Tessa Diestel

· Reporter · Producer · Videographer · (720) 291-8059 · tessadiestel@gmail.com

I am experienced in broadcast news and documentary production as well as writing, editing and fact checking. I love high-energy, fast-paced work environments that offer challenges and room for creativity. I am eager to learn, fiercely committed to deadlines, self-motivated and a team player.

I recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Colorado Boulder with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Spanish. While in college, I contributed to both the local news and the dedicated sports broadcast in addition to authoring the first Journalism honors thesis at the College of Media, Communication and Information.




Experience

Investigative Reporter

News 21

Executed an 8-month investigation into the state of hate in the United States. Traveled to four states to conduct interviews. Independently produced a short documentary and contributed to the project's full-length documentary. Reporting and videography has been published by the Center for Public Integrity and the Philly Inquirer among others.

January 2018 - August 2018

Production Assistant

Pac-12 Network

Coordinated with the unit manager, camera operators, on-camera talent, parabolic operators and production crew in the production truck during sporting events at the University of Colorado Boulder.

September 2017 - May 2018

Various Positions

Buff Sports Live

Reporter, anchor, technical director, floor dir3ector, computer graphics, audio, prompter and server engineer. Collaborated with colleagues in a newsroom to write and produce a 30-minute weekly sports show that is livestreamed on YouTube, aired live on the Boulder County local channel and Fox College Sports.

September 2016 - May 2018

Various Positions

Newsteam Boulder

Reporter, anchor, producer and associate producer broadcasting a twice weekly 30-minute local news show.

August 2017 - December 2017


Production Intern

Dorsey Pictures

Performed duties in pre-production including show research, casting, developing and working in deliverable for shows on HGTV and DIY Networks. Supported in-field shoots across Colorado for shows. Supervised brand identification, audio coordination, talent interviews and gathered releases. Executed post-production tasks including writing, editing, completing AC notes, audio, coloring, ingest, transcribing, logging, quality control/mastering and archiving.


May 2017 - August 2017


Education

University of Colorado Boulder

Bachelor of Arts · Summa Cum Laude
Major - Broadcast Journalism

Minor - Spanish

August 2015 - May 2018

University of California Santa Cruz

September 2014 - June 2015

Skills

Social Media Skills

Production Skills
  • Audio
  • Lighting
  • DSLR & ENG camera operating and shooting

Computer Capabilities & Applications


Interests

Aside from creative projects I enjoy cooking and baking and take any opportunity to try out new recipes. I’ve lived in Colorado for most of my life and spend a large amount of my free time outdoors.

I am a happy hour enthusiast, a dog lover, a sports fan and a collector of smashed pennies.