editor and producer for the Eagles Fan Fest segments and Philadelphia Eagles players interviews
Editor and producer for the Penn State Media Day segments including Joe Paterno press conference and
player interviews
General assignment reporter covering breaking news and features for print
ABC News Intern, January 2008 - May 2008
Researched schools, people, and candidates during the campaign trail to find appropriate school organizations and
participants to answer ABC News NOW questions for various forums.
Updated and embedded links onto ABCNews.com.
Field Producer and still image photographer for a cooking segment on ABC News Now
CBS 2 Morning Show Intern, September 2007 - December 2007
Assisted on shoots with producers and reporters to help locate and prep interviewees.
Worked directly with producers of the Morning Show to develop and execute story ideas and segments.
Pitched ideas for segments, participated in the script writing process
Field producer and Slideshow photographer for the Annual Chocolate Festival segment
Field producer for the Juvenile "Walk for a Cure" segment
New York Islanders Customer Service, December 2007 - March 2008

New York Jets Intern, August 2006 - August 2007
Special Events, Operations and Fan Relations
Player assistant for the Tastes of New York Benefit
2007 Jets Fest Training Camp Intern
Altered and implemented a system to answer mass fan mail more effectively
US Weekly Magazine Editorial Intern, January 2006 - May 2007
Covered various Red Carpet events including sit down interviews with: Duchess of York, Miss Universe 2007, Mariska
Hargitay and other celebrities
Reported for Fashion Week 2007 as well as for the column, Who Wore it Best?
Skills:
Proficient in Excel, Word and other various Microsoft and Mac programs.
Fluent with editing on Avid, Adobe and Media 100.
Possess strong communication skills
Experienced writing broadcast scripts, pitches, and news/sports items for various media outlets