Les Rose Curriculum Vitae

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Les Rose
Professor of Practice, S.I. Newhouse School
Broadcast and Digital Journalism
Syracuse University
215 University Place, Newhouse 2-376
Syracuse, NY 13210
213-999-5516 cell
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www.lesroseonline.com
@LesRoseSyracuse

Since the Fall of 2016, I have served as a Professor of Practice at the S.I. Newhouse School at Syracuse University, in Broadcast and Digital Journalism. My duties include teaching at least three classes per semester, mentoring students, helping students get their first jobs through industry contacts, service to the University, community, and service to the TV News photojournalism industry, which I represent to the school.

For 38 years, I was a television news photojournalist/field producer/video editor/ live truck operator. For 22 years, I was a photojournalist/field producer for CBS National News, Los Angeles Bureau. During that time I worked with Steve Hartman in Everybody Has a Story, Assignment America, 60 Minutes 2, and On the Road with Steve Hartman.

I have been awarded five Emmy Awards, one National Peabody Award, and one National Edward R. Murrow. Since 1998, I have taught seminars across the United States and in five countries for professionals, college and high school students.

EDUCATION

Master of Arts, Broadcast Journalism, 2010

University of Nebraska, Lincoln

            Achieved via synchronous online classes

            Thesis: Edward R. Murrow: His Life, Legacy, and Ethical Influence

Bachelor of Arts, Broadcast Journalism, 1979

University of South Florida, Tampa

Minor: American History

ACADEMIC HONORS AND AWARDS

2011    University Libraries Influence Award Winner, University of Nebraska, for Influence of Thesis:  Edward R. Murrow’s Ethics and Influence

2010 and 2011   Most Downloaded Thesis for the University of Nebraska Library

2000    Alumni of the Year, Mass Communications Department, University of South Florida

PROFESSIONAL HONORS AND AWARDS

2015 Edward R. Murrow Award (shared/contributor to show) Best Newscast CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley

2015 Emmy Award (shared/contributor to show) CBS Sunday Morning, Outstanding Morning Program, Daytime Emmys

2013 Emmy Award (shared/contributor to show) CBS Sunday Morning, Outstanding Morning Program, Daytime Emmys

2013 Gracie Award Cancer Cure (team win), Alliance for Women in Media

2013 SPJ Sigma Delta Chi Award for Feature Reporting (Network Television, Team Win)

2009 to 2010 Alfred I. Dupont Columbia University Award (shared) for CBS Reports: Children of the Recession

2006 Florida Scholastic Press Association, Gold Medallion Award

2003 Edward R. Murrow Award, Feature Reporting, The Wranglers with Steve Hartman

2001 National News and Documentary Emmy Nomination, Producer, 48 Hours Special Everybody Has a Story” (Best Report in a News magazine in 2001), NATAS, New York

2000 to 2001 Alfred I. Dupont Columbia University Award, Photographer, CBS Evenings News, Everybody has a Story

