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My name is Marlon Gomez and I am a video journalist for CHET TV and Peace FM in Chetwynd, B.C. CHET TV is a small community station that caters to an area that is known as “The Peace Region.” Due to our small team, my responsibilities surpass that of a regular video journalist. On top of going out to cover stories, I often anchor our weekly news segment. In addition, I am heavily involved in filming, producing, and editing many of the programs that go to air. So for example, I film concerts, motocross races, festivals, local competitions etc., and edit them into 30 minute or 1 hour shows that people can watch. I am also in charge of creating promotional videos and advertisements that air on TV or get posted online. My job also requires me to work with our sister radio station. So I typically voice advertisements or film interviews that our radio hosts do, and promote them online.
I graduated from Humber College with a specialization in broadcast and online journalism. During my time there I received the President’s Honour letter for consistently achieving high grades in the program. Before going to Humber I got my BA in Criminology at the University of Western Ontario. For the past three years I have acquired a great deal of experience writing for TV, radio, online, newspapers and magazines.
Upon graduating I continued to intern for 96.9 FM Radio Humber News. I anchored news segments every half hour. During the segments I covered the latest news, sports, traffic and weather. In addition, I hosted and reported for their award winning radio show called “At Humber”. I also had the opportunity to anchor, produce and do live reports using Dejero technology for Humber TV News.
I interned at CTV News Toronto where I had the chance to be a chase producer for the six o’clock show and a writer for the eleven thirty show. I covered several cases at the courts on University Avenue, including the sentencing for the man who was charged with the Eaton Centre shooting in 2012. As a writer, I wrote and edited several breaking crime stories within the GTA for the eleven thirty show.
Prior to CTV I was a junior staff writer for Arbitrage magazine, which is now known as Quantumrun. The publication use to focus on writing articles that had a business angle. This allowed me to indulge in my love for technology and write stories that were intertwined with business.
When I’m not chasing stories, you can find me scouring the net watching all types of interviews or working on my Creative Canada Radio Series. After I graduated from university I developed a passion for the art of interviewing, which is one of the reasons why I decided to pursue journalism. Otherwise I love playing and watching sports on the regular with close friends.