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RESUME

Rae Williams:

An enthusiastic journalist, and all-around media professional adept in writing and editing.

A pop-culture, lifestyle, and entertainment news lover with a flair for finding a great story.

A hard-working global shaper who gives back to the community and dedicates time to the betterment of society

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EDUCATION

Master of Journalism

+ Certificate in Sports Journalism

University of Maryland, 2015

 

Bachelor of Science in Communication

Film & English Creative Writing

+ Minor: Music Business and Entertainment Industries

University of Miami, 2011

JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE

MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST & WEEKEND ANCHOR

Spectrum News 1 • Los Angeles, CA

 

Rae is currently in her second year at Spectrum News 1.  She leads coverage of entertainment, lifestyle, and culture beats - shooting, editing and writing character-driven news stories that capture the essence of Los Angeles and beyond.

She also frequently appears on 'Your Morning on Spectrum News 1'  as a pop-culture and entertainment expert, breaking down stories, as well as hosting 'Your Weekend' on Spectrum News 1', infusing energy and relatability into segments.​

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ENTERTAINMENT JOURNALIST AND PRODUCER

The Buzz • Los Angeles, CA

Atlanta Black Star • Los Angeles, CA

 

Rae spent several years covering red carpets at award shows, premieres, galas, and other events, interviewing high-profile talent and gathering digital content for both print and video for multiple publications. 

FIELD PRODUCER AND ON-AIR HOST

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

Television Jamaica • Kingston, Jamaica

 

Rae has experience reporting internationally.  She hosted on-camera weekly episodes of Entertainment Report, Jamaica's top-rated entertainment magazine program,  conducting interviews and showcasing captivating content. She​ also field produced entertainment and lifestyle stories for the show.

Prior to that, at Television Jamaica she live-produced 'Smile Jamaica, It’s Morning Time’, a nationally top-rated live morning show with 69% viewership.

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OTHER EXPERIENCE

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SR. ASSOCIATE, CONTENT PROGRAMMING

Fox - Tubi • Los Angeles, CA

 

At Tubi, Rae was responsible for optimizing and managing the inbound content inventory. This involved aligning key content verticals and strategic initiatives. She also reported and tracked oversupply and editorial gaps, providing qualitative insights on future content programming. In addition, they partnered with the Acquisition and Partnerships teams to identify and evaluate potential content opportunities.

CHANNEL EDITOR

Paramount - Pluto TV • Los Angeles, CA

 

At Pluto TV, Rae ideated, pitched, and developed new channels in the Lifestyle category. She ensured that the programming aligned with market trends to attract more viewers. She also developed successful programming schedules utilizing data and research for optimal viewer engagement and maintained relationships with partners like Conde Nast, People TV, and America's Test Kitchen, fostering collaborations across the media industry to achieve mutual success.

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