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Liz Overton



  • Dedicated, tenacious worker with a desire to learn and the ability to acquire new skills quickly
  • Excellent organizational skills with an attentiveness to detail
  • Skilled in oral, written and social media communication
  • Self-motivated worker with efficient time management

Work Experience

6 p.m. newscast producer, WBIR-TV, Knoxville, Tenn.

April 2009 – present

    • Work under tight deadlines to set newscast rundowns, write news stories and teases and determine how the stories can be best present on air
    • Work with weekend staff to plan coverage and provide editorial oversight and direction as part of the weekend manager on-call rotation
    • Help maintain the station’s website and social media sites by writing stories, posting updates and uploading videos and photos
    • Schedule interviews for news and feature segments

Produce special live programming such as political debates and town hall meetings

Weekend Content Coordinator, WBIR-TV, Knoxville, Tenn.

August 2008 – April 2009

  • Coordinated weekend crews in the field and worked with producers to gather news and information
  • Produced the “week-in-review” newscast

News Intern, WBIR-TV, Knoxville, Tenn.

June 2008 – August 2008

  • Assisted reporters and producers in gathering information
  • Wrote voiceovers and teases
  • Conducted research and gathered information for projects on local Fourth of July celebrations, elections and a new high school sports Web page

Shift Manager, Chick-fil-A Kingston Overlook, Knoxville, Tenn.

July 2003 – August 2008

  • Promoted to manager in less than 18 months at age 17
  • Coordinated people and positions to manage the restaurant effectively
  • Organized and implemented a weekly restaurant quality assessment program
  • ServSafe certified food safety manager


Bachelor of Science in Communication, journalism and electronic media major, May 2009

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn.

Cumulative grade point average: 4.0/4.0

Associate of Arts, May 2007

Pellissippi State Community College, Knoxville, Tenn.

Cumulative grade point average: 4.0/4.0

High School Diploma, December 2004

Family Christian Academy, Knoxville, Tenn.

Cumulative grade point average: 3.8/4.0


  • Top Collegiate Scholar, University of Tennessee Chancellor’s Honors, 2009
  • University of Tennessee Frederick T. Bonham Scholarship, 2007-08
  • University of Tennessee Broadcasting Department Scholarship, 2008-09
  • Tennessee HOPE Scholarship, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09
  • Pellissippi State Community College 2006-07 Humanities Outstanding Graduate

Additional Information

    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, iNews, Axis Graphics, AP Style
    • Thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Power Point and Outlook
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Publisher, Adobe Photoshop, Avid Newscutter, AP ENPS, basic web design and CSS, Blogger, WordPress

Social media profiles on Facebook, Twitter (@liz_overton), Instagram (@liz_overton), LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, YouTube, Flickr, Vine



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