Shakira, an Apprentice Program Supervisor, based in New York, has 1 Researcher credit and 1 Story Associate Producer credit, and has been a member since 2016.


8/20 – 8/21

Apprentice Program Supervisor

Staff Position — ViacomCBS Details
8/20 – 8/21

Hire and manage talent selected for an exclusive diversity program to gain exposure in various areas of late-night comedy - Evaluate departments for additional support needs and talent placement - Coordinate meetings between Senior colleagues and entry level talent to offer mentorship and growth opportunities

9/18 – 9/19


Staff Position — The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Details
9/18 – 9/19

Key project: - a 2020 voting guide ... 1M+ users, 5M+ social video views - Curate detailed research packets for interviews with celebrity guests, politicians, and field shoots; create questions for interviews - Pitch monologue stories, guest interview bits, and field segment ideas which execute on-air - Assist news researchers during live shows; pitch content for writers and produce monologue graphics

10/17 – 9/18


Staff Position — The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Details
10/17 – 9/18

Apprentice Alumna - Selected for an exclusive program to gather in-depth exposure to various areas of late-night comedy; Rotated within Segment, Talent, Research, Field, and Footage departments - Proficient in Snapstream and Scripto; clipped SOTs, checked scripts to provide citations/dates for on-air graphics

10/16 – 5/17

Story Associate Producer Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta (Season 6)

VH1 — TV — EASTERN (NFGTV) Details
10/16 – 5/17

- Develop content for 25+ cast story threads over the span of 16 episodes; - Present 20-minute scene recaps post shoots to story team to facilitate creative for follow up scenes; - Write 200+ hot sheets to highlight best content and summarize scenes for post-production edits and network; - Write questions for green screen interviews; - Interact with multiple talent on 200+ field shoots; transcribe scene dialogue for three hour logs; - Highest rated cable network show on Monday nights; 2M+ audience in target demographic per episode.

9/15 – 10/16

Producer (Freelance) Live Special Events

CNN — TV — CNN Details
9/15 – 10/16

- Isolate and summarize compelling content during “Special Events” for network distribution - Fact check and edit show scripts, reporter packages, and articles

6/13 – 10/16

Media Coordinator & CNNgo Associate Producer

Staff Position — CNN Details
6/13 – 10/16

- Write daily reports for CNN, HLN, and summarizing video available in-house for distribution - Curate content from to offer in-depth background reports for prime-time shows - Edit and upload content to during live breaking news

9/11 – 6/13

General Assignment Reporter

Staff Position — CNN Details
9/11 – 6/13

- Floor Director for Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, Don Lemon and other talent - Assisted in building segments for HLN shows such as Nancy Grace and Dr. Drew - Researched and pitched story ideas, updated show rundowns, and assisted guest bookers - Production Assistant for field shoots, Nancy Grace, and CONAN

11/10 – 8/11

(Segment and Phone Producer)

Staff Position — D S Simon Productions Details
11/10 – 8/11

- Wrote anchor scripts for local news affiliates, domestic cable networks, and radio personnel nationwide - Worked with high profile guests and managed interview segments at various studios in New York City


  • Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta | Season 6 Official Super Trailer

  • Better Know A Ballot: Stephen Colbert's State-By-State Guide To Voting In The 2020 Election


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City College of New York

B.A. Media & Communication Arts

My Gear

  • A Keyboard


  • Producing
  • Television
  • Editing
  • Broadcast
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Radio
  • Social Media
  • Storytelling
  • Production
  • Writing
  • Research
  • Public Relations
  • Non-linear Editing
  • Journalism
  • Blogging
  • Adobe
  • grip
  • reception
  • Stage Management
  • Floor Directing
  • interpersonal
  • Snapstream
  • Prompter
  • Scripto
  • Anchoring
  • Guestbooking