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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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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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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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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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Masters Live blog: Practice Rounds, Day 2

AUGUSTA, Ga. It's day two of practice rounds and the weather couldn't be better. There's no rain in sight, but there's still remnants of the drizzle that shut down the course yesterday leaving patrons high and not so dry.
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TCU accepts invitation to join Big 12

After five days of waiting, TCU announced what most expected. The university will join the Big 12 conference next year. Chancellor Victor Boschini, Jr. publicized the news at a press conference Monday evening. "Joining the Big 12 connects us not only to schools with whom we share a rich tradition in sports, but also to schools committed to academic excellence," Boschini said.
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TCU Alumnus Dan Jenkins: Big 12 means back with old friends and rivals

TCU alumnus and retired sportswriter Dan Jenkins is excited about TCU's invitation to the Big 12. Jenkins commented on the Big 12's offer in an e-mail. The conference voted unanimously Thursday to ask TCU to join. TCU previously accepted an invite to the Big East and might have to pay a buyout fee of $5 million if they leave.
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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