Professional Resume of Antonio Solorzano III
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Location: Delran, NJ, USA
School: California State University Los Angeles
Major: History

Professional Resume of Antonio Solorzano III

Professional Experience

Staff Correspondent– ------------, El Monte, CA 09/08-03/13
Staff writer for Sports Department
Coverage primarily focused on prep sports coverage of CIF Southern Section Schools, primarily Schools in Southeast Division.
Cultivated contacts with schools and athletes for enterprise works.
Contributed Regular Guest Spots on Web-based Broadcast, “Mid Valley Sports Show,” Broadcast on ------------

Contributing Correspondent– Racing Information Systems, Redondo Beach, CA 09/03 – 03/09
Correspondent for Online Motor Sports News Wire, specialized in motor sports coverage of various events in North America
Coverage primarily focused on Stock Car, Open Wheel and Sport Bike events, including NASCAR, USAC, IMSA, IndyCar, Formula Drift, AMA Superbikes.
Cultivated contacts with Race Teams, Track officials and Sponsors for enterprise works.

Staff Correspondent– Victor Valley Daily Press, Victorville, CA 09/04 – 12/06
Freelance writer for Sports Department
Coverage focused on prep sports of High Desert schools, specifically, coverage of schools traveling out of High Desert area.
Cultivated contacts with schools and athletes for enterprise works.

Beat Writer (Freelance) – Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA 03/01 – 10/04
Wrote deadline stories for Sports Department, covering NASCAR Dodge Weekly Racing Series events at Irwindale Speedway
Filed stats and standings with paper on regular basis
Provided Editorial Staff with updates on breaking news stories at venue as needed.

Contributing Editor, Sun Belt Region- National Short Track, St. Paul, MN 5/02 – 9/04
Wrote Monthly feature stories and op-ed columns for national racing magazine specializing in coverage of NASCAR’s Dodge Weekly Racing Series.
Monitored championship standings in region, organized coverage of events at tracks across 10 states.
Coordinated photo shoots for stories for publication

Staff Correspondent– Inland Valley Voice, Ontario, CA 10/99 – 05/03
Senior freelance writer for regional news outlet of the Los Angeles Times
Coverage primarily focused on regional prep sports in Inland Empire region
Developed contacts with coaches and athletic directors in region
Worked with paper until transition from regional daily to weekly paper.

Staff Reporter – Our Times, Montebello, Montebello, CA 3/2000 – 9/2000
Staff Writer for Sports Section of Community Newspaper
Assignment included coverage of High School Athletics in Distribution area of publication
Authored several front page articles and covered a variety of writing assignments.
Assisted with editorial functions including final editing.


Computer Skills
Microsoft Word •Quark • Photoshop • Page Maker • Decade and Coyote Publishing Software • NewsEditPro •Windows and Macintosh Operating Systems • Final Cut • Video Editing Software

Awards
California Intercollegiate Press Association: Best News Series
1999- Honorable Mention, (CETI Project Series)
2000- 1st Place, (California Faculty Association Strike Series)

Experience Summary
Experienced in writing feature articles, game stories on deadline, agate and statistical record-keeping and monthly editorial pieces.
Experience in 35mm film and digital photography shooting sports action and individuals
Experience in copy editing, transcription/editing of interviews, and proofreading.
Good technical command of the English language; familiarity with Associated Press writing style; serious commitment to excellence in the printed and published word.
Knowledgable researcher, interviewer, and reporter.

Motorsports, Experienced, Sports Journalism