1998 Emmy Award, Camera (Light News Story), NATAS, Los Angeles

1998 Emmy Award, Producer (Feature Segment), NATAS, Los Angeles

1998 Emmy Award, Producer (L.A. Local Color), NATAS, Los Angeles

1998 Emmy Nomination, Producer (Outstanding Sports Reporting), NATAS, Los Angeles

1998 Emmy Nomination, Camera (Light News Story-Single Report), NATAS, Los Angeles

1998 Emmy Nomination, Producer (Serious News Story – Single Report), NATAS, Los Angeles

1998 Emmy Nomination, Outstanding News Videographer, NATAS, Los Angeles

1998 Videographer of the Year, Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles

1998 AP Award, Videographer of the Year, APTRA (California-Nevada)

1998 AP Award, Best Regularly Scheduled Feature (Producer), APTRA (California-Nevada)

1998 Golden Mike Award for Best Light Feature Reporting (Producer), RTNA of Southern California

1998 Golden Mike Award for Best Sports Feature Reporting (Producer), RTNA of Southern California

1998 Golden Mike Award for Best News Special (Co-Photographer), RTNA of Southern California

1997 Emmy Award, Producer (Outstanding News Feature Reporting), NATAS, Los Angeles

1997 Emmy Nomination, Camera (Outstanding News Videographer), NATAS, Los Angeles

1997 Emmy Nomination, Producer (Light News Story – Multi part), NATAS, Los Angeles

1997 Emmy Nomination, Producer (Light News Story – Single Report), NATAS, Los Angeles

1997 Emmy Nomination, Camera (Live Coverage Unscheduled News Event), NATAS, Los Angeles

1997 Golden Mike Award, for Best Videographer of a Feature Series or Special, RTNA of Southern California

1997 Golden Mike Award for Best Light News Series Reporting, RTNA of Southern California

1997 First Place, (Producer) Best Regularly Scheduled Feature, APTRA (California-Nevada)

1997 First Place, (Co-Producer) Best Special Programming, APTRA (California-Nevada)

1996 Emmy Award, Camera (Outstanding News Videographer), NATAS, Los Angeles

1996 Emmy Nomination, Camera (Serious News Story), NATAS, Los Angeles

1996 Emmy Nomination, Camera (Light News Story, Second in Category), NATAS, Los Angeles

1996 Emmy Nomination, Producer (Outstanding Hard News Reporting), NATAS, Los Angeles

1996 Emmy Nomination, Producer (Outstanding News Feature Reporting), NATAS, Los Angeles

1996 Golden Mike Award for Best News Videographer of a Feature Series or Special, RTNA of Southern California

1996 First Place, Feature Photography, Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles

1996 First Place, Videographer of a News Feature, APTRA (California-Nevada)

1996 First Place, Regularly Scheduled Feature, APTRA (California-Nevada)

1996 First Place, Videographer of Sports, APTRA (California-Nevada)

1995 Emmy Nomination, Producer (News Feature), NATAS, Los Angeles

1995 Golden Mike Award for Best Light Feature (Photography), RTNA of Southern California

1994 Emmy Award (Group) for Live Coverage: Earthquake, NATAS, Los Angeles

1993 Emmy Nomination, Camera (News Feature), NATAS, Los Angeles

1990 Emmy Nomination, Camera (News Feature), NATAS, Los Angeles

1990 Emmy Nomination, News Editing (Hard News), NATAS, Los Angeles

1990 First Place, Best Light Feature, APTRA (California-Nevada)

1990 Golden Mike Award for Best Light Feature, APTRA (California-Nevada)

1990 Golden Mike Award for Best Serious Feature (Editing), RTNA of Southern California

1988 Emmy Nomination, News Editing (Feature), NATAS, Los Angeles

1987 Golden Mike (Group for Earthquake Coverage), RTNA of Southern California

1984 United Press International Award of Excellence in Reporting, Florida

1983 Emmy Award for Individual Achievement in Editing, NATAS, Florida

CAREER EXPERIENCE

August 2016 to Present

Professor of Practice, S.I. Newhouse School
Broadcast and Digital Journalism
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

November 1998 to July 2016

Television News Photojournalist and Field Producer
CBS Network News, Los Angeles Bureau

I have shot and field produced hundreds of stories for the CBS Evening News, CBS Sunday Morning and CBS This Morning, CBS News’ 48 Hours, and 60 Minutes 2

  • 2011 to 2016 – Co-Photojournalist, On the Road with Steve Hartman
  • 2005 – Co-Photojournalist, 60 Minutes 2 end segments with Steve Hartman
  • 2005 – 2011 – Co-Photojournalist, Assignment America segments with Steve Hartman
  • 1998-2004 – Photojournalist/field producer, Everybody Has a Story with Steve Hartman
  • Ongoing – Photojournalist and field producer for CBS News primetime news programs
  • CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley (as well as Dan Rather, Bob Schieffer, and Katie Couric).

ENG Photojournalist, Editor, Live Truck Operator, Field Producer
KCBS-TV, Los Angeles

January 1986 to November 1998

  • News photojournalism, editing, live remotes, and story producing
  • Photojournalist, field producer of a daily feature with Steve Hartman, 1994-1998
  • Helicopter aerial videographer
  • Special assignments included mini-documentaries (half hour) on subjects ranging from The Getty Museum and the rehabilitation of a beached grey whale at Sea World

ENG Photojournalist/Field Producer, Freelance
NBC Network News, Miami Bureau

January 1984 to January 1986

  • Assignments included Contra War coverage in Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Honduras.
  • Assignments in South America, Santo Domingo, Haiti, and the Southern United States
  • Stories and live remotes with satellite trucks seen on the NBC Today Show, The NBC Evening News with Tom Brokaw
  • Served as freelance audio technician for CBS Sports
  • Assignments included the South Florida Cocaine wars and Miami Vice
  • Assignments included several hurricanes and tornadoes

ENG Photojournalist, Editor, Live Truck Operator, Field Producer
WFLA-TV News, Tampa, Florida

January 1982 to 1984

  • Photojournalist, field producer, and editor for 8 Country feature segment.
  • Covered numerous hurricanes and flooding stories in addition to sports stories.

ENG Cameraman, Editor, Field Producer-Promotions Department
KTVI-TV News, St. Louis, Missouri

September 1981 to January 1982

  • Shot and produced topical promos for air that evening to promote evening newscasts
  • Regularly shot aerials in station’s helicopter
  • Regularly helped out news department with breaking news

ENG Photojournalist/Editor/Live Aerial Photographer
WTSP-TV News, St. Petersburg, Florida

March 1981 to September 1981, staff (freelanced July 1980-March 1981)

  • Twice daily live aerial photographer for morning and evening newscasts
  • Edited for first year before I was assigned a camera
  • Covered the Skyway Bridge Disaster

INTERNSHIPS

1979

  • WFLA-TV Tampa, Florida     
  • WUSF-FM Tampa, Florida

SEMINARS and LECTURE ENGAGEMENTS

2020    Visual Storytelling Video Chat for Don Goble’s Students (Broadcast Technology, Film, and Multimedia Teacher at Ladue School District), St. Louis, Missouri, Instructor

2020    Zoom Event, Maui Waena Intermediate School, Kahului, Hawaii (Middle School Class – Student Television Network), Guest Speaker

2020    Virtual Poynter Institute Teachapalooza, St. Petersburg Florida, Instructor

2020    Syracuse Summer College for High School Course, Broadcast and Digital Journalism: TV News Storytelling, Instructor (& Developer)

2020    National Press Photographers Association of America National Workshop, Online, Speaker & Instructor

2020    Newhouse First Year Engagement Activities, “Broken Hearts and Luggage Carts: True Tales of TV News,” Online, Presenter

2020    JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention, “Les Rose on Broken Hearts and Luggage Carts: True Tales of TV News,” Virtual Presenter

2019    National Press Photographers Association News Video Workshop, Norman, Oklahoma, speaker & faculty

2019    Student Television Network National Convention, Seattle, Washington, session speaker

2019    Excellence in Journalism Convention, San Antonio, TX, participant and student speaker

2019    The Poynter Institute NewsU Video Storytelling Webinar, St. Petersburg, Florida, instructor

2019    The Poynter Institute Teachapalooza, St. Petersburg, Florida, instructor

2019    Military Motion Media Camera/ Editing Refresher Course, Newhouse SU, instructor

2019    “The Power of Storytelling,” FaceTime Friday Series Alpharetta High School, Fulton County Georgia, Audio-Video, Technology & Film Students (STN- Student Television Network), guest speaker

2019    Multimedia Photography & Design and Military Photojournalism Leader for Military Motion Media Students, Fall Photography Workshop, Newhouse, instructor

2019    New York Scholastic Press Association (ESSPA- Empire State School Press Association), High School Journalist Conference, session speaker

2019    High School Journalism Webinar, Russian High School Journalism Students, Youth TV Bridge – Eurasia Foundation, developer and presenter of three individual sessions

