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Wolfgang Achtner


WOLFGANG ACHTNER  is a correspondent, television producer, documentary filmmaker, photographer, author, and journalism professor.

Summary of Qualifications:
-	extensive broadcast news reporting experience
-	ability to report and write effectively on deadline
-	on-air reporting skills, including live TV
-	strong editorial judgment, journalistic writing and research skills, 
-	storytelling ability: able to create a narrative with both news and feature stories from pitching to developing, producing and editing.
-	interpersonal skills/team player
-	organizational skills: hired, trained and managed production teams and staff  (in house and in the field)
-	Videojournalist skills
-	experience reporting for multi-platforms, including a proficiency in incorporating social media

Professional Experience:
Has reported on a wide range of major international stories, including breaking news, investigative reports, features and sports. During this time, has earned a reputation as one of the most attentive and knowledgeable observers of Italian affairs, covered for major American and British television news organizations and newspapers.

A career in television news working seven years for CNN as a correspondent, two-and-a-half years for Press TV as a correspondent, and eleven years, on staff, for ABC News, as a reporter/producer. London based assignment editor for ABC News. In addition, free-lanced, on a regular basis, for Britain’s Sky News, ITN, and Channel 4, as well as CTV, Deutsche Welle.

Radio Correspondent:  ABC News

Print correspondent: ‘The Independent,’ and ‘The Independent on Sunday.’  Contributor to: ‘Washington Post,’ ‘The Spectator,’ ‘The London Times,’ and “Newsweek.”

Photojournalist: Sygma/Paris

Documentary Filmmaker: 2002-present: completed 9 feature films 

Languages: Bilingual in English and Italian. Fluency in German and French. Conversational Spanish

German English Spanish French Italian
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop Documentaries News Gathering Feature Stories Content Writing Investigative Journalism Interview (Print / Radio / Podcast) Photography Fixing 360 Videography Live Reporting Fact Checking
Business Politics Current Affairs Technology Science & Environment Natural Disasters Film & Theatre Entertainment & Celebrity Sports Food & Drink Music Medical Investigative Reporting Social Cultural Breaking News Fact Checking

"Gelato Is Magic" Highlights "Gelato is magic", photographed, written, produced and directed by Wolfgang Achtner, editing Alberto Gabutto.




ACHTNER PressTV - New Alitalia feature, January 2009 Story Name: Italy -- New Alitalia Takes Off-150109 Reporter: Wolf Achtner, Rome Date: January 15 2009


ACHTNER Press TV - Ongoing Protests in Italian Universities, Feature - November 08 Story Name: Italy -- ITALY/FEATURE Italian Universities on strike Reporter: Wolf Achtner, Rome Date: November 25, 2008 Camera:


Story Name: ITALY/VENICE-NO FUNDS FOR REPAIRS-170309 Reporter: Wolf Achtner, Rome Date: March 17, 2009


ACHTNER Press TV - ITALY/University students demonstrate against "Gelmini" law

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