Photo: Brianna Borresen

Photo: Brianna Borresen

I am a Long Island girl from East Meadow, NY. I grew up just three miles down Hempstead Turnpike from the place where I would eventually go to hone my skills as a journalist: Hofstra University . I am set to graduate from Hofstra’s journalism dual bachelor’s/master’s degree program in May 2015.

I’ve worn many hats during my time at Hofstra. I joined the Marconi Award-winning, number one college radio station in the nation 88.7 FM WRHU my freshman year in spring 2012. There, I served as Assistant News Director and worked as an anchor, reporter and producer for the nightly news program Newsline, and host of the morning drive talk program “Morning Wake Up Call.”

At WRHU, I was allowed the freedom to work on stories that appealed to my interests, like the heroin epidemic on Long Island and the rise of sexual assaults on college campuses. My work has gained recognition from the Alliance of Women in Media’s Gracie Awards, the Fair Media Council’s Folio Awards, the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System and the Press Club of Long Island. This past year I was also chosen to represent WRHU in Indianapolis at the National Association of Broadcaster’s Marconi Awards, where WRHU won best non-commercial station in the country.

I was also a contributor and the treasurer for the online women’s magazine Her Campus Hofstra and the graduate assistant for civic literacy at Hofstra’s Center for Civic Engagement.

I’ve held three internships during my time in school. First, at 106.1 WBLI Cox Media Group in Babylon, New York, then at Fox News Channel at ‘Huckabee’ and at NY1 News for the interactive newscast ‘The Call’ in New York City.

I hope to one day be a television news producer.

Feel free to contact me with ideas, questions or comments at any time. I respect differing opinions and am always open for an educated debate.

E-mail: brianna.borresen@gmail.com

You can also contact me via Twitter and LinkedIn.

Thanks for stopping by.


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