WTXL ABC 27Kristen was a reporting intern at WTXL ABC 27.
FAMU Election Night SpecialKristen (far left) anchored FAMU's 2012 Presidential Election Night Special.
FAMU TV20Kristen (far right) was the weather anchor for FAMU's live newscast.
NABJ Multimedia Short CourseKristen produced and anchored a webcast through NABJ.
JourneyKristen served as editor-in-chief of FAMU's quarterly magazine Journey.
Captivate TVKristen co-anchored a magazine show in Grahamstown, South Africa.
REPORTER RÉSUMÉ REEL
Kristen Swilley is a multimedia journalist and a spring 2013 graduate of Florida A&M University, where she was involved in the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication's student media outlets throughout her college career.
This award-winning journalist loves the spontaneity of the industry and finds joy in the possibility her office might be a courtroom in Florida one day and a stadium in South Africa the next.
She recently served as the weather anchor for FAMU TV20's "Live at 5" and as a reporting intern at WTXL ABC 27.
The 2013 recipient of the "Courtney Simms Vision Award" for reporting given to students who excel in their respective fields, and the top-ranked television hard news reporter in the Southeast Journalism Conference, Kristen’s multimedia work displays her core values of reporting – accuracy, innovation and diversity.
Kristen has covered the 2010 FIFA World Cup, interviewed ex-mayor of Detroit Kwame Kilpatrick, and delved into the "culture" behind the hazing death of FAMU drum major Robert Champion.
Though her transcript said she was a broadcast journalism student, she gained a lot of print experience.
She became news editor of the campus paper, The Famuan and editor in chief of Journey magazine, which won three first place awards for best college magazine under her leadership, including an SPJ "Mark of Excellence" Award. She also has two awards for her multimedia work.
Whether she's running around the newsroom during an internship or editing video until the wee hours of the morning, Kristen is constantly looking for chances to hone her craft.
Fort Pierce resident Ken Sandlin creates steel sculptures.
The SculptorKristen Swilley, FAMU journalism student
Carol Wilson profileKristen Swilley, FAMU journalism student
IT IS WHO I AM
Beachland Principal Carol Wilson retires after 28 years in education.
Chelsea Pollice profileKristen Swilley, FAMU journalism student
WAVE OF SUCCESS
Stuart Surfer Chelsea Pollice is poised to become the face of Roxy's swimwear.
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VIDEOS AND PODCASTS
See Kristen's video/audio production work.
Videos and PodcastsKristen Swilley, FAMU journalism student
FAMU-SHANTOU FIFA WORLD CUP INTERSHIP
Red CardKristen Swilley, FAMU journalism student
ConcertKristen Swilley, FAMU journalism student
District 6Kristen Swilley, FAMU journalism student
The United Nations and FIFA are joining forces in the fight against HIV/AIDS with a “red card” campaign.
SOWETO, South Africa Orlando Stadium gave birth to a vibrant sea of flags, vuvuzelas and the painted faces of energetic fans at the FIFA Kickoff Celebration Concert Thursday night.
CAPETOWN, South Africa
District 6 was a multiracial community of 70,000 people, that was demolished by the South African government during apartheid.