2018    Student Television Network National Convention, session speaker

2018    National Press Photographers Association News Video Workshop, keynote speaker & faculty

2018    Florida Scholastic Press Association Annual State Convention, keynote speaker & sessions speaker

2018    USAID Macedonia, Consultant for USAID.Gov (through AECOM), Sitel Television Network Skopje, Macedonia

2018    California State University Summer Arts Program, Visual Storytelling, co-developer & instructor

2018    Military Motion Media Camera/ Editing Refresher Course, Newhouse SU, instructor

2018    Multimedia Photography & Design and Military Photojournalism Leader for Military Motion Media Students, Fall Photography Workshop, Newhouse, instructor

2018    Excellence in Journalism Convention, Baltimore, MD, participant and student speaker

2017    Michigan Association of Broadcasters, seminar leader

2017    National Press Photographers Association News Video Workshop, keynote speaker & faculty

2017    Student Television Network National Convention, guest speaker

2017    North Carolina Broadcasters, guest speaker

2017    Storytelling Workshop Advance Media NY, instructor

2017    MediaShift/ CUNY Twitter Chat, Participant/Newhouse Representative

2017    Sound of Life Storytelling Workshop, keynote speaker

2017    Military Motion Media Camera/ Editing Refresher Course, Newhouse SU

2017    Q & A on Compassion in Journalism, University of Central Florida, guest speaker via Skype

2016    Syracuse Setback (Mental Health Awareness Week), speaker

2016    WNBC-TV, New York, NY, visiting lecturer and seminar leader for photojournalists

2016    Associated Press, “State of the Media,” S.I. Newhouse, Syracuse University, speaker co-coordinator

2016    S.I. Newhouse Fall Workshop, Syracuse University, faculty

2016    Louisiana Association of Broadcasters LAB/MAB, convention speaker

2016    DINFOS (Defense Information School) Fort Meade, MD seminar instructor

2016    The Poynter Institute, Visiting Faculty and Co-Presenter of three-day seminar, TV Power Reporting: Telling Stronger Stories

2016    Texas Association of Broadcasters, full day seminar co-speaker

2016    Journalism Education Association/ National Scholastic Press Association, convention speaker

2016    The University of Florida, visiting lecturer, key note for National Broadcasting Society Chapter meeting and coaching one-on-one with students

2016    National Press Photographers Association News Video Workshop, faculty

2016    Student Television Network, 4-day convention seminar speaker and judge

2016    Southern Illinois University, multi-day seminar leader                                            

2015    The Poynter Institute, visiting faculty and co presenter of three-day seminar, TV Power Reporting: Telling Stronger Stories

2015    The University of Florida, visiting lecturer, key note for National Broadcasting Society Chapter and coaching one-on-one with students

2015    National Press Photographers Association News Video Workshop, faculty

2015    Quinnipiac University, visiting lecturer and coaching one-on-one with students   

2015    PBS Hawaii, full week seminar leader for high school and middle school journalism students for their prime time show, Hiki No, Maui, HI

2015    Student Television Network 4-day convention seminar speaker and judge

2015    The University of Central Florida, visiting lecturer and seminar leader

2015    The University of North Florida, visiting lecturer and seminar leader

2015    The University of Southern California, visiting lecturer and seminar leader

2015    SCAN-NATOA for Southern California, full day seminar leader

2015    Carlsbad High School Full Day Seminar Leader, featured speaker

2015    Florida Scholastic Press Association, featured guest speaker

2014    The Poynter Institute, visiting faculty and co presenter of three-day seminar, TV Power Reporting: Telling Stronger Stories

2014    National Press Photographers Association News Video Workshop, faculty

2014    The University of Florida, visiting lecturer, key note for National Broadcasting Society Chapter and coaching one-on-one with students

2014    PBS Hawaii, full week seminar leader for high school and middle school journalism students for their prime time show, Hiki No, Kauai, HI

2014    The University of Central Florida, visiting lecturer and seminar leader

2014 – The University of Southern California, visiting lecturer and seminar leader

2014    SCAN-NATOA for Southern California, full day seminar leader

2014    Maine Association of Broadcasters, co-presenter, full day seminar

2014    Carlsbad High School Full Day Seminar Leader, featured speaker

2014    Maine Association of Broadcaster, seminar leader

2014    Hawaii Association of Broadcasters, full day seminar co-speaker

2014    Texas Association of Broadcasters, full day seminar co-speaker

2014    Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters, News Seminar co-presenter

2014    Student Television Network 4-day convention seminar speaker and judge

2014    KLAS-TV News, Las Vegas, NV, training seminar

2013    The Poynter Institute, visiting faculty and co-presenter of three-day seminar, TV Power Reporting: Telling Stronger Stories

2013    The University of Florida, visiting lecturer, key note for National Broadcasting Society Chapter and coaching one-on-one with students

2013    The University of Central Florida, visiting lecturer and seminar leader

2013    The University of Southern California, visiting lecturer

2013    Alaska Association of Broadcasters, Storytelling Seminar, presenter

2013    Student Television Network 4-day convention seminar speaker and judge

2013    Florida Scholastic Press Association, featured guest speaker

2013    Carlsbad High School, Carlsbad, CA, full day seminar, featured speaker

2013    Florida Scholastic Press Association, featured guest speaker

2013    University of Missouri/KOMU-TV, Columbia, visiting lecturer

2013    Kansas Association of Broadcasters, Storytelling Seminar, presenter

2013    Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters, News Seminar co-presenter

2013    WGAL-TV, Lancaster, PA Full day seminar for entire newsroom staff

2013    Cayman 27-CITN, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, seminar leader for newsroom staff

2013    National Press Photographers Association News Video Workshop, faculty

2012    The Poynter Institute, visiting faculty and co presenter of week-long seminar, TV Power Reporting: Telling Stronger Stories

