Courtney Katharina Norris


Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism / M.S., Journalism

The University of Texas at Austin / B.S., Journalism

Experience

PBS NewsHour, Current | National Affairs

Responsibilities include fieldproducing, booking guests for day-of-air discussions and producing content forbroadcast and online. On the national beat, I report on environmental policy,science, education, U.S. politics, and broader trends in American society. Withmy producing cap, I work closely with television correspondents in studio andout in the field to develop sources, assist in reporting, write copy,fact-check and gather media elements. Reported during Hurricane Harvey fromHouston, during the president's address from Capitol Hill and other significantevents of 2017. 

Austin American Statesman, 2015 | Special to the Statesman

While a senior in college, my reportingon University of Texas hiring policies-that allowed two brothers convicted ofviolently assaulting a gay man to teach and grade UT students-led the universityto fired staff members. Story ran front page. 

Dallas Morning News, 2015 | Award-winning Reporter

Four-part data journalism seriescollaboration that documented racial divides between Texas law enforcementagencies and the communities they protect. 

WFAA-TV, June 2014- September 2014 | News Intern   

Routinely produced, edited and assistedfor on-air packages. Produced content for WFAA.com. Partnered with seniorreporters in the field, receiving hands-on broadcast training. Highlightsinclude a leadership role in an exclusive report that exposed Dallas Policebooking glitches allowed inmates to be wrongfully released.

Skills
• AP Style, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Audition, Final Cut Pro, XD/DSLR/GoPro Cameras, Excel, Archival Research, iNEWS, Media Central.

• Verified tweeter and PBS NewsHour host, with an ever-growing Twitter following. 


Bylines

The Dallas Morning News, Austin American Statesman, PBS NewsHour, WFAA-TV, VICE and Reporting Texas. 


Awards
First Amendment Award: In-Depth Online Reporting, Society of Professional Journalists, Fort Worth Chapter. 



References 

Murrey Jacobson, Senior Producer, mjacobson@newshour.org 

Jason Whitely, Senior News Reporter at WFAA-TV, jwhitely@wfaa.com 

Ed Timms, Deputy Editor of Roll Call, edtimms@sbcglobal.net

Using Format