PAUL KRUZE
paul@paulkruzelive.com│(619) 647-3666
Website: www.paulkruzelive.com


TELEVISION NEWS
News and Feature Reporting │ News  Anchoring │ News and Feature Writing and Production

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

A dynamic award-winning journalist with experience in print, broadcast, and multimedia platforms with a proven ability to translate and communicate compelling everyday stories to the television screen. Keen ability to write, research, and communicate clearly on air, work at a fast pace, yet not compromise attention to detail and collaboration with team members. Genuine interest in a variety of subjects especially environmental issues, and able to gain the trust of sources and enterprise exclusive story ideas. Highly knowledgable in California, U.S. and world news, politics, and geography.

News and Feature Reporting
Producing
Video Editing/Shooting/Production

Anchoring
Writer
Emcee

Host
Videojournalist
Directing


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Contributing Writer (2014)
Deseret Digital Media, Salt Lake City, UT

  • Responsible for investigating, researching, writing, and contributing news/feature articles and video news packages for Deseret Digital Media multimedia properties.


Videojournalist/Contributing Editor (2011-present)
East County Magazine (www.eastcountymagazine.org)

  • Report/Produce/Write/Direct/Edit breaking news and feature projects for leading East County San Diego news site.  Also involved with multimedia consulting.

Freelance Video Projects (2008-present)

  • Produce/Write/Direct/Edit projects for San Diego City College departments, KSDS Jazz 88, radio/TV department, San Diego International Bookfair, personal projects.

San Diego City College Newscene (2007-present)

  • Anchor, co-anchor, lead reporter, weather anchor, for Newscene’s weekly broadcast on San Diego ITV channel 16. 
  • Demo reel available for viewing at http://www.paulkruzelive.com
  • Write, edit, track, and produce television news packages for airing on Newscene.

Owner/Executive Producer
Artline MediaGraphics, San Diego, CA (1987-2007)

  • Developed news releases and advertising copy for print and broadcast media.
  • Graphic design, internet web site development, and advertising/marketing communications.
  • Television and radio commercial development, design, and production, familiar with internet streaming audio/video media.
  • Developed and deployed communication and marketing strategies, marketing, and public relations plans, contact and communication with media personnel, interfacing with clients, etc.

Publisher
CenterStage Magazine, El Cajon, CA., (2000-2002)

  • Edited, developed articles, and published a performing arts magazine for local performing arts venue.
  • Developed and managed all phases of editorial, graphics, sales and production.
  • Interfaced with the performance venue, artists, and local community.
Contributing Writer and Editor
Senior Contributing Editor
MicroPublishing News (all editions), Los Angeles, CA (1991-1998),
MicroTimes Magazine, Los Angeles, San Francisco, CA (1997-1998),
San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego, CA (1994-1999)

Freelance Video Projects (2008-present)

  • Produce/Write/Direct/Edit projects for San Diego City College departments, KSDS Jazz 88, radio/TV department, San Diego International Bookfair, personal projects.

San Diego City College Newscene (2007-present)

  • Anchor, co-anchor, lead reporter, weather anchor, for Newscene’s weekly broadcast on San Diego ITV channel 16. 
  • Demo reel available for viewing at http://www.paulkruzelive.com
  • Write, edit, track, and produce television news packages for airing on Newscene.

Owner/Executive Producer
Artline MediaGraphics, San Diego, CA (1987-2007)

  • Developed news releases and advertising copy for print and broadcast media.
  • Graphic design, internet web site development, and advertising/marketing communications.
  • Television and radio commercial development, design, and production, familiar with internet streaming audio/video media.
  • Developed and deployed communication and marketing strategies, marketing, and public relations plans, contact and communication with media personnel, interfacing with clients, etc.

Publisher
CenterStage Magazine, El Cajon, CA., (2000-2002)

  • Edited, developed articles, and published a performing arts magazine for local performing arts venue.
  • Developed and managed all phases of editorial, graphics, sales and production.
  • Interfaced with the performance venue, artists, and local community.

Contributing Writer and Editor
Senior Contributing Editor
MicroPublishing News (all editions), Los Angeles, CA (1991-1998),
MicroTimes Magazine, Los Angeles, San Francisco, CA (1997-1998),
San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego, CA (1994-1999)

  • Wrote and edited technical articles (features and profiles) relating to electronic publishing, digital imaging, and Internet web publishing for widely-distributed industry trade journals, including MicroPublishing Press’ sister publications Digital Imaging and Digital Printer; general features for the San Diego Union-Tribune and other publications.

TELEVISION PRODUCTION & TECHNICAL SKILLS

Direct experience and expert use of  PC- and Macintosh-based computer software:

  • Office software: MS Word, MS Excel
  • TV Production software: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition, Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, etc.
  • Direct experience shooting own news reports and features
  • Familiar with various video codecs and their appropriate use

 EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

  • B.S., Communications Management (Minor: Marketing) (Honors)
    University of Portland, Portland, OR 97203
  • A.A.S., Television Production Technology
    Portland Community College, Portland, OR 97219
  • Jackson Foundation News Broadcasting Scholarship
  • Oregon Association of Broadcasters Scholarship
  • Broadcast media performance/news writing training at San Diego City College, San Diego, CA
  • Fluent in the Latvian language. Some understanding of Spanish and French.


San Diego Press Club:         1st Place, Multicultural reporting (2013)
San Diego Press Club:         1st Place, Enterprise/Investigative Reporting,
2nd Place, News Features (2011)
San Diego Press Club:         1st and 2nd Place, News Features (2010)

BINACOM                           News Features (2011)

San Diego State University Virtual Journalism Learning Center:
Certificate, Natural Disaster and Crisis Reporting (2011)


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • San Diego Press Club
  • National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS)
  • Society of Professional Journalists
  • Society of Environmental Journalists
  • Board Member, San Diego Filmmakers (2007-2009)
  • Judge, 2008 San Diego Film Festival