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Meredith Dean

Meredith Dean

CEO | The Dean's List

Coordinator | Seacrest Studios

New York, NY

Through my own digital marketing business, The Dean's List Online Portfolios, and broadcasting/production work as the Coordinator at Seacrest Studios, I have been able to empower women and impoverished people in Western Kenya through buildings schools, wells, and health clinics.

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"The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way."
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The Dean's List

CEO

• Create custom online portfolios showcasing clients work, personality, and accomplishments
• Market young professionals, students, anchors, businesses, individuals, and non-profit organizations
• Encourage and foster career development while helping client find self-awareness and future potential
• Donate portion of proceeds for each online portfolio to Habitat Aid Initiative, a registered NGO focusing on women empowerment and self-sustainability in rural villages in Kenya
• Control all social media outlets, personal website, and finances in this self-started business

Career

Seacrest Studios

Coordinator

• Serve as on-air talent and on-site lead
• Manage all aspects of celebrity visits to the station at Levine Children's Hospital, including radio station live broadcasts, interviews, patient visits, and media
• Coordinate all programming for radio station and schedule both on-air and off-air programming for patients
• Orients, trains, and manages station interns

Habitat Aid Initiative

A percentage of all profits from The Dean's List goes to my family's non-profit giving hope to the voiceless and disenfranchised people living in Western Kenya. We provide effective, sustainable, and long-term solutions that empower human beings to live in dignity with respect.

Habitat Aid Initiative

CBS Television Distribution

Executive Assistant to Deborah Norville, Anchor of Inside Edition

• Coordinate all personal/business travel, special events, and specific show needs for Emmy award-winning anchor of Inside Edition
• Design and update personal website
• Responsible for quality assurance of finished website including the validation of web forms, pages, and links while driving audience/customers to Inside Edition/Premier Yarns (selling Deborah Norville Yarn)
• Run all social media outlets (WhoSay, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube) totaling over 18,000 followers
• Correspond with fans and clients regarding autographs and special requests
• Create graphics including icons and logos using Adobe PhotoShop
• Facilitate training on web development, video/still production, and social media

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Career

The University of Georgia

Bachelor of Arts, Digital and Broadcast Journalism

Minor in French
Certificate in New Media Studies
Certificate in Business Professionalism

George Foster Peabody Awards

Student Judge

• Evaluate over 80 multimedia entries and deliver written recommendations in rigorous committee screening process at The University of Georgia for the Peabody Awards, the World’s Oldest Award for Electronic Media, at Waldorf Astoria held in NYC

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Career

Reporting Reel

Highlights of stand ups, anchoring, and live shots. Meredith Dean is a one-man-band reporter at Grady Newsource graduating from The University of Georgia in 2014. Check out this montage of some of her work.
Contact: meredith@meredithdean.net

Grady Newsource

Reporter/Anchor/Producer

• Produce 30 minute newscast airing on UGA’s cable system reaching over 90,000 homes in Athens

• Alternate positions in newsroom and studio getting experience in technical production and news writing

• Reported on hard news and feature stories intended for multi-platform distribution using portable video equipment and nonlinear editing

• Developed technical and aesthetic visual storytelling skills; applied such skills to task of creating valuable news packages

• Proficient in pitching, developing, strategizing, and executing story ideas with an emphasis on one-man band reporting

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Career

CNN

CNN International Newsource Intern

• Assisted CNN Journalism Fellowship, a 3 week program that provides international journalists with an intimate look at CNN’s two dozen news and information services across multimedia platforms in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.

Fox News Channel

Fox 5 WAGA Intern

• Assisted in researching investigative stories
• Scheduled and coordinated shoots
• Logged videotaped interviews
• Participated in various aspects of television investigative reporting
• Included some field experience with news reporters to cover developing stories
• Scanned wires and prepared news packets for news anchors

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Terre des Langues

American Relations Liaison

• Translated documents from English to French and vice versa
• Organized trips to and from various continents
• Mediated for host families and students
• Administrative tasks in Tours, France
• Accompanied high schoolers for tours in Paris