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I'm currently completing my bachelor of arts in broadcast journalism at Wayne State University in Detroit. I intern at the NBC-affiliate in Detroit and work part-time as an MMJ for Shelby TV in Macomb County.

Fluent in Arabic.

Final Cut, Aurora and Premiere editors.

iNEWS, Lakana, Wordpress, Uplynk.

Familiar with P2 video cameras and EFP set-up and take-down.

Comfortable appearing on-camera and/or working behind the scenes.

Charlie Kadado Standups

Charlie Kadado Standups

MMJ standups while working for Shelby TV

Charlie Kadado Anchor Reel

Charlie Kadado Anchor Reel

Sample co-anchor at WJLA in Washington D.C.

Special Treatment?

Special Treatment?

I first broke the story about Mathers' DUI case and alleged special treatment.

Stealing From Baseball Team

Stealing From Baseball Team

Man sentenced for stealing money from his own baseball team

Elvis the Tax Scammer

Elvis the Tax Scammer

Questioning a scammer to warn viewers during tax season

Back in Court

Back in Court

Judge unsealed court records after exclusive story

2014 - 2017

Wayne State University

Bachelor of Arts, Broadcast Journalism

Pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism

Member of the Journalism Institute for Media Diversity Professional Honors Program

Member of NABJ, AAJA, UNITY: Journalists for Diversity

Recipient of 2014-2018 full tuition scholarship and 2014 Rosa Parks Scholarship

Recipient of 2016 Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation Scholarship

Recipient of 2016 Sinclair Broadcast Group Diversity Scholarship

Jan. 2014 - Present

Shelby TV


Cover Macomb County crime and breaking news for a news program that reaches 25,000 homes. Use P2 camera and Final Cut editor to shoot and edit news packages. Operate EFP camera for live-to-tape high school sports program. Broke story of Kim Mathers’ DUI case and alleged special treatment in court, later reported on major networks.

Summer 2016

UNITY: Journalists for Diversity

2016 Reporting Fellow

Selected from a competitive pool of students nationwide to report from the NABJ, NAHJ, AAJA, NAJA and NLGJA conventions.

Summer 2016


Assignment Desk Intern

Monitored scanner traffic, email and social media for breaking news and story ideas. Took calls and gathered information from tipsters, reporters and photographers in the field. Logged competing broadcasts and added story notes into iNEWS. Covered breaking news and interviewed sources in the field. Wrote and posted web stories and videos using Lakana products and Aurora.

Aug. 2014 - March 2016

The South End

Contributing Writer

Covered news for Wayne State University and Midtown Detroit. Photographed news and campus events.

Mar. 2014 - Jan. 2016

Lebanese Examiner

Online Editor

Reported on issues of interest to Lebanese-Americans. Wrote original news and feature stories. Covered the trash crisis and mass protests in Beirut in August 2015.

Nov. 2014, 2015

The Detroit News

Election Tabulator

Updated election results on the web and contacted county clerks for accurate numbers.