Sample Investigative Reporter Resume

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Mark Perez
3120 Conference Center Way
Beech Creek, PA 16822

Job Objective To obtain an Investigative Reporter position in a company that provides an open environment with many opportunities for continuous growth.

Highlights of Qualifications:

  • Substantial experience of investigating and reporting stories, conducting background checks and interviewing people
  • In-depth knowledge of content gathering, story development and computer-assisted reporting
  • Remarkable knowledge of social networking, multimedia platforms and press relations
  • Familiarity with shooting and editing video for presentation
  • Ability to handle large volume of calls on multiple phone lines
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office, internet and hidden camera to execute assigned jobs

Professional Experience:

Investigative Reporter
CBS Television Stations, Beech Creek, PA
August 2012 – Present


  • Conducted background checks of individuals andcontacted various institutions, agencies, and organizations.
  • Investigated, composed, and delivered investigative stories, breaking news and content for varied broadcast platforms.
  • Complied with company policy & procedures andconducted investigations in a timely manner.
  • Maintained social media accounts and posted updates and feeds regularly.
  • Conducted and reported exclusive interviews with people belonging to different fields.
  • Identified information sources and maintained positive relationships with them.

Investigative Reporter
The Associated Press, Beech Creek, PA
May 2009 – July 2012


  • Composed, edited and presented investigative news stories and covered breaking news.
  • Checked and verified facts and data in a professional and timely manner.
  • Prepared and provided investigative content across all on-air and digital platforms.
  • Oversaw and executed hidden-camera and surveillance operations.
  • Complied with journalism ethics and maintained confidentiality of sensitive data.
  • Attended media conferences and public events and participated in chats, and interviews.


Master’s Degree in Journalism
Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

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