Jenna Fratello


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Work Experience

NBCUniversal – NBC News, TODAY Show Intern
Jan. 2016 – May 2016
Support TODAY producers and talent during all four hours of broadcast
Handle celebrity guests in green room, facilitate audience participation on TODAY plaza, assist producers in control room, and oversee productions graphics, music, and segment features
Pitch stories and write relevant pieces for

NBCUniversal – NBC News, Dateline NBC Intern
Aug. 2015 – Dec.2015
Supported producers by logging tape and gathering relevant information
Created story packets and visual rundowns to pitch to executives
Assisted on NYC-based shoots with host Lester Holt and correspondents

CNN – Newsroom Production Assistant
Dec. 2014 – Dec.2015
Served as the liaison between bookers and guests, prepping talent for live hits
Aided technical crew and producers with equipment and scheduling in times of live breaking news events in NYC headquarters
Supported producers for Newsroom, Anderson Cooper 360, and CNN International, among others, by logging tape, archiving, and editorial research

CNN – Early Start & New Day Production Intern
Sept. 2014 – Dec 2014
Supported morning show producers and anchors during overnight shifts by managing live scripts, creating rundowns of live hits, and aiding the production crew on set and in the control room
Supported producers during daytime shifts by logging tape, editing sound bites and b-roll, and editorial research

Verizon FiOs News – Production Intern
May 2011 – Sept. 2011
Supported production team by editing tape, writing press releases and online content
Pitched and self-produced stories and live on-air interviews as a one-woman writer, reporter, and editor for local news across Long Island

Spire & Co. – Copy Editor
June 2013 – Sept.2015
Served on the start-up editorial team to launch a lifestyle online magazine dedicated to the well-being, empowerment, and education of young women

ACJ Publications – Editorial Intern & staff writer
May 2010 – Sept. 2013
Supported editorial team by pitching weekly stories, copy-editing across all sections, conducting over-the-phone and in-person interviews, and writing for local Long Island news, crime, politics, features, obituaries, and health


Fordham University – New York, NY | B.A. in Design & Production, minor in Communications
Graduation: may 2016


Microsoft Office; Adobe Premiere Pro; Audition; InDesign; Photoshop; Avid; Interplay; Media Central; iNews; Snappy TV; social media savvy, adaptable, highly organized, passionate

Select Journalism Awards & Distinctions

First Place in News Writing (10 Years Later: Long Island remembers 9/11), Columbia University, Columbia University Scholastic Press Association Awards, 2013

2012 Story of the Year (10 Years Later: Long Island remembers 9/11), the Long Island Press Awards for Excellence in Journalism, 2012

First Place for a Broadcast Feature Story (2012 Presidential Election Dawns a New Era), Long Island University Press Awards for Excellence in Journalism, 2012