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Suraya Fadel's Resume

Suraya is an award winning journalist, and currently a general assignment reporter for CBS 2 / KCAL 9 in the Southern California area 

Education

Suraya has a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of California at Berkeley

Reporting

Suraya has covered local, regional, national, and international stories in her years as a journalist, including the papal selection at the Vatican. 

EXPERIENCE

General Assignment News Reporter – KCBS2/KCAL9, Los Angeles, CA 2002 — 2014:
  • Report and field produce, live breaking stories multiple times a day.
  • Coordinate with producers, assignment managers, photographers, writers and anchors.
  • Report for all newscasts.
  • Package and follow up on stories for duopoly
  • Enterprise story ideas and developed new angles.
  • Establish community contacts.
  • Reports featured on CNN, CBS affiliates, NewsPath, CBS Evening News, CBS Up to the Minute
Investigative / Special Assignment Reporter – CBS / UPN, Detroit, MI. 2001 – 2002
  • Report and field produce, Investigative & Special Assignment stories
  • Deliver hours-long live, on-scene, breaking news stories.
  • Enterprise stories and report franchise pieces for sweeps periods.
  • Establish community contacts.
South Valley Bureau Chief & Fill In Weekend Anchor – KFSN, Fresno, CA. Jul 1999 to Aug 2001
  • Reported and field produced, live breaking stories multiple times a day.
  • In charge of the South Valley Bureau
  • Anchored (Fill In) for weekend newscasts.
  • Coordinated with producers, assignment managers, photographers and anchors.
  • Enterprised story ideas and developed new angles.
  • Reports featured on World News Now, NewsOne, ABC affiliates
Reporter/Associate Producer – KCBA/KION, Salinas, CA 1997 to 1999
  • Wrote and voiced news stories for air.
  • Conducted interviews.

EDUCATION

University of California – Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

  • Degree in Broadcast Journalism.

AWARDS

  • 2014 Emmy Winner – Light News Story (Single) – CBS2, Los Angeles
  • Emmys for Team Coverage Newscasts – CBS2 / KCAL9, Los Angeles
  • Telly Award – CBS / UPN, Detroit
  • 1st place Michigan Broadcasters Association – CBS / UPN, Detroit

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – Purple Stride / Los Angeles (2012)
  • CHiPS for KIDS (2012)
  • MC at the Los Angeles Sheriff Department Medal of Valor Awards (2012)
  • Speaker at Career Day – Merced Elementary (2013)
  • Guest at the Orange County Black History Parade & Cultural Fair (2013)
  • Susan G. Komen – Race for the Cure! / Los Angeles (2013)
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