Vicky Stark

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Johannesburg, South Africa


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Vicky has worked for:
English to Africa Service, Voice of America

Vicky Stark

Vicky Stark is a freelance journalist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She's spent the past seven years at the 24-hour television news channel, eNCA where she works as a Senior Broadcast Producer.

Highlights include:
BREAKING NEWS:
Leading teams breaking news on Nelson Mandela’s death, as well as the uprising against Zimbabwe’s then president, Robert Mugabe. In a matter of minutes, helped verify information, wrote voiceover scripts, headlines and information straps, and secured guests.

WORK ON LIVES:
The aftermath of the Marikana massacre where police killed 34 striking mineworkers.

The Life Esidimeni hearing on the deaths of over 140 psychiatric patients in the state’s care.

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius’s trial for murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
And the announcement of Cyril Ramaphosa as ANC President.

WORK EXPERIENCE CHRONOLOGY:
Output Editor, Senior Broadcast Producer | eNCA July 2011 - Present 

Owner | Vicky Stark Inc. Communications 2002 – 2011

Trainer, Producer | SABC Radio 2002 - 2004

Assistant News Editor | The Cape Argus 2000 – 2002

Freelance Sports Editor, Anchor| e.tv 1998 and 2001

Reporter, Anchor, News Editor | P4 Radio 1997 – 2000

Researcher, Reporter, Media Officer | Robben Island Museum 1997

Reporter | The Southeaster at South

SKILLS

 
Afrikaans English

Wrote and voiced this report on the the World Bank dropping its 2018 economic growth forecast for Sub-Saharan Africa from 3.1 percent to 2.7. Footage and sound bites from the bank's Chief Economist for Africa, Albert Zeufack are courtesy of Reuters.


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Reviewed Lionel Richie's concert in Johannesburg for eNCA online.


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Produced a four-hour live show on the #TotalShutdown protest against poverty and crime. Here's one of the reports. We also had in-studio guests and did several phone interviews overlaid with dramatic visuals of tear gas and rubber bullets being fired by police.


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Secured a phone interview with the Kofi Annan Foundation in Switzerland the day after his death. Helped the anchor draft questions.


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