Mariam Abdallah
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Multimedia journalist with experience in digital editing, producing, writing and reporting.


journalism Experience


intern, cnn tonight with don lemon

June 2018 - Present

Assists the fast-paced CNN Tonight with Don Lemon team during breaking news. Source and cut VO/SOTs from MediaSource, NewsApps and MIRA for air. Code and format script and rundown using iNews.


November 2017 - Present

Correspondent at Planet Forward, a project of the Center for Innovative Media at the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs. Produce original news stories surrounding environmental factors such as climate change, waste management and food. Use social media to promote stories


August 2017 - May 2018

Produced the weekly news podcast ‘Here’s What Happened...’. Produced the weekly news video series ‘The Take, by PABJ’. Write scripts, collect audio, set up hardware and mix elements together into a podcast package using Adobe Audition. Post to social media to promote episodes. Set up camera shots, lighting and direct hosts. Gather video and graphic elements, write and deliver 60-second news stories in a concise way to target audience

production intern, ABC Television WABC-TV

June 2017 - August 2017

Worked as a production intern at Here & Now at WABC-TV, hosted by Sandra Bookman, the show is dedicated to covering the latest news stories, issues and interests that impact the African American community in the tri-state area. Researched local stories, events and organizations. Provided clerical support to the executive producer, editors and show host. Wrote talking points for show segments. Managed communication to guest publicists and representatives. Timed segments, created FCC reports, logged and transcribed interviews.

one man band reporter, Plattsburgh state television

January 2017 - May 2017

Produced packages as a one man band reporter for the news shows that air on Plattsburgh State Television. Researched and sourced stories, interviewed experts within the SUNY Plattsburgh community as well as the Plattsburgh, New York area. Shot and edited video elements, graphics and vocal tracks together.

producer "news briefs", plattsburgh state television

August 2016 - December 2016

Advanced from Associate Producer to Producer in less than a year. Worked to conceptualize and produce the daily news show, 'News Briefs' on PSTV (Plattsburgh State Television) that is broadcasted to 40,000 homes in the Plattsburgh and Burlington area. Worked with anchors to present the best news presenting performance while pitching, writing and editing news stories. Produced the entire news cast by way of live-to-tape to ensure it airs every evening. Designed camera shots and angles and also created graphics for the newscast.

associate producer "news briefs", Plattsburgh state television

January 2016 - May 2016

Pitched, wrote and edited news stories, composed shots, and timed the segments for 'News Briefs', a daily news show on PSTV (Plattsburgh State Television). 


other Experience


founder & lead designer, mariam abdallah design

September 2016 - Present

Launched a personal branding design shop that supplies custom made resumes an business cards. Self-taught in areas of graphic design. Creating resumes and business cards using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign. Consulting college students on their personal brands and demo reel websites.


March 2016 - May 2018

Responsible for researching bloggers, YouTube personalities and influencers for potential collaboration with COCOTIQUE, a lifestyle brand. Working alongside company executives while engaging with the community across social media channels and email marketing campaigns. Contributes posts and graphics for the COCOTIQUE blog


organizations & affiliations


National association of blACK JOURNALISTS

President, suny plattsburgh association of black journalists - student chapter

December 2016 - May 2018

Managed an Executive Board of 15 members in regards to on-campus relations and event planning. Worked to increase the awareness of the SUNY Plattsburgh Association of Black Journalists, an organization for the advancement of black media professionals within the SUNY Plattsburgh community as well as nationally. Former secretary and webmaster.




Broadcast Writing
Video & Audio Editing
Podcast Production
One-Man-Band Reporting
Social Media



iNews Script + Rundown
Adobe Premiere Pro
Avid Media Composer
Adobe Audition
Adobe CreativeCloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign)
NewsApps/Media Source
Microsoft Office
MAC OS - Windows XP-10



National Association of Black Journalists




state university of new york - plattsburgh, n.y


Anticipated Graduation, December 2018


writing for broadcast journalism
producing & reporting tv news
basic video planning & production
fundamentals of multimedia production
on-camera performance
broadcast announcing practicum
u.s national politics
public policy/administration
european politics
international politics


Phone: 646 281 4200
location: new york city