Marcus Harun is a TV news producer, multimedia journalist, web designer, and owner of Harun Media LLC. Read about his experience in his résumé below or download his PDF résumé. Watch his broadcast news reporting reel here. Watch his TV producing clips here.
FOX 61/ WTIC-TV Hartford, Conn.
News Reporter/TV Producer/Web Producer | Aug. 2014 – present
First person at FOX 61 to hold combined TV/web position.
In addition to multimedia producing responsibilities, works as interim Executive Producer, leading team of 25 employees.
TV Producer: Produce, write, manage, accurately time, and booth one hour of the weekday morning news. Write local, national, tech, and breaking news. Choose stories for reporter crews to cover.
Web Producer: Manage Fox61.com and social media pages during morning shift. Organize front page. Find and edit thumb-stopping images to draw interest to stories. Write and post local, breaking, trending and political news stories. Delegate/assign additional stories to reporters and producers. Write and send breaking push/text alerts to mobile phones.
News 12 Connecticut Norwalk, Conn.
Associate Producer | May 2014 – Aug. 2014
Produced segments of the 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts. Also wrote broadcast news copy that is read on the air, created graphics and chose video and sound bites.
NBC Owned Television Stations New York, NY
Local Integrated Media Intern | June 2013 – May 2014
Produced 2014 Olympics video features, wrote news articles, and created photo galleries that were published on the websites of NBC’s 10 owned television stations, including NBC New York.
Hartford Courant/WTIC-TV (FOX affiliate) Hartford, CT
Web Reporting Intern | Jan. 2013
Wrote articles for the Courant, interviewed politicians for VOSOTs, wrote copy for newscast, and one-man-band reported, produced, and edited news paks published on Courant.com.
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams New York, NY
Newsroom Intern | June 2012 – Aug. 2012
Wrote articles for NBCNews.com, produced news reports for the Nightly News website, logged interviews, researched news stories, helped producers, and distributed scripts/ rundowns.
WTNH-TV News 8 (ABC affiliate) New Haven, Conn.
News Intern | May 2012 – Aug. 2012
Wrote copy for the newscast, managed information at the assignment desk, assisted reporters, shadowed news teams, and shot stand-ups.
WQUN-AM 1220 (CBS affiliate) Hamden, Conn.
Production Intern | Jan. 2011 – May 2011
Wrote scripts for newscasts at the top and bottom of the hour, compiled “In Touch” community reports, edited sound bites, and produced content.
Q30 News Nightcast Hamden, Conn.
News Anchor | Sept. 2010 – May 2014
Anchored the campus evening newscast, wrote script in ENPS, and communicated news using the teleprompter.
Quinnipiac Chronicle Hamden, Conn.
Web Developer and News Writer | Sept. 2010 – May 2014
Created QUchronicle.com, designed custom online photo gallery system, developed new strategies and platforms for the Chronicle to tell stories online. Reported on campus issues for print and online, and covered the campus construction beat.
Little Fish Studios Hamden, Conn.
Web Designer | July 2009 – Jan. 2014
Responsible for graphic design, web development, client relations, web design, web site maintenance, social media integration, web site promotion, search engine optimization and information management.
NHTV (Comcast local origination) North Haven, Conn.
Election Reporter Nov. 2008 – present
Report on camera for four segments from Democratic Party headquarters yearly on election night. Research town issues, write scripts. Also, interview candidates, local legislators and state representatives.
24NewsNow.com Hamden, Conn.
General Manager and Main Anchor | Aug. 2006 – Jan. 2013
Created an online national news network dedicated to simplifying the news for a fast-paced generation. Built and manage website; produce newscast, write broadcast copy, create motion graphics, and edit video. Also, anchor live election results broadcasts, daily newscasts, and special reports. Oversee and manage news team.
Quinnipiac University, School of Business Hamden, CT
Master of Business Administration | Expected May 2015
Quinnipiac University, School of Communications Hamden, CT
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism | May 2014
Magna Cum Laude, Overall GPA: 3.7
Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT
High School to College Exchange Student Program, Fall 2009, GPA: 4.0
Yale University New Haven, CT
Yale Daily News Summer Journalism Program | Summer 2008
Hamden High School Hamden, Conn.
Sept. 2006 – June 2010
Class Rank 15, High Honor Roll
CONFERENCES AND ASSOCIATIONS:
- Lambda Pi Eta, Communications Honor Society
- Radio Television Digital News Association and Society of Professional Journalists Excellence in Journalism 2011 Conference
- Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Association 2011 Fall National College Media Convention
- College Media Association 2011 Spring College Media Convention
- Society of Professional Journalists Region 1 Spring Conference
Journalism skills: One-man-band reporting (shooting, editing, interviewing, reporting), anchoring newscast, Avid iNews, AP ENPS, Microsoft Office
Graphic skills: Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, Final Cut Pro, Avid NewsCutter
Web skills: HTML, CSS, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Periscope, Snapchat, YouTube livestream, LinkedIn, Google+, Joomla, WordPress, HootSuite, LiveStream
Language skills: Proficient in Spanish and spoken Bengali
- Two-time College Emmy Winner, One nomination. (Boston/New England NATAS Student Production Awards)
- Featured on CNN Newsroom, Anderson Cooper 360°, The Situation Room, CNN Headline News, CNN Student News, CNN’s 2007 Year-in-Review, Morning Express with Robin Meade, and CNN.com
- Featured on NBCNews.com
- Featured on WTIC-TV News at 10
- Featured on HuffPost Live
- Third place, Print Reporting, CT Society of Professional Journalists
- The Quinnipiac Chronicle Best Rookie Writer
- 2010 Hamden Chamber of Commerce Choice Award: Business Student of the Year
- Xerox Award for Innovation and Information Technology
- President of the United States’ Education Awards: Outstanding Academic Excellence
- First place Internet Marketing Business Plan at State and International DECA Conference
- Elected State President of Technology Student Association