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


PRINT, WEB AND TELEVISION NEWS
News and Feature Reporting │ News  Anchoring │ News and Feature Writing and Production

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Paul Kruze is a seasoned, dynamic, multimedia journalist with experience in print, broadcast, and web platforms who has been recognized with multiple awards from the San Diego Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists. With a proven ability to translate and communicate compelling everyday stories to the television or print or computer screen, he has a genuine interest in and has covered a variety of subjects, especially government and environmental issues, aided by his recognized wide knowledge in California, U.S. and world news, politics, and geography. His work has appeared in the San Diego Union-Tribune, KSL.COM/DeseretConnect nationwide syndication, and other publication and broadcast venues.

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.


Multimedia Journalist/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 audio and video codecs and their appropriate use and application.

 EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

  • B.S., Communications Management (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.

Society of Professional Journalists (2018): Gloria Penner Award for Political Affairs Reporting

San Diego Press Club: 2nd Place, Political Reporting (2017)

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