Shakira Saunders' an experienced Producer with a demonstrated history of working in entertainment & news. Her eyes pick the most compelling content. She's a visionary when it comes to creative writing, editing, research, booking and interviewing guests!


8/22 – 12/22

Producer Tamron Hall (Season 4)

ABC — TV — ABC News Details
8/22 – 12/22

Show Producer - Developed 8 hour-long, 7 segment episodes from “pitch to post” while managing a team and budgeting costs - Created show themes, pitched stories, booked guests, wrote scripts, made tape packages, selected elements - Collaborated with various departments: editors, graphics, wardrobe and set design, editorial, S&P - Pre-interviewed talent such as Morris Chestnut, Jill Scott, Sunny Hostin, Amanda Seales, & Edward Enninful - To date, my November 11th “Why I Went Viral” episode tied with the premiere episode as the highest rated of S4

6/22 – 8/22

Associate Producer Ziwe (Season 2)

Showtime — TV — A24 Television Details
6/22 – 8/22

Field Associate Producer - Found and pre-interviewed all non-celebrity talent for S2 - Managed budget for field shoots - Executive team presentations

10/17 – 12/21

Researcher (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert)

Staff Position — CBS Television Studios Details
10/17 – 12/21

Researcher (Season 4, 5, 6) - Project: - 2020 voting guide … 1M+ users, 5M+ social video views - Webby Nomination - Curated detailed research packets and pitched interview questions for celebrity guests, politicians, and field shoots - Pitched monologue stories, guest interview bits, and field segment ideas; reviewed field pieces for tonal accuracy - Assisted news researchers during live shows; fact checked scripts, and produced monologue graphics Apprentice Program Supervisor (Season 6) - Managed talent selected for an exclusive diversity program to gain exposure within various areas of late-night comedy Apprentice (Season 3) - Apprentice Alumna - 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

10/21 – 11/21

Talent Producer (Would I Lie To You) Would I lie to you? (Pilot)

The CW — TV — Truly Original Details
10/21 – 11/21

- Coordinated and interviewed 20 celebrity guests to find entertaining, unknown stories for a game show format - Managed talent, pitched and cleared props/additional guests for “This Is My” segments, toplined notes for writers

10/16 – 6/17

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

VH1 — TV — EASTERN (NFGTV) Details
10/16 – 6/17

- 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; - 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.

9/11 – 10/16

Multimedia Journalist

Staff Position — CNN / Turner Broadcasting Details
9/11 – 10/16

Media Coordinator - CNNgo Associate Producer: Wrote daily reports for CNN, HLN, and summarizing video available in-house for distribution; - Curated content from for in-depth background of prime-time shows such as AC360 & Parts Unknown; - Edited and uploaded videos, articles, and photo galleries to during live breaking news stories. Special Events Producer & Researcher (Freelance): Isolated & summarized compelling content during political “Special Events” for network distribution; - Fact checked and edited show scripts, reporter packages, and articles. Video Journalist & Associate Producer: Assisted in building multiple segments for HLN show-teams such as Nancy Grace and Dr. Drew; - Researched and pitched story ideas, wrote ticker stories, updated show rundowns, and booked guests.

12/09 – 6/10

Intern (Seven on Your Side) Eyewitness News

ABC — TV — ABC/Disney Details
12/09 – 6/10

- Assisted production for daily segments: selected consumer complaints which deemed newsworthy, researched & validated all content - Main assistant for the Seven On Your Side Reporter, Nina Pineda - Number one market in the country


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City College of New York

B.A. Media & Communication Arts


  • Producing
  • Research
  • Management
  • Nexis
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Snapstream
  • Scripto