Training, Volunteering and Careers at CCN

Volunteer Opportunities

Crown City News provides in-studio and online community service and volunteering opportunities to those interested who live in the San Gabriel Valley area. Volunteers of CCN can be high school students looking to complete community service hours, adults looking to get experience and help, or anyone who wishes to get industry skills in writing and television production areas while helping an organization dedicated to keeping the community informed.

Volunteers of CCN can help in a number of ways. CCN volunteers help with the live broadcast of our weekly show as well as with pre or post-production editing and writing tasks. Our volunteers also write and produce local news for the Crown City News website, a leading provider of local news to thousands of people across Southern California.

All Crown City News volunteers and staff members get full credit for their work as well as the necessary professional industry training to succeed in their positions. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at Crown City News, please visit the Contact Us page and select “Volunteer Opportunities” as the subject of your message.

Career Building Training

In our multi-year history, we’ve launched the careers of many aspiring journalists, giving them the foundation they need to land jobs as reporters, anchors, on-camera meteorologists, sportscasters, hosts, videographers, producers, writers, and editors in top fifty TV news markets across the country. In addition to our regular volunteering opportunities, CCN offers broadcast journalism training taught by seasoned members of the TV news industry. To find out more about this training, contact Crown City News.

CCN Success Stories

  • Darsha Philips became a reporter in a top 20 market (Sacramento) within two years of training with at CCN for nine months. She’s now a reporter for ABC7 in Los Angeles.
  • Brian Loftus became a reporter in a top 50 market (Fresno, now Las Vegas) after only three months of training.
  • Meredith Nutting became a videographer for National Geographic immediately following a year of training at CCN. She’s since produced a show for Animal Planet.
  • Sehnita Joshua Mattison, CCN’s current Anchor/Producer is also freelancer for Reuters

Tami is an expert in media and news. She shares her expertise, time and passion generously every day with new reporters, editors, and videographers. It’s rare in this competitive employment situation that you meet someone who is willing to really work with those new to the industry and help them build their skills to succeed. You don’t meet many people like Tami, who feel empowered when those she’s worked with reach their potential. – Sehnita Joshua Mattison

As producers and directors showed me the ropes during my first weeks at KMPH, I immediately noticed how much I had already learned in my short time with CCN. I have used my experience at CCN to help me as a feature reporter, and when I have filled in as an anchor. I will always be genuinely thankful for how much CCN taught and encouraged me. My experience at CCN was very helpful in the process to land a network job in a good market in such a competitive field. – Brian Loftus