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Lexy Cruz

News Producer

Dallas, TX

Lexy Cruz

With professional experience in live TV news, web and leading a digital first newsroom, I hope to have the chance to work in multiple platforms including digital, video and print.

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Judge grants bond to the mother charged with the murder of her son

HEPHZIBAH, Ga. A Richmond County judge granted bond for Mary Katherine Smith who is facing murder charges for the death of her son. The prosecutor asked for Smith's bond to be denied saying "I think it would be a bad idea to have her around patients. Especially child patients."
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NTSB releases Thomson plane crash report

The National Transportation Safety Board released its report on the 2013 Thomson plane crash that killed five employees from The Vein Guys. The crash happened as a plane was returning to the Thomson-McDuffie Regional Airport from Nashville on February 20, 2013.
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GABBY award-winning newscast

This newscast won Best Newscast for a 2014 GABBY from the Georgia Association of Broadcasters.
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Possible motive uncovered in Paine College shootings

The shooting on Paine College's campus that injured one student may have stemmed from a drug deal gone wrong, Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree said. Paine College has been deemed safe after four shootings within 48 hours near or on campus, Roundtree said.
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A recap of Masters week 2014

While Bubba Watson's emotional second win at Augusta National was amazing to see, the entire week was filled with standout moments. We'll take you through the highlights in a recap of the 2014 Masters tournament.
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Ice storm & earthquake coverage

After a week in an ice storm crippling homes with power outages and damage, I spent the night at the station and couch surfed where I could find power. On Friday of that week, I experienced my first earthquake while doing web. I sent out alerts on social media, our website and text alerts. I even snagged some air time talking about the significance of social media. To un-bury my lead, I continued to produce through the weekend. Two shows each day at 6 and 11. I came into work at 3 o'clock both days to ringing phones and a blank rundown. Each show was all-local and every person on the weekend crew contributed ideas and critiques to create the best 30 minutes of news for our viewers.
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Problem with Cops TV; child hit getting on bus

Rundown: Traffic stop with camera crews, First forecast, 4-wheeler accident, Crash sends 2 to hospital, Boy hit by car while getting on bus...
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11 people shot, 5 dead in Augusta within 9 days

Eleven people have been shot in Augusta, five of whom died from their injuries, in the last nine days.
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Man dies after being tased by deputies

Rundown: Man dies after being tased by RCSO, Past Taser use, First Forecast, Gospel concert "scam" surveillance video, Former Lt. dies, Murder-suicide case, DJJ asks for tips on sexual abuse, Operation Dry water weekend
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EF1 tornado rips through a church

At least three homes and a church were damaged in a possible tornado just after 7 p.m. Tuesday, Glascock Emergency Management Agency representative said. Glascock EMA said a mobile home was moved from its foundation, a tree struck another and another home suffered roof and window damage.
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Alumnus speaks out against discrimination of gay athletes

Alumnus Brett Major still remembers the "More Than Words" presentation TCU holds at every Frog Camp, that's where he learned that discrimination of any type shouldn't be tolerated. He also recalls being 11 years old and being led to Christianity by Nebraska University Assistant Football Coach Ron Brown.
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Quarterback suspended after arrest on suspicion of DWI

A crowd of reporters clustered around Stan Pachall Thursday afternoon as he arrived at the Mansfield Jail to bail out his son, Casey. He was surrounded by microphones and cameras, as reporters shouted out questions. "We just drove up here from Brownwood so we can see our son," Stan Pachall said.
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About

Lexy Cruz

I am a News Producer at FOX 4 in Dallas, Texas.

I hope to always find myself in a digital-first, ethical and innovative newsroom ready to take on challenges with people who are not afraid to fail.

Awards:

Georgia Association of Broadcasters
• Best Newscast GABBY, 2014

Georgia Associated Press Awards: Honorable Mention, 2014
• Best Multiplatform Coverage Of A Single Story: "11 people shot, 5 dead within 9 days"

Texas APME Headliners Excellence in Journalism Awards
• First place 1A "Star Breaking News Report of the Year" for TCU drug arrests coverage, 2013

Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award, Region 8
• Third Place “Breaking News Reporting (Large)" for quarterback Casey Pachall's suspension, 2012
• Second Place “General News Reporting (Large)” for quarterback failing drug test, 2012

College Media Association Pinnacle Award
• Breaking News on the Web for TCU drug arrests coverage, 2012

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Skills

  • iNews
  • MS Office
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Flash
  • Photoshop
  • Final CutExpress
  • Final CutPro
  • Storify
  • DocumentCloud
  • Twitter
  • Breaking News
  • Digital Content