Cresonia Hsieh

Reporter | Photographer | Designer


  • Former reporter, Miami Herald
  • Alumna, University of Florida

Cresonia Hsieh is a multimedia journalist who recently graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florida honors program. In school, she specialized in online media (photography, design and coding) and minored in Spanish and business administration.

Cresonia recently moved to Boston and is in search of an entry-level communications job in the area.

Please feel free to contact her with any information on opportunities or news leads.

Contact Details

  • Cresonia Hsieh
  • 201-972-0800


A reporter who photographs and has experience in videography, coding and graphic design


Photography + Videography




Illustrator + InDesign


Final Cut Pro X + Premiere Pro


HTML, CSS + JavaScript


Photoshop + Lightroom

Writing Samples

Objective: To find a communications job in the tri-state area.

Work Experience

JUNE 2016 -
AUG 2016

General Assignment Reporter - Buffalo News

AUG 2015 -
MAY 2016

Editor - Sparks Magazine


  • Managed 40-person staff to produce biannual magazines and release parties for 150 people
  • Increased yearly budget from $100 to nearly $5,000
  • Increased social media followers by over 40 percent
  • Transitioned publication from print- only to online projects
  • Refocused publication to online content
AUG 2015 -
DEC 2015

General Assignment Reporter - The Gainesville Sun


  • Wrote for metro and entertainment section; reported more than 10 front-page stories

Writing Samples:
JUNE 2015 - AUG 2015

Editorial Intern - Boca Raton Magazine


  • Wrote, photographed and fact-checked on luxury lifestyle features

Writing Samples:
JULY 2013 – MAY 2015

Writing, Photo + Video Corr. - The Independent Florida Alligator


  • Wrote and photographed various front-page stories
  • Filmed and edited videos for online
Writing Samples:
SEPT 2014 – FEB 2015

Writing and Photography Correspondent - WUFT News


  • Wrote and photographed for online publication
  • Recorded b-roll for television

Photo and Writing Samples:


June 2013 - May 2017

B.S. in Journalism - University of Florida

  • Minors: Spanish and Business Administration
  • Clubs: Society of Professional Journalists and Centerpoint Christian Fellowship
  • Study Abroad: Spain and the Dominican Republic


Though I primarily specialize in news and lifestyle photography, I've done a bit of everything.


News Photo


Magazine Example


Graduation Example


Commerical Photography Example


Fashion Photography Example


Action Photo Example

Light Painting

Lighting Painting Example


Food Photography Example


For all the times that pictures aren't enough, at least there's video.


I've had the pleasure of working with incredible editors. Check out what they're saying.

Sparks Magazine

"Cresonia is an exceptionally eager and diligent worker. Even with tasks she has never done before, her determination and responsiveness to constructive criticism make her a quick learner. Her attention to detail, positive attitude and willingness to learn will make her an asset to any organization."

Patricia Potestades
Former Editor in Chief, Sparks Magazine


"Cresonia has been a valuable asset to WUFT News since signing on as a photographer. She is not only talented but also driven and eager for work. Rather than waiting to be called on, she offers her time and makes a point of communicating with our office staff to ensure her time is being spent wisely. Her photos are impeccable, and I've come to trust her ability to collect accurate information to accompany her visuals.

Though predominantly a photographer, Cresonia has also proven to be an effective reporter. Her writing is clear, concise and complete, and she knows how to tell a compelling story.

Overall, Cresonia has been a perfect match for WUFT, and I can't wait to see more work from her in the future."

Katie Campbell
Chief Web Producer, WUFT News

Boca Raton Magazine

"The journalism major at the University of Florida tackled a number of online and print assignments during her time at the magazine; she approached each one with the curiosity and professionalism of a seasoned veteran. Along the way, Cresonia not only was open to criticism, she incorporated the feedback into her work; each story she turned in was better than the last.

We see a bright future for this talented, dedicated young journalist."

Kevin Kaminski
Editor, Boca Raton Magazine

The Gainesville Sun

"She has an innate sense of what she needs to be doing at all times, which is highly unusual, and such a delight for anyone lucky enough to supervise her work. She’s highly driven: She’s a low-key Type A and she not only has a Plan A and a Plan B for how she intends to make a journalism career work, I think she’s probably got a Plan E and a Plan F, too. And most compelling, Cresonia has simply felt a call to journalism, despite the many reasons one her age might look past it as a career option. Even among those already in journalism, that is rare.

I could write a much longer letter outlining her many virtues but instead will just say this: Choose her and she will do your program proud and you won’t feel like kicking yourself a few years down the road"

Mickie Anderson
Assistant Local News Editor, The Gainesville Sun


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