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Wolfgang Achtner

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


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


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ACHTNER PressTV - ITALY/RACISM ON THE RISE, 21 July 2009


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


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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:


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


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


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