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JULIE TAM – Anchor/Reporter

Award-winning TV anchor/reporter with 10 years of professional TV news experience. Multi-talented world traveler. Fluent in 4 languages. Active volunteer.


TV NEWS EXPERIENCE

KXAS-TV NBC 5 – Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
Reporter
Apr. 2010-Jan. 2012
Pitch enterprise story ideas, report live for multiple shows and online daily. Collaborate with photographers to tell the best visual stories. Successfully use social networking websites to research and promote stories.
WDRB-TV FOX 41 – Louisville, KY and Southern Indiana
Anchor/Reporter
Sep. 2007-Feb. 2010
Reporter/Fill-in Anchor

Sep. 2005-Sep. 2007
Investigated stories that led to government policy changes. Used fluency in Spanish to land exclusive interviews on lead stories. Anchored and wrote many stories for weekend 10 p.m. newscasts. Worked closely with producer to select stories and shape newscast. Substitute-anchored weekday midday, afternoon, and nightly newscasts. Developed enterprise story ideas daily and reported live 5 days a week.
KLTV-TV ABC 7 – Tyler, TX
Reporter
Oct. 2003-Sep. 2005
Reported daily on enterprise, investigative stories, and breaking news. Delivered live reports for local and national news more than any other reporter at the station at the time. Produced and anchored several episodes of Inside East Texas, a weekly 30-minute community affairs show.
News 24 Houston
News/Special Projects Producer
Oct. 2002-Oct.2003
Contributed story ideas daily for 24-hour TV news channel. Selected, researched, and wrote stories. Edited video on Vortex nonlinear system. Set up and field produced feature stories. Shot, reported, and edited stories that aired.
KUHT-TV PBS 8 – Houston
Producer/Host/Reporter
Aug. 2001-May 2002
Hosted, conducted studio interviews, and filed reports for two seasons of weekly, 30-minute news magazine series, Video Workshop.

EDUCATION

  • Rice University: B.A. in Economics (May 2003), President’s Honor Roll

AWARDS

  • Emmy nomination: Sports News. Society of Professional Journalists: three 1 -place awards – General News, Sports Reporting, Minority/Women’s Affairs Reporting; 2nd place – General TV News Reporting; 3rd place – Investigative Reporting. Texas Associated Press Broadcasters: honorable mention – Best Reporter.

SKILLS, TRAVEL & VOLUNTEERING

  • Languages: Fluent in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese Chinese.
  • Talents: Award-winning classical singer. Ballerina with 10 years of training at Houston Ballet Academy.
  • Volunteering: Asian American Journalists Association national calendar fundraiser committee chair. Association of Rice Alumni Board member. Interviewer of students applying to Rice University. Numerous public appearances, including emceeing, speaking at major events, giving guest lectures at universities, and reading to kids.