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Hello there! My name is Nate Stewart. I am a Columbia, SC native that prides himself on being an agressive TV journalist and storyteller. You are only as good as the team around you; therefore, I believe in hard work and valuing communication between me and my newsroom colleagues. When I am not at work, you can catch me cheering on my Auburn Tigers or spending time with my friends and family (preferably on the lake). Former co-workers would say I am compassionate and always believe in putting the community, and viewers, first. In 2012, I was called on to assist KUSA-TV in their coverage of the Aurora theater shooting. I was able to track down a Columbia man living in Denver who escaped from inside the theater: "Theater Survivor Crawls To Safety." During that week I lit and ran my own Live-U shots for the early newscasts, updating viewers outside the suspects apartment. It was an experience that I will never forget. I would say I am most proud of my story "Father Saves Daughter, Loses Another As Car Explodes," a tragic reminder of how precious life is that was the recipient of a 2013 Edward R. Murrow regional award. Thank you for taking the time to look over some of my experience.
I believe in telling stories on-air through the use of strong characters and emotion. My background is in the NPPA style of photography and editing. These methods have given me a strong eye for detail when reporting. I am at my best when working under deadline; interviewing, shooting, writing, and editing my own news packages. Convincing total strangers is a skill that comes natural to me. Breaking news, hard news reporting, and feature storytelling is where you will see me thrive. However, I like to say I have a contagious passion for investigative journalism. In 2012, my story "SC Hacked" made national headlines, breaking the news that the SC Dept. of Revenue had been compromised by an international hacker. This story exposed that four million resident's personal information, credit cards, and social security numbers had been stolen. We used information from a whistleblower to file a information request which eventually created new legislation and changed the way our state protects public data.

ANCHORING

PHOTOJOURNALISM

COMMUNICATION

HARD NEWS REPORTING

INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM

ENTERPRISING STORY IDEAS

EDITING

INTERACTIVE LIVE STORYTELLING

SOCIAL MEDIA

2013 - 2014

WSOC – TV ∙ Charlotte, NC

General Assignment Reporter

General assignment reporter with detailed communication, investigative, and live reporting skills for Charlotte’s #1 rated TV news station

  • Promoted to Government beat reporter in August of 2013, covering Mecklenburg County and Charlotte’s city government
  • Successful in delivering hundreds of interactive live shots; wrote 100’s of compelling TV news stories
  • Filed numerous open records requests to obtain information/data to be used on-air and on-line
  • Built and fostered important relationships with local and state governments, representatives, and agencies
  • Worked closely with corporate managers and executive producers to research series, set up interviews, and produce compelling investigative stories
  • Meticulous time manager with exceptional organizational skills
  • Attended 2013 Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE) workshop
2010 - 2013

WLTX – TV ∙ Columbia, SC

Multimedia Journalist Reporter / Fill-in Anchor

Breaking news junkie. Independent in producing solid packaged news stories for television and internet broadcast for the CBS affiliate in Columbia, SC.

  • Made national headlines breaking the story that the SC Dept. of Revenue had been compromised by an international hacker, exposing millions of residents personal information, credit cards, and social security numbers
  • Nominated for 3 EMMY’s as a MMJ Reporter in 2012 & 2013
  • Fill-in news anchor for 5am-7am, 12pm, 7pm, 11pm newscasts
  • Filed numerous open records requests
  • Creative one-man band reporter with an eye for photography and video editing; created unique live shots and taped stand-ups
  • Attended NPPA advanced storytelling seminars in March 2010 & 2011.
  • Technical skills: EDIUS, AVID, ENPS, iNEWS
2007 - 2009

WCBD – TV ∙ Mt. Pleasant, SC

Multimedia Journalist Reporter

Promoted from photojournalist to MMJ reporter to cover news and sports for the NBC affiliate in Charleston, SC

  • Responsible for writing, shooting, editing, voicing, and producing all aspects of news packages for the NBC affiliate station serving the Charleston, South Carolina market.
2007 - 2009

WCBD – TV ∙ Mt. Pleasant, SC

Photojournalist

Recruited from the production department to news to shoot video and edit content for all newscasts.

  • Shot over 700+ reporter packages
  • Managed gear, equipment, and all aspects of video journalism
  • Used NPPA style of photography to create unique reporter stand-ups and creative ways of storytelling.
  • Technical skills: Avid, tape-to-tape linear editors

 

2006 - 2007

WCBD – TV ∙ Mt. Pleasant, SC

Production Tech / Editor

Hired to run studio camera, roll tapes, and other duties in the production department.

  • Oversaw the quality and progress of audio and visual editing while consulting with producers throughout the post-production process.
  • Technical skills: tape-to-tape linear editing
2000 - 2005

AUBURN UNIVERSITY

AUBURN, AL

  • Bachelor of Arts
1996 - 2000

HEATHWOOD HALL EPISCOPAL SCHOOL

COLUMBIA, SC

  • High School diploma

2013 Edward R. Murrow Award – “Father saves daughter, loses another as car explodes – Reporter
2013 Emmy Nominee – “SC Hacked” – Reporter
2013 Emmy Nominee – “Plant Fire” – Reporter
2012 Emmy Nominee – “Occupy Columbia Arrest Coverage” – Reporter
2012 SCBA Star First Place Award – “Occupy arrests” – Reporter
2013 SCBA Award of Merit – “We’ve Been Hacked” – Reporter
2008 Tennant Bryan First Place Award – “Calendar Girls” – Reporter
2008 Emmy Nominee – “Fallen Heroes” – Photographer
2007 Emmy Nominee – “News 2 at 6pm” – Photographer