Mark Abramson

Freelance Writer & Editor

Location:Oakland, California, United States
Phone: 510 253-7461
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Mark Abramson
Dublin, CA 94568
Phone: (510) 253-7461

Career objective:
To work in journalism, public relations, communications, media relations or a writing fieldition

Freelance journalist in the San Francisco Bay Area, from October 2010 to present

Reporter, limited tenure, for Stars and Stripes Europe ( based in Kaiserslautern, Germany, from August 2008 to March 2010
• Covered all branches of the U.S. military and federal government pertaining to the Department of Defense while working at bases in Germany, England and Italy
• Extensive digital photography

Reporter for the Daily News Group in San Mateo, CA, from August 2006 to August 2008
• Covered three cities, some courts, features, San Francisco International Airport, public safety and other topics

Reporter for the Lompoc Record in Lompoc, CA, from October 2003 to August 2006
• Covered the city of Lompoc, courts, some state politics and police and public safety
• Digital photography

Reporter for ANG Newspapers the Tri-Valley Herald San Joaquin Bureau in Tracy, CA, and The Daily Review in Hayward, CA, from July 2000 to October 2002
• Covered the city of San Leandro before switching to covering police, public safety, the military and courts
• Wrote four to 11 stories a week covering the cities of Lathrop, Manteca, and later San Leandro and public safety

Reporter for the Tracy Press in Tracy, CA, from, April 2000 to July 2000
• Covered police and public safety

Reporter for the Kingman Daily Miner in Kingman, AZ., from February 1999 to April 2000
• Covered the courts, police department, sheriff’s office and fire departments
• Digital photography

Reporter for The Glendale Star in Glendale, AZ., from June 1998 to February 1999
• Covered business, city government, public safety, features and general assignment
• Digital photography

Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from San Diego State University
Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Arizona State University

Associated Press writing style, excellent writing ability, communications and public relations skills, media relations skills, Microsoft Office programs, and a typing speed of 69 words a minute
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