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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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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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Audio recording shows no formal vote on SuperFrog statue, Folan says vote occurred

During the April 9 meeting, in which Student Body President Brent Folan claimed Cabinet voted on the bronze SuperFrog, no officer called for a vote, no one voiced opposition to the proposal and everyone who discussed it seemed to favor it, according to an audio recording Folan sent.
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Coach: TCU quarterback Casey Pachall failed drug test

TCU quarterback Casey Pachall failed a student-athlete drug test on Feb 1. and TCU Athletics knew about Pachall's test results, according to a statement from head football coach Gary Patterson. Patterson released the following statement on Friday evening after TCU 360 reported the story earlier in the day: "We were aware of Casey testing positive on Feb.
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Presidential candidates debate financial decisions, discuss projects

SGA President Brent Folan, running for re-election, stood by his position that the SGA cabinet approved the $50,000 Superfrog statue at a debate Wednesday night. His opponent, Joshua Simpson, current SGA vice president of operations, said the record speaks for itself, and there was not a vote taken on the bronze statue on April 9.
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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