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Chetan Rakieten
3210-12 Shore View RD
Raleigh, NC 27613


  • Experienced in videography, editing, and graphics
  • Ability to work independently and work well with others
  • Knowledge in a newsroom atmosphere and operations
  • Always on-time
  • Member of the National Press Photographers Association


Bachelor of Science- graduated from Syracuse University in May 2002
College: Visual Performing Arts, Majoring in Speech Communication

Applied Associates of Science, July 1997, Major: Radio and Television Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY
Award: Director's Award May 1997, Presented by Athletic Department, for dedication and service to athletic department


  • Final Cut Pro (MAC)
  • Linear Editing
  • DVC Camera
  • Beta Camera SP
  • Sony Digital XLT1 camera


WB22 NEWS AT 10 Raleigh, NC
(October 14th-present)
News Photographer
-working with reporters, getting stories done by deadline
-helped shooting sports
-shooting vo's
Live Truck operator
- getting live shots done under pressure
- editing packages in the field

NewsChannel 8 Springfield VA
(August 2002-October 2002)
Freelance Photographer and Editor
-editing stories for news SOTs, VOs, SOT/vos, also packages
-photographer working with reporters, getting stories done on deadline for news
-playback operator - handle tapes for news

(June 2002-August 2002)
linear editor- edited segments for show
studio camera operator- worked the studio camera during tapings lighting tech- helped setup lighting for studio
studio director- made sure talent had script right, directed talent for positioning, location photographer- worked with producers in taping interviews, helped with lighting the interview, shot b-roll footage

University Union TV Campus 7 News, Syracuse University
Worked as News Editor for news casts and operated video tape machines
Worked as Floor Director during the news casts and directed cameras and crew
Worked as Graphics operator, developing graphics for nightly news casts
Worked with Sports Department as their Writer on Thursdays
Worked as Monday Sports Producer
Worked as Friday Photographer-working with reporters, covering campus news
Covered Bowl game in Phoenix, AZ-Kansas State vs. Syracuse 12-29-01

Court Side (basketball show):
Shot Syracuse University Men's basketball games
Taped coaches Press conference
Filmed locker room interviews with players

WSTM TV 3 and WSYT (1999)
Studio Operations:
Worked with teleprompter during evening news casts
Operated studio camera during evening newscasts as Floor director

WHEN "The Sports Monster" AM 620, Syracuse, NY (1999)
Producer: Weekend producer
Worked system endcode
Intern: "The Steve Hyder Show" and "PrimeTime with Adam Schein"
Call screener
Helped with scheduling guests
Helped with production

WIXT News Channel 9, Sports Department, Syracuse, NY
Gathered sports scores
Drove News Car to get tape highlights from different locations
Assisted in scripting and editing

Bernie Fine- Assistant Basketball Coach 315-443-2082
Dave Donovan- Former sports producer, anchor at WIXT News Channel 9
Troy Skinner-Former Program Director at WHEN now at WestWood One, 212-641-2000

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