The products of all my work is featured in the Audio, Video and Digital sections.

Resume - Damita Menezes

Digital Content Producer


Sept 2023 – Present

Each day brings a dynamic mix of tasks, starting with updating NewsNation's digital platforms, including the website, app, email, and social media channels, with breaking news and daily topics. I'm continuously brainstorming and pitching story ideas, aiming to develop multiple angles on a single news topic, all while adhering to our mission of unbiased reporting. Creating digital-first content and original reporting is another key responsibility, differentiating our brand from competitors. I also focus on optimizing audience engagement by packaging content effectively and leveraging data to make informed content decisions. Lastly, I ensure our content reaches a wider audience by clipping broadcast segments for publishing across all digital platforms and social media channels while implementing SEO best practices.

Investigative/Specials Intern


Jun 2023 – Aug 2023

My responsibilities included finding sources, conducting pre-interviews, summarizing legal documents, and fact-checking information to ensure the accuracy and reliability of investigative reports. I developed strong multitasking skills by effectively managing and prioritizing multiple moving stories at once. Additionally, I am proficient in utilizing tools such as Stratus, PACER, and iNews for data analysis, research, and managing news content. Analyzed financial and corporate data using tools like Excel, uncovering trends and anomalies to support investigative reporting. My experience as a CNBC Investigative Unit Intern has provided me with valuable skills in scriptwriting, multitasking, fact-checking, data analysis, news judgment, interviewing, and research.


Chicago Access Network Television (CAN-TV)

Apr 2023 – Jun 2023

I produced 10 shows for the show "Chicago This Week" which aired every Friday. I helped edit, program, write, manage, and create the show. Chicago This Week is a half-hour show that features news, sports, business, and entertainment stories from around Chicago. All the producing, reporting, writing, shooting, and editing are done by Medill graduate students. Studios Logo

Podcast Studio Producer Studios

Jun 2021 – Jun 2022

I helped in the development, launch, and post-launch tasks of 6 podcasts including Roe Conn & Richard Roeper's Screen Time with Roe & Roeper podcast, and Butkus Beyond The Line for Dick Butkus. I engineered audio and video recordings in their podcast studio, as well as edited the shows. I managed the production schedule of shows as well as sponsorship spots, etc. Created social media graphics and short video snippets. Tracked and analyzed key metrics and analytics. Aided executive producers in compiling materials for clients. Collaborated with staff to brainstorm ideas and to develop, expand, update, upgrade, or enhance communications, products and programs. Was responsible for the final check as each episode went live on platforms. Established a partner-client-based podcasting business model for the company.

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Consumer Investigative Intern

WLS-TV ABC 7 Chicago

Jun 2021 – Jan 2022

As part of the Consumer Investigative Unit of the I-Team, I responded to viewers who needed help or felt as though they had been ripped off or wronged. The I-Team looks for patterns of complaints attached to certain companies to warn other viewers. I also alerted viewers to data and privacy concerns and found stories that had broad warnings, which can help improve people’s everyday lives. I also looked into stories through research and the use of the Freedom of Information Act to uncover wrongdoing and problems which affect consumer’s pocketbooks.

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Production Assistant to Carol Marin and Don Moseley

Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence

Sep 2020 – Apr 2021

I provided questions, research and rehearsal work for the US Senate candidate forum that aired on NBC5 and on its digital platform featuring all five candidates on the 2020 November 3rd ballot. I was also part of a production team for a story that aired on WTTW11 Chicago PBS. I collaboratively reported, shot and edited the news package.

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General Manager

Radio DePaul

Aug 2020 – Jun 2021

I acquired the role of the general manager during the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the station was closed - I built a new mode of broadcasting for at-home production for 50 staff members to continue recording their shows. I am fluent with the Radio DJ operating system. As the head manager for the radio station’s operations, I managed all programming and communication. I oversaw daily operations of the station, supervised station social media accounts, hired and trained new members of the station. I helped build and launch the new Radio DePaul website and started a biweekly newsletter to summarize all station announcements and content. I acted as editor-in-chief for the station blog, submitted station material for local and national college radio awards (ex: Intercollegiate Broadcasting System, Illinois Broadcast Association).

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TV News Reporter, Anchor, Producer

Good Day DePaul

Sep 2020 – Jun 2021

I researched, wrote, shot and edited packages weekly to be aired on DePaul’s TV news program.

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Multimedia Producer

DePaul University Finance Department and Real Estate

Apr 2019 - Mar 2021

Under the Marketing & Communications Team, I co-founded, hosted and produced the podcast Stuff You Should Know About Finance. I also lead and supervise the Digital Media team to produce promotional videos and social media postings.

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Production Director

Radio DePaul

Sep 2019 – Aug 2020

I created spots, PSAs, commercials, intros, and bumpers for the radio station. I worked with organizations to create advertisements and collaborated with the music director to make the radio stream sound professional with updated spots. I also produced my own radio show/podcast called Global Talks & Tunes which documents the international student experience, accompanied by foreign music.

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News Director

Radio DePaul

Sep 2018 – Jun 2019

I managed the news team — consisting of 20 newscasters — for Pocket News (a 20 minute news show at noon and 5 pm on weekdays). I recruited, interviewed, trained and scheduled students to write scripts, use the studio board, collaborate to produce news packages and represent Radio DePaul news.

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Digital Media Intern

Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce

Jan 2019 – Apr 2019

I shot and edited promotional videos. I also helped with social media management.