Emmy Winning NPPA Photojournalist


Veteran print and broadcast journalist, photojournalist and multi-media journalist proficiently versed in storytelling, visual aesthetics, lighting, non-linear video editing, audio gathering and mixing, copy writing and editing, satellite and microwave live truck operations, and bonded cellular transmissions. Also worked in tandem with digital web production strategically posting stories for internet and mobile based consumption.


On-line resume & demo reel and writing work samples:  www.jhegbert.com


Experience Highlights:

Advanced Storytelling        Strong News and Editorial Judgement          Creative Graphic Design Skills

Creative Lighting                 Live Truck Operations                                       Strong AP Copy Writing Skills

Deadline Oriented              Accurate Non-Linear Video Editing                Team Builder                       



Worked on major lead stories such as Operation Desert Storm, Columbine Shooting, Hayman Fire, Holly Bobo Murder, Las Vegas Shooter, Jesse Wilson Search and Murder, Presidential Election Coverages, Occupy Movement Riots and Protests, Massive Wildfire Coverage is multiple markets in Colorado, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, Utah and Arizona while also presenting live coverage for network affiliate broadcasts.



Coastal Bend Community CollegeTheatre / English 1986-1988    

San Francisco StatePsychology Group Counseling 1991-1992 

DINFOs.Independent Studies USN Public Affairs / Mass Communications / Journalism 1990-1998   

McLennan Community CollegeTheatre / English Education 1992 – 1993.  

Nation American UniversityProject Management 1998-2002     

Ashford UniversityMass Communications / Journalism2009 - 2011



2016 Mid-South Region Emmy Nominated and Award Winner, Magazine Special Format



  • Photojournalist EW Scripps / KNXV ABC15 Arizona 2016 – Present  DMA 11

  • Asst. Chief Photographer/ Photojournalist NEXTAR KTVX ABC 4 Utah 2015 – 2016 DMA 30

  • Photojournalist / Special Projects Sinclair Broadcast Group / WZTV FOX 17 2012 – 2015   DMA 28

  • Photojournalist  BELO / Gannett WHAS 11 News. 2012 DMA 49 

  • Assignment Manager– Multi-Media Journalist CorderlerraKOAA 5 News NBC 2010-2012 DMA 85

  • Photojournalist– Gray Communications / KKTV 11 News CBS 2008-2010 DMA 85

  • Writer – Photojournalist Colorado Military News Group, Fort Carson, 4th Infantry Division Contractor 2006-2008  

  • Writer – PhotojournalistFreedom Communications, Colorado Springs Gazette 2004-2006

  • Media RelationsMarketing Manager Tax Recovery Group 2001 – 2004 Colorado Springs CO

  • Freelance Print Photographer / Writer 1996 – 2009~ 2015-Present

  • Music Format On-Air Radio Announcer, News Reporter Salem Communications 1997 – 2000

  • Navy Mass CommunicationsSpecialist 1stClass Petty Officer 2000- 2006 Retired USS George Washington, USS Ronald Reagan, Public Affairs Officer Non-Commissioned Officer. Retired Honorable Discharge May 21 2006

  • Navy Photographers Mate1stClass Petty Officer 1996 – 2000 Navy Reserve Center Denver, CO West Coast Carrier Assignments, Public Affairs Officer Non-Commissioned Officer

  • Navy Aviation Boatswains Mate1stClass Petty Officer 1981-1996 USS John F Kennedy, USS Abraham Lincoln, Non-Commissioned Officer

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