Anna Bitong

Woodland Hills, CA USA

Professional Experience

As a reporter, I've covered everything from legalizing abortion in Spain to gang shootings in Los Angeles. I have about six years of experience writing, editing and proofreading for news wires, magazines and books. As a stringer for international wire service Catholic News Service, I covered current events in Spain. As a police reporter for City News Service in Los Angeles, where I worked for about two years, my stories covering mainly crime, traffic accidents and fires were picked up by local television and print media outlets. I have also edited, proofread, fact-checked and researched for national magazines such as Tradeshow Week, Worth, Home Entertainment, Motorcycle and Collection. In addition, I write and speak Spanish fluently.


4 Years
3 Years
6 Years


Book Publishing Trade/B2B
1 Year
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
1 Year
Wire Service
3 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

6 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Catholic News Service (10+), Tradeshow Week (1-2)

Other Work History

City News Service - Los Angeles, CA.. September 2005-July 2007 Police Reporter/Budget Editor: Reported on crime, traffic accidents, fires and other newsworthy events in Southern California for largest regional news wire service in the United States; wrote/edited entertainment news event listings for distribution to broadcast, print and online media in Los Angeles County. Cherbo Publishing Group - Encino, CA. September 2005-March 2006 Proofreader/Editor (part-time): Proofread, edited and fact-checked business profiles and history books for custom publishing company. Valley Scene Magazine - West Hills, CA.. March-June 2005 Writer (freelance): Wrote cover stories and feature articles for local magazine. Family Magazine - Encino, CA. June-October 2004 Contributing Writer: Wrote feature articles for magazine distributed in Southern California; wrote ads for advertisers; updated Web site monthly.

Foreign Language Skills

Write and speak Spanish fluently

Computer Skills

Proficient with Excel, Word, Outlook and Adobe software programs and Internet research Working knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign and Quark


Laptop, digital camera, audio recorder, video recorder, scanner, fax

Work Permits & Visas

United States citizen



Opponents say bullet train threatens famous Spanish basilica.
Priest consoles families of victims of plane crash in Madrid, Spain.
Facts about breast cancer
Spain's Supreme Court rules church can keep baptism records unchanged.
Article about the history and worth of black pearls