As you venture through my website, you will not only see some of my work but get a glimpse of who I am and how I got to where I am today. At an early age, I have gained a wide range of experiences that will guide me forward in life. My goal is to be one of the most recognized broadcasters either in news, entertainment or sports.
Certainly, this is not going to be an easy task with so many talented competitors in this particular field. This will require a great deal of hard work and sacrifice. However, I have always believed to not settle for or be too comfortable in your level of success or surroundings. Life changes rapidly, so always aim as high as possible and have integrity in whatever you do.
I am a graduate of Florida Atlantic University, with a Bachelors Degree in Multimedia Journalism and a minor in Geographic Information Systems. I have experience in athletics, geography, acting, film(ing), production, post production as well as script writing.
My nature is to be adventurous and to continue stepping outside the perceived boundaries. I have come to accept these attributes as basic requirements within my career choice.
Below, you will find my Resume, Broadcast Experience, Commercials, Example(s) of Journalism and my Gallery. Enjoy what I have put together thus far and if you wish to contact me, just look to my ‘Contact Me’ page.
Associate Producer- Watters' World........................................August 2018-April 2019
Pitch stories/guests daily, conduct pre-interviews, create research packets, produce segments. Also assisted in producing the New Year’s show as well as segments for: Tucker Carlson Tonight, The Ingraham Angle, Fox and Friends
US Media Studios
Talent in commercials………………………………………................August 2016-2018
Act as talent in numerous commercials. These videos can be found via my website under “Broadcast Experience.” https://nicholasmcneil.net/
Production Assistant ……………………………………….…............May 2016-2018
Provide administrative support. Assist with lighting, sound for studio and on-location shoots, floor direction, and camera operations. Relied on heavily by management to enhance the flow of production while suggesting strategies to increase productivity.
Also, log footage during post-production.
Florida Atlantic University OWL TV
On-Air TV Host/Anchor/Producer.......................................September 2015-2016
Create research packets, pitch story ideas, edit scripts, host the show and edit footage. Produce segments with video and images by using editing programs such as Adobe Premier and Final Cut. Social media accounts, Facebook, Instagram and Youtube, used to promote and communicate with viewers.
South Florida Journal
Investigative Reporter..........................................................August 2016-December 2016
Work for South Florida Journal in finding breaking stories around the area. Report about Patient Brokering in West Palm Beach, FL was published on November 18, 2016 http://www.fau.edu/artsandletters/scms/sfjournal/
Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Studies
Major: Journalism, Certificate in Geographic Information Science
Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL
3.25 GPA May 2017
Broadcast Journalism, Public Speaking, Mass Media, Intro to Print Journalism,
Argument & Debate, Acting 1&2, Multimedia Journalism, Drama on Stage & Screen, Comedy & Improv, Public Communications, Media Relations, News & News Reporting, Mass Communication Law/ Regulation, Fundamentals of Multimedia
Proficient in the use of iNews 6.2, MS Office/ Excel, Adobe Audition and Premier, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, WordPress, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Awarded scholarships for baseball at Saint Pete College & Nova Southeastern University.
Past contract with Elite Models in Miami/Currently with DAS Models Miami specializing mostly in acting gigs
Received seven letters of interest from Major League Baseball Organizations
Investigative Report on Patient Brokering was published and selected to air on South Florida Journal Nov. 18, 2016
Dean’s List at Jacksonville State College and Saint Pete College while on baseball scholarship
(Advance to 6:06- 8:51) In this segment I reviewed the action packed series "The Walking Dead". Note the reference to 'my little friend'. This episode just happened to be the mid season premier and it didn't disappoint!
(Advance to 6:12- 8:32) In this episode of the Scorpion, Toby takes things a little too far in his relationship with Happy. Check in to see if what he did, causes Happy to lose interest in him.
(Advance to 5:15-6:50)If you're looking for a show that has you on your feet guessing, Lucifer is the TV series for you. In this review, check out to see how jealousy can disrupt relationships.
(Advance to 3:19-5:14) Sam and Dean continue their search for the Darkness and will find out the only way to take her down is to use the Horn of Joshua which is in Lucifer's possession.
**Below are some examples of my work while attending Florida Atlantic University.
South Florida Journal is a weekly review of South Florida news in podcast form. South Florida Journal focuses on issues and events affecting citizens in Broward and Palm Beach counties.The program is produced by Dr. Kevin Petrich’s RTV 4301 Broadcast Journalism and RTV 4304 Advanced Broadcast Journalism students for nine weeks each spring and fall.
