Hello, my name is Elizabeth Pedraza. I currently reside in Des Moines, Iowa working as a News Director with WHO-TV Channel 13 News. For a little background on me, I completed my Master of Arts Degree in Digital Communication and Media Arts at DePaul University in August of 2017. From there, I went on to work full-time at WQAD Channel 8 News in Moline, IL as a Newscast Director and Content Creator.
Although I spend a lot of my time in the studio working on live broadcasts, I still find time to work on small side projects of my own that I am passionate about. During my undergraduate years, I was able to take many courses where I specialized with working in the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite software. As I started full-time work, these skills have strengthened as my position requires me to work with Photoshop and After Effects. In addition, I have become skilled in working with Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro for editing broadcast video for my job. These skills have allowed me to focus on a variety of areas in Digital Media. I plan to continue to perfect these skills as I continue my full-time work in broadcast.
In my day-to-day tasks, I primarily work with ROSS OverDrive and a Vision Switcher. Both of which I was trained on during my time at WQAD, but I have expanded my skill set with both the switcher and OverDrive since I start working at WHO in March of 2019. I hope to continue to expand on these skills, but learn others such as Sound Design for live broadcast. With the help of my eager coworkers, I hope this is something I can master before I continue on the next chapter of my career.