Wes Bruer / 706.442.3736 / wesbruer@gmail.com


Freelance Journalist - Brooklyn, N.Y. / Jan. 2017 - Present

- Contributor to CNN, CNN International, ABC, The Daily Beast, Al Jazeera, Fusion

- 2017 Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Grant Recipient - Mumbai, India

- Shooting, producing, and editing for a number of editorial, non-profit, and corporate clients

CNN Criminal Justice Producer - Washington, D.C. / Jan. 2015 - Jan. 2017

- Develop sources and report breaking criminal justice and national security news for all platforms 

- Shoot and produce original video for stories airing on broadcast and digital platforms

- Frequent contributor to the CNN.com Politics page reporting on a range of criminal justice issues 

- Produce packages and live shots for reporters in the field and in the bureau

CNNgo Associate Producer - Washington, D.C. / Sept. 2013 - Dec. 2014

- Original team for CNN’s newest platform, crafting digital editorial strategy for all D.C. shows 

- Creating and determining digital content accompanying CNN broadcasting in real time

- Control room producing for The Situation Room, State of the Union, and Reliable Sources

CNN International Associate Producer - Atlanta, GA / May 2013 - Sept. 2013

- Pitching, producing, and editing in-house packages and segments for all CNN platforms

- Editing VO, SOT’s, and b-roll for CNN International’s flagship program, The International Desk

- Pitching and writing feature stories for CNN.com World and blog posts for CNN’s Security Clearance

CNN Video Journalist - Atlanta, GA / May 2012 - Sept. 2013

- Facilitate all bureau feeds, live play out feeds, and archived videos for every CNN bureau

- Member of CNN’s Obituary Team, producing and editing elements for obituary packages

- Supporting CNN show teams by floor directing, teleprompter operating, and scripts distribution


The University of Georgia

School of Public & International Affairs, B.A. Political Science - Athens, GA / August 2008


Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Grant Recipient, Mumbai, India - 2017 

James Foley Foundation Safety Grant Recipient - 2017 

Shoot The Frame Portrait Photography Award - 2017 


"America's Forgotten Prisoners" for The Week - Sept. 27, 2017 

"It Feels Like Being Buried Alive" for Fusion - July 12, 2017 

"How to Take Perfect Cambodia Pictures" for CNN Travel" for CNN Travel - Dec. 1, 2015


- Hostile Environment Awareness Training & Emergency First Aid, Pangolin Security, Ltd. 

- DSLR and Camera Operator: Canon C300, Canon C100, Canon 5DMkIII, SonyA7SII

- Video Editing: Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Mediasource Proxy Edit

- Photo Editing: Aperture, Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom

- News Operations Programs: Mediasource, iNews, MIRA, CMS, DART, FORK


Cameras: Sony A7s MkII, Canon 5D MkIII, Canon 5D MkII

Lenses: Canon 16-35 f/4, Canon 24-105 f/4, Canon 70-200 f/4, Metabones Adapter IV  

Audio: Sony UWP-D Wireless Lavalier Mic, Sennheiser MKH600 Shotgun Mic 

Lighting: Westcott Flex Daylight LED Mat 1x1

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