Nathan J. Bense


WHAM/WUHF-TV (ABC/FOX/CW) Rochester, NY (August 2012 – Present)

  • News Producer, 13WHAM News at 10 on FOX Rochester
  • Rebuilt the 10pm broadcast from the ground up to create a fast-paced, high-energy newscast that showcases new local content
  • Work across departments to create a more engaging, dynamic experience for viewers

WROC/WUHF-TV (CBS/formerly FOX) Rochester, NY (August 2010 – August 2012)

  • News Producer, FOX First at Ten
  • Selected, wrote, and formatted compelling stories for television and web
  • Developed visually interactive graphics to showcase and enhance storytelling

ABC NEWS ON CAMPUS, Syracuse, NY (August 2009 – May 2010)

  • Bureau Chief & Reporter – accountable to network producers and executives in New York
  • Represented staff & pitched stories on weekly conference calls with program leaders and 5 other bureau chiefs
  • Reported and produced content for multiple platforms, including abcnews.com and ABC News Now

CONNECT, Syracuse University (September 2007 – December 2008)

  • Weekly public affairs program airing on WSYR-TV digital channel 9.2 and WSPX-TV
  • Contributed to the team as a writer, researcher, booker, and reporter.
  • Collaborated with producers on story ideas, rundown organization, graphics, and proof reading

WAER PUBLIC RADIO, Syracuse, NY (February 2007 – May 2008)

  • Volunteer weekend reporter
  • Researched, interviewed, wrote, & edited assigned stories to be read by anchor on local “Morning Edition”


ROCHESTER MEDIA ASSOCIATION – 2012 Young Professional Award


Broadcast Journalism, Policy Studies, & History

  • S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs


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