My story was selected to air on South Florida Journal. http://www.fau.edu/scms/sfjournal.php
At the noted site scroll down to (Nov 18, 2016 Patient Brokering). It is an Audio file requiring a download to hear). Note my segment starts at 9:35 minutes into this file.
Nicholas McNeil: Investigative review on : “Two way Patient Brokering”
With Co-Host: Sara Pellitier
Note:In this article my text was comprised of talking points that I expanded upon during the interview.
Talking Points Summary:
Sara: As drug abuse continues to rise in Florida, addicts hoping to turn their lives around will usually look to treatment centers for help. However, a few of these treatment centers may not be as legitimate as they appear, with some currently under investigation for patient brokering. South Florida Journal’s Nick McNeil has been covering the story, and is here to tell us more.
Thank you for joining us, Nick.
Nick: Thank you for having me Sara.
1- So Nick what is Patient Brokering?
I was able to speak to Chief Asst. State attorney Al Johnson and he was able to give me a more in depth description of patient brokering….
(Bite 1: Al Johnson) (11:40)
How can one tell a company is patient brokering?
(Bite 2 Sergeant)
Sergeant so and so went more in depth on what detectives look for in finding these criminals (Intro to bite)
Sara: So Nick, why is there a problem with this in Florida?
Nick: Well Sara
(Bite 3 Sergeant)
4. So why does Palm Beach County seem to be a hotspot for these companies…… twice as much as Dade and Broward counties?
5- Sara: So these treatment centers are doing what exactly?
Well Sara, these treatment centers are giving individuals, kickbacks or compensation for bringing them drug addicts.
(Bite 4 Justin Kunzlemen)
6– Sara: Can you explain what recently happened with the ‘Whole Life Recovery’ scenario? And who was involved?
Sara: Well thank you for being here and speaking with us, Nick.
Nick: Thank you for having me, Sara.
Sara: Ending: South Florida Journal’s, Nick McNeil, telling us about patient brokering and the case that involved Whole Life Recovery.
Investigative Story performed on Florida Atlantic's Campus
On December 29, 2016 students at University Park were unaware of what was going to happen that day, a day where all the families involved will never forget.
Nicholas Max Acosta, 19, of Boynton Beach, was shot and killed Tuesday at University Park in his girlfriend’s dorm. This dorm is located down the street from campus. The shooter, Donovan Malik Henry, 19, of Miramar is charged with first degree murder and robbery with a firearm. However, this case is still an open investigation considering there are some suspects that haven’t been brought to justice.
Henry, joined the FAU’s soccer team as a freshman defensive player. He was majoring in civil engineering and sports management. He was named 2014 and 2015 FHSAA All- Broward First Team during his stay at Plantation High.
According to the Sun-Sentinel, Acosta, the deceased, had two drug related situations with the law. Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office deputies detained him twice in 2014 for the possession of marijuana. However, all charges were dropped after he completed a diversion program.
Roberta T (source protected) a junior biology major, who resides at the University Park apartments, said “It was such a tragedy when I had heard what happened, considering I was off campus during that time. All I know is that I couldn’t get into the complex till late that night.” Moments after the shooting, the police and SWAT team had cornered off the whole building making sure no one got in or out.
An officer (source protected), a veteran with the FAU”s campus Police had some interesting things to say about the situation. It was alarming to hear that on a good day FAU will have the lieutenant, sergeant, and four officers on duty. When asked what he means by this he replied “Well we are very short staffed so we need all the help we can get. I spend most of my time patrolling the breezeway making sure students are following the rules.”
The officer contemplates whether or not a sheriff or security guard should be present in the breezeway.
“I get tied up doing this while I could be doing something else, like scouting the apartment complexes. To me the shooting could have been prevented.”
At University Park, they have one security guard and a front desk assistant. Each student has their own key that they have to swipe to get into the doors. However, there is a code to get into the main entrance of the complex. The potential problem is that students share gate codes with other people.
“I mean I share the password with only people I’m really close with, I know it may not help because other people are giving it out to everyone, but at least I’m helping the cause,” RT says.
The halls of University Park have no cameras. “When you look at the complex from outside you would imagine they would, RT states.”
Upark, a term students use, is the upgraded version of all apartments on campus. It is equipped with its own state of the art gym, a pool scenery that looks like one out of a commercial, and even a bar setup. One would imagine with all the amenities this complex has to offer, the school would invest in an upgraded camera system.
Hopefully in the near future, Florida Atlantic University will take action by implementing tighter security rather than trying to make Upark the main attraction of the housing options.