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.

 

Born-and-raised in Virginia, Avery grew up in the small town of Orange, Virginia, north of Charlottesville. He graduated from George Mason University, outside of Washington, D.C., with a B.A. in Global Affairs (concentrating in Global Governance) and a minor in Electronic Journalism. At GMU, Avery was able to dive into the politics of Washington, D.C., interning with NBC's "Meet the Press" and the political unit of NBC News.

 

 

 

 

 
 

EXPERIENCE

Background and Expertise

 

WFMY MULTI-SKILLED JOURNALIST

August 2021 - present

WCAX MORNING AND NOON ANCHOR

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

June - September 2018

Burlington, Vermont

Pitch and present one full package and a breakdown VOSOT for three evening newscasts. Each newscast hit 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 ANCHOR/PRODUCER/REPORTER

May 2016 - May 2018

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 within the WHSV designated market area.


Covered breaking news situations live on the spot and created and maintained a professional social media presence on Facebook and Twitter.

WHSV MULTI-MEDIA JOURNALIST

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 within the WHSV designated market area. Covered breaking news situations live on the spot.

Burlington, Vermont

Greensboro, North Carolina

Harrisonburg, Virginia

Harrisonburg, Virginia

 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. 

SKILLS

ENPS & INEWS

CANON XA10
PANASONIC P2

EDIUS

AP STYLE

 

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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CONTACT AVERY

Currently Without Representation
(Agents Welcome to Inquire)

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