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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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GABBY award-winning newscast

This newscast won Best Newscast for a 2014 GABBY from the Georgia Association of Broadcasters.
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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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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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lexybcruz.com

Skills

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