2012    The University of Florida, visiting lecturer, keynote for National Broadcasting Society Chapter and coaching one-on-one with students

2012    Student Television Network 4-day convention seminar speaker

2012    RTNDA Convention, Fort Lauderdale, FL seminar leader

2012    DINFOS (Defense Information School) Fort Meade, MD Full day seminar

2012    The University of Southern California, visiting lecturer

2012    Florida Scholastic Press Association, featured guest speaker

2012    Kansas Association of Broadcasters, Storytelling Seminar

2012    University of Missouri/KOMU-TV, Columbia, visiting lecturer

2012    Carlsbad High School, Carlsbad, CA full day seminar, featured speaker

2012    Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters, News Seminar co-presenter

2012    Nebraska High School Press Association State Convention, keynote speaker

2012    Society of Professional Journalists/RTDNA (joint convention), seminar speaker

2012    KLAS-TV News, Las Vegas, NV, training seminar  

2011    The University of Florida, visiting lecturer and seminar leader

2011    The Poynter Institute, visiting faculty and co-presenter of week-long seminar, TV Power Reporting: Telling Stronger Stories

2011    SCAN-NATOA for Southern California, full day seminar

2011    Hawaii Schools/PBS Initiative: Hiki No, five-day seminar                     

2011    Florida Scholastic Press Association, featured guest speaker

2011    Nebraska High School Press Association State Convention, keynote speaker         

2011    Student Television Network, National Convention, featured speaker and judge, four days

2011    Texas Association of Broadcasters, seminar leader  

2011    University of Missouri/KOMU-TV, Columbia, visiting lecturer

2011    Hawaii Association of Broadcasters State Convention, seminar leader

2011    University of Southern California, visiting lecturer

2011    Cayman 27-CITN, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, seminar leader

2011    South Carolina Broadcasters Association, State Convention Workshop

2011    News12 Storytelling seminars (NYC area), four seminars for all seven bureaus

2011    PBS/Hawaii full day seminar for editorial and production staff                                               

2010    The Poynter Institute, visiting faculty and co-presenter of week-long seminar, TV Power Reporting: Telling Stronger Stories

2010    The University of Florida, visiting lecturer and seminar leader

2010    Hawaii Schools/PBS Initiative: Hiki No, five-day seminar                     

2010    Student Television Network, National Convention, featured speaker and judge, four days

2010    University of Missouri/KOMU-TV, Columbia, visiting lecturer

2010    The Roanoke Times Seminar for Web Storytelling for Newsroom Staff, Roanoke, VA.         

2010    Nebraska High School Press Association State Convention, keynote speaker

2010    Florida Scholastic Press Association, featured guest speaker

2010    University of Southern California, visiting lecturer  

2010    SCAN-NATOA for Southern California, full day seminar

2010    New Mexico Broadcasters Association, State Convention Workshop

2010    National Press Photographers Association News Video Workshop, faculty

2010    RTNDA @ NAB featured panelist with Al Tompkins, Las Vegas, NV

2010    WTSP-TV St. Petersburg, FL, seminar for newsroom          

2009    The Poynter Institute, visiting faculty and co presenter of week-long seminar, TV Power Reporting: Telling Stronger Stories

2009    The University of Florida, visiting lecturer and seminar leader

2009    Student Television Network, National Convention, featured speaker and judge, four days

2009    University of Southern California, visiting lecturer  

2009    Hawaii Association of Broadcasters State Convention, seminar leader 

2009    Nebraska High School Press Association State Convention, keynote speaker

2009    SCAN-NATOA for Southern California, full day seminar

2009    University of Missouri/KOMU-TV, Columbia, visiting lecturer

2009    DINFOS (Defense Information School) Fort Meade, MD full day seminar

2009    RTNDA @ NAB Three Day/Four Person VJ seminar

2009    SRTVS (Soldiers Radio and Television Services) Washington, DC, co-presenter   

2009    Florida Scholastic Press Association, featured guest speaker                 

2008    The Poynter Institute, visiting faculty and co presenter of week-long seminar, TV Power Reporting: Telling Stronger Stories

2008    The University of Florida, visiting lecturer and seminar leader

2008    National Press Photographers Association News Video Workshop, faculty

2008    Student Television Network, National Convention, featured speaker and judge, four days

2008    Florida Scholastic Press Association, featured guest speaker

2008    University of Nebraska at Lincoln, full day seminar, visiting lecturer

2008    National Press Photographers Association News Video Workshop, faculty

2008    Nebraska News Photographers Association, John Savage seminar speaker 

2008    Student Television Network, National Convention, featured speaker and judge                       

2008    Nebraska High School Press Association State Convention, keynote speaker 

2008    University of Missouri/KOMU-TV, Columbia, visiting lecturer

2008    Microsoft, Inc., two full day storytelling seminars for online media channels

2008    NATAS, Mid-Atlantic Region, Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, PA News Workshop

2008    University of Southern California, visiting lecturer 

2008    RTNDA @ NAB featured panelist with Al Tompkins, Las Vegas, NV

2008    Student Television Network Summer Camp for returning teachers, Springfield MO

2008    Ohio Association of Broadcasters, News Workshop Seminar, Columbus, OH

2008    University of South Florida, full day guest lecturer, Tampa, FL      

2007    The Poynter Institute, visiting faculty and co presenter of week-long seminar, TV Power Reporting: Telling Stronger Stories

2007    The University of Florida, visiting lecturer and seminar leader

2007    National Press Photographers Association News Video Workshop, faculty

2007    Global TV Edmonton and Calgary seminars, Canada 

2007    NATOA Regional Conference keynote co-speaker, Phoenix, AZ

2007    NATOA Regional Conference keynote speaker, Cleveland, OH

2007    Student Television Network, National Convention, featured speaker and judge

2007    RTNDA @ NAB featured panelist with Al Tompkins, Las Vegas, NV

2007    Missouri Broadcasters Association, St. Louis, MO, featured speaker            

2007    WTSP-TV St. Petersburg, FL, seminar for newsroom

2007    KCLV-TV, Las Vegas, NV, Workshop presenter

2007    Florida Scholastic Press Association, featured guest speaker

2007    University of South Florida, full day guest lecturer, Tampa, FL      

2006    The Poynter Institute, visiting faculty and co presenter of week-long seminar, TV Power Reporting: Telling Stronger Stories

2006    The University of Florida, visiting lecturer and seminar leader

2006    National Press Photographers Association News Video Workshop, faculty

2006    Icelandic Broadcasting Service Television, Reykjavik, two-day staff seminar

2006    West Virginia Broadcasters Association, State Convention Workshop

2006    Kentucky High School Journalism Association, keynote and seminar speaker

2006    Hawaii Schools/PBS Initiative: Hiki No, five-day seminar

2006    KLAS-TV News, Las Vegas, NV training seminar

2006    Promax/BDA, New York, NY, featured speaker

2006    University of South Florida, full day guest lecturer, Tampa, FL      

2006    NATOA National Convention, keynote-programming speaker

2006    WPBF-TV News, West Palm Beach, FL, training seminar

2006    South Carolina Broadcasters Association, State Convention Workshop

2006    New Mexico Broadcasters Association, State Convention Workshop

2006    Student Television Network, National Convention, featured speaker and judge

2006    Alhambra Unified School District, featured speaker

2006    KCLV-TV, Las Vegas, NV, Workshop presenter

2006    Majory Stoneman Douglas High School broadcast journalism class, Parkland, Florida, full day seminar

2006    Florida Scholastic Press Association, featured guest speaker                                   

2005    The Poynter Institute, visiting faculty and co presenter of week-long seminar, TV Power Reporting: Telling Stronger Stories

2005    The University of Florida, visiting lecturer and seminar leader        

2005    Michigan Association of Broadcasters, keynote speaker

2005    National Press Photographers Association News Video Workshop, faculty

2005    Florida Scholastic Press Association, featured guest speaker

2005    Student Television Network, National Convention, featured speaker

2005    Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School broadcast journalism class, Parkland, Florida, full day seminar

2005    University of South Florida, full day guest lecturer, Tampa, FL                                  

2004    The Poynter Institute, visiting faculty and co presenter of week-long seminar, TV Power Reporting: Telling Stronger Stories

2004    NATOA National Convention, keynote-programming speaker

2004    KCLV-TV, Las Vegas, NV Workshop presenter

2004    Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School broadcast journalism class, Parkland,      Florida, full day seminar

2004    IRE Regional Convention, Las Vegas, NV, featured speaker  

2004    Florida Scholastic Press Association, featured guest speaker

2004    Hawaii Association of Broadcasters State Convention

2004    National Press Photographers Association News Video Workshop, faculty

2004    University of South Florida, full day guest lecturer, Tampa, FL      

2003    The Poynter Institute, visiting faculty and co-presenter of week-long seminar, TV Power Reporting: Telling Stronger Stories

2003    Hawaii Association of Broadcasters State Convention

2003    National Press Photographers Association News Video Workshop, faculty

2002    The Poynter Institute, visiting faculty and co presenter of week-long seminar, TV Power Reporting: Telling Stronger Stories

2002    Hawaii Association of Broadcasters State Convention  

2002    Florida Scholastic Press Association, featured guest speaker

2002    National Press Photographers Association News Video Workshop, faculty

2002    University of Southern California, visiting lecturer

2002    University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, full-day guest lecturer

2001    The Poynter Institute, visiting faculty and co presenter of week-long seminar, TV Power Reporting: Telling Stronger Stories

2001    Florida Scholastic Press Association, featured guest speaker

2001    National Press Photographers Association News Video Workshop, faculty

2001    University of Southern California, visiting lecturer

2001    University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, full-day guest lecturer      

2001    National Press Photographers Association (Chicago & Kansas City), TV Airborne, faculty

2001    Society of Professional Journalists/RTDNA (joint convention), seminar speaker   

2000    University of Southern California, visiting lecturer

2000    University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, full-day guest lecturer      

1999    University of Southern California, visiting lecturer  

1999    National Press Photographers Association News Video Workshop, faculty

1999    University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, full-day guest lecturer         

1998    University of Southern California, visiting lecturer

1998    University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, full-day guest lecturer      

1997    University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, full-day guest lecturer

1996    University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, full-day guest lecturer

1995    University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, full-day guest lecturer

1994-1986 University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, full-day guest lecturer

BOOKS, ARTICLES & WEBINARS

February 16, 2018: Profiled on WSYR-TV (ABC) News regarding connection to Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School massacre in Florida.

Berg, Madeline. “Dumping On Trump Pays Off For Late-Night TV Shows.” Forbes. Forbes Magazine, 03 Feb. 2017.

Berg, Madeline. “The Megyn Kelly Gamble: A Look At The Risky Economics Behind Her Move to NBC.” Forbes. Forbes Magazine, 06 Jan. 2017.

Berg, Madeline. “Oprah Winfrey Named ’60 Minutes’ Special Contributor—And She’ll Bring Her Golden Touch.” Forbes. Forbes Magazine, 31 Jan. 2017.

Berg, Madeline. “How Cable News Capitalized On Viewers’ Uncertainty For Its Most-Watched Year Yet.” Forbes. Forbes Magazine, 27 Dec. 2017.

Berg, Madeline. “Megyn Kelly Holds Her Own With Alex Jones Interview, But Not With Ratings.” Forbes. Forbes Magazine, 19 June 2017.

Berg, Madeline. “Megyn Kelly’s NBC Debut With Vladimir Putin Falls Flat.” Forbes. Forbes Magazine, 05 June 2017.

Berg, Madeline. “Why Megyn Kelly Didn’t Make The List of Highest-Paid TV Hosts.” Forbes. Forbes Magazine, 7 Nov. 2017.

Berg, Madeline. “The World’s Highest-Paid TV Hosts: Dr. Phil, Ellen DeGeneres and Ryan Seacrest Lead.” Forbes. Forbes Magazine, 7 Nov. 2017.

Cowan, Jill. “California Today: Silicon Valley’s Hot Holiday Gift.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 5 Dec. 2018, www.nytimes.com/2018/12/05/us/california-today-air-pollution-monitors.html.

Cuccinello, Hayley C. “Trump Bump: How Sean Hannity Earned $36 Million This Year.” Forbes, Forbes Magazine, 16 July 2018.

Cuccinello, Hayley C. “The World’s Highest-Paid Radio Hosts Of 2018.” Forbes, Forbes Magazine, 6 Dec. 2018, www.forbes.com/sites/hayleycuccinello/2018/12/06/the-worlds-highest-paid-radio-hosts-of-2018/#5ba37c572560.

Delfino, Alanna. NPPA WORKSHOP: “GIVE US A WEEK AND WE’LL CHANGE YOUR LIFE.”. 2015. University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism.

Goble, Don. “Media Makers Show #5, Les Rose.” Media Makers, 26 Mar. 2020,   www.dongoble.com/media-makers/media-makers-show-5-les-rose?fbclid=IwAR3dCGywLFpTauB1u_SlMzu5pPcKCovMga0MPcQvPUtoHhbYmcxg07GPU4g.

Graves, Allison. “Trump Says the Media Doesn’t Show His Crowds at Rallies.” @politifact. Tampa Bay Times, 3 Nov. 2016.

Haberman, Clyde. “For Shame: A Brief History of the Perp Walk.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 2 Dec. 2018, www.nytimes.com/2018/12/02/us/perp-walk.html.

Keptner, Liz. “What I Did This Summer: Liz Keptner.” Penn State University, Pen State News, 27 Aug. 2019. news.psu.edu/story/585124/2019/08/27/academics/what-i-did-summer-liz-keptner?fbclid=IwAR2Yi-       fGvmbmBTbDSb09p79SCRdJPyph2KLagJoiTxZlvy0dQpz8VZrfOiU#.XWaE4u3pzfs.facebook

Meyer, Zlati. “’Game of Thrones’-Starbucks Cup Mistake Isn’t New. Hello, Inadvertent Product Placement.” USA Today, Gannett Satellite Information Network, 7 May 2019. www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/05/06/game-thrones-starbucks-cup-mistake-nothing-new/1118193001/. *(Additionally reported in: Yahoo! Finance, USA NewsHub, The Asbury Park Press, The Coloradoan, Naples Daily News, Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Advance-Register, Good to SEO, Wisconsin  State Farmer, Argus Leader, Marco Eagle, Dailyamerican.com, Watertown Public Opinion, and Herald Mail Media.

Moon, Brad. “3 Traditional TV Stocks to Watch Now.” InvestorPlace, InvestorPlace Media, LLC, 24 Apr. 2020, investorplace.com/2020/04/3-traditional-tv-stocks-to-watch-now/.

Niel, Thomas. “5 Stocks to Buy as the Media Landscape Transforms.” Nasdaq, InvestorPlace, 4 May 2020, www.nasdaq.com/articles/5-stocks-to-buy-as-the-media-landscape-transforms-2020-05-04.

Pearl, Matt. “PODCAST EPISODE #56: LES ROSE, CBS NEWS & SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, “Telling The Story, 26 July 2017,      
tellingthestoryblog.com/podcast-episode-56-les-rose-cbs-news-syracuse-university/.

Profiled on WSYR-TV (ABC) News regarding connection to Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School massacre in Florida. 16 Feb. 2018. https://www.localsyr.com/news/local-news/its-where-i-fell-in-love-with-teaching-su-professor-taught-at-parkland-fl-high-school/

Report, Retro. “Perp Walks: When Police Roll Out the Blue Carpet.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 2 Dec. 2018,
www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000006240387/perp-walks-police-retroreport.html?action=click&gtype=vhs&version=vhs-heading&module=vhs&region=title-area&cview=true&t=188.

Rose, Les. “Advice for TV Journalists You Might Not Know (but Really Should).” Poynter, 4 June 2019, www.poynter.org/reporting-editing/2019/advice-for-tv-journalists-you-might-not-know-but-really-should/. *(Additionally shared by RTDNA- Radio and Television Digital News Association on their Facebook page)

Rose, Les. “Feature| Les Rose: Some Stories Do NOT Have Two Sides.” TV News Storytellers. TV News Storytellers, 11 Feb. 2017.

Rose, Les. “Les Rose on Broken Hearts and Luggage Carts: True Tales of TV News.” JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention, 19-21 Nov. 2020, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L61F5IK3zNg&feature=youtu.be

Rose, Les. “Les Rose: What I’ve Learned While Teaching Online: Newhouse School: Syracuse University.” Newhouse School | Syracuse University, 26 Mar. 2020.

Rose, Les. Lighting Tips and Tricks for Better Pictures and Video. 15 September 2014. Poynter Institute. Webinar.

Rose, Les. “The Road Les Traveled.” News Photographer Magizine April 2004: 30-35.

Rose, Les. “Storytelling with Les Rose: Tips, Tricks and True Tales.” Poynter, 4 June 2019,
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Schuh, Mike. “Earning It: Oliver Janney’s Path to Success at CNN Ran through Norman.” NPPA, 31 July 2019, nppa.org/magazine/earning-it-oliver-janneys-path-success-cnn-ran-through-norman?fbclid=IwAR0V0eZZ8FGP7sqyn1XdLMaKPmgGVWjfi25yU-J7_4J_eOd7Bp-MK1YbV10

Shevenock, Sarah. “At Netflix, Black Directors Find a Friendlier Home in Hollywood.” Morning Consult, 28 Feb. 2020, morningconsult.com/2020/02/28/netflix-black-directors-diversity/.

Smith, Adrienne. “SU Freezing Salaries, Hiring after $35M Shortfall.” WSYR, Channel 9 ABC, 20 Apr. 2020, www.localsyr.com/health/coronavirus/su-facing-a-35-million-shortfall-freezes-salaries-hiring/.

