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TALENT SHOWCASE ::  Brian Basham
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Charlotte, NC (22)

Preferred Title:
Anchor

Experience:
11 Years

Career Objective

Broadcaster with 11 years overall experience (3 years anchoring) seeks to transition back to anchor role in order to better utilize versatile talents like bringing warmth and humor to light-hearted segments and credibility to serious stories. Not only loves interacting with the public in person at live events and in the studio, but also engages on social media to build strong, loyal following.

Related Experience

Chief Meteorologist – WJZY, Charlotte, NC October 2015-Present
In addition to regular forecasting duties:
• Aggressively use social media to build brand. After only one year in Charlotte market, consistent top-ten individual performer on share rocket.
• Developed weight loss segment that grew loyal following on social media.
• High energy, entertaining live remotes.

Weekday Meteorologist – WHBQ, Memphis, TN July 2011-October 2015
In addition to regular forecasting duties:
• Developed popular weekly “Breakfast with Brian” segment where I spent 5-hour morning show broadcasting from various local restaurants and events, interacting with community.
• Built up loyal viewership with popular weekly weight loss and exercise segment.
• After 10 months, promoted to weekday 5, 9, and 10 p.m. newscasts where I contributed to a 25 to 35 percent growth in market share despite a precipitous drop in primetime lead-in ratings.
• Co-Hosted “Smoke on the Water,” annual special for Memphis in May international barbecue competition.
• Hosted other local festivals and broadcast live from events like “Elvis Week.”
• Expanded station brand with proactive use of social media.

Weekday Morning Meteorologist– KGUN, Tucson, AZ April 2008-June 2011
In addition to regular forecasting duties:
• Weekly live broadcasts from various events in the community.
• Wrote and reported special light-hearted, humorous segments showcasing activities around Tucson, i.e., “Cowboy re-enactments” and “Pumpkin carving.”
• Fun, off-the-cuff banter for live forecast segments for The Jon Justice radio show.
• Participated in charitable events like “Dancing with Our Stars” Diaper Bank Benefit (won “Best Salsa” based on viewer votes).

Weekday AM Anchor and Meteorologist – KTSM, El Paso, TX March 2005-April 2008
In addition to regular forecasting duties:
• Co-anchored news desk as well as forecasted weather.
• Reported on weather and light-hearted stories.
• Performed high-energy live remotes.

Education

B.S. Broadcast Journalism: Northern Arizona University. (Post-baccalaureate coursework at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University)