DARCY BONFILS

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SUMMARY

Executive Producer with solid track record in network and local television producing and news management.
Nationally award-winning writer, collaborative leader with strong editorial judgment and breaking news coverage.
Skilled at studio production, live and taped studio segments, writing packages, multi-camera remotes and digital media.

EXPERIENCE

Executive Producer, NY1 Live at Ten, Spectrum Networks - 11/2017 to current - New York City, NY

  • Key member of start-up management team behind first live, local 10p newscast in #1 DMA, New York City, in four decades. Manage editorial production for 10p newscast and 12-hour cycle of news programming for 24/7 news operation covering NYC.
  • Oversee staff of writer/producers, playing key role in editorial direction, breaking news, crafting of scripts and packages.
    Work with producers and reporters showcasing stories and newscasts, with graphics, set design, sound and creative story-telling.

Senior Executive Producer, CBS46 News, WGCL-TV - 11/2016 to 11/2017 - Atlanta, GA

  • Senior Executive Producer overseeing newscasts for Top Ten Market CBS network affiliate. Third in-line management in newsroom; only woman in station’s senior management. Oversaw 100+ newsroom staff with special focus on reporters, producers and writers. Involved in daily editorial decision-making; story selection and editorial enterprise.
  • Oversaw writing, editing and producing scripts, news packages and newscasts. Managed breaking news coverage- playing critical role in prioritizing and getting on the air. Responsible for copy-editing all newscasts; anchor scripts as well as reporters’ copy.
  • Worked closely with digital, to ensure social media content was consistent and correct. Supervised daily performance of staff, hiring and personnel issues. Team leader and motivator, optimizing staff talents and productivity.

Executive Producer, The Weather Channel - 1/2014 to 11/2016 - Atlanta, GA

23.5° with Sam Champion11/2015 to 11/2016

  • Executive Producer, launching one-hour weekly taped talk show hosted by anchor Sam Champion.
    Developed show look and graphic design, managed team of producers with editorial guidance and vision.
    Responsible for $400k annual show budget, managing expenditures and cost efficiency.
  • Managed digital media partnership with Huffington Post, sharing editorial content, facilitating exposure of 23.5 Degrees to HuffPo’s 100+ Million monthly unique visitors. Played key role in show’s social promotion strategy on digital platform, Weather.com, increasing show exposure to site’s 155 Million monthly unique visitors.

AMHQ with Sam Champion01/2014 to 11/2015

  • Executive Producer, involved in all aspects of start-up for three-hour daily morning show hosted by anchor Sam Champion.
    Oversaw staff of 25+; for editorial content, copy-editing and graphics. Emphasis on live, breaking news.
  • Oversaw show’s social media unit, growing AMHQ’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts from
    start-up to six-figure followers, providing editorial guidance and digital promotion strategy. Worked with digital partner Weather.com, to launch AMHQ page, tapping into site’s 155 Million monthly unique visitors. Oversaw social media for anchor Sam Champion’s Fan page, with postings from studio and live locations.
  • Created and developed branded show segments providing income stream through network sponsorship with solid editorial
    content. Secured sponsorship deals worth $100K+ for the Network, funding multi-camera, full show live AMHQ originations.

Coordinating Producer, Good Morning America, ABC News - 10/2006 to 12/2013 - New York City, NY

  • Managed ABC News Weather unit and ABC News Weather Editor Sam Champion, for all stories, segments and
    live remotes on "Good Morning America", ABC News & ABC digital platforms. Responsibilities included shooting
    and writing unit's stories from breaking news to features; vivid story-telling, booking sources, managing editorial production.
  • Produced live remotes covering breaking news, features and specials for GMA and all ABC News & digital platforms. Extensive multi-camera live production.
  • Digital collaboration as editorial contributor for ABC News/Yahoo! News Digital collaboration, the #1 digital news destination with 100 Million monthly unique visitors. Developed and maintained social media platforms for ABC Anchor Sam Champion: Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter accounts, growing to six-figure followers.

Consulting Producer, Sea Rescue with Sam Champion, Litton Entertainment - 06/2012 to 12/2013 - New York City, NY

  • Concurrent position while at ABC News; award-winning syndicated weekly program airing on 98% of ABC affiliates. Show growth start-up to #1 in 90% of markets, reaching 30M viewers, ratings +20% season one to two.

Producer, Eyewitness News, WABC-TV - 02/1997 to 10/2006 - New York City, NY

  • Line Producer and Specials Producer for #1 rated broadcast news operation in New York City, Eyewitness News, the Flagship ABC O & O. Emphasis on live, breaking news, creative production values and excellent writing skills. Wrote and produced news specials and long-form prime-time specials, managed and produced location shoots.

AWARDS

  • Daytime Emmy Award, 2013-2014. National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
    Outstanding Morning Program, Good Morning America, ABC News
  • Daytime Emmy Award, 2008-2009. National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
    Outstanding Morning Program, Good Morning America, ABC News
  • Daytime Emmy Award, 2007-2008. National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
    Outstanding Morning Program, Good Morning America, ABC News
  • Daytime Emmy Award, 2006-2007. National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
    Outstanding Morning Program, Good Morning America, ABC News
  • Peabody Award, 2012. Coverage of Superstorm Sandy, ABC News
  • Peabody Award, 2001. Coverage of September 11, 2001, ABC News.
  • Writers Guild of America Award, 2000. Outstanding Script for Television News
    Hurricane: Eyewitness To A Storm, WABC-TV
  • Parent’s Choice Award, 2013. Television Category
    Sea Rescue with Sam Champion, Litton Entertainment
  • Telly Award, 2013. Outstanding Wildlife Television Programming
    Sea Rescue with Sam Champion, Litton Entertainment
  • US International Film & Video Festival Awards, 2013. Entertainment Programs and Specials
    Sea Rescue with Sam Champion, Litton Entertainment
  • NY Emmy Award, 2002-2003. National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
    Outstanding Entertainment Programming, The Big Apple Circus, WABC-TV
  • News Emmy Nomination, 2016. National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
    Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News Magazine
    Dateline NBC: Terror In Paris, NBC News
  • NY Emmy Nomination, 2003-2004. National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
    Outstanding Environmental Programming, WABC-TV
  • NY Emmy Nomination, 1999-2000. National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
    Outstanding News Special, WABC-TV

SKILLS

Microsoft Office
AVID
LUCI
ENP
INEWS Power User
Dalet
MacBook PRO
SONY PD-150
SKYPE
Facebook Live
Instagram
Twitter
Videolicious
LiveU
Banjo
Periscope

EDUCATION

  • Master of Arts, University of Colorado – JOURNALISM - Boulder, CO
  • Bachelor of Arts, Middlebury College – POLITICAL SCIENCE - Middlebury, VT