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Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism University of Southern California

Jake O'Brien

Class of 2013, Bachelor's

Jake O'Brien is currently a senior majoring in Broadcast and Digital Journalism. At ATVN he has worked at the Assignment Desk, as a Graphics Designer, a Multimedia Journalist, a Producer, and now finally an Anchor.

Aside from work at ATVN, Jake has been a correspondent for Trojan Vision's entertainment show The SCoop. He previously hosted a sports talk show at KXSC Radio and worked as a reporter for Annenberg Radio News.

Jake's work experience includes interning at Men's Journal in New York City and he currently interns in the investigative reporting unit at KCBS. 

Upon graduating, Jake hopes to become a news anchor, a TV show host, or a sports announcer.


What were your duties at ATVN? :

Anchor, Producer and proud graphic artist.

FAA Furloughs Causing Big Backups at LAX

April 22, 2013

The decision of the FAA to furlough 47,000 employees causes major delays at LAX. 

Jackie Robinson Celebrated at Dodger Stadium

April 15, 2013

Monday marks the 66th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's racial barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Virgin Airlines is Ranked Number One in Quality

April 8, 2013

The report ranks the Virgin Airlines number one in quality, while the United Airlines comes in last place.

LAX Flight Attendants Protest Small Knives on Planes

April 1, 2013

Flight attendants at LAX held a demonstation outside Bradley International Terminal to protest the TSA's new policy. 

Mayoral Candidates Make Final Push

March 4, 2013

All five candidates for mayor of L.A. were out and about getting their message out one last time.

Sequester's Impact on U.S. Military

February 25, 2013

Will deep cuts in the defense department budget affect national security?

End of the Semester Advice for Future Producers

December 5, 2012

Some advice for next semester's producers.

Working Towards My Goals as a Producer

November 27, 2012

An explanation of what my goals were as a producer at ATVN and how I have lived up to them.

Gas Price Drop Eclipses 87 Cents

November 19, 2012

Continued drops in gas prices serve as good news for Thanksgiving travelers. 

Using Live Shots During a Newscast

November 14, 2012

How live shots can help enhance a newscast.

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