Abigail Keel

T: 314-7993148 – E: abby.keel@gmail.com

LinkedInOnline Portfolio@abigailkeel


Education

Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri

Bachelor of Journalism in Convergence Media

Radio Reporting and Production | Minor in Public Leadership and Service |Multicultural Certificate


Media Experience

The Longest Shortest Time [Earwolf]

                  Associate Producer [current position]

                  January 2015

  • Pitched stories and assisted with production of episodes and promos
  • Assisted reporters with logging and transcribing tape, researching stories
  • Wrote blog posts for radiolab.org

Radiolab 

                  Per Diem Producer + Intern

                  Fall 2015 – Spring 2016

  • Reported episode-length story, Debatable
  • Pitched stories and assisted with production of episodes and promos
  • Assisted reporters with logging and transcribing tape, researching stories
  • Wrote blog posts for radiolab.org

KBIA News 91.3fm

Daily Shift Editor [paid position]

August 2014-May 2015               

  • Edited student day-turn and feature radio stories
  • Ran pitch meetings and exercised news judgment

Producer, reporter, anchor

 August 2013-May 2015

  • Produced an award-winning long-form investigative documentary
  • Pitched, reported, wrote and produced local explainer podcast called CoMo Explained as part of a team
  • Assisted in production of Intersection episodes [local talk show], including pitching topics and pre-interviewing guests
  • Produced print, video and audio content for local online only Faith and Values site, partner of KBIA
  • Produced day-turn and feature stories about arts and culture content, political stories, breaking news

Here Say Team

January-May 2015

  • Collected multimedia stories from community to engage local audience
  • Designed and created interactive website with map functionality

Transom Traveling Story Workshop 

Teaching Assistant

                  August 2015               

  • Assisted with preparation for workshop with Rob Rosenthal, gave students feedback on story ideas
  • Helped edit student work and teach skills during week-long workshop

Columbia Missourian

Graphics and Multimedia Reporter

August-December 2013 and August-December 2014

  • Produced static and interactive graphics for local stories including maps, diagrams and charts
  • Reported and produced one full-page graphic for print and interactive online

Awards

Abigail won a Third Coast Award for her work on The Longest Shortest Time’s W. Kamau Bell Asks His Mom About Sex.

Abigail has won the following awards for her documentary piece, Heartland, Missouri. 

  • Sigma Delta Chi Excellence in Journalism Award, Society of Professional Journalists
  • Murrow Awards in Writing and Investigative Reporting [Region 5], RTNDA
  • Best Writing and Investigative News Award, Public Radio News Directors, Inc.
  • Best Documentary, Religious Newswriters Association