Updated: October 25, 2003
   Owen C. Lei
  Current Address:
722 1/2 Maryland Ave.
Butte, MT, 59701

E x p e r i e n c e

Butte, MT
Aug. 2003 -

Butte Bureau Chief (One Man Band), Anchor

  • Covering news and sports in Butte region for Bozeman station. 
 WCAX-TV (Burlington, VT), WKVT-AM (Brattleboro, VT)
Washington, DC
Jan.-April 2003

Reporter/Editor/Photographer (part of Medill D.C. News Service)

  • Washington correspondent for Channel 3 News; localized Capitol Hill and D.C.-area matters for Vermont audiences.
Hong Kong, China
Sept.-Dec. 2002

Resident (part of Medill’s Global Journalism Program)

  • Asst. producer on nightly Star News Asia, wrote feed packages, localized FOX/SKY scripts, segment-produced live interviews.
 Medill News Service, Chicago & Evanston Access TV
Chicago, IL
Jan.-Sept. 2002

Reporter/Producer/Anchor/Editor/Photographer (part of Northwestern News Network)

  • Reported/produced weekly newscast on national/city issues. 
  • Covered transportation beat in Chicago region. Published articles in the Daily Southtown, Daily Herald and the Illinois Times.
 KTRK - News 13 (ABC)
Houston, TX
June-Oct. 2001


  • Worked with consumer reporter on undercover assignments; wrote for evening newscasts
E d u c a t i o n

 Northwestern University
Chicago, IL/Evanston, IL
  • M.S., Broadcast Journalism; June 2003; 3.7 GPA. (finalist for Robert Wieder Award honoring “integrity, leadership, wit, character and journalistic promise”)
  • B.A.’s in Psychology and Biology; June 2001; 3.2 GPA
A c h i e v e m e n t s

 Asian American Journalists Association
Dallas, TX
Aug. 6-10, 2002
  • Received 2003 Minoru Yasui Scholarship for promising Asian American male broadcasters.
  • Chosen to be an anchor/reporter for 2002 student TV project, AAJA News Now, at the Dallas convention.
S k i l l s

  • Languages: fluent in Mandarin Chinese, conversant in Spanish. 
  • Advanced Skill in computer graphics/web design (Photoshop, HTML, JavaScript, ASP). 
  • Proficient in AVID Newscutter, Pinnacle Studio, Adobe Premiere and AfterEffects software.
  • Other Skills: photography/editing in Beta SP/SX, DVC Pro, DVCam, S-VHS; patient, but aggressive; quick learner.


R e f e r e n c e s

Nydia Han
WPVI Consumer Investigator
Philadelphia, PA

Professor Joseph Angotti
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
Derek Wing
WAVY-TV Reporter
Norfolk, VA

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