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Ryerson School of Journalism
Rene St. Gelais is a hockey mom. With her three kids in hockey, she spends most of her nights and weekends at the rink. But, this isn't unusual in the town of Stouffville, Ontario. Hockey is a lifestyle for most families in this town.
Nicole created this documentary alongside four of her classmates as part of the TV documentary course at Ryerson University. Nicole reported, wrote the script, conducted the interviews and helped shoot the video (premiered on November 27, 2018).
JUNE 2022 - PRESENT
Multimedia Journalist and Anchor
NOVEMBER 2020 - JUNE 2022
Weekend Anchor and Reporter
JANUARY 2020 - NOVEMBER 2020
APRIL 2019 - DECEMBER 2019
CTV Northern Ontario
MARCH 2019 - APRIL 2019
Reporter and News Intern
SEPTEMBER 2015 - APRIL 2019
CHIN Radio and Television
SEPTEMBER 2016 - MARCH 2019
MARCH 2016 - MARCH 2019
Radio Host and Producer
Report on breaking news and other major events in Calgary and surrounding areas. Pitch and chase stories of local importance. Shoot, write, voice and edit stories for multiple newscasts. Do live hits in the field. Write in-depth web articles to accompany TV stories. Backfill anchor.
Produced and anchored the 6 and 11:30 p.m. newscasts each weekend. Provided editorial guidance to the weekend reporter and used news judgement to build the lineup. Did weather during the newscasts. Worked as a video journalist during the week, pitching, writing and editing original stories for TV and web. Did live hits.
Covered a wide range of stories from breaking news, court and city council to features. Did live hits both in the field and in-studio. Wrote, vetted and posted articles on the CTV Saskatoon website. Backfill anchored for late night and weekends. Helped cover the 2020 provincial and municipal elections.
Worked as one of two reporters at the bureau in Sault Ste. Marie. Pitched, researched and developed original local news and feature stories for multiple newscasts. Filed for web. Established and maintained contacts in the community. Utilized Atlas kit and operated ENG equipment.
Pitched local news stories on a daily basis. Set up and conducted interviews. Gained experience writing, editing and reporting on stories for TV and web. Worked on stories with a local connection to the New Zealand terrorist attacks and China's ban on canola imports.
Floor directed CHIN TV's two-hour live Italian variety show. Maintained order on the floor and gave cues to the hosts. Put lavalier microphones on the hosts and guests as well as set up the studio prior to the show. Announced contest winners live on the air at the end of each show and occasionally hosted segments.
Corresponded with labels and artists from across Canada. Put together CJRU's weekly top 30 chart. Reviewed and added new local and international music to the station's music library. Digitized CDs and set up interviews with Canadian artists and bands. Edited and posted album and concert reviews on the CJRU website.
Created, produced and hosted a live, hour-long radio show with a focus on Toronto's arts and culture scene. Wrote scripts and conducted live interviews in the studio with Canadian artists and bands. Edited audio using Audacity and Adobe Audition.
Adobe Premiere Pro
Avid Media Composer
Panasonic AG-UX90 4K
Canon XF205 HD
(shotgun, handheld, lavalier mics)
Interactive Google Maps
Social Media Videos
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