KOCT will air, beginning on June 5th, our Special Edition: High School Spectrum featuring video students from both El Camino and Oceanside High Schools. High School Spectrum is a good example of KOCT’s student intern service. We have developed an effective workforce development program that provides real world experience for high school and college students .
One of our student interns can now be seen nightly on the local NBC affiliate NBC 7 as a Reporter. Elena Gomez graduated from Chapman University in 2009, with a Bachelor’s in Television and Broadcast Journalism and minors in Public Relations and Spanish. In college, Gomez received the “Most Promising Broadcast Journalist” award, one of Chapman University’s most prestigious honors for broadcast students. After graduation she worked as an editor for the NBC 7 News Today for over a year.
Throughout her college years and after, Gomez worked at KOCT. There she experienced true hands-on-training by editing, writing, producing and reporting stories along with working as an assistant director, camerawoman and floor director for larger productions. She received W.A.V.E. and S.T.A.R awards for reporting excellence and an award from the San Diego Society of Professional Journalists for producing an in-studio talk show.
In September 2011, Elena earned a spot as a news associate for NBC 7, working as a multimedia journalist where she shot, edited, wrote and reported daily stories for the evening newscasts. She is currently a Reporter for NBC 7, San Diego.
One of our current part-time employees is Andrew Jimenez, one of KOCT's newest editors/cinematographers. He attended San Diego City College's Radio, TV, and Film Department for a certificate in Documentary, Film, and Video Production. He received his bachelor's degree in Communications with an emphasis in Digital Media from CSU Bakersfield. He has also worked with NFL Films as a camera operator and produced his own feature film. He recently produced a short program about KOCT’s Internship program check it out HERE.