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Mario Rossi

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Des Moines, West Des Moines
Digital Executive Producer and Journalist — WOI-TV
Covers:  Crime, Courts, Breaking News, Community, Politics
Digital EP + MMJ, @weareiowa5news. 2x Emmy Award nominee. Court documents nerd. @DrakeJMC alum. Thoughts my own. Links/RTs ≠ endorsements. mrossi@weareiowa.com

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Biography

Digital Executive Producer + Multimedia Journalist at WOI-TV (ABC affiliate) in West Des Moines, IA. Specializes in courts and cirme reporting. Digital media strategist focusing on website traffic and social media content. Former news assistant at the Des Moines Register. 2012 Drake University Graduate.

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@mariovrossi — 1,200 followers, 39,978 tweets

"I'm sorry if anyone was offended by my actions." Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh if nobody was offended, do you think you'd be issuing a statement?
I'm so excited for tonight, which is Game 1 of the World Basketball Association Series.
The reaction from Clifford to @ejohnsonNEWS showing up to his 100th birthday party with a camera is so genuine. Thank you for serving, Mr. Robinette!
RT @MatthewBain_: Drake announces a $5 million donation from Paul and Claudia Schickler — $2 million for Knapp Center renovations, $2… https://t.co/tJZYYJIb4I
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Student broadcaster for the Drake Broadcasting System (DBS). I called football and basketball games while in college.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes!

How is social media changing news?

News breaks much faster. Plus, you can contact sources in a more immediate fashion.