I am Damita — a journalist, audio & video producer.
I am currently based in Chicago, but I was born and brought up in Dubai, UAE to Indian expats. I am attending Northwestern University’s Medill School for a Master’s of Science in Broadcast Journalism. I received my Bachelor’s of Arts in Journalism and a minor in digital cinema in 2021, from DePaul University.
I last worked as a Podcast Studio 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). Before that, I was 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 print, 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