Dwayne Harris Watkins

Freelance Sports Videographer & Journalistic Videographer

Location:Mesquite, Texas, United States
2 Skills
Dwayne Harris Watkins
605 Barcelona Place
Garland, TX 75043
Cell (214) 549-9210 | dwaynewatkins@hotmail.com

Accomplished Professional with extensive expertise in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, and Business Operations. Results-driven achiever with excellent communication and interpersonal skills; a strong emphasis in High Profile Television Media/Programming and as an On-Air Personality. Proven history and success increasing profitability, improving performance, and cultivating productivity in sensitive, fast-paced environments and a highly competitive industry. Tenacious in building new business, securing customer loyalty, and forging strong relationships with external business partners. Poised to transition solid background to a career in Finance and Investments. Seeking a position with opportunities for growth and advancement that will benefit from my experience and leadership abilities. Capable of a wide range of assertive leadership roles.

Team Building/Leadership & Training Business Development & Growth Time & Task Management
Decision Maker, Prioritize & Delegate Community/Public Relations Marketing/Presentations
Cultivating Business Relationships Managing Multiple Projects Maximizing Productivity
Client Relationship Management Organizational Leadership Coaching/Mentoring

? Strong management skills, leadership qualities, and solid communication abilities
? Proven top performer, with a reputation for strong financial management qualified by mature, prudent business skills and sound judgment
? Articulate, diplomatic, persuasive; easily establishes rapport and credibility with people at all levels, works well with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures
? Ambitious, responsible, thorough; productive in collaborative and independent environments
? Adaptive to change, communicates effectively with prospects building a sense of urgency into a transaction
? Sound decision-making abilities, analytical skills, maintains ongoing education
? Excellent proficiency in MS Office products, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro editing systems, and numerous software applications, some (NRCS), Interplay, Pilot and FlightPlan, Photoshop, and Aftereffects
? Available to travel. Will consider relocation for the right opportunity

Licensed in Health and Life Insurance, Fixed Annuities, and Series 63
Registered Investment Company/Variable Contracts Limited Representative
Certified in Avid Media Composer

? Enjoyed success participating in major events and broadcast during tenure
? Produced short documentary for St. Paul UMC Church, May 2010

1993 - Current Freelance-Field Audio, FOX Sports, Dallas, TX
Primarily responsible for the parabolic microphone operation for NFL on FOX, NASCAR, and MLB broadcasts.
Accomplishments/High Profile Projects include
? 2 NFC Championship Games, "The Cotton Bowl Classic”, and most recently Super Bowl XLV

1987 - Current Freelance-Field Audio, CBS Sports, Dallas, TX
Primarily responsible for the parabolic microphone operation for NFL games.
Accomplishments/High Profile Projects include
? "Colonial Golf Classic"

1984 - 2010 Photographer-Editor, KDFW-TV (FOX O&O), Dallas, TX
Produced informative, interesting, and accurate material.
Accomplishments/High Profile Projects
? 1988 Democratic and GOP political conventions,1989 Presidential Inauguration, 1990 Bush-Gorbachev Summit, Dallas Cowboys training camps and regular seasons, and Super Bowl XXXIV
? Worked closely with the Investigative reporting unit on numerous special project stories and 3 documentaries
? Recipient of multiple AP, UPI, and Press Club of Dallas awards

1978 - 1984 Sports Producer/Weekend Anchor, KARK-TV, Little Rock, AR
1976 - 1978 Production, Studio Director/Cameraman, KAIT-TV, Jonesboro, AR
1974 - 1978 Announcer, KASU-FM, Jonesboro, AR
1972 - 1974 Music Director, KOKY-AM, Little Rock, AR

International Film and Television Workshop, Rockport, ME
Film Directing, Studied Film Directing under Peter Werner ("Moonlighting")
Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR
BS in Communications
Recipient, "Paul Bond Memorial Award" for outstanding senior student
SMU, Dallas, TX
Pursued Master of Divinity Theology

Former Member, Dallas Screenwriters Association
Former Coach/Mentor for the USPGA First Tee Program

Avid runner
? Completed 2 marathons in Chicago and Cowtown, participated in several half-marathons
Other hobbies include golf and tennis