My Resume

Ashley K. Graham

ashg4906@gmail.com                                  www.ashleygrahamtv.com             (215)-900-4936 

WORK EXPERIENCE

WLNS-TV   Lansing, MI

Reporter/Fill-in Anchor       Oct. 2018-present

  • Covered breaking developments in the Michigan State University-Larry Nassar scandal 
  • Worked as the only weekend dayside and nightside reporter from Dec. 2018-March 2019
  • Pitched, shot and edited multiple enterprise stories each day
  • Collected multiple VO-SOTS for weekend shows, in addition to a package each day
  • Anchored weekend and weekday morning and evening newscasts

Medill Justice Project     Chicago, IL

Reporter             April-June 2018

  • Worked with a team of reporters and an investigative editor from the Chicago Tribune 
  • Published a long-form piece in the Detroit Free Press on a 2005 arson-homicide conviction
  • Studied thousands of pages of court records and FOIA requests to help write the story
  • Traveled to Michigan to find witnesses and family members, collect statements and identify crime scenes

WSB-TV         Atlanta, GA

Investigative Intern                 May 2017-Aug. 2017

  • Conducted research for use in stories for the special projects team
  • Filed open records and FOIA requests to further investigations for broadcast packages
  • Interviewed subjects and shot footage for packages
  • Shadowed general assignment reporters in addition to investigative duties

Georgia News Lab       Atlanta, GA

Investigative Reporter     Aug. 2016-May 2017

  • Compiled a story on government compliance with open records requests for the AJC and WSB-TV
  • Duties included looking into financial records of Georgia judges, legislators and local government, and following any leads to an investigative report and story by the AJC and WSB-TV.
  • Filed open records requests to begin investigations
  • Shot and edited TV packages for future stories

Goizueta Business School, Emory University       Atlanta, GA

Communications and Marketing Intern     May 2016-May 2017

  • Maintained and updated biographies of current faculty with recent awards and media appearances
  • Wrote and proofread articles for http://www.emorybusiness.com and the Voice of Goizueta blog
  • Acted as press coverage for Goizueta Business School events

EDUCATION

Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism       Chicago, IL

Master of Science (M.S.), Journalism                   June 2018

Emory University, College of Arts and Sciences                                                                Atlanta, GA

Bachelor of Arts, English and Creative Writing                         May 2017

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Skills: AVID, Adobe Premiere, BitCentral, Edius, FOIA requests, data visualization, Excel, content management systems (WordPress, Lakana)

Memberships: National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE)