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April Knight

PO Box 11985, St. Thomas VI 00802

 (340) 642-9224    .    knight.aprilrose@gmail.com

Work Experience

  1. Freelance Journalist / Fill-in Anchor, CBS TV2, St. Thomas, VI, June 2013 – present
    • “One-man band” in charge of research, script-writing, shooting, on-camera appearances and editing of news packages
    • Fill-in anchor and producer of nightly newscast
    • Covered health and hospitals, senate proceedings, and election, with emphasis on controversies in the 2014 election process.
    • Moderated the live panel during 2014 Gubernatorial Run-Off Special
  1. Freelance Journalist, The V.I. Source, St. Thomas, VI July 2013 – present
  1. Station Manager, WUVI AM 1090, St. Thomas, VI 2012 – 2014
    • Helped build the University of the Virgin Islands college radio from the ground up
    • Created programming schedule, purchased equipment and hired staff
  1. Host, “The Teacher is In,” WTJX Channel 12, St. Thomas, VI, 2012-2013
    • Produced, wrote and hosted the live 30-minute language arts section of the weekly education show.
  1. Reporter / Host, Kabataan News Network, Manila Philippines, 2004-2007
    • produced, wrote and reported short stories for the youth-produced telemagazine, funded by the UN Children’s Fund and managed by the award-winning Probe Media Foundation.

Education

  • Global Leaders Institute, University of the Virgin Islands, 2011
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Summa Cum Laude, University of the Virgin Islands, 2008-2010

Awards

  • Honorable Mention, Lasallian Scholarum Awards 2006, Outstanding TV Feature for “Juvenile Justice,” a 30-minute documentary on children in Philippine jails
  • Communication Award, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas VI, 2011
  • Frank Barnett Award, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas VI, 2011
  • Orville Kean International Student Scholar, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas VI, 2008-2009

References Upon Request

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