Stella Daskalakis

Anchor/Reporter

Anchor Demo Reporter Demo


SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
 
Experienced anchor/reporter with keen understanding of noteworthy facts and information
Seasoned communicator with the ability to make information relevant and understandable
Detail-oriented individual with management skills
Effective presenter and facilitator
 
 
POLITICAL EXPERIENCE
 
Communications Director, Corroon for Governor Campaign, Salt Lake City, Utah, May 2010 to Nov. 2010 department manager, strategist, spokesperson, speech writer, speech coach, community liaison
 

JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE
 
Main Female Anchor/Reporter/Managing Editor, KULR8, Billings, MT, November 2012 to NOW
 
General Assignment Reporter, KUTV, Salt Lake City, Utah, July 2009 to May 2010. November 2010 to October 2012
 
On-Air Host – Pledge Drive Programs, KUED TV, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009 to 2012
 
On-Air Host – Pledge Drive Programs, KCTS TV, Seattle, Washington, 2006 to 2009
 
Anchor - Comcast Local Edition, Seattle, Washington, 2007 to 2009, hosted shows airing during CNN Headline News
 
General Assignment Reporter, KCPQ-TV, Seattle, Washington, 2003 to 2006
Anchor/Reporter, KOMO 1000 News, Seattle Washington, 2002 to 2004, member of the news team who debuted and delivered 24-hour news format
 
Public Relations/Employee Relations, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, Seattle, Washington, 2001-2002, media liaison, employee communications, writer, liaison between agency and King County Executive’s office
Writer/Fill-In Reporter, KOMO 4 News, Seattle, Washington, 2001
 
Anchor/Reporter/Executive Producer, KTKA-TV & TWISTER 106.9, Topeka, Kansas, 1998 to 2001, Anchor/Executive Producer for 5:00 p.m. news and interview program, Co-Anchor/Executive Producer/Live Reporter for morning news program, Health and General Assignment Reporter for all newscasts, Anchor/Writer for sister radio station
 
Media Consultant, Kansas Foundation for Medical Care (KFMC), Topeka, Kansas, 1998 to 2000, organized a media plan for the agency, helped educate employees about using print and broadcast media to execute the plan and promote the organization

Public Information Officer, Kansas Department on Aging, Topeka, Kansas, 1997 to 1998, manager of media relations, spokesperson, liaison between the agency and the legislature and Governor Bill Grave’s office, editor of employee newsletter, speech writer, communications specialist 
 
Anchor/Reporter, KSNT-TV, Topeka, Kansas, 1995 to 1997, Anchor/Executive Producer of weekend newscasts, Assignment Manager/Staff Manager for weekend news team, Political and General Assignment Reporter for all newscasts, Fill-in Anchor for all weekday newscasts
 
Community Editor, The Sun Newspapers, Sun Publications, Inc., Overland Park, Kansas, 1994 to 1995, Editor of weekly column, General Assignment Reporter with emphasis on city government
 
Anchor/Reporter, KEZI-TV, Eugene, Oregon, 1990 to 1994, Anchor, Weekend Anchor/Producer, General Assignment Reporter, Weather Anchor, Writer and Assignment Manager for all newscasts, one of three team members to organize and debut an hour-long morning show, Co-Anchor/Producer/Writer for the AM news program
 
Field & Segment Producer/Writer, Sales Executive, KIRO-TV, Seattle, Washington, 1989 to 1990, Field Producer, Segment Producer, Writer and News Assistant, Sales Executive 
 
 
HOTEL EXPERIENCE
 
Food and Beverage Manager and Member of Hotel Opening Management Team, Westin Tabor Center Denver and Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, 1984 to 1986
 
 
PRESENTER EXPERIENCE
 
Instructor, Intro to Public Speaking, Montana State University Billings, Billings, MT, 2013 to Now
 
Freelance Talent, Now, various television and radio productions
 
Group Fitness Instructor, 1983 to Now. Currently teach a variety of classes at health clubs in Billings, Montana, previous experience in Salt Lake City, Utah, Seattle, Washington, and other states
 
Facilitator/Trainer, Anti-Defamation League (ADL), World of Difference, Workplace of Difference and Campus of Difference Institutes, Certified in 2006
Currently a traveling contract facilitator/trainer for Campus of Difference
Seattle, Washington, 2006 to 2009, facilitated interactive anti-bias trainings for educators and students, expanded participants’ understanding of individual and institutional prejudice and bigotry
 
Discrimination Complaints, Anti-Defamation League, Pacific Northwest Office, Seattle, Washington, 2007, assisted with in-take and assessment of discrimination complaints to Pacific NW office in Seattle, reviewed cases with Regional Director and Western States Counsel 
 
Group Exercise Director/Instructor, Pure Fitness/now L.A. Fitness, June 2006 to August 2007, managed group exercise programs and group exercise instructors, Group Exercise Director/Instructor for Mieko’s Fitness Centers - Edmonds, Lake City, Magnolia, Washington - 2001 to 2005
 
Account Executive, Control Data Business Management Services, Seattle, Washington and Denver, Colorado, 1986 to 1989, Manager/Sales Executive for payroll, accounting and human resources products
 
 
LEADERSHIP SKILLS
 
PTA President, Hillside Middle School, Salt Lake City, Utah
August 2010 – June 2012
 
Board Member, Hellenic Community Foundation, Salt Lake City, Utah
2009 – 2011
 
Co-Chairman, Denver Metropolis Greek Orthodox Choir Conference, Summer 2010 – Summer 2011
 
Regional Administrator, San Francisco Metropolis Greek Orthodox Church Music Federation
2007 – 2009. Awarded Outstanding Volunteer in June 2009
 
PTSA President, Albert Einstein Middle School and Highland Terrace Elementary, Shoreline, Washington
2003–2009
 
Choir Director, Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption, Seattle, Washington 
2003–2008
 
Member, Organizing Committee, 2007 Greek Orthodox Church Music Federation Conference (Western States), Seattle, Washington, 
2006-2007
 
Washington State PTA Golden Acorn Award for Outstanding School Volunteer, Highland Terrace Elementary, Shoreline, Washington, 
2006-2007
 
 
EDUCATION
 
Post-Baccalaureate Journalism Program, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 1989 
Studied Communications Law and Television News Reporting
 
Bachelor of Arts, English, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1983, additional: extensive studies in French and Spanish languages 
 
American Council on Exercise, ACE-Certified Group Fitness Instructor since 1994
 
Les Mills Body Pump, Certified Instructor since 2010
 
 


Stella Daskalakis

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