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Nightly News Adds a Digital Journalist

Nightly_1009.jpgMara Schiavocampo joins NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams as a digital journalist. Schiavocampo will report primarily for Nightly’s web page nightly.msnbc.com.

According to the NBC press release, Schiavocampo “has been a contributor/guest commentator for numerous outlets and online news sites including ABC News Now, ABCNews.com, NPR, Current TV, Yahoo!, Ebony and Uptown magazines.” She is also the instructor for the Intro to Video Journalism class for the mothership, mediabistro.com.

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MARA SCHIAVOCAMPO NAMED DIGITAL JOURNALIST FOR “NBC NIGHTLY NEWS”

NBC News has named Mara Schiavocampo as a digital journalist for “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams,” effective immediately it was announced today by executive producer Alexandra Wallace. Schiavocampo will report primarily for nightly.msnbc.com.

Said Wallace, “Mara has the perfect mix of broadcast and digital journalism experience, and we are thrilled to have her bring her innovative reporting to nightly.msnbc.com and the “Nightly News” team with her reports for the website.”

Prior to joining NBC News, Schiavocampo has been a contributor/guest commentator for numerous outlets and online news sites including ABC News Now, ABCNews.com, NPR, Current TV, Yahoo!, Ebony and Uptown magazines. Among the stories she has covered include: the plight of Iraqi refugees in Jordan, post war events in Beirut, the bird flu in Indonesia, the Lebanon oil spill and hate crimes in Russia.

“This is an exciting time for journalism and new media and I’m really happy to be a part of NBC News’ digital expansion. But more than anything, I look forward to joining the stellar team at ‘Nightly News,’” said Schiavocampo.

In 2007, Schiavocampo was named as the emerging journalist of the year by the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), and also this year, received the Society of Environmental Journalists honorable mention for outstanding television reporting. In 2006, her report on Army recruiting fraud won her the New York State Broadcasters Association award for outstanding hard news reporting.

Prior to her role as contributor and guest commentator for various news outlets, Schiavocampo worked as anchor and reporter for the Regional News Network (WRNN) where she also produced and reported long-form and investigative news stories. From 2004-2005, she was part of the team that launched “ABC News Now,” ABC’s 24 hour digital cable and internet news channel. Prior to that, Schiavocampo worked as an anchor and reporter for CBS News on mtvU (University), also filing reports for CBS Newspath and BET “Nightly News.” She began her journalism career at CBS News’ broadcast wire service.

Schiavocampo earned a Master’s degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Maryland, and received a Bachelors degree, with honors, from the University of California at Los Angeles. She currently teaches a seminar on video journalism at mediabistro.com.

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