KOMU-TV

At KOMU-TV, the NBC Affiliate in Columbia, Missouri, I am a multimedia reporter for both the 4:30 a.m. show and the 9 and 10 p.m. shows. I pitch, report and produce all of my own content and often go live to front my stories. I write for KOMU's website every time I report on a story and also tweet and publish Facebook Live posts when I am out in the field.  

I currently anchor the noon show. I also co-anchor the 9 and 10 p.m. shows with senior news anchor Jim Riek. I anchored and reported for the 6:00 p.m. evening show and also co-anchored the morning show with senior news anchor Megan Judy beginning at 4:30 a.m.. I have been a digital producer, managing all of KOMU's digital presence and also produced and anchored the morning cut-ins containing local news for Mid-Missouri during the TODAY Show.  

I am eager to master the skills it takes to be a prime-time reporter and anchor in my final semesters at the Missouri School of Journalism. 

Junior Hunter Bushnell suffered serious spinal injuries at practice Wednesday.
Since the 2016 election, the markets have been grinding higher and higher.
Kathy Kronk says she's one of the lucky ones because it was her second home and the people who live there year-round are the ones who need help.
Restaurants and hotels are just a few local businesses experiencing an increase of customers during Ameren's hire.
A man was shot in North Columbia in Spencers Crest and taken to a local hospital.
Members of the 20 counties served by the center came together and raised $4 million for renovations and additions to the building.
Neither Fort Leonard Wood or the Pentagon can confirm if the 11 Afghan soldiers are accounted for.
Three boys have been training together for three years to compete at the FFA and 4-H national livestock judging competitions.
President Trump announced a rollback on President Obama's birth control coverage rule Friday.
The Megan Meier Foundation will present to students, parents, community members and faculty at Hallsville Intermediate School.

Watch my latest reports on my YouTube Channel.


 

During the fall of 2014 and 2015, I was a Friday Night Football Videographer at KOMU.  In this role, I filmed at & live 'tweeted' during Mid-Missouri high school football games on Friday nights. I brought film back to the news station to edit, write a script, and put together a story for the ten o’clock news, which contains the high school football highlights.

 

index on censorship digital content intern

 

During the summer of 2017, I interned in London, England, as a digital content intern for Index on Censorship. I filmed, edited and wrote stories for their website by covering protests and events. I researched and conducted interviews for stories covering the human rights conflict in Bahrain. I also wrote a weekly recap of the stories published for the website. Additionally I was asked to train other interns on pre-reporting, shooting and editing video for the website and social media. 


China Open Tennis Tournament Multi-Media Journalist

In the fall of 2016, I spent two weeks in Beijing, China, as a multi-media journalist for the China Open Tennis Tournament.  I covered tennis matches and various events at the tournament for their digital and social platforms. I also had the opportunity to conduct one-on-one interviews with Top 10 players as well as shoot and produced social media highlight videos from the interviews for social media. Additionally, I managed their social media accounts to increase audience engagement.  Writing styles for these two weeks included match recaps as well as enterprise pieces. 

I also compiled a project about the 2-Child Policy that came about a year before, October 2015.  I shot interviews on the Great Wall of China and in the Forbidden City while using a translator. The b-roll and photo project were shot throughout my whole trip to Beijing.

A year after the Chinese government lifted the ban on one child per family, Chinese citizens speak out with their thoughts on the policy change.
 

Columbia Missourian

At the Columbia Missourian, a daily paper serving the city of Columbia, Missouri, was a member of the Digital Marketing Team. Our goal was to help the Missourian achieve a consistent brand across all their platforms. After meeting with their director of community outreach and social media team, we developed a plan of action to help the Missourian achieve it's branding goals. I worked specifically to develop a daily email newsletter by deciphering what components readers in Columbia wanted to read. You can sign up to receive the newsletter on the Missourian's website.

I was also a video storyteller at the Missourian. I reported and produced video content on feature events within 24 hours of event for the Missourian's website.  


Classwork

During the fall semester of my junior year, I completed the course Broadcast News II. During this course, I reported for KOMU-TV pitching stories and executing packs for the 5 o'clock, 6 o'clock and 10 o'clock newscasts. All content was edited on Avid.

The following story is one of my enterprise stories that aired. 

While America waits for Trump to choose a healthcare policy, economist and healthcare professionals urge Missourians to be patient.

The stories below were produced during my spring semester of my sophomore year in my Convergence reporting class, J4804. All these stories were shot on a Nikon D7000 using a Beachtek Mini audio mixer, a SennheiserEW100 wireless mic and edited on Premire Pro.

Missouri has seen a significant increase in child abuse and neglect reports in the last four years. But it could actually be good news. KOMU 8's Claire Kopsky takes us to a place in Columbia, Missouri, where abused children go after a report has been made.

This weekend, 27 youth wrestlers from one mid-Missouri wrestling club will pack their bags and head to St. Louis for the Missouri USA Wrestling State Championships. KOMU 8’s Claire Kopsky takes us to a private wrestling gym in Callaway County, Missouri, where a coach is making all the difference by taking the sport beyond the mat.

Across the country, April has become known as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. KOMU's Claire Kopsky takes us to Mexico, Missouri, where she sat down with a teenage victim of sexual assault to learn how an increase in awareness and reporting is affecting several mid-Missouri communities.


In late March 2015, Mizzou's Senior-Golf Captain and All-American, Ryan Zech, works on his game at The Club at Old Hawthorne in Columbia, Missouri. Over halfway through his final season as a SEC golfer, Zech reflects on his entry into the sport as an infant with plastic clubs and looks ahead to how he wants to give back to young golfers in his future.

In the spring of my freshman year I took the Multimedia Journalism class, J2150, which focused on 'mobile journalism.' Therefore, all of my content was captured using an iPad.  I used the app FiLMiC Pro to capture all my video, Pinnacle Studio to edit all my video and Multi Track DAW to capture and edit all audio.