Michael Black

Sports

News Demo VO Demo


Voice Over Experience
MLB.com, New York, NY May 2016-Pres.
Voice Over Talent/Announcer
•Voice the highlights of Major League Baseball games, which are aired on MLB.com, YouTube and sponsorship websites
•Write copy for highlights
•Voice segments such as FastCast, StatCast and the New York Yankees AT&T Recap for MLB’s website
•Work directly with producers and editors

On-camera Experience

KAEF (ABC 23), KBVU (FOX 28), Eureka, CA KRCR (“Daybreak”),
Redding, CA 2015-2016
News Anchor/Reporter (Live)
• Anchored two half-hour shows, five nights a week, on KBVU FOX 28 (10 pm) and KAEF ABC 23 (11 pm)
• Occasionally anchored the 6 pm half-hour show on KAEF ABC 23
• Produced segments and wrote copy for each half-hour show
• Covered local, national and international news stories
• Produced and anchored the cut-ins for “Daybreak” on our sister station, KRCR
• Edited, shot, wrote and narrated packages for sporting events and local stories
• Conducted interviews for local stories • Reported on “breaking news” stories while anchoring
• Wrote multiple news stories each night for our station's website
• Made beat calls for stories within the area Behind-the-scenes Experience

ABC, New York, NY Aug. 2013-Pres.
Graphic Artist/VIZ Operator (Live)
•Build and play out animated graphics via VIZ Artist for “World News Now” and “America this Morning”
•Build and play out lower third graphics for “Good Morning America”

NBA TV, Secaucus, NJ Mar. 2013-Pres. Duet Operator/Font Coordinator (Live)
•Build and play out lower thirds and full screens for live NBA games
•Execute graphics via DTVI (automated stats system) during live NBA games
•Work directly with production and talent

ESPN (“Olbermann”), New York City, NY
Aug. 2013-Jul. 2015
VIZ Operator (Live) Emmy® Nominated
•Played out graphics during live shows
•Helped build graphics prior to each show
•Coordinated directly with producers, directors and graphic designers for the execution of live shows

MLB Network, Secaucus, NJ
*2010 Emmy® Award Winner as an Associate Producer for Best Show –“MLB Tonight”
Jun. 2009 – Oct. 2010 Associate Producer (Live)
• Built graphics, such as full screens and slabs in preparation for live shows
• Assisted in graphics operation and font coordination
• Coordinated directly with producers and directors for execution of live shows
• Logged game promos, game updates, live look-ins and press conferences during shows

Other Television Experience

MSG Varsity, Tri-State Area (NY, NJ, CT)
October 2010 – 2011
Graphics Coordinator (Live)  CBS College Sports, New York, NY September 2008October 2010
Researcher/Production Asst. (Live) 
CBS Sports, Paramus, NJ   Barclay’s Golf Tournament)
August 21-24, 2008 Spotter (live)
My9 News,  Secaucus, NJ
January 2008 - August 2008
Production Assistant  (live)

Skills

Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Works
Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft PowerPoint
World Wide Web
Photoshop
Graphics operation and font coordination
-DEKO               -VIZ               -DUET       -ENPS       -iNEWS

Activities
The New York Times Crossword Puzzle Constructor (4 times)
Taking voice lessons from professional coaches/actors
Summer Softball League St. John’s Academy (Hillsdale, NJ)
Girls Volleyball Head Coach, Fall 2012
Montvale Lanes Bowling League

Education

Rutgers University – New Brunswick, NJ
(2004-08) Major: Exercise Science and Sport Studies
Field: Sport Management
Degree: Bachelor of Science

Personal Skills
Proficient writer
Performing tasks both fully and accurately
Managing time well Being a team performer

References: *Available upon request  


Michael Black

Represented by:

David Brunner
(484) 695-5187

dbandassociates@msn.com

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