This demo reel includes a montage of consumer reports produced for CBS and KPIX by Julie Watts. The montage is followed by a selection of stories in their entirety.
Julie reports on pocketbook issues, resolves viewer problems and examines technology threats and trends. Her reports also expose scams, privacy concerns, unscrupulous business practices and loopholes in consumer legislation.
Julie’s reports air weeknights at 5pm & 6pm on KPIX in San Francisco. Her stories also air weekly on KCBS/KCAL in Los Angeles.
Nationally, Julie is a Consumer Correspondent for CBS Newspath, the network’s affiliate service. Her locally-produced reports are regularly distributed nationally to hundreds of affiliate television stations. They are also periodically featured on CBS network news broadcasts.
Julie also produces several in-depth investigations each year. Those reports have prompted recalls, federal investigations and new legislation. They have also earned Julie several prestigious awards, including a National Press Club Award and the Emmy® and AP awards for Best Reporter.
Additional ConsumerWatch Responsibilities
● Manage day-to-day operations of the consumer unit, including media management and production schedules.
● Train team members on new technologies, including editing software, server systems and computer assisted reporting resources.
● Produce and edit multiple television segments daily, meeting tight deadlines while managing several on-going projects and in-depth investigations.
● Regularly interact with media relations specialists, consumers and corporate/government contacts to pitch stories, secure interviews and diplomatically facilitate resolutions to viewer problems.