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									Dena M. Gudaitis
Apt #1C, 235 West 63 rd Street New York, NY 10023 (202) 302-0529 PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE
AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC. (ABC News NOW), New York, NY Associate Producer            Nov. 2004 - Present

Assisted Producers/Line-Producers/Technical Staff in TV-31 Control Room Coordinate reporters & guests in the field to establish live shot usability during program broadcast Pitched story ideas to Producers Highlights of Wall-to-Wall Coverage include: 2004 Presidential Election Results, Papal Conclave & John Paul II’s Death, Asian Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, Supreme Court Nomination Hearings, Iraq National Elections Wrote Headlines & Scripts for hourly Newsbriefs Assist in verifying facts & locating information for Live Events & Breaking news Assembled, coordinated and transferred graphics for use on-air during live television programming Follow-up with Producers and Online Graphics Department to confirm graphics requests Refresh Show Schedule webpage using ContentEditor Facilitated discussion with various ABC department to begin graphic redesign Trained 2 new employees how to use Duet Graphics Operating System

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION FREER & SACKLER ART GALLERIES, Washington, DC Jan. 2004 - March 2004 Contracted Graphic Designer     Updated design silk screen signage for Whistler, Faith & Form, and Return of the Buddha exhibits Assembled entrance sign comp for the “Return of the Buddha” exhibit Created stanchion and poster design for the “LoveFest” exhibit events February 14, 2004 Printed and matched Pantone colors swatches for Faith & Form, Return of Buddha, and Whistler exhibits from Fiery Printer system Aug. 2003- Jan. 2004

WAMU 88.5 FM RADIO, Washington, DC Production Assistant for Live Broadcast team 

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American University School of Communication Forum “Sex & The Media” broadcast event on 9/23/03 and “The Great Disconnect: Why Young People Don’t Vote” on 10/28/03  Helped crew erect sound equipment for live broadcast  Wrote/edited moderator’s closing script for broadcast Location Scout for the “Kojo in the Community” live monthly broadcasts Contacted Local and National Media Organizations to invite them to “Future of Globalization Debate” Live Broadcast Greeted and helped “Diane Rehm” and “Kojo Nnamdi” Show guests Researched featured guests and upcoming broadcasts topics Aug. 2002- Dec. 2003

FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER, Washington, DC  Published photographs the American University Student Newspaper; The Eagle. NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO (NPR), Washington, DC E-commerce Department Intern 

Aug. 2002 – Dec. 2002

Contacted product distributors to update NPR invoice records and maintain inventory records for E-shop database, generating $1 million in sales


Developed 2003 NPR Personality Calendar, wrote personality captions for each month

C-SPAN TELEVISION, Washington, DC New Media Department Intern       Maintained C-SPAN list serve with 23,000 members Troubleshot and researched list serve trends with New Media Business Developer Updated 600 BookNotes program archives section with appropriate links and photos Researched current and future streaming media trends for corporate presentation Attended daily department shoot meetings Encoded streaming Media video programs for C-SPAN web site

Jan. 2002-May 2002

SOLON COMMUNITY TELEVISION, Cleveland, OH August 1997- June 2000  Assisted in Editing, Researching, Writing Scripts, Shooting and Editing Student Production for Community Access Channel 50

SMYTHE CRAMER REALTY, CO. Cleveland, OH June 2001-Sept. 2001 Design Developer for Suzanne & Robert Gallmann  Drafted new layout for web site  Photographed city points of interest and tabulated external link list for web site  Designed brochures for listed homes WEBMASTER OF TOP 40 BAND WEBSITE, Solon, OH,  Updated supporting pages, wrote concert review articles, maintained visitors list serve Jan. 1998-Aug. 2001

M.A. Journalism & Public Affairs, American University, Graduated May 2004 Specialization in International Broadcast Journalism B.S. Multimedia Design & Development, American University, Graduated May 2003 Specialization in Film & Television Production Minor in International Studies, School of International Service Honors Diploma, Solon High School, Graduated June 2000

Graphic Design & Digital Image Processing  Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Photo Editor, Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, Adobe Image Ready, Quark Express 6.0 Video Editing/Sound Production  Macromedia Director, Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects, Avid Editing System, Cubase Sound Production, Duet/Lyric Systems, iNews Web/Internet/Word Processing  Macromedia Dreamweaver, Doubleclick DartMail System, Macromedia Flash 5, Web Crossing System, Basic HTML Programming, Real Media Player (Encoding Streaming Media files), FTP/Database Systems, Microsoft Office

 7 years of formal French language instruction

   Exemplary workplace & academic attendance (never missed a day since 1998) Globetrotter who has visited life-long friends on 4 continents Diligent, dedicated individual who obtained B.S. & MA in 4 years without transfer coursework or Advanced Placement credits

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