Tompkins, Al. Aim for the Heart: Write, Shoot, Report and Produce for TV and Multimedia. Washington: CQ Press College, 2012.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Disaster Coverage I Shot and Produced

2011    Gabrielle Giffords shootings in Tucson, AZ (41 days of straight coverage)

2001    9/11 Coverage in Shankesville, PA and New York, NY

2000    Alaska Air crash (off Santa Barbara)

1994    Northridge Earthquake and numerous others

1993    Malibu firestorms

1992    Los Angeles Riots

1992     Hurricane Iniki in Hawaii and many in Florida

1991    Oakland firestorms

1986    Cerritos Air Disaster, Cerritos, California

1980    Skyway Bridge Disaster in Florida

MAJOR TRIALS I COVERED

2011    The Dr. Conrad Murray Trial (Michael Jackson’s Doctor)

2007    OJ Simpson Preliminary Trial in Las Vegas

2005    The Robert Blake Trial

1994    OJ Simpson trials (final year on the first, six months of the second)

1993     The Michael Jackson Molestation Trial

1992    The Rodney King Trial

1989    The Menendez Brothers Trial

OTHER MEMORABLE ASSIGNMENTS

2014    Stanley Cup Playoffs

2013    The Bankruptcy of the Crystal Cathedral

2013    Los Angeles Diocese Priest Molestation Scandal

2012    Death of Whitney Houston

2012    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Los Angeles

2012    Stanley Cup Playoffs

2010    World Series

2009    NBA Playoffs

2008    Five network pool cameraman for five weeks on the road with candidate Barack Obama

2007    Democratic Debate in Las Vegas, NV

2007    Stanley Cup Playoffs

2006    President Ford’s funeral

2005    Jet Blue Landing

2003    Super Bowl XVIII

2003    Arnold for Governor Campaign

2004    Super Bowl XXXVIII

2003     Super Bowl XXXVII

2002    World Series

2002    American Idol finals (Covered every final set of shows until 2012)

2001    California Energy Crisis and Enron

2001    LAPD Rampart Police Scandal

2001    NBA Playoffs

2000    Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles

2000    NBA Playoffs

1999    Columbine High School shootings

1998    Eight days in Nagano, Japan studying Japanese culture (for the Winter Olympics) 

1996    Republican National Convention in San Diego

1996    Kurt Gibson’s Home Run during the World Series in Los Angeles

1996    Super Bowl XXX

1991    Dr. Jonas Salk announcing testing of an AIDS vaccine on humans

1989    World Series

1988    NBA Playoffs

1988    World Series

1988    Democratic National Convention in Atlanta

1987    NBA Playoffs

1986    Hostage David Jacobsen’s release to a US hospital in Wiesbaden, Germany

1986    Twelve Academy Awards Presentations (Covered every Award Presentation from 1986 to 1997)

1985    Undefeated Chicago Bears VS. Miami Dolphins

1984    Super Bowl XVIII

1984-86 Civil Wars of Nicaragua for NBC News

1984-86 Civil Wars of El Salvador for NBC News

Nine Grammy Awards and Five MTV Awards

INTERVIEWS OF NOTE

  • Alanis Morissette
  • Amy Van Dyken, Olympian
  • Angelina Jolie
  • B.B. King
  • Betty White
  • Beyonce’
  • Billy Crystal
  • Bob Barker
  • Bob Hope
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Buckminster Fuller
  • Carlos Santana
  • Carol Burnett
  • Carole King
  • Caroll Shelby
  • Celine Dion
  • Charlton Heston
  • Cheech Marin
  • Cheryl Ladd
  • Chuck Yeager
  • Clint Eastwood
  • Clive Davis
  • David Crosby
  • David Letterman
  • Devo
  • Don Johnson
  • Don Johnson
  • Eddie Van Halen
  • Ellen DeGeneres
  • Emilio Estevez
  • Eric Clapton
  • Gary Larson (The Far Side)
  • George Burns
  • Gerald Ford
  • Gladys Knight
  • Graham Nash
  • Hugh Hefner
  • Jack Lemon
  • Jackson Browne
  • James Taylor
  • Jay Leno
  • Jimmy Buffet
  • Jimmy Carter
  • Julia-Louis Dreyfus
  • Katy Perry
  • k d lang
  • Kenneth Branagh
  • Kiefer Sutherland
  • KISS
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Larry Flynt
  • Laurence Fishburne
  • Leon Russell
  • Magic Johnson
  • Mariah Carey
  • Martha Stewart
  • Martin Sheen
  • Mel Gibson
  • Mick Fleetwood
  • Mike Tyson
  • Morris Day
  • Nancy Reagan
  • Neil Armstrong
  • Neil Diamond
  • Nicolas Cage
  • Oscar Winning Producer Harvey Weinstein
  • Paula Abdul
  • Quincy Jones
  • Raquel Welch
  • Reba McIntire
  • Richard Branson
  • Ringo Starr
  • Rob Reiner
  • Rosa Parks
  • Sam Kinison
  • Shaquille O’Neal
  • Sir Elton John
  • Sir George Martin
  • Sonny Bono
  • Steven Spielberg
  • Steve Wozniak (Apple Co-Founder)
  • Telly Savalas
  • The Cast of Hawaii 5-0 (2011)
  • The members of Lady Antebellum
  • Tito Puente
  • Tom Hanks
  • Tommy Lasorda
  • Ty Murray
  • Walter Cronkite
  • Wayne Newton
  • William Shatner/ Leonard Nimoy

PROFESSIONAL AFFLILATIONS (VOLUNTEER POSITIONS)

Advisory Board Member                                                    
Student Television Network March 2012 to Present
Program development assistance and seminar formulation for yearly convention, and
judging of student work.

Advisory Board Member
Columbia (MO) Area Career Center, Journalism Programs      September 2009 to 2018 Program development assistance and student work critic.

