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Location: Bellflower, CA, USA
School: Metropolitan State University of Denver
Major: Journalism


Shannon M. Hoffman

Skills & Abilities
Writing print/web Researching & hunting
Editing syntax, punctuation, grammar Finding stories
Proficient in AP style Building trust/relationships
Exercising healthy skepticism Ability to adapt

Newsroom & Freelance Experience
Collaborating with professionals at The Denver Post Tracking down sources
News editing Working in the biggest newsroom in CO
Writing stories w/ a quick turnaround & meeting deadline Shadowing other professionals
Collaborating with photojournalists Being a photojournalist
Transcribing phone calls Balancing multiple stories

Media Appearances
Interviewed as guest journalist - TalkRadio 630 KHOW, "The Rundown." Ross Kaminsky. 2/2/2018

Bachelor of Arts – Metropolitan State University of Denver, 2017
Major: Journalism, magazine concentration - 3.7 GPA
Minor: English, writing concentration - 3.0 GPA

Contracted Positions
Freelance Journalist | Los Angeles Times | Sept. 2018 - Present
Freelance Journalist | Digital First Media | April 2018 – Present
General Assignment Reporter | The Denver Post | October 2017 – March 2018
General Assignment Reporter | Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald | May 2017 – December 2017

Journalism Courses
Investigative reporting Magazine design
News editing Communication in action
Column writing Creative non-fiction workshop
Short-form feature articles Intermediate photojournalism
Legal & ethical issues in journalism Art & craft of writing

I am currently writing a collection of personal essays centralized around growing up with mental illness and focusing on the importance of silencing the sigma. I am currently reading Adulting by Kelly Williams Brown and If You Have To Cry Go Outside by Kelly Cutrone.

If I’m not reading or writing, then I’m playing flag football on the beach, enjoying a cup of coffee at a local coffee shop (or a sour beer at a local brewery), or at the gym. I also enjoy the occasional investment in the perfect pair of ankle boots or an expensive bottle of nail polish. I’ve been known to get intense and boisterous at sporting events, especially when the Red Sox are playing.

writer, creator, journalist