CAREER SUMMARY

Lindsey Mastis is an Emmy-winning Anchor and News Host with more than 100,000 combined social media followers. She is the Creator and Host of "The Coronavirus Alert Desk" which garnered more than 23 million views during the pandemic.

EXPERIENCE

Anchor

WJLA, Washington, DC 

August 2016 to Present

  • Alert Desk Anchor during the 7 News DC morning show

  • Creator and Host of "The Coronavirus Alert Desk," a daily news show featuring live interviews

  • Part of a team awarded a Regional Edward R. Murrow and earned three Emmys for coverage of the Capital Gazette Shooting, Congressional Baseball Shooting, and Morning Newscast

  • Previously anchored the 5 pm, 6 pm, and 10 pm newscasts

Reporter/Breaking News Anchor

WFLA, Tampa, Florida

August 2014 to August 2016

  • Breaking News and Social Media Anchor for weekday morning newscasts

  • Traveled to cover the Pulse Nightclub Shooting

  • Reported breaking news from the Eagle 8 chopper

  • Nominated for an Emmy for feature reports

National Correspondent

Feature Story News Service, Los Angeles, California

2012 to August 2014

  • West Coast-based Correspondent

  • Traveled Nationally to report on the hunt for the Boston Marathon Bomber, the Colorado movie theater shooting, the US-China Summit with Presidents Obama Xi in California, the mass shooting near the University of California, Santa Barbara

  • Traveled internationally to cover drug tunnels in Mexico, medical tourism, and spent time teaching journalists digital reporting in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan 

  • Appeared live and in news reports featured on PBS SoCal, Channel News Asia, TeleSUR, Vatican Radio, Jewish News One, France24, Times Now India, and the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)

Reporter

WUSA, Washington, DC

2009 to 2012

  • Covered the first Inauguration of President Obama

  • Reported breaking news events in the field including the hostage situation at the Discovery Channel, the Holocaust Memorial Shooting, and used developing social media technology to report on the Virginia Tech Shooting

  • Created a series about human experimentation at Fort Detrick

  • Was part of an initiative focusing on the evolution of reporting in the digital age at the Newseum

Anchor/Reporter

WSIL, Carterville, Illinois

2005 to 2008

  • Main Morning Show Anchor for the 5 & 6 am newscasts

  • Investigative reporting experience, including helping police find and arrest a fugitive sexual predator

  • Created a long-running series focusing on fitness

  • Became an early-adopter of social media and new digital tools

EDUCATION & FELLOWSHIP

Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, Illinois

Bachelor of Science in News-Editorial Journalism

Minor in Administration of Justice

International Reporting Project

India Fellowship

Johns Hopkins University

Created a documentary about child mortality in India

SKILLS

 

Show & Series Creator - Most recently "The Coronavirus Alert Desk," "Don't Fall For This," and "Side Hustles"

 

Interactive Storytelling - Tagboard and Storyteller technologies 

Social Media - Daily behind-the-scenes broadcasts. Utilizing Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, and Snapchat
 

Ad-lib and Memorization - All "Alert Desk" and "Coronavirus Alert Desk" shows and segments are unscripted 

Audience Interaction - Utilizes interactive tools including polling and Live Q&A

Master Interviewer - Skilled in helping interviewees feel comfortable to open up during live interviews with audience questions on 30-minute and 1-hour programs