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Derrick Shore

Multimedia journalist

Derrick Shore is a multimedia journalist based in Los Angeles. He has reported for CBS News, NBC’s Today, and ABC’s World News Now and frequently hosts shows on Current TV, including the specials Bizarre Jobs and Eat It and Weep. He was the permanent guest host of the network’s nightly news program Current Tonight, and during the 2008 presidential campaign he hosted Current TV’s popular and widely promoted six-part election special. He also hosts webcasts for the new multimedia platform Afterbuzz TV and recently hosted five hours of live royal wedding coverage as well as pre-event coverage from the 2011 MTV Movie Awards gift suite.

As a television host, Derrick’s experience ranges from the serious to the lighthearted. After the terrorist attacks of September 11, he co-hosted the WB television special The Day It All Changed. In 2010 Derrick co-hosted the televised CBS Comic Con special from San Diego, Calif. As a correspondent, his diverse assignments have included reporting from China on the mysterious outbreak of the SARS virus, and reporting on the devastation caused by hurricanes in Florida and North Carolina.

As a producer, Derrick shoots, writes, and edits complete packages and is the current broadcast producer for Kaiser’s Greater Than AIDS campaign. His 30-second television spots are currently airing across the FOX Network and affiliates, airing during popular shows like Glee and American Idol.

Derrick launched his career in news as co-host of SPIN, a news magazine show for teens on the CBS affiliate in Salt Lake City. From there he was recruited as an anchor/correspondent for the current affairs program Channel One News, where his assignments took him to more than two dozen countries and nearly every state. He was the first television journalist to travel to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean to see the remains of the Titanic, and the youngest to fly in an F-16 fighter jet with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.

During his six years with Channel One, Derrick interviewed a wide range of political leaders, including Senator John McCain, DNC Chairman Howard Dean, First Lady Laura Bush, and Senator John Kerry, with whom he traveled during the 2004 presidential campaign.

Derrick first appeared on television as a recurring character on the CBS drama Promised Land. He made his film debut in the teen romantic comedy Drive Me Crazy.

A recipient of two Telly Awards and two New York Festivals Awards for his coverage of the September 11th terrorist attacks, Derrick graduated from UCLA at the top of his class with a bachelor’s degree in cultural studies.

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