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 about me 

Height: 5"11   |   Eye Color: Brown   |   Hair Color: Dark Brown

Crystal I. Berger is a NAACP award-­winning journalist and author of “Be Extraordinary: Claiming a Life of Purpose, Passion, and Prosperity.” Crystal is the inspiring voice for news platforms and global brands. She has the power to reach diverse populations around the world. Crystal's voice is heard daily as a speaker, host, and producer for FOX News in New York City.

 WORK EXPERIENCE 

DR. OZ SHOW, BLACK ENTERPRISE, MEDIABISTRO 

Contributing Writer/Featured Guest

June 2016-Present

▪ Identify, pitch and write stories for digital platforms

 

FOX NEWS CHANNEL/FOX NEWS RADIO 

Podcast Host/Writer/Senior Booking Producer/Affiliates Coordinator

November 2010-Present

▪ Host FOX News’ Extraordinary podcast

▪ Identify, pitch and write stories for daily 2-way affiliate offerings

▪ Coordinate affiliate interviews with FOX News talent and Experts of the Day

▪ Produce major radio row events by securing guests and overseeing event logistics

▪ Report for FOX News Latino and FOX News Channel’s Diversity Initiative

 

FOX News Channel Training/Shadowing Program

FOX News Edge/Fox News Extra, Weekend Programming

March 2013-October 2015

▪ Prompter practice reads 2-3 hours bi-weekly (supervised by David Clark)

▪ Shadow Edge/Extra producers (Peter Banad and Matthew Cantor)

- Assist with production of affiliate packages; edit scripts, select b-roll, rough cut edit

- Shot footage, wrote scripts, and conducted stand-ups

TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK  Joy In Our Town

Fill-In Host

January 2016-March 2017

▪ Interviewed leaders in politics, entertainment, media and ministry

▪ Identified stories and pitched guests for segments

 

WEAA 88.9 FM

On-Air Co-Host

August 2009- September 2010

▪ Interviewed guests on topics relating to business development and implementation

▪ Hosted civic, charitable, and promotional events

WJZ CHANNEL 13, CBS Sports Department

Production Intern (120 hours)

February 2009- June 2009

▪ Provided technical assistance to engineers during sportscasts and editing sessions

▪ Conducted field interviews, edited taped footage and logged network feeds

 

SēN BALTIMORE Lifestyle Magazine

Freelance Writer, Host and Field Reporter

October 2007-February 2009

▪ Reported local entertainment and lifestyle news to an on-line audience

▪ Interviewed professional athletes, celebrities and local personalities

 

EDUCATION

Broadcasting Institute of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

▪ News/Sports Broadcasting, 600 hours

September 2008-July 2009

University of Maryland, Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD

▪ English/Education and Communications, Bachelor of Arts

August 1996- May 2000

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

National Association of Black Journalists, Member September 2011-Present

 PUBLISHED WRITINGS 

FOX News.com   |   May 11, 2015   |   Baltimore: A City in Turmoil

Black Enterprise   |   May 1, 2018   |   How to Thrive in Trump Times

Black Enterprise |   October 14, 2016   |   From Mergers and Acquisitions to Small Business Success  

Black Enterprise   |   September 28, 2016   | New York Times Bestseller Serves Up Some Inspiration

Fox News Opinions   |   April 21, 2016   | African American Voters Want Substance Over Style

FOX News Opinions   |   November 10, 2015   | Univ. of Missouri Race & Equality 

FOX News Latino   |   August 1, 2014   | The Big Minority Opportunity: STEM

Mediabistro   |   May 10, 2017   | Emotional Intelligence and Employability 

 Special Skills 

Experienced journalist with a passion for enterprise reporting. Skilled in Adobe Editing Suite, Radio Production, Television Writing, Long-form interviewing techniques including in-depth research and high-volume Public & Affiliate Relations. 

Certification in News/Sports Broadcasting from

the Broadcasting Institute of Maryland. 

 ACCOMPLISHMENTS 

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People  |   Freedom Fighter Award   

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation  |   The Entertainment Industry's Threat to Minority Representation 

JP Morgan & Chase Foundation |   First Generation Leaders in Business & Innovation

United Nations Foundation |   Social Media Global Day of Happiness Ambassador

Rainbow PUSH Foundation |   Wall Street Project 20th Annual Economic Summit

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