Ivana Hrynkiw Shatara (ON AIR: Ivana Hrynkiw)

ihrynkiw@al.com | ivanasuzette@gmail.com

Education: The University of Alabama at Birmingham (2015)

Bachelor’s Degree in Communications; minor in Spanish language


Managing Producer of News Video and Social Media for AL.com (The Birmingham News, The Huntsville Times, Mobile Press-Register) (March 2020- present)

  • Developed, wrote, produced, edited and hosted a successful daily live interview show on social media
  • Produced and edited news videos from other reporters for publication
  • Wrote and produced quality journalism for a digital-first brand
  • Managed a team of five to produce content efficiently and effectively online
  • Created and executed strategy for eight social media accounts for AL.com brands

Reporter for AL.com (The Birmingham News, The Huntsville Times, Mobile Press-Register) (January 2016- March 2020)

  • Wrote, edited, and published hundreds of stories about a variety of topics including breaking news, crime, courts, politics, entertainment, and more for online publication and print publication.
  • Covered specific beats: early-morning breaking news and crime (2016-2018) and criminal justice (2018-2020)
  • Worked quickly and efficiently to cover assignments in a timely matter
  • Worked with a team on collaborative projects
  • Produced news videos for online and social media

Editorial Assistant for Birmingham Magazine (September 2015- January 2016)

  • Wrote multiple stories monthly for a distinguished audience
  • Edited stories from other writers for print publication
  • Uploaded final issues to a publishing press website and approved final versions
  • Wrote exclusive content for web
  • Managed social media accounts

Summer intern at AL.com and The Birmingham News (June 2015- August 2015)

Intern at WVTM 13 TV (September 2014- April 2015)

Accolades & National TV Appearances

  • Oxygen’s “Snapped
  • Investigation Discovery’s “Six Degrees of Murder
  • Investigation Discovery’s “Southern Gothic
  • CNN’s “What it’s like to watch a death penalty execution
  • Multiple Alabama Press Association Awards

Technical Skills & Proficiencies

  • Adobe suite: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop,
  • Video editing: Adobe Premiere, EDIUS Pro 7, Final Cut Pro
  • CMS: Arc, Movable Type, WordPress
  • Social media: Social News Desk, Social Flow

Community Involvement

Volunteer work: Jessie’s Place, Into the Streets at UAB, The Greater Birmingham Humane Society

Member, Alpha Omicron Pi


Alex McDaniel

Managing Editor of USA Today’s For The Win