Madison Fantozzi                                                                             Twitter – Facebook – LinkedIn
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The Ledger – November 2014 to present

  • Serves as local newspaper’s education reporter primarily covering K-12 with some higher education reporting
  • Writes stories on deadline for online and print, shoots photo and video to accompany them and reports live on Twitter and Facebook as news is happening
  • Serves as a social media ambassador and on the paper’s engagement team to figure out how to effectively tell stories across all mediums
  • Develops strong relationships with community stakeholders, and works to gain and maintain the public’s trust
  • Serves as a watchdog over the local education system and writes hard news stories, while also writing feature stories that highlight the good things going on in the community
  • Covered Winter Haven and other East Polk municipalities before being promoted to education – one of the paper’s three most important beats

Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers June 2014 – August 2014

  • Full-time intern reporter with breaking news and Indian River Lagoon teams

Scripps Washington Bureau May 2014 – June 2014

  • Full-time intern reporter with Scripps Howard Foundation Wire
  • Covered high-profile Supreme Court cases, Senate hearings, White House events and the Scripps National Spelling Bee for media outlets across the country

Miami Herald August 2013 – June 2014

  • Part-time intern reporter covering Pinecrest, a South Miami municipality and the paper’s second largest readership

Florida International University’s Student Media August 2012 – April 2014

  • Served as news director and managed triweekly news coverage in the newspaper, on the radio, online and social media with a staff of 20+ reporters and photographers
  • Awarded best investigative reporting and best feature writing

South Florida News Service May 2013 – August 2013

  • Reported and produced stories for Miami Herald, Sun Sentinel and Palm Beach Post


  • Society of Professional Journalists Sunshine State Awards nominee for education reporting
  • Best of Gatehouse contest nominee for news writer of the year, public service journalism and community engagement journalism


Communicates quickly, accurately and clearly; meets deadlines; can juggle multiple assignments and projects at once; works well alone and with others; strong writing and grammar; uses social media to engage audiences; photography and videography; proficient in Microsoft Office, iMovie, Final Cut, InDesign, Photoshop and WordPress


Florida International University Fall 2012 – August 2014

  • Bachelor of science in journalism
  • Graduated magna cum laude

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