Curriculum Vitae

Roshini
Rajkumar

Commercial Talent

Feb 2006-Present
Roshini Performance Group
Minneapolis, MN
CEO: Speaker, Presence Engineer, Show Host, Media Commentator, Voice Talent, Author of COMMUNICATE THAT!, Business Columnist

Aug 2012-Present
WCCO Radio (CBS)
Minneapolis, MN
Managing Editor & Host,
News & Views with Roshini Rajkumar

St. Catherine University
Aug 2013-Present
Adjunct Faculty, Dept of Communication Studies
2008-2013
Featured Instructor, Leadership Institute:
Taught business professionals powerful communication and negotiation skills and how to use those skills to grow brand identity.

June 2007-Dec 2008
WCCO Radio (CBS)
Minneapolis, MN
News Anchor/Reporter/Fill-in Host: Anchored and reported news; bantered with talk show hosts; served as fill-in talk show host; won Edward R. Murrow Award for live team coverage of RNC 2008 Riot.

Sept 2006-May 2008
University Of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
Adjunct Faculty, School of Journalism and Mass Communication: Taught electronic news writing and reporting; mentored and advised students on all aspects of broadcast news and career planning.

Jan 2005-Jan 2006
WDIV (NBC)
Detroit, MI
News Reporter: Live-shots and packages; special report with US Marines, Parris Island, SC; moderated June 2005 public forum on MI drop-out rates.

Oct 2002-Oct 2004
KMSP/WFTC (Fox Duopoly)
Minneapolis, MN
News Reporter/Fill-In Anchor: Live-shots and packages; fill-in anchor; exclusives with MN Gang Strike Force, Kevin Garnett, Torii Hunter, Darby Hendrickson; guest lecturer at U of MN; public appearances.

Nov 2000-Sept 2002
WTVF (CBS)
Nashville, TN
Consumer Investigative Reporter: Launched Consumer Investigative Unit; live-shots and packages; fill-in anchor; hosted talk shows on station’s sister channel; CMN 2001 Telethon co-host; radio guest host; public appearances.
News Reporter: Live-shots and packages; public appearances.

Jan 1999-Nov 2000
KCCI (CBS)
Des Moines, IA
News Reporter: Live-shots and packages; highlights include coverage of 1999 Iowa Straw Poll and 2000 Iowa Caucuses; MDA 2000 Telethon co-host; radio guest host; public appearances.

Feb 1998-Jan 1999
KVLY (NBC)
Fargo, ND
News Reporter: Packages and live-shots; public appearances; taught news to elementary school children.

Education

University of Minnesota Law School
Minneapolis, MN
J.D., cum laude
Licensed Attorney

Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA
B.A., Political Science/International Studies
Minor: Faith, Peace & Justice Studies

Legal Experience

United States District Court
Minneapolis, MN
Judicial Extern to the Honorable James M. Rosenbaum: Researched and wrote bench and plea memoranda; assisted judge; attended court proceedings.

Rider, Bennett, Egan & Arundel
Minneapolis, MN
Law Clerk: Conducted legal research and wrote legal memoranda; interviewed clients; attended discovery and court proceedings.

Board Service

Advisory Council on Athletics-U of MN, 2015-2018
University of Minnesota Alumni Assn, 2014-2017
Edina Chamber of Commerce, 2013-2016
ClearWay MN Nominating Cmte, 2011 & 2015
Jesuit Partnership Council, 2008-2014
ACS Minnesota Advisory Council, 2007-2010

Business Affiliations

Minnesota State Bar, 1997-Present
Edina Chamber of Commerce, 2006-Present
Better Business Bureau, 2007-Present
Mpls Chamber of Commerce, 2008-Present
St. Paul Chamber of Commerce, 2009-Present
Meet Minneapolis, 2011-Present
Dunkers, 2016-

Pro Bono Clients

Barbara Schneider Foundation, 2006-2010
Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities, 2007-2010
ECHO Minnesota, 2011-2014
Smile Network International, 2012-Present

Media Affiliations

Asian American Journalists Assn, 1996-2006
South Asian Journalists Assn, 1999-2006
Asian Amer Jour Assn Futures Task Force, 2003
Investigative Reporters & Editors, 2000-2006

Legal Affiliations

Member, Minnesota State Bar
Minnesota Women Lawyers, 1995-2011
Henn Co Bar Assn L.I.N.C. Faculty, 2007-2012

Boston College Alumni Association

Undergraduate Admissions Volunteer
Service activities to area churches and career development for college students

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