JULIA DENG

631.747.3370   |   jdeng.reporter@gmail.com   |   @julia_deng

EDUCATION

University of Southern California

B.A. Broadcast and Digital Journalism, Political Science

Magna cum laude

 

EXPERIENCE

WISH (CW) - Indianapolis, IN                                                                                                                                                                   June 2017 - December 2020

Investigative Reporter, Multimedia Journalist

  • Enterprised “I-Team” stories protecting rights of Indiana residents and exposing fraud, malfeasance and misuse of public money.

  • Managed all aspects of story research and production for air and web, including shooting and editing day-of-air packages, creating social media content and publishing WISHTV.com stories.

  • Broke stories that prompted corrective action at school districts, public agencies, local companies and utility provider.

  • Led coverage of regional stories for Nexstar stations, including aftermath of deadly Ohio tornadoes and Dayton mass shooting.

KWES (NBC) - Midland, TX                                                                                                                                                                      October 2014 - August 2016

Investigative Reporter, Multimedia Journalist

  • Delivered lead story daily in 4, 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts.

  • Introduced concept of mobile multimedia journalism (“MMMJ”); aired packages shot entirely on iPhone.

  • Covered high-profile civil and criminal court cases, including Union Pacific negligence lawsuit and Terlingua murder trial.

  • Uncovered allegations of medication errors and misconduct at Odessa hospital; tracked down and interviewed whistleblowers. 

 

USC Annenberg TV News - Los Angeles                                                                                                                                             September 2011 - May 2014

Executive Producer, Multimedia Journalist

  • Supervised and trained newsroom, studio and website staff of 250+.

  • Oversaw editorial decisions and production details for live nightly newscast.

  • Provided 24/7 coverage of breaking news stories, including LAX shooting and Christopher Dorner manhunt.

  • Managed special events coverage, election coverage, new student recruitment and alumni relations.

  • Pitched, wrote, shot and edited day-of-air packages and ATVN.org stories, including Occupy L.A. and actor Paul Walker’s death.

NBC Nightly News - Burbank                                                                                                                                                                    January - December 2013

Intern

  • Shot interviews, selected soundbytes and fact-checked scripts.

  • Wrote and edited “Web Extra” extended interview segments for NBCNews.com.

  • Pitched and produced “Nightly News: Making a Difference” stories.

Dateline NBC - Burbank                                                                                                                                                                                          May - August 2012

Intern                                                                                                                                                                     

  • Received Assistant Producer credit for Dateline’s season premiere “The Plot Thickens.”

  • Discovered exclusive angles for “TomKat” divorce by examining revealing court testimony.

CBS2/KCAL9 - Los Angeles                                                                                                                                                                                      May - August 2012

Investigative Unit Intern

  • Field produced DWP and Caltrans investigations for reporter David Goldstein.

  • Conducted extended stakeouts for housing scam, tax evasion and government employee misconduct stories.

  • Shot undercover footage that functioned as turning point of investigations with dashboard, phone and hidden cameras.

NBC Bay Area - San Jose                                                                                                                                                                                         June - August 2011

News Intern

  • Pitched and wrote stories for 4:30 a.m., 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts and NBCBayArea.com.

  • Produced timeline of social media and police updates during search for nursing student Michelle Le.

 

USC Annenberg Radio News - Los Angeles                                                                                                                                             January 2011 - May 2012

Reporter

  • Pitched, wrote, tracked and edited day-of-air stories focusing on South L.A. community news.

  • Produced audio stories with accompanying text articles and compelling visuals for AnnenbergRadio.org.

 

Cape Town TV - South Africa                                                                                                                                                               September - December 2010

News Intern

  • Researched and produced “Hangberg Eviction Crisis” package.

  • Conducted interviews and wrote stories for nightly newscast highlighting community issues.