TV News Critique Chairman
National Press Photographer’s Association                                January 2000 to Fall 2018 
Program administration to critique stories from NPPA television photographers, editors,
Reporters, and anchors nationwide.

                                            

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Syracuse Press Club

Society of Professional Journalists

Broadcast Education Association

National Press Photographers Association

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Los Angeles)

Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles

Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Big Brothers of Greater Los Angeles (officially 1986-2001, but still see my little brother)

I coach any journalist who asks for help with work issues, story writing, and finding stories.

Current and past coaching opportunities have included “Power Reporting” & “Teachapalooza” classes at the The Poynter Institute with Al Tompkins, comprised of professionals around the world. In addition to working with my current Syracuse University students, I also have and continue to mentor students from the University of Florida, the University of Southern California, The University of South Florida, and with CBS News interns.

As a member of the faculty and advisory board for the Student Television Network, I have helped two generations of middle school and high school journalism students in their transition to college journalism and many of those students have become professionals themselves.

COMMITTEES & CONTRIBUTIONS TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY, INCLUSION, AND INTERNATIONALISM

2016 – Present
Guest Speaker Committee Member, Newhouse

2017 – Present
NH Scholarship Committee Member, Newhouse

2018 – Present
Student Competition Committee Member Newhouse, 2019 Committee Chair

2019- Present
Mirror Awards Committee, First Tier Judge, Newhouse School, SU

2020 – Present
Sub-Committee, “Visual Skills,” BDJ Proposed Rubrics for 2019/2020 Assessment

2020 – Present
Executive Editor, POP Search Committee Member, Newhouse

2020 – Present
NH Awards Committee, Newhouse and University Scholars Award

2020
Meeting at Newhouse with Class Presentation with U.S. State Department International Visitor Leadership Program Participants from Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines and Singapore, hosted by the International Center of Syracuse and the Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists, with Ruth Ragonese, Executive Director, International Center of Syracuse

Words Matter: The Language of Unrest Webinar, The Radio Television Digital News Association, Participant

Summer Virtual Immersion Communicating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Newhouse, Participant

Break the Prejudice Habit Session, Newhouse, Online, Participant

2019
Newhouse Listening Sessions, Food.com, Focus on Student Diversity and Support, Volunteer

Understanding Our Diverse Student Population, professional development, SU

SITEL Summer Institute for Technology Enhanced Teaching & Learning, SU

Identifying Distressed Students & Syracuse University’s Approach to Student Health and Wellness, Newhouse Workshop

Meeting with Visiting Group of Azerbaijani Radio Journalists, in Coordination with The International Center of Syracuse, under United States State Department’s Diplomatic Mission

Meeting with Visiting Group from Cameroon with Ruth Ragonese, Executive Director, International Center of Syracuse, Newhouse SU

2018
Diversity Committee Member, Newhouse

Participated in NICS Training Session- Accessibility in E-Mail

Participant Diversity & Inclusion Workshop (Falk College, SU)

Participant Inclusive Teaching Methods, facilitated by Dr. Laura Pipe, UNC-Greensboro

Participant KAIROS Blanket Project at Newhouse

Diversity and Inclusion Forum: Experiences of Students of Color

Open Forum: Experiences as a Newhouse International Student

2017
Diversity Committee Member, Newhouse

Participated with NOJ Search Committee regarding candidate Cheryl Reed (Ukraine)

Diversity Training: Cultural Communication, Newhouse

“Identifying Distressed Students” Workshop, Newhouse

Pakistani Journalist and Photographers, National Security Studies, Speaker

Participated in Student of Color Open Forum at Newhouse

TRAINING

2020    Canon XF 705 Video camera Training Session w/ Sarah Al-Shaikh, Newhouse

2020    IT Training “Collaborate,” Newhouse

2020    IT Training “Blackboard Tools,” Online Learning, Newhouse Training

2020    Teaching Video and Multimedia Classes Online: Difficult but Doable, #BEA Virtual Vegas

2020    Rethinking Lab and Equipment Room Safety for Fall Classes, The Broadcast Education Association (BEA), Online

2020    Preparation, Safety, and Knowing Your Rights, Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, University of Missouri, Online

2020    Words Matter: The Language of Unrest Webinar, The Radio Television Digital News Association

2020    Zoom-Recording for Async and Lecture Capture, Newhouse

2020    Faculty Training: Best Practices in Synchronous Teaching and Learning, Newhouse

2020    PowerPoint-Screen Recordings and Presentation Recordings, Newhouse Training Online- Course Development Tool Training & Overviews

2020    Blackboard Tool Basics, Newhouse Training Online- Course Development Tool Training & Overviews

2020    Kaltura Overview, Newhouse Training Online- Course Development Tool Training & Overviews

2020    PlayPosit Overview Online Training, Newhouse

2020    The Art & Craft of the Interview: How to Deeply Listen, Journalism Institute, National Press Club, Online

2020    National Press Photographers Association, Y60 Virtual Workshop, participant

2020    Workplace Integrity: Do You Qualify as an Ally? (Especially Now) with Jill Geisler, Workplace Integrity webinar

 2019    Adobe CC 2019 Training (NICS Team, Newhouse School, SU)

JUDGING

2020    National Press Photographers Association, 2020 Best of Photojournalism Competition Judge

2020    National Press Photographers Foundation, 2020 TV Scholarship Awards Judge

2020    2020 First Tier Mirror Awards Judge

2019    NPPF, National Press Photographers Foundation, NPPF News Scholarship Awards for College Photojournalists (Yoder and Advanced Story Telling Workshop)

2019    AP Broadcast Contest, NYS AP Broadcasters

2019    Florida Scholastic Press Association, Short Documentary, Spring Digital Content Judging

2019    71st Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, Television Academy: Feature Segment, Human Interest News Story, and Live Coverage of an Unscheduled News Event

2019    AP Broadcast Great Plains Contest- Nebraska and the Dakotas