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Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism University of Southern California

Pierce Larsen

Class of 2015

Pierce Larsen is a junior multimedia journalist with a broadcast journalism major and communication with a sports and entertainment emphasis minor. He attends The University of Southern California, and shoots, writes, edits and reports news packages. For Pierce, it’s all about telling a good story.

Aside from work at ATVN, Pierce works at USC's award winning television network, Trojan Vision. He has previously hosted "Trailer Park," a daily show discussing new releases in the film, television, and stage genres. Currently, he can be seen as a correspondent for "The SCoop," USC’s top entertainment news show, covering today’s latest pop culture trends and stories from a collegiate perspective.

As a backpack journalist, Pierce produces audio packages, video packages and articles on a variety of issues in the Los Angeles metro area. His work includes stories about, but not limited to, politics, sporting events, and the entertainment industry. He has experience as a "one-man band" writing, shooting and editing packages for long-term and day-of-air deadlines.

He’s an activist in and around his community, donating his time to numerous charities such as the American Red Cross, Meals on Wheels, Operation Christmas Child, The Invisible Children Club, Green Peace, The Pink Ribbon Club, and to schools throughout the local Los Angeles District. 

Pierce is experienced in the use of social media to promote content from a news organization and to gain story tips and interview leads from followers. He is very comfortable with sites including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Blogger, Tumblr, and mobile/desktop applications linked to such platforms.

Pierce would ultimately like to become on-air journalist bringing his take on newsworthy topics relevant to our society as a whole.

Protesters Rally Against Oil Drilling Plant Near USC

April 23, 2015

South L.A. residents are concerned about what they say is unsafe oil drilling in their neighborhood.

African American Labor Workers Rally For Equal Employment Rights

April 8, 2015

Local African American labor workers rallied Wednesday for equal employment rights. 

Norms Lovers Fight To Preserve Landmark Location

March 26, 2015

Norms Diner on La Cienega is facing demolition after a landlord's decision to "relandscape" the building.

Superbug Hits UCLA Medical Center

February 19, 2015

Two Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center patients died after being infected by the deadly "Superbug" virus. ATVN's Pierce Larsen reports.

The End of the Beginning

December 5, 2014

The semester may be coming to an end, but the new ATVN is just beginning.

The Buzz: World AIDS Day and Vance Joy

December 1, 2014

The Buzz: Chocolate and Matthew McConaughey

November 17, 2014

The Beauty of Convergence

November 14, 2014

Our newsroom is a collaborative work space, which we all should take advantage of.

Beat the Bears Tailgate

November 13, 2014

The Undergraduate Student Government tailgate will be the only pre-game tailgate permitted. 

Robert Herjavec on the Road to Success

November 13, 2014

The Shark Tank host payed USC a visit to share his thoughts on sales and the global business market.

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