Kate Siefert
Weekday Anchor and Sports Reporter

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Kate Siefert is a weekday anchor and producer at WWMT in the Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids Michigan market. She graduated from Ashland University in 2017 with a degree in Digital Media and Journalism and Sport Communication.

 

During her time as an Ashland University Eagle, Kate was also a member of the Varsity Volleyball Program. Her involvement in athletics is what has driven her to pursue a career in sports journalism.

As an anchor at WWMT, Kate produces the noon show she anchors and helps generate content for the 5:30 show she anchors in the evening. She also manages the station’s Instagram page, producing a daily segment, “Top 3 on 3” every weekday afternoon.

During high school football season in the fall, Kate is the station’s Game of the Week reporter. She is responsible for shooting and editing games while also conducing pre and post-game interviews.

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RESUME
 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

 

WWMT: Kalamazoo-Grand Rapids, MI                                                                                                                               2019 - Current

  • 5:30 p.m. Anchor

I take a big role in this show, working alongside our lead producer in the story selection, showcasing and the writing process.

  • Noon Producer and Anchor

Anchored four hours of live, wall-to-wall coverage when President Biden visited the Pizer plant in Portage, MI.

Anchored several “Black Voices” live Town Halls

  • Game of the Week Reporter

Conduct multiple live shots ahead of Friday night football games across West Michigan. I was responsible for shooting the games, conducting post-game interviews and live shots during our ‘Friday Night Fever’ football special.

  • Instagram Liaison

Lead WWMT’s Instagram platform with daily posts and live segments. Collect photos from our reporting team to post throughout the week.

  •  ‘Road Tripping’ segment reporter

Travel to the best West Michigan destinations and put together segments that are contributed to Michigan’s Sinclair sister stations.

 

WTOV-TV: Steubenville, OH                                                                                        

  • Weekday Morning Anchor                                                                                                                                               2018 – 2019

Co-host of our four-hour long morning show both in the studio and live in the field.

  • Sports Anchor                                                                                                                                                                    2017 - 2018

Produced and anchored our 30 minute ‘Sports Sunday’ show and our sports blocks on weeknights. I was also the host of the station’s ‘Sports Challenge’ Segment.

  • Sports Reporter – MMJ                                                                                                                                                     2017 - 2019

WTOV covered local high school teams, college teams – The Ohio State University and West Virginia University, and professional teams in both the Pittsburgh and Cleveland markets. I was responsible for shooting games, conducting post-game interviews, cutting highlights, writing packages and conducting live shots solo from the field.

 

KEY SKILLS:

 

Multimedia Reporting – Sports Reporting – News Writing – AP Style – iNews – Shooting – Editing in Avid – Photojournalism – News Wires – Social Media – Teamwork and Collaboration

  

 

EDUCATION:

 

Varsity Volleyball Athlete       

Ashland University – Ashland Ohio                                                                                                                                  Graduated 2017

  • Bachelor of the Arts in Digital Media and Journalism and Sport Communication with minors in Public Relations and Entrepreneurship

REPORTER AND ANCHOR REEL
 
SPORTS CHALLENGES and PACKAGES
 
 
 
REFERENCES

Bill Phillips

Weekday Morning Anchor - WTOV9

(412) 651-4562

Don Sloan

News Director - WTOV9

(740) 381-1253

dsloan@sbgtv.com

Dan Sevic

Fox Sports Ohio, Director and Producer

(216) 375-2812

Denise Polverine

WKYC-3 Cleveland and Regional Digital Director of TEGNA Sports and Leadership Team

(216) 956-3911

dpolverine@wkyc.com