I am Damita — a journalist, audio & video producer.
I am now based in Chicago, but I was born and brought up in Dubai, UAE, where I grew up as an Indian expat. I graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School with a Master of Science in Journalism in 2023. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a minor in digital cinema in 2021, from DePaul University.
Presently, I am a Digital Content Producer at NewsNation — the fastest-growing national cable news network reaching 70 million television households across the United States.
Previously, I gained valuable experience as an intern at CNBC, where I contributed to their Investigative and Specials Unit. Before that I was a Podcast Producer at Americaneagle.com Studios, producing and managing podcasts for Roe Conn (WGN) & Richard Roeper (The Chicago Sun-Times), and, Dick Butkus (former linebacker for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League). I was also an Investigative Intern at ABC 7 Chicago.
Using audio and video, I produce dynamic multimedia stories. Through technology and management, I tell stories that combine personal perspectives and arguments with expert facts to show real matters. I have a determination to do anything I put my mind to, and I will see it through until the end, especially if I am managing something that is my own or I get to make it my own.
My motivation is to inform people about what is going on in their neighborhoods so that they can make knowledgeable decisions. I am a skilled reporter, writer, and audio and video editor who enjoys working in digital and broadcast journalism. I know my way through digital marketing and website management. I have experience in producing audio and video for news, documentary, political and government reporting, as well as promotional content.
This website documents all my work and online presence.
Damita M. Menezes