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Lourdes Guillen

Lourdes Guillen

Segment Producer
New York
I chose journalism because I wanted to be in the places where history was being made.
Jorge Ramos

Summary

Producer with 10 years of experience in broadcast television. Proven leader, lauded for my ability to wear multiple hats on the team. Able to keep calm in breaking news situations; managing talent and reporters in the control room. Unafraid to conduct my own original reporting and secure prospective guests. Passionate about mentoring junior staff.

Overview

2
2
Languages
4
4
years of post-secondary education
10
10
years of professional experience

Segment Producer - Early Today

NBCUniversal
2019-01 - Current
  • Assist Executive Producer in creating daily
    broadcast, building 3 rundowns
  • Time 3 shows, giving cues to anchors, meteorologist
    and reporters in the field
  • Work with Director and tech crew to ensure
    accuracy of animations, graphics, and audio
  • Produce live shots with domestic and international
    correspondents on major headlines of the day
  • Lead producer on guest segments; handling and
    produced multiple guests on a variety of topics
  • Write headlines, package intros, readers and teases
    for live programming
  • Responsible for pre-production duties including
    gathering and formatting custom packages and
    aslives
  • Mentored junior members of team, put together
    writing guides, and oversaw their script writing

Associate Producer - Early Today

NBCUniversal
2018-01 - 2019-01
  • Secured phone interview during breaking news train
    derailment, and produced segment
  • Control room producing timing reporters during live
    shots
  • Pitched the most relevant, timely, and compelling
    ideas for day-of and future segments
  • Lead producer on several breaking news stories,
    working with social newsgathering to secure
    compelling video, writing strong editorial copy with
    speed and accuracy in a fast-paced environment
  • Anchor produce in studio
  • Write MSNBC News cutins, MOOD and CNBC hits

Writer/Producer - Morning Express With Robin Meade

CNN, Headline News
2016-01 - 2018-01
  • Field Produced several interviews with high profile
    celebrities, and politicians
  • Work with Senior Producers/ Executive producers to
    deliver high quality DNC/RNC coverage
  • Worked with Avid editors and gfx team to assure
    efficient workflow and create strong packages
    Coordinated logistics of a project; booking crew;
    booking editors
  • Collaborated with marketing team on branded
    segments, ensuring client needs are being met

Associate Producer - Morning Express & Weekend Exp

CNN, Headline News
2014-01 - 2016-01
  • Track, edit and publish taped elements for five hours
    of morning news programming
  • Gathered material for segments, cut video elements
    and sound bites using the desktop edit system,
    Adobe Premiere
  • Execute elements for live reporters during the
    broadcast in the control room
  • Liaise with rights and clearances, the affiliate desk
    and assignment desks to ensure the best and latest
    video is acquired
  • Code and create banners

Tape Coordinator - the View

ABC
2013-01 - 2014-01
  • Work closely with producers to shape and edit b-roll,
    soundbites, field packages and show cutdowns
  • Playout or export sequences from edit system to
    tape, ingest or feed
  • Ingest/load content into Final Cut/Avid Projects for
    craft editor
  • Organize & archive all videos and related assets
  • Knowledge of various media files formats and the
    ability to convert media files to necessary
    specifications compatible with studio or remote
    production requirements
  • Assist Producers/Directors on field shoots with co-hosts

Production Assistant - the View

ABC
2012-01 - 2013-01
  • Help producers with research for guest segments, and pulling stills for segments
  • Work closely with rights and clearances, affiliate desk and assignment desks to ensure best video is used and sourced properly
  • Assist with music selections; and help handle file deliveries with sound designer
  • Pull clips or screen capture of PAVs; for production requests, meetings, and stakeholder reviews
  • Assist bookers with overseeing dressing/green room set-up
  • Back up the production secretary by answering calls, setting up meetings, and other administrative tasks

Production Assistant- Good Morning America Weekend

ABC
2011-08 - 2012-01
  • Work closely with Associate Producers and Producers by assisting them in editing video and graphics
  • Keep a constant eye on show rundowns to make sure our video and graphics are in place, accurate and current
  • Oversee the airing of all graphic elements in control room during live program when needed

Work History

Bachelor of Arts Communications

The City College Of New York
2007-01 - 2011-01

Education

Skills

Microsoft Office
Adobe PremierePro
Avid iNews
Final Cut
Avid
Scripting
Team Player

Accomplishments

  • NBC Gem Award - Collaboration and teamwork
  • CNN Spot Bonus Award - Creating field production guide

Affiliations

National Association of Hispanic Journalists

Work Availability

monday
tuesday
wednesday
thursday
friday
saturday
sunday
morning
afternoon
evening
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Languages

English

Spanish

Segment Producer - Early Today - NBCUniversal
2019-01 - Current
Associate Producer - Early Today - NBCUniversal
2018-01 - 2019-01
Writer/Producer - Morning Express With Robin Meade - CNN, Headline News
2016-01 - 2018-01
Associate Producer - Morning Express & Weekend Exp - CNN, Headline News
2014-01 - 2016-01
Tape Coordinator - the View - ABC
2013-01 - 2014-01
Production Assistant - the View - ABC
2012-01 - 2013-01
Production Assistant- Good Morning America Weekend - ABC
2011-08 - 2012-01
The City College Of New York - Bachelor of Arts, Communications
2007-01 - 2011-01

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