Coburn Palmer

Canoga Park, CA       @coburnpalmer

Professional Summary:
An experienced journalist who has written national, state and local news for eight different news outlets, Coburn Palmer has experience covering government, crime and neighborhood beats to service the reader and producing entertaining human interest pieces.


  • Classically trained journalist using social media along with photo and video package to tell the whole story.
  • Self motivated team player able to work under deadline to produce quality stories.
  • Storyteller dedicated to describing the human experience.

Career History

2/2015 – present                      Inquisitr                                      Reporter

  • Research, write and edit 10 to 20 stories with more than 600 words every week for national news website reaching millions of readers every day, using WordPress.
  • Compile photo and video package for every story using SEO guidelines and social media marketing to draw thousands of readers from across the country to the online platform.
  • Stay up on trending stories along with important local, national and international events that pertain to breaking news, space travel, human interest and politics.

1/2014 – 6/2014                SF State Marketing Team                   Manager

  • Managed a team of writers, designers, photographers and videographers to draw crowds of students to school events using traditional print media and online tools.
  • Communicated with school executives to service four department’s media needs.

6/2011 – 6/2014                       Journalism Experience                                                         Reporter
Golden Gate Express                              Student Editor
SF Weekly                                                      Reporter Intern
USA Today College                                   Reporter Intern
Roundup Newspaper                              Student Editor in Chief
The Desert Sun                                           Reporter Intern
Patch                                                                 Reporter

Wrote daily news, entertainment and feature stories as part of award winning newsrooms interested in serving the community by providing in depth coverage of stories that matter.

Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism
San Francisco State University            2014


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