The Los Angeles Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association

APTRA hosts academy for aspiring radio and tv reporters

Every year, The Associated Press Television Radio Association offers a unique hands-on workshop for those who aspire to be radio and tv reporters.

APTRA Academy 2008 is now accepting registrations at PLEASE SIGN UP EARLY TO HELP US PLAN THE CAMP.

Remember, this program is first-paid first-served.

It does sell out. APTRA Academy and APTRA Academy En Espanol for those who aspire to Spanish speaking reporting and anchoring. Oct 11 and 12 at Cottontail Ranch in Malibu! $350 price includes lodging and meals.

Get help from the pros during this two-day workshop. Two days of working with pros, building a resume tape and networking with the best!

News Directors, reporters, anchors, news managers, actors, makeup artists and public information officers from such agencies as the LAPD, LA County Fire and DEA — all together to help you. 

PLEASE HELP US by sharing this with those you think might benefit from this program.


Rachel Ambrose – AP Sr. Broadcast Editor – Los Angeles
Carlos Amezcua – FOX 11 News Anchor – Los Angeles
Juan Aviles – News Director – Los Angeles
Kim Baldonado – KNBC Reporter – Los Angeles
Jon Beaupre – Voice and Style Coach/Cal State LA Instructor – Los Angeles
Ross Becker – ABC4 Anchor -Salt Lake City
Jennifer Bjorklund — KNBC Anchor/Reporter — Los Angeles
Oswaldo Borraez – KMEX Reporter – Los Angeles
Gary Brainard — KTTV/KCOP Photographer-Editor – Los Angeles
Rick Chambers – KCBS/KCAL Anchor – Los Angeles
Mike Davich – KRON Photographer – San Francisco
Bill Dawson – Pepperdine University Chief Engineer – Los Angeles
Teresa de los Santos – KTTV Producer – Los Angeles
Diem Brown – SKY TV Entertainment Show Host – Los Angeles
Trevor Connor – KTSM Reporter – El Paso
Hal Eisner FOX11 – My13 Reporter – Los Angeles
Bryan Frank – KCBS/KCAL Photographer-Editor – Los Angeles
Sid Garcia – KABC TV Reporter – Los Angeles
Kaj Goldberg – KCBS/KCAL Weather Anchor/Reporter – Los Angeles
Gigi Graciette – FOX11 – My13 Reporter – Los Angeles
Mary Grady – LAPD PIO – Los Angeles
Steve Gregory – KFI Radio News Reporter – Los Angeles
Patrick Healy – KNBC Reporter – Los Angeles
Jim Holcomb – FOX11 – My13 Police Specialist – Los Angeles
Robert Holguin – KABC TV Reporter – Los Angeles
Adam Housley – FOX News Channel Correspondent – Los Angeles
Eric Iverson – APTRA Webmaster – Los Angeles
Capt. Brian Jordan – LA Co. Fire PIO – Los Angeles
Tim Kiley – KESQ Assistant News Director – Palm Springs
Tim Langford FOX11 – My13 Producer/Writer – Los Angeles
Kate Larson – KBAK Reporter – Bakersfield
Nancy LeMay – Graphic Artist – Los Angeles
Kate Linder – Actress – “The Young and The Restless“ – L.A.
Crescent Muhammad – Actor – Los Angeles
Robb Murphy – Satellite System Operator – Los Angeles
Mike Murrie – Pepperdine University Communications Prof. – Malibu
Tina Marie Nigro – Actress – Los Angeles
Conan Nolan – KNBC Reporter – Los Angeles
Cyndy Ovalle – Freelance News Anchor – Ventura
John Pilios – KGET & KKEY Telemundo News Director – Bakersfield
Sara Pullen – DEA Special Agent/PIO – Los Angeles
Robert Rand – KCBS/KCAL Producer – Los Angeles
Naibe Reynoso – Freelance Reporter – Los Angeles
Jocelyne Rohrback – KCLU Radio Assistant Program Director – Santa Barbara/Ventura
Sabrina Sabbaugh – KDWN Radio News Reporter – Las Vegas
Alec Schreck – Reporter – Washington D.C.
Jeff Schultz – KCOP MY13 Producer – Los Angeles
Gina Silva – FOX11/My13 Reporter-Anchor – Los Angeles
Paul Skolnick – KCBS/KCAL Managing Editor – Los Angeles
Anthony Smiljkovich – Field Producer FOX11/My13 – Los Angeles
Capt. Roland Sprewell – LA Co. Fire PIO – Los Angeles
Carl Stein – KCBS/KCAL Photographer/Editor – Los Angeles
Mark Sudock – Editor FOX11-My 13 News – Los Angeles
Suzie Suh – KCBS/KCALReporter – Los Angeles
Kevin Takumi – KTTV/KCOP Helicopter Reporter – L.A.
Bob Tarlau – FOX11/My13 Producer – Los Angeles
Gaylen Young – Freelance Anchor-Reporter – Bakersfield
John Zuchelli – KCOY/KKFX News Director – Santa Maria

Please note: This list is subject to change