Copyright © 2019 BETH DELANY

RESUME

 

Experience

Yahoo Entertainment (The Morning Breath) – A live, daily, social morning show co-hosted by social media influencers, Girl With No Job and Jackie O. Problems

Premiere Writer | New York, New York | December 2017 – March 2018

  • Pitch, write and publish the daily show recaps that live on the Yahoo Entertainment homepage seen by thousands

  • Writing articles featuring exclusive interviews with celebrities from television, tech, entertainment, music and film

  • The show – airing live every weekday morning on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Podcast platforms – discusses top entertainment news stories and exclusively interviews celebrities like Spencer Pratt, Dorinda Medley, AnnaLynne McCord, Andi Dorfman, Hunter Hayes and dozens more.

  • 77 total articles published on Yahoo's Entertainment and Lifestyle pages

Chicago Tribune (Splash Magazine) – Chicago’s Dose of Style, Society and Celebrity

Contributing Writer, Editorial Assistant, Editorial Intern | Chicago, Illinois | May 2015 – present

  • Pitch and conduct interviews with actor Kevin Hart, author Gillian Flynn, Real Housewives of New York’s Bethenny Frankel, designer Rebecca Minkoff, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Lisa Vanderpump, actress Jenny McCarthy, Millionaire Matchmaker's Patti Stanger and dozens more

  • Covered President Barack Obama’s farewell speech in January 2017

  • Responsible for creating social media content reaching thousands in the Chicago area

NBCUniversal (E! News) – Number one destination for all things pop culture and one of the fastest-growing digital destinations, with more than 39 million multi-platform unique visitors per month in the United States

Breaking News Intern + Midwest Stringer | Los Angeles, California | May 2013 – April 2017

  • Conducted daily phone calls with sources and fact-checked outgoing content

  • Reporting credit with a Lindsay Lohan exclusive story and a Paula Deen story

  • Worked as stringer for breaking news stories about Kanye West, Christina El Moussa, Vicki Gunvalson and more

Pathway to Living – Transforming the way society thinks about aging and senior living

Content + Communications Specialist | Chicago, Illinois | December 2016 – present  

  • Instrumental in the re-branding of the corporate website from start to finish; created all original content and helped with overall design as well as intentionally generated significant press interest through social media

  • Produced corporate video, interviewed residents and staff; frontlines of editing and execution

  • The first person to hold this position, I manage 25 Facebook pages, Instagram profiles and Twitter profiles for older adult communities across the country. As the company grows, I am responsible for an increasing number of accounts.

  • Interview ordinary residents from communities and share their unique and extraordinary stories on social media platforms

  • Social Media was nearly nonexistent upon my hiring and I successfully doubled audience interaction and created a space for audiences to be inspired, uplifted and interested in the individual stories of older adults.

 

Womensforum.com – A leading women’s lifestyle company reaching over 45 million people each month

Entertainment Writer | Chicago, Illinois | May 2014 – January 2016

  • Nearly 200 published entertainment pieces including award show stories (Grammys, Academy Awards, Golden Globes, etc.)

  • Promoted to exclusive Entertainment Blogger after 7 months of freelance work

  • Interviewed E! News’ Catt Sadler and celebrity personal trainer Jim Karas

  • Wrote roughly 50 weekend entertainment articles in which I recapped the five biggest entertainment stories from the weekend

 

Studio71 (formerly Collective Digital Studios) – A leading multi-platform entertainment company where original entertainment programming is produced and distributed

Production Intern | Beverly Hills, California | May 2014 – August 2014

  • Worked alongside producers to create original YouTube content (writing scripts, editing scripts, collaborating on original ideas)

  • Worked as a production assistant on the set of Purina’s Petcentric YouTube channel (coordinated shoot schedules, ensured camera equipment was working, assisted talent with make-up, responsible for craft services, scouted locations with producers)

  • Answered phones and managed the schedule of producer and director, Effie Brown (Dear White People)

 

Education

Indiana University | Bloomington, IN (May 2016)

  • Media School – B.A. Journalism + Sociology (specialization broadcast journalism)

  • Featured on Indiana University Student Television, reaching a campus of over 45,000 students

  • Developed a campaign for the Bring Change to Mind organization – presented personally to founder, Glenn Close

Accomplishments

  • Exclusive interview Making A Murderer’s Jerry Buting for my own website

  • Correctly predicted the names of four celebrity babies and featured in the Indiana University newspaper: Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West’s son Saint, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s daughter Seraphina, Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber’s son Samuel, Jessica Alba and Cash Warren’s daughter Haven and Khloe Kardashian's daughter True.

  • Listed as “Writer to Watch in 2015” by TV Business Expert Marsha Wright