Kevin Montano
(315) 982-1565 | Troy, NY |
@KevinMontano |
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Broadcasting and Media Experience

News Photographer at WNYT NewsChannel 13
January 2017 – Current

  • Work with reporters to bring stories to air, shooting and editing news stories.
  • Work independently and within a newsroom environment to help produce news programming.
  • Run remote live shots using LiveU mobile broadcasting equipment. Also utilize FTP to feed back news content from the field.
  • Utilize AP ENPS and Grass Valley Edius systems to produce news content.

Freelance Camera Operator at University at Albany
November 2019 – Present

  • Operate a handheld camera for various sporting events including NCAA basketball.
  • Setup and breakdown broadcast setup in coordination with broadcast director.
  • Work with director to effectively cover live sporting events.

Freelance Camera Operator at Ross Mobile Productions
January 2019 – Present

  • Run handheld camera for live sports productions.
  • Work with director and others to provide effective coverage.
  • Assist with load-in and set-up of broadcast operation in coordination with the engineer-in-charge.
  • Experience working on broadcasts for ESPNU, NBCSN, and Stadium Sports.

Photographer/Multimedia Journalist at WKTV NewsChannel 2
November 2015 – January 2017

  • Work with weekend reporter to bring stories to air, shooting and editing reporter’s stories.
  • Shoot, edit, write and voice stories for air on WKTV.
  • Work independently and within a newsroom environment to help produce over six hours of news programming a day.
  • Update station website and social media outlets.
  • Run remote live shots using TVu mobile broadcasting equipment.
  • Utilize AP ENPS and Grass Valley Edius systems to produce news content.

Radio Reporter at The New York Reporting Project at Utica College
August 2015 – December 2015

  • Semester-long independent reporting project.
  • Researched, wrote, voiced, and edited radio news stories for air on regional NPR stations.
  • Worked to put stories together on tight deadlines.
  • Stories aired on WRVO News, WAMC News and North Country Public Radio.

Producer and Anchor at NOAC TV, 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference
August 2015

  • Co-led the team that live-streamed the centennial conference of the Order of the Arrow, the Boy Scouts of America’s National Honor Society.
  • Produced and anchored a daily 30-minute newscast on conference events.
  • Anchored a three hour live broadcast from a conference-wide festival.

Public Relations Intern at Utica College
August 2014 – May 2016

  • Conducted interviews with faculty, staff and students to write news releases and articles for internal newsletter.
  • Photographed campus events for use on social media and in internal and external communications.
  • Assisted Director of Media Relations in daily communications between the college and various media outlets.


Utica College – Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Public Relations and Journalism, 2014 – 2016

Herkimer College – Associate of Science (A.S.), Communication Arts: New Media, 2012 – 2014

Volunteer Experience

Visual Media Team Lead at Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouts of America – 2012 – 2014

Assistant Scoutmaster at Boy Scouts of America Troop 4 – March 2012 – Present

Committee Member, Relay for Life, American Cancer Society of Utica, NY, 2009 & 2011

Honors and Awards

Eagle Scout, 2012

Raymond Simon Award for Public Relations and Journalism, 2015

Ed Matesky Broadcasting Award, 2016

NYS Associated Press Association Enterprise Reporting – Second Place, 2016

NYS Associated Press Association Spot News – Second Place, 2016