Resume

WORK EXPERIENCE

(2002-present)
KTTV FOX11 NEWS Los Angeles

  • Investigative reporter for Fox-owned KTTV and before that, KCOP.
  • Develop, report, write, produce special projects for Los Angeles local news.
  • Host, half-hour show “Best of Unit 13” on KCOP
  • Also, substitute news anchor, KTTV and KCOP

(2002-present)
LA CITYVIEW 35 Los Angeles

  • Host, half-hour daily public-affairs shows “Your Council District Close Up” and “LA In Focus.” Interviews of City Council persons and city newsmakers on LA’s Cityview Channel 35, the municipal cable channel.

(1996-2001)
EXTRA Syndicated Broadcast News Magazine

  • Correspondent for nationally syndicated TV news magazine 6 nights/week.
  • Report stories, write, produce, supervise editing
  • Substitute anchor
  • Extensive national travel
  • Guest expert on MSNBC, Rivera Live,
  • national and local radio shows including  NPR, KABC, KISS

(2000-2002)
KABC RADIO AM 790 Los Angeles, CA

  • Talk Show Host on weekly call-in talk-radio show, general topics, one of top LA talk stations.

(1983-1996)
KNBC-TV Los Angeles, CA

  • Reporter for network O&O – major stories and breaking news in So. Cal
  • Substitute anchor
  • Frequent contributor to NBC Nightly News, Today, and other network programs.

(1981-1983)
KWTV-TV Oklahoma City, OK

  • General Assignment reporter, substitute anchor for CBS affiliate in OKC.

(1979-1981)
KFDX-TV Wichita Falls, TX

  • General Assignment reporter for NBC affiliate.
  • Sports Anchor, Producer, also weekend Weatherman

EDUCATION

(1979)
Williams College
Williamstown, MA

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Cum Laude graduate, Major in Economics
  • Radio station, Varsity football and baseball

RELATED EXPERIENCE

(2003 – present)
University of Southern California
Adjunct Lecturer,  Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
Broadcast Production Class, Journalism Dept.

(1980s)
Los Angeles Unified School District
Substitute Teacher – State Certified – All grades

(1980s)
Los Angeles Broadcasters
Instructor for this Hollywood-based trade school

(Current)
Philip Dana Associates
Founder of consulting service for entertainment industry on news related projects.
Also shoot, write, edit and produce corporate videos.

Contributing Editor and Writer

  • Co-author of The Broadcasting Bible: How to Find—and Get!— Your First Job in TV News
  • Freelance Writer and Contributing Editor for a variety of magazines, newspapers and websites including: LA Jewish Journal, LA Times, Orange County Register, Wichita Falls Magazine, Texoma monthly magazines.