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CNN.

I'm a global digital programming producer at CNN. I create engaging and informative frames into the day's top news through the alerts and headlines that appear on CNN's desktop and mobile homepages.

 

My background in breaking news, audience development and content strategy contributed to CNN's audience records, including reaching record highs on mobile platforms. I coordinate with content teams to plan for coverage from pop culture to identity politics, writing about some of the biggest conversations and news events.

MY SKILLS.

BREAKING NEWS

I produce high quality work under pressure and tight deadlines.

CONTENT STRATEGY

I brainstorm and execute innovative strategies that boost audience engagement.

MICROWRITING

I craft compelling headlines and alert language despite character count constraints.

REALTIME ANALYTICS

I use data tools to gauge audience interest and assign audience-focused stories.

HOMEPAGE DESIGN

I create visually captivating presentations of the top news stories of the moment.

USER EXPERIENCE

I consult on product launches that are designed to increase mobile news consumption. 

I have a passion for entertainment as well as race, gender and identity. I have written stories covering the intersection of politics and pop culture, including this explainer on the history of racist makeup after pictures emerged of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in blackface. I discussed my piece during a live interview with CNN's Brianna Keilar.

Pop Life Chronicles

I was a part of a cross-functional team that launched CNN's first entertainment newsletter, a product designed to reach new audiences and allow them to engage deeper into our pop culture coverage. I created the newsletter's framework, collaborated on design and continue to produce and edit each week's edition.

© 2021 by Kendall Trammell. Created by The Dean's List.

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