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Ann Isaac

Experience

Producer
Windy City Live, Chicago
(2015-present)

Producer
NBC News, New York
(2014 - 2015)
Build daily rundowns and segments. Respond to 'breaking news' for all overnight broadcasts.
Work with national and foreign correspondents on editorial focus and elements for LIVE hits.
Craft teases for broadcast. Produce news briefs for various platforms across NBC News. 
Part of NBC/MSNBC 'breaking news' teams.

Producer
ABC News, New York
(2013)
Built daily rundowns and segments. Responded to 'breaking news' for all overnight broadcasts.

Managing Editor/10pm/5pm Producer
WPIX-TV, New York, NY
(2010 - 2013)
Built daily newscasts.
Lead AM and PM editorial meetings.
Supervised LIVE newscast in control room, adjusted to breaking news.
Lead producer in control room for all breaking news.
Helped increase weekday ratings by 60%.
Helped increase weekend ratings by 30%.
Built and helped launch 5pm newscast.
Approved scripts.

Senior Producer
Executive Producer/Weekends
WFLD-TV, Chicago, IL
(2007 - 2010)
Managed weekend reporters, photos and editors.
Increased weekend late news ratings 41%.
Supervised LIVE newscasts in control room, adjusted to breaking news.
Responsible for instituting a new AM show, set, graphics, format and content.
Booked and built daily guest segments.

Senior Producer
Fill-in Executive Producer
WNYW-TV, New York, NY
(2005 - 2007)
Built daily rundown.
Wrote show teases and promos.
Supervised LIVE newscasts in control room and adjusted to breaking news.
Control room producer for all breaking news coverage.
Consistently #1 newscast at 10pm.

Executive Producer/Weekends
6am/430pm Producer
WBBM-TV, Chicago, IL
(2002 - 2005)

530p/630p Producer
WSVN-TV, Miami, FL
(1999 - 2002)

Education

B.A. Broadcast Journalism Program
Columbia College, Chicago, IL

Awards

Emmy - Station Excellence (New York)
Emmy - News Special Coverage, "Sandy: Heartache To Hope" - (New York)
New York Press Club - Special Coverage - "Electing A New Pope: LIVE in Rome"
New York Broadcast Awards For Excellence - Oustanding Newscast
Oustanding Documentary Program
Emmy Nomination - Best Newscast - WPIX
Emmy Nomination - Best Newscast - WPIX
Emmy Nomination - Best Newscast - WFLD
Emmy Nomination - Best Newscast - WNYW
Emmy Nomination - Best Newscast - WNYW 
National Emmy - Spot News
Emmy - Breaking News Coverage
Peter Lisagor Award
Chicago Headline Club Deadline Reporting
Emmy - Single Event - 30 Minute Special

Skills

Axis Graphics System, Final Cut Pro, Avis Instinct Desktop, ELC Automated Control Room System, i-News

 

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