Multimedia Journalist
Multimedia Journalist

Lisa Khoury

National Award-Winning Investigative Reporter, Print and Broadcast Journalist

Journalism is one of the most effective ways to impact this world. I found that out the hard way.

Three years ago, thousands of people worldwide slandered me online. That’s how I found my passion.

I wrote a controversial column for my college newspaper that caused thousands to send me crude emails, letters and blogs.

I realized that if a piece of journalism can affect people across the globe, what if my stories can do so in a positive way?

That is my goal as a print, broadcast and investigative journalist.

I have become wholly focused on producing impactful, investigative journalism. In college, I won first place in the country for the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2013 Mark of Excellence Award in In-Depth Reporting and Camayk’s student media competition for investigative reporting.

My works have been picked up by PBS Media Shift, USA Today College and Huffington Post.

The field of journalism is evolving, and I have taken on its many facets – writing front-page stories for The Buffalo News (which has the second-highest penetration of any news organization in America), anchoring, reporting for and producing newscasts, providing up-to-date news on social media and writing magazine-style, in-depth journalism.



Skills &

Skills &

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    Copy Editing &
    AP Style

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    Social media



  • City & Region Reporter,
    The Buffalo News
    May 2014 - Aug. 2014
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    • As part of a summer internship, I cover local and breaking news, including crime, education, politics and culture, as well as feature stories
    • Write long-form stories (at least six of which appeared on the front page)
    • Reported a long explanatory piece on Erie County drug addicts who survive on shoplifting after one man, who I interviewed in the Erie County Holding Center, was arrested for the 131st time
    • Live-tweet breaking news stories, with up-to-the-second updates and photos
  • Managing Editor,
    The Spectrum
    May 2013 - May 2014
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    • Edit all articles generated by staff members for print and web publication for award-winning, thrice-weekly newspaper
    • Manage staff and assist editor in chief in editorial, business and staffing decisions
    • Arrange and update website and manage Twitter and Facebook accounts
    • Write news stories and features
    • Work one on one with news, features, arts and sports editors and writers to help improve their reporting, editing and story structure skills
    • Member of the Board of Directors
    • Assist in teaching three-credit, 390-level English class to all writers and editors
    Previously held titles: Senior News Editor, Police Beat Reporter, Assistant News Editor, Staff Writer
  • Anchor & Reporter,
    Spectrum 360
    Jan. 2014 - May 2014
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    • Pioneered The Spectrum’s first-ever online newscast
    • Anchored and produced the weekly show, which included the week in news, sports and features
    •Reported on breaking news stories around campus as well as long-form feature stories, in which I reported in, edited and produced the videos
    •With each news article and feature I wrote for print, I created video newscasts and embedded them into the story’s online version
  • News Reporter Intern,
    Sept. 2013 - May 2014
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    • Report on events, politics, news and features in Buffalo area
    • Conduct interviews in the field
    • Write scripts, VOs and VO/SOTs for live newscasts
    • Write news and feature stories for website
    • Shadow reporters and photographers in the field
    • Pitch story ideas to producers and reporters
  • Freelance Writer,
    The Buffalo News
    Oct. 2013 - Jan. 2014
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    • Wrote a full-page spread about my experiences overseas for the paper’s Travel section
    • Contributed writing and research for Gusto department
  • Intern News Reporter,
    Tonawanda News
    May 2013 - July 2013
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    • Wrote news articles and features, two of which were main front-page stories
    • Reported on news and events pertaining to Tonawanda, City of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda
    • Assisted reporters in research and fact checking
  • Police Beat Reporter,
    The Spectrum
    Jan. 2012 - May 2013
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    • First reporter in Spectrum history to pioneer a police beat reporter position
    • Developed “police blotter” section of the newspaper
    • Visited University Police Station each week to review police reports, interview chief, assistant chiefs and lieutenants on latest on- and off-campus crimes
    • Established a working relationship with the Buffalo Police Department
    • Investigated and wrote all crime articles, including drug busts, armed robberies and burglaries pertaining to UB community
    • Interviewed student victims
  • Senior News Editor,
    The Spectrum
    May 2012 - May 2013
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    • Assigned, edited, fact-checked and proofread every news article for print and web publication
    • Generated story ideas for every publication pertaining to news, current events, crime and student government
    • Trained news writers and assistant editors to help improve reporting, editing and story structure skills
    • Wrote leading news stories and features
  • Intern,
    May 2012 - Sept. 2012
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    • Wrote stories and blogs regarding local music and art events
    • Assisted reporters in research and fact checking


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