A.B.L.E. To Dance

The purpose of the “A.B.L.E. To Dance” program is to provide those with mental disabilities the opportunity to express themselves through dance. Through the 6-week course students will learn basic Latin ballroom technique. These include Salsa, Bachata, Merengue and Cha Cha dance styles. This program will help participants through a cardio workout. It will also build self-esteem, social skills, coordination, rhythm and counting abilities of participants.

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Professional Experience:

KTVE-TV (NBC 10) & KARD-TV (FOX 14), West Monroe, LA
Morning Anchor September 2013 – Present
• Anchor – main anchor for the 5:00 am & 6:00 am (two hour) NBC local newscasts and 7:00 am (one hour) FOX local newscast
• Producer – producing the two hour NBC morning newscasts
• Special Assignments Reporter – reporting on unique and in depth coverage segments

KOSA-TV (CBS 7), Odessa, TX
Anchor/ Reporter April 2012- May 2013
• Anchor & Reporter- general assignment reporter covering stories in the West Texas
• Producer & Writer- producing weekend newscasts & writing in Broadcast style
• Photojournalist & Editor- responsible for technical quality & editing news stories

The Shorthorn Newspaper, Arlington, TX
Online Content Producer “The Shortcast” (Newscast) August 2011- December 2011
• Anchor & Reporter- covering stories in the Arlington, TX area
• Producer & Writer- producing on bases of news-worthiness & writing in Broadcast style
• Photojournalist & Editor- responsible for technical quality, graphics & editing newscast
• Promoter – creative promotional ideas, exclusive stories & increasing audience size

WFAA-TV (ABC 8), Dallas / Fort Worth, TX
Intern Summer 2011 – Fall 2011
• Reporting on stories in Top 5 Market
• Edit packages on Sony XD News
• Development of writing skills, editing skills and meeting deadlines
• Created news packages in Spanish and English

D210-TV, Dallas, TX
Entertainment Reporter June 2011 – December 2011
• Reporting on Entertainment Stories in Dallas/ Fort Worth
• Interviewing Celebrities (musicians, actors & directors)
• Reviewing New Music & Movies

KTVT-TV (CBS 11), Dallas / Fort Worth, TX
Intern Fall 2010
• Reporting on stories in Top 5 Market
• Researching, Writing & Editing VO/SOTS & packages
• Learning Camera Skills & Videography
• Learning anchoring techniques

UTA Radio, Arlington, TX
Director of Promotions Fall 2010
• Cross promotions with local businesses
• Organized promotional events
• Created new, creative promotional ideas
• Organized Charity Events for Mission Arlington

Educational Experience:
• University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
B.A. Broadcast Communications & B.A. Spanish (Cum Laude) 2011
• Richland Community College, Dallas, TX
A.A. Science 2008
• Latin American University of Science and Technology, San José, Costa Rica
Studies Abroad – Spanish language

Other Skills:
• Fluent: speaking/reading/writing Spanish & Studied abroad 3 months in San José, Costa Rica.
• Editing : Adobe Audition, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid News Cutter, Sony Xpri, Final Cut Pro, News Flash

Honors & Awards:
• Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Best Video Package 3rd Place Award 2011
• Communications Honor Society 2011 (Top 5%)
• Liberal Arts Deans List 2010
• UTA Honor Roll 2009
• Richland College Presidents Honor Roll 2008 & 2007
• Golden Key International Honor Society
• Phi Theta Kappa- Two Year College Honor Society
• Sigma Delta Mu- Spanish Honor Society
• Vice President- Association of Women in Communications
• Philanthropy Chair- Association of Women in Communications
• UTA International Studies Abroad Scholarship 2011
• Donald & Dorothy Bunnel Endowed Scholarship in Communication 2010
• Texas Federal Credit Union Scholarship 2010

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Felicia BoltonFelicia Bolton is originally from Dallas, Texas and is proud to make Louisiana her new home.  She currently works as the morning anchor for KTVE-TV (NBC 10) and KARD-TV (FOX 14) in West Monroe, Louisiana. Her passion for broadcast journalism ignited at an early age while attending an advanced immersion dual college credit program called Richland Collegiate High School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering.  During that time she participated in the high school newscast, RCH-TV.  As a member of the first graduating class, she laid the foundation for her career by earning a distinguished high school diploma and an Associate of Science Degree.

After high school she graduated early, Cum Laude from the University of Texas at Arlington with B.A. degrees in Spanish and Broadcast Communications. She advanced in her studies by studying abroad at the Latin American University of Science and Technology in San José, Costa Rica. While in Costa Rica, she lived with a host family and spent her spare time building houses in poverty-stricken areas.

During her college career, she grew in her broadcast experience by interning at WFAA-TV and KTVT-TV in Dallas. In addition to this, she worked as the online content producer for “The Shortcast” and an entertainment reporter for D210-TV.  Within months after graduation, she worked fulltime as an anchor / reporter for KOSA-TV in Odessa, Texas.

Her accomplishments include: Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Best Video Package Award, UTA Communications Scholarship Recipient, Golden Key International Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, UTA Communications Honor Society (Top 5%), UTA Dean’s List, UTA Honor Society, and Vice President/ Philanthropy Chair of UTA Association of Women in Communications.

Felicia is a fluent in Spanish and English. In her spare time she enjoys giving back to the community through volunteerism and mentorship.

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