About Me

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Camille Birdsong is a dedicated journalist currently working and living in Hampton, Virginia. Driven by her passion for storytelling and writing, she takes pride in providing her community with stories that matter. She has worked as a production intern for NBC’s Nightly News, TODAY Show, and the Weekend TODAY Show, and the Hampton Roads Messenger and the HBCU Advocate. After graduation, Camille wants to be a field producer where she can continue to share stories with those around her.

 

At Hampton University, Camille works as a line producer and director for the WHOV-TV news station. As a fellow of the William R. Harvey Leadership Institute, she has been active and engaged in her community. She has participated in beach cleanups, mentorship programs, and has completed a virtual 5K run for charity. She volunteers as a pianist on her church’s worship team and spends her downtime shopping, eating with friends, and watching Marvel movies. At the end of the day, Camille remembers to honor God and give Him the glory for the great things He has done in her life.

Professional Highlights

WHOV-TV | Hampton University

As a line producer, I collaborate with my executive producers and control room on stacking segments, teases, and elements. I assist in selecting packages and personnel required for the newscast. I ensure the show is executed properly by communicating with on-air talent, reporters, and associate producers, and editing scripts and videos. 
 

As the show's director, I monitor the flow of the newscast. I also ensure the team is using the correct camera angles, the audio levels are steady, and the correct graphics are displayed. I cue camera changes, video production, graphics, and commercial breaks. 

Nightly News with Lester Holt | NBC News

As a production intern, I conduct research and create research packets for stories, and log and transcribe interviews for producers. I also work with the Nightly News Digital Team in cutting and editing videos for online and social media platforms.

 

Weekend TODAY Show | NBC News

As a production intern, I assisted producers with research and gathered content for upcoming segments, including compiling research packets for upcoming Sunday Sitdowns. I compiled different news stories to pitch to producers for segments including Pop Start and Highs & Lows. I also logged and transcribed interviews for producers and recorded music hit times for music cues.

 

TODAY Show | NBC News

As a production intern, I had multiple responsibilities. I recorded various ISOs and camera angles in Zoom interviews. I also conducted research for upcoming segments and interviews. I logged interviews, news packages, and other content as well as the headlines of the 9 AM show. Additionally, I gathered information of the songs that were used in the show’s opens for music licensing. I searched for UGCs (user generated content) via social media and asked each user for his/her permission to let NBC use their content. Lastly, I helped the producers in the virtual plaza by calling and admitting the participants in the Zoom meeting, correcting their names, and giving advice on proper camera angles and lighting.