Communications Chameleon – Resume

Heidi Rodney-Nakanishi


  • Ten years of local and network TV production experience in New York City and Miami markets for NBC, Fox and CBS
  • Coordinated news operations, overseeing the final output of tapes for live and pre-recorded programs
  • Encoded, recorded and oversaw transmission of remote/ satellite feeds for national and international affiliates including, News Channel, Reuters, Telemundo, MSNBC, and APTN
  • TESOL-Certified Tutor of Conversational English
  • Contributor to social media networks and blogs


December 2005  Florida International University Miami, FL

Bachelor of Science, School of Journalism & Mass Communication

  • Specialty: TV Production –  Concentrations: Theatre and Spanish

October 2004     American InterContinental University London, England

Fall Study Abroad Program

  • Concentrations: Acting for Camera and Introduction to Macintosh

June 1995          University of Salamanca Salamanca, Spain

Summer Study Abroad Program

  • Concentrations: Spanish and Humanities


2011-Present Sterling Jewelers, Incorporated: Kay Jewelers Ft. Lauderdale, FL / Denver, CO

Jewelry Consultant/ Sales Representative

  • Involved in jewelry merchandising, visual display, receiving, inventory, auditing, inspection and cleaning
  • Maintain records of clientele for follow-up, future needs and to notify them of special events
  • Trusted to handle and distribute funds including, assist with store’s end-of-night bank deposits

2011-Present Everywhere!

Memoirist – Independent Contractor

  • Blog: ChocolateGeisha Spills the Sake!™ ~Memoirs of a Bitter Middle-Child and the Random for Giggles…
  • WordPress Platform

2009-2010 Tungsten Properties New York, NY

New York State Licensed Salesperson – Independent Contractor

  • Sales and leasing specialist for the New York City area
  •      Duties involve scouting prime property and negotiating prices for sellers, buyers and leasers
  •      Required to interact with clients of various backgrounds and give personalized assistance

2008-2011 The International Center in New York New York, NY

Volunteer Tutor

  • Practice one-to-one and group conversational English with non-native speakers
  • Discuss current events, North American culture and the students’ own cultures
  • Correct students’ grammar and sentence structure, and encourage them to converse in public

2008            News Corporation: Fox News Channel New York, NY

Video Editor

  • *Responsible for creating voice-overs, arranging sound on tape, and feature packages for news.
  • *Restructured, dubbed, performed quality control and encoded feeds and pre-recorded interviews.
  •        Programs: Geraldo at Large, The O’Reilly Factor, On the Record with Greta Van Susteren, et al…

2006       CBS Television Stations Group: WCBS News New York, NY

Video Editor*

2000-2007  General Electric: NBC-Universal, News Channel 4 New York, NY

News Operations Coordinator

  • Supervisor of editing department for Weekend Today in NY morning news
  • In charge of arranging and logging show tapes from scripted run-downs
  • Liaison for directors and writers to help trouble-shoot problems during fast-paced show

Video Editor*

  • Programs included Live at Five, Today in NY, and movie critiques by Jeffrey Lyons
  • Researched and retrieved archive tapes

1998-2000   Sunbeam Television Corporation:  WSVN 7; CNN/ Fox Affiliate Miami, FL

Video Editor*/ Electronic Graphics Coordinator

  • Operated Chyron Infinit equipment during live, primetime news
  • Assisted in post-production suites to generate chyron text and animation for news pre-production and chyron spots
  • Liaison for producers and graphic designers to arrange and stack Quantel still store graphics in Picture Box Express system

1998           Clear Channel Communications: Y-100 & PLANET 103 Radio Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Radio Production Assistant

  • Involved in commercial programming continuity, using SAW editing program, audio vault, reel to reel, DAT, DGS and DCI equipment
  • Talent for on-air voice-overs, including public service announcements and commercials
  • Conducted demographical research of “Top 40” music selections for leading radio stations


  • Experience using DVC-Pro, JVC, Sony Beta, M-II, Media 100, Panasonic Newsbyte, AVID Adrenaline, and Final Cut Pro editing platforms

  • Proficient in Windows, Mac, Microsoft Word, I-News, Avstar, Newstar, Video on Demand, Quantel Still Store, Picture Box Express System

  • Competent in reading, writing and speaking Spanish
  • Work well under pressure, able to multi-task and meet deadlines without supervision


  • National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians
  • Communication Workers of America
  • The United Nations Singers (Choral Ensemble)
  • National Marrow Donor Program; Blood/ Apheresis Donations to American Red Cross and New York Blood Centers

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