Mona Kosar Abdi
ABC 5 - WEWS Cleveland
• Pitch lead, investigative and enterprise stories as well as those that champion the people and spirit of Cleveland.
• Co-anchor the 3-hour weekend edition of Good Morning Cleveland.
• Work sources to break news and tell compelling stories on every platform.
• Collaborate with Photojournalists to create engaging and demonstrative live shots.
Weekend Anchor/General Assignment Reporter
ABC 13 - WSET Lynchburg/Roanoke
• Uncovered stories that have prompted legislative change and led to federal and state investigations.
• Crafted compelling stories, as the top enterprise reporter at WSET, generated through sources within my beat.
• Developed a growing community of more than 31,000 engaged followers for my WSET Facebook Fan page.
• Exposed cases of abuse in the Lynchburg foster care system, which prompted an internal investigation.
• Produced and anchored the weekend evening shows.
Al Jazeera English
• Write feature stories pertaining to the Middle East and East Africa.
• Pitch enterprise stories to the Senior Editor.
• Conduct extensive research to obtain accurate information and verify facts using credible sources.
Assignment Editor/News Writer
• Cultivate creative story ideas and send crews to cover assignments for newscast.
• Create and foster relationships with law enforcement, public officials, and sources.
• Gather and confirm information on developing and breaking news stories in a fast paced environment for reporters, producers, and photographers.
University of California, San Diego
Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Political Science/International Studies
LEADERSHIP & AFFILIATIONS
• Active member of National Association of Black Journalist (NABJ)
• 2015 NPPA News Video Workshop participant.
• Bilingually fluent in English and Somali, with a working proficiency in Spanish.
**References available upon request.