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Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism University of Southern California

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Sharareh Drury

Class of 2011, Bachelor's



Sharareh Drury is an award-winning multimedia journalist in Los Angeles. 

She currently is a Production Assistant, researching and reporting for E! News. She also is a host on Spreecast, covering a variety of trending news. 
Sharareh has proven herself to be a versatile journalist by taking on various positions and reporting on various subjects including international/national news, entertainment, health, local communities, and social issues.

Sharareh graduated from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism in 2011 with a B.A. in Broadcast and Digital journalism, and an emphasis on American popular culture and the music industry.

In 2007, she won a Student Television Award for Excellence from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for her documentary on survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Personally, Sharareh is a huge music and television buff and when not absorbed in TV, she loves anything to do with the outdoors (surfing, camping, cross-country running etc.). She is also a major mix of culture, mainly Iranian-Irish, and to travel and learn about the world around her. 

Portfolio: http://www.shararehdrury.com 
Spreecast: http://www.spreecast.com/users/sharareh
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ShararehDrury.Journalist
Twitter: https://twitter.com/shararehdrury

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What are the top three skills journalism students should learn in college?:
Thinking fast - this will help you whether you're writing a script, editing footage, looking up information, interviewing someone. You're mind and how quickly you can use it will be extremely beneficial.

Internet and Social Media - everything is online or getting there soon and the web provides endless possibilities for research and information. Social media is the way of the future for human relationships and connections, utilize it! Also, make sure you yourself have an online presence - a portfolio, YouTube Channel, Twitter. You need to show you're not just online but getting involved and participating within it too.

Confidence - Its a cheesy skill to put down perhaps but being confident and sure of yourself will help you through this incredibly tough, ever-changing, and grueling industry. Some days will be fantastic and others will make you question what the heck you're doing -- but with confidence, you'll get through it and find the reward of being a journalist in a modern world. 



What were your duties at ATVN? :

Multimedia Director, Producer, Reporter, Weather Anchor, Assignment Desk Manager



How did ATVN prepare you for your career?:

Both ATVN and the Annenberg curriculum were incredibly helpful in preparing me for my current work at E! News. Working under deadline pressure, knowing how to work both in the field and in studio, shooting and editing footage, writing scripts, ethics and morals of journalism, researching news and finding sources -- all of these and many more came from my time at ATVN and Annenberg.  It could have been a small, quick news story or the most important breaking news of the year - no matter what I worked on, it was important and provided a wealth of knowledge to me and I use all of it to this very day. 



What do you enjoy most about your job? What makes it worthwhile?:

Being a journalist is like sitting in the front row seat to history. Every day I come to work and could have an idea of what I will work on and in an instant, it could all change. 

Its not a job where you stay in a cubicle all day. You will get to work on fascinating stories, both large and small, and at times know things before the rest of the world.

I also love working at E! News because I am always fascinated with entertainment and pop culture, and have a dedicated, intelligent, and positive team to work with.

First L.A. May Day Festival

April 30, 2011

USC students and local businesses and residents team up for the first L.A. May Day Festival

A Day in the Life: UNIQUE DESIGN

October 14, 2010

Meet one young designer who transforms inexpensive fabrics into couture styles.

A Day in the Life: TEST WHIZ

October 7, 2010

One test preparation teacher holds top scores in the GRE, LSAT, and MCAT.

A Day in the Life: STREET PERFORMERS

September 30, 2010

Go inside a day in the life of a dance troupe on Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade.

Jump Rope Record

February 1, 2010

Harlem Globetrotters join local elementary school students in California’s attempt to break a world record

MARIJUANA ORDINANCE

November 18, 2009

ATVN's Sharareh Drury takes a look at an ordinance that would allow dispensaries to sell medical marijuana for cash.

CARLY FIORINA PROFILE

November 4, 2009

The former Hewlett Packard CEO formally announced her bid for the U.S. Senate.

CHIEF BRATTON REPLACEMENT

October 21, 2009

What police officers and local residents are looking for in a new police chief.

ANNENBERG'S FUTURE

October 7, 2009

Students and faculty take a look at how this event will affect the future of both schools.