Communications Specialist

Video Content Producer

Community Engagement


Karsen M. Forsman

358 Elton Hills Dr. NW Rochester, MN 55901 ● (320) 224-9782 ●
Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism and Communication Studies May 2015
St. Cloud State University (SCSU), St. Cloud, MN
Relevant Experience
Anchor/Reporter, KAAL-TV, Rochester, MN March 2017 – Present
 Convey local news stories on air by connecting with viewers
 Maintain strong leadership in the newsroom through my work ethic and relationships
 Work efficiently on tight deadlines
 Demonstrate excellent storytelling and strong story ideas each day to better our newscasts
 Maintain personal relationships with elected officials
 Keep public informed on all social media platforms and update station website
Board Member, Communication Advisory Council, Rochester, MN June 2017 – Present
 Update fellow board members on recent stories making headlines
 Brainstorm ideas to successfully produce more powerful news stories
General Assignment Reporter, KAAL-TV, Rochester, MN June 2015 – Feb. 2017
 Use creative skills by developing story ideas to pitch at morning meetings
 Effective communication skills to get the best interviews and tell the best stories
 Advance attention to detail by writing scripts and edit video
 Demonstrate initiative and motivation by adapting to any kind of story
News Anchor, News Reporter, Assignment Editor, News Producer, Sports Anchor, Sports
Reporter, UTVS News, St. Cloud, MN Sept. 2012 – May 2015
 Strengthen creative skills by finding interesting stories to report on for the news show
once a week
 Demonstrate initiative and motivation by setting up interviews, shooting video, writing
voiceovers and writing print stories for the web while meeting the appropriate deadlines
 Advance attention to detail by writing scripts, stack rundowns, and shooting video
Additional Skills
 Operating Systems: Final Cut Pro 7, Edius, ENPS, EZ News
 Equipment: Panasonic AG-AC90, HVX-200 Camera
SCSU Baseball Team, St. Cloud MN Fall 2013 – Spring 2015
 Develop time management skills by excelling in the classroom and on the field
 Able to adapt in stressful situations as a pitcher resulting in effective pitching
 Create a positive environment for teammates by showing enthusiasm at practices