Here's the rundown:

It started at 9 years old when I watched a sitcom that changed my life. Murphy Brown was about a female journalist who was unafraid to ask tough questions and confront the truth. I admired the way she navigated her world - and quite simply: I wanted to be just like her. 

Today I have 17 years in broadcasting under my belt - and have asked thousands of tough questions. While I may not be Ms. Brown - I live for my career and there's nothing else I'd rather do. So ... I guess Murphy and I are a lot more alike than I thought. 

I'm Nika Clark - and it's nice to meet you. 


Free Spirit Media I HoopsHIGH

Program Coordinator

February, 2019 – Present
Chicago, Illinois

  • Developing and designing media production programming, including writing curriculum and lesson plans, as well as teaching and instructing youth/students on video production

  • Creating and maintaining youth development environment where youth/students receive academic, artistic, and social support

  • Implementing daily lessons, including camera operations, and producing broadcast scripts

  • Managing the HoopsHIGH department by overseeing and leading the work of the small team of employees that work under me and encourage the optimum performance of my department


Chicago Sky | WNBA

Line Producer

May, 2016 – December, 2018
Chicago, Illinois

  • Coordinated with director to developed main rundown

  • Created and inserted all graphics and character fonts featured in live broadcasts of games

  • Developed lower thirds, game statistics, fullscreens, promos and game scores


Weigel Broadcasting | You & Me, WCIU 

Floor Director

September, 2010 – January 2019
Chicago, Illinois

  • Floor directories the two hour You & Me weekday morning news talk show

  • Managed entire studio, including technical equipment and overseeing the work of all producers

  • Developed and executed segments, including the production of beauty, fitness, celebrity, sports and music segments

  • Field-produced content packages, created still and animated graphics and managed several social media accounts on behalf of You & Me


CSN Comcast Sportsnet

 

Graphic Designer

December, 2008 – February, 2014
Chicago, Illinois

  • Created graphic and animated elements for live sports show

  • Produced visual assets that were incorporated into final show

  • Maintained consistency of brand imagery


Chicago Wolves

Associate Producer

September, 2007 – June, 2008
Glenview, Illinois

  • Edited and produced music videos and trivia highlighting hockey team

  • Created and produced sales and marketing graphics and videos

  • Led creation of all arena presentations


EW Scripps | WPTV Newschannel 5, NBC

Chyron Operator

October, 2005 – September, 2007
West Palm Beach, Florida

  • Designed broadcast graphics, motion graphics and character fonts for daily newscast

  • Researched and fact-checked all information before broadcast


Hearst & Argyle | KCCI Television, CBS

Assistant Director

May, 2003 – October, 2005
Des Moines, Iowa 

  • Designed graphics for live newscasts and directed various productions

  • Operated cameras and floor-directed live in studio

  • Worked in control room during live broadcasts and learned basics of Chyron operation


My FOX Chicago | Good Day Chicago, WFLD

Production Assistant

August, 2002 – May, 2003
Chicago, Illinois

  • Learned proper protocol of pre and post production

  • Assembled scripts and prepared anchors for live broadcasts

  • Assisted directors during live newscasts