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Sam Bergum

I’m now the weekend nightside producer for 9NEWS.

In my first job at ABC10 in Sacramento, I produced every dayside and nightside show. As a member of Tegna’s first class of the Producer In Residence program, I led the redesign of our 5 p.m. show to be more conversational, experimental and engaging. I coordinated our Emmy-nominated coverage marking one year since the devastating Camp Fire, and spent hours in the control room for days in our breaking news coverage of unprecedented power shutoffs and fire danger.

At USC, I was an EP and director for Annenberg TV News. I led several special projects, including the 2018 Undergraduate Student Government Debates, and I produced two major multi-platform investigative stories on issues that hit close to campus.

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Denver, Colorado, United States

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B.A. Broadcast and Digital Journalism

Previous Jobs:

Producer-in-Residence, ABC10 (KXTV)
Intern, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (Los Angeles)
News Assistant, ABC7 (Los Angeles)
News Intern, NBCLA (Los Angeles)

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