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World Day Against Human Trafficking (Written, Produced and Edited by Nicole Hanratty)

Produced and Edited by Nicole Hanratty, Interview by Darren Kavinoky and Nicole Hanratty

Nicole Hanratty’s portfolio includes clips of the journalist on the red carpet and interviewing celebrities.  Her past and current portfolio contains interviews of well known celebrities that include: Chevy Chase, Josh Duhamel, Meagan Good, Martin Garrix, Scissor Sisters, Dev, Jana Kramer, Maggie Q, Chad Lowe, Rowan Blanchard, Orianthi, Pentatonix, Fifth Harmony, Far East Movement, Passenger Music, Zendaya, Ryan Jarmen (The Cribs), Darryl Lenox, The Fooo Conspiracy, Leyon Azubuike (Glovworx, NBC’s Strong), Dallon Weekes (Panic! at the Disco), Asher Monroe, Dijon Talton, Ryan Cabrera, Tess Henley, Semi Precious Weapons, Holychild, Dead Sara, Ted Stryker, Trevor Hall, Adrian Lux, ZZ Ward, Clair Reilly-Roe, Cheryl Koo, Smaak & Kraak, Brenna Whitaker, Keaton Simons, Head and the Heart, Olga Valentina, Carbon Airways, Saints of Valory, and G.R.L.

More about Nicole Hanratty

Nicole Hanratty is a multimedia reporter currently working in brand journalism. As a Director of Communications of multi-million dollar law firm, she oversees brand image and celebrity reputation management, produces videos, edits company websites, handles public relations, monitors advertising campaigns, and manages social media posts to achieve company goals and objectives through strategic application of content.

She is currently earning her M.S. degree in Communications, specializing in Journalism Innovation from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. She also has an M.A. degree in Political Science with an emphasis in International Politics from CSUN, and a B.A. degree in Legal Studies and Politics with an emphasis in International Law from UCSC.

Nicole Hanratty serves on the City of Westlake Village Cultural Recreation Board and the Forbes Communication Council.

She regularly donates her time to cover and work at charity events. Nicole spent a week helping to produce the music for Gymnastics at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games. She served as a planning committee member for fundraising events such as UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital Party on the Pier and the Lupus LA Orange Ball and Poker Tournament.

Previously, Nicole worked as editor and reporter for a self-started charity focussed entertainment website. As a result, she has extensive experience with digital media and is able to utilize a suite of graphic and editing software. Nicole has a strong and fundamental understanding of growing social media accounts and how to implement effective strategies to achieve goals.

Through her Journalism Innovation studies, Nicole has been exposed to the latest technology like 3D gaming, Unity, Google Cardboard, creating 360 videos, Virtual Reality, interactive graphs, and cutting edge project management skills. An example of her work at Syracuse is an implementation of hologram technology to enhance storytelling.


Alliances: Forbes Communication Council, Lupus LA, and Westlake Village Cultural Recreation Advisory Board

Communications: Journalism, photography, videography, audio editing, voiceovers, podcast, infographics, production, scripting, brand journalism, advertising campaigns, marketing strategies, social media management, strong journalistic eye for identifying popular content, developing stories, communication, and media campaign execution.

Management: Manage social media direction, website content, editorial duties, oversee interns, image development, charity involvement, day-to-day communications, and special event coordination. Conceive, produce, and edit work of content creation team, advertising campaigns, and marketing department.

Content Marketing Manager: Consult on matters of public image and overall goals of targeted outcome. Create strategic alliances and bridges between like entities. Manage content strategy and marketing as it pertains to public relations and advertising.

Technical: WordPress, RapidWeaver, Final Cut Pro, Garage Band, Photoshop, light HTML, Google Sheets, Docs, Drive, Outlook, Hootsuite, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Word, Excel, SEO, and analytics.


Breast Cancer Awareness Month charity auction in coordination with ESPN Los Angeles for The Kavinoky Law Firm, 2016.

Rock One Sock promotion with Darren Kavinoky, 2016

Planning Committee, Mattel UCLA Children’s Hospital Party on the Pier 2015 & 2016: Communications and PR consulting

Social Media, Lupus Orange Ball 2016: Create promoted hashtags for the event. Take photos to post from Lupus LA socials night of the gala.

Music Production, Special Olympics World Games 2015: Multi-task as a music production team member / DJ assistant for Gymnastics on-air ESPN live competition. Coordinate and execute timed play of on-air in competition music for athletes. Select popular music tracks for intermittent crowd entertainment. Adapt to and deliver multi-media music production needs on demand in a fast pace environment.

Committee Member, Lupus LA Poker Tournament 2013 – 2015 Develop leads for sponsors and donations via direct communication and media promotions.

Producer, Casa Pacifica 2013 and 2014: Produce Christmas Boutique concert providing live music for abused and neglected children in residence. Bring in musicians, schedule set times, organize volunteers, solicit donations and bring awareness to the cause through entertainment.


MS Communications (in progress) Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications 
MA Political Science  California State University, Northridge
BA in Legal Studies and Politics  University of California, Santa Cruz

Sample of Videos produced, written, shot, and edited by Nicole Hanratty of Darren Kavinoky:


  1. Deadly Sins on Investigation Discovery Announces Season 6



  1. Oktoberfest with attorney Darren Kavinoky



  1. Constitution Day: Can you pass the Naturalization Test?



  1. World Day Against Human Trafficking



  1. Hispanic Heritage Month



  1. Democracy Day: Vote November 8th 2016



  1. Suicide Prevention Month Raise Awareness



  1. Paralympics Athlete Swimmer Jessica Long is an Inspiration



  1. Get home before dark on Labor Day



  1. World Humanitarian Day August 19th



Videos co-written, shot, produced and edited by Nicole Hanratty of Darren Kavinoky:

  1. 3 Tips for School Success Month



  1. Could you Pass the Parent Day Quiz?



Video shot, produced and edited by Nicole Hanratty, interview of John Phillips by Nicole Hanratty and Darren Kavinoky:


  1. “Everything was White” John Phillips on Black Lives Matter and Jordan Davis



Video produced and co-edited by Nicole Hanratty:

  1. 10 Day DUI Aftermath Includes Denial Dance


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Nicole Hanratty, Director of Communications