About Me

LaTrania Tolbert- Creative Encourager, Aspiring Author, Misfit.

Ever since I can remember, I’ve always had a thing for touching the core of people’s lives through poetry. Writing in general, really! It melts me when I see a smile or eyes lifted to the horizon of a better tomorrow. Hope for the future. Misfit….Mighty In Spirit Fashioned In Truth, that is. I wear it well and want to share this creative space with you.

Background

I am a graduating senior of University of North Florida. I majored in communication with a concentration in multimedia journalism and production.

I’ve had the pleasure of anchoring, operating cameras, using a teleprompter, and directing shows while in school. I’ve had the opportunity to work with professionals from CBS 47 Action News Jacksonville and First Coast News.

I enjoy being creative! With an eye for detail, I like being spontaneous and innovative in how I reach the masses. I have a love for Christ and desire to spread His love in unique ways with the gift I’ve been given!

With technology ever-evolving, I plan to launch this blog, a podcast and YouTube channel! With that being said, one of my favorite scriptures is from Psalms 45:1 “My heart is overflowing with a good theme; I recite my composition concerning the King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.”

Professional Experience

University of North Florida Grad

2016 – 2019

Experience in Advanced Writing for the Media, Multimedia Storytelling, TV Production/Visual Arts, Announcing and Performance. Deans List 2016-2019 National Engaged Leader Award April 2018

Inside Swoop TV Show

Jan 2018 – Apr 2018

Implemented Post Production with team members and constructed editorial meetings, Conducted and assisted Inside Swoop sound board for camera changes, Facilitated broadcasting latest events with UNF Spinnaker

Inside Jacksonville TV Show

Aug 2018-Dec 2018

Anchored for Show, Assisted with interviews, wrote scripts and provided social media content, Created story ideas and Produced TV Packages

Internship Jax Broadcasters Association

Jan 2019 – Apr 2019

Created Podcasts for JBA website, Coordinated personal profile behind-the-scenes of First Coast News Anchor/Meteorologist, Directed and Produced JBA oral history and miniseries

Leadership Experience

Julington Creek Extended Day Program

Mar 2013-May 2018

Coordinated with daily activities and homework tutoring, Trained new staff for counselor positions, Contributed to safety handbook for child safety

“Creativity opens the door to destiny.”

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