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Bio (click to expand) As a staff reporter-turned-freelance journalist, Anna Pratt, who lives in Minneapolis, Minn., has ventured into garbage houses, spent the night in a homeless shelter and witnessed a fistfight in a church basement, all for various stories. Her byline has appeared in the Star Tribune, The Line, the Southwest Journal, the Minnesota Independent and several suburban and community papers, web publications and broadcast media in the Twin Cities. Pratt is active with the Society of Professional Journalists' freelance community and she serves as the treasurer for the award-winning Minnesota Pro Chapter of SPJ.

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Brenda Jorett

Specializes in: Arts, Profiles, Business, Government, Sports, Lifestyle, Travel, Environment

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1207 Forge Rd.
Cherry Hill, NJ  
Phone: 856-429-9114
Fax: 856-429-4587

Work has previously appeared: Local Radio

Career Objective: To apply my vast experience in journalism and broadcasting as a media representative capable of handling a wide range of issues. Special skills and assets include: superior organizational abilities and attention to detail even on extreme deadlines; excellent communicator; keen ability to “read” people; and wide network of contacts across a broad variety of fields and industries. WHYY Morning Edition, Philadelphia, PA January 2001-January 2009 Senior producer and host. Responsibilities included: writing, editing, producing and broadcasting five to eight morning newscasts daily; researching and booking newsmakers for live and recorded interview segments; developing business and other news stories for use in segments and newscasts; mentoring reporters with reference to their broadcast voice delivery as well as offering guidance on numerous local news stories. Over the eight years during which I was responsible for local segments of Morning Edition, WHYY’s weekly ratings grew from 140,000 listeners to 850,000 listeners. Special interests include: law and crime; aviation, hospitality and tourism; government and politics; education; business; community issues; baseball. Numerous awards from: Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists, Public Radio News Director Industries (PRNDI), March of Dimes Achievement in Radio. KYW Newsradio, Philadelphia, PA October 1986-December 2000 Reporter-anchor for the perennial leader in Philadelphia radio. General assignment reporter covering stories ranging from crime and trials to family and political issues. Enterprise stories have included: Investigation into lead poisoning among children in the Delaware Valley, Philadelphia Department of Recreation vandalism costs, expansion of Philadelphia recycling programs and several Regional Affairs Council series' investigating the problem of illiteracy, insurance fraud and balancing work and family.

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