AVERY POWELL

Television Journalist

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Avery Powell is a reporter for WFMY in Greensboro, North Carolina, covering the Piedmont Triad. 

 

For three years, Avery was a reporter and the morning co-anchor at WCAX in Burlington, Vermont, covering Vermont, New Hampshire and New York.

 

Avery also worked for three years at WHSV in Harrisonburg, Virginia, enjoying a wide range of experiences. He started as a web producer, then became a reporter and eventually became the New This Morning Reporter/Anchor, allowing him to occasionally fill-in produce and anchor for the morning and noon newscasts. Avery enjoys covering issues that are impactful to the local community, including in-depth reports.

 

 

 

 WORK SAMPLES
 
 

EXPERIENCE

 

WFMY MULTI-SKILLED JOURNALIST

August 2021 - present

Greensboro, North Carolina

WCAX MORNING AND NOON ANCHOR

Generate two to three story ideas to be filmed, edited and presented within the day. Format broadcast stories for the WFMY website with included video, links and images.. Develop creative storytelling techniques to bring in and engage diverse audiences.

Burlington, Vermont

September 2018 - July 2021

Co-anchor the Channel 3 Morning News and produce/anchor the News at Noon. Pitch and produce content for the morning and evening newscasts. Report on Health topics each month for the weekly Health Watch segment
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WCAX MULTI-MEDIA JOURNALIST

Burlington, Vermont

June - September 2018

Pitch and present one full package and a breakdown story for three evening newscasts. Each newscast story included some form of a live element, whether in the studio or in the field. The stories covered a vast viewing area spanning Vermont, New Hampshire and New York.

WHSV NEW THIS MORNING REPORTER

May 2016 - May 2018

Assembled nine news updates from multiple local and national sources each morning.

Collaborated with the morning news team to deliver informative broadcasts every day.

WHSV MULTI-MEDIA JOURNALIST

Harrisonburg, Virginia

June 2015 - May 2016

Pitched, shot, wrote and edited two to three separate stories each day on a wide range of topics. Aggregated contacts through a beat system based on location.

EDUCATION

 

Fairfax, VA

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Arts in Global Affairs with a minor in Electronic Journalism.

Magna Cum Laude with Recognition; Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society

 

While at GMU, Avery gained journalism experience as a USA Today College Reporter, Online News Editor for the GMU student newspaper, and as an intern for NBC's Meet the Press and the network's political unit. 

VOLUNTEER WORK

2016 - 2017

DANCING WITH THE STARS OF THE 'BURG

Raised more than $12,000 independently over about 2 months for the non-profit Harrisonburg-Rockingham Child Day Care Center in the annual charity dance competition.

2016-2017

LEADERSHIP HARRISONBURG-ROCKINGHAM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Collaborated with a team of individuals from various industries in the community to learn about leadership development, the community, and organize a charity race for CASA for Children, a local non-profit organization.

2016-2017

WHSV INAUGURAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT TEAM

Created and implemented several station-wide policies to help recruit and retain employees.

2016

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY FAIR
“KISS A COW” CONTEST

Raised nearly $3,000 in less than a month for the American Cancer Society.

 
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