Curriculum Vitae

Roshini
Rajkumar

Commercial Talent

Work and Media Experience as Business Owner

Feb 2006-Present
Roshini Multi-Media, Inc

Minneapolis, MN
Executive Coach, Talk Show Host, Media Analyst, Mainstage Speaker, Author COMMUNICATE THAT!: Strategic communication and crisis coach to C-suite executives and strategic leaders, leveraging licensed attorney background and media insider status where needed; keynote speaker; professional conference emcee and panel moderator; regular legal and political commentator for stations in Detroit, Denver, Minneapolis; called upon by other media outlets around the US for crisis, legal, and political analysis.

Aug 2012-Present
WCCO Radio (Audacy)

Minneapolis, MN
Managing Editor and Host, REAL Talk with Roshini: Produce and host live Sunday show, featuring current events, legal and political topics, popular news and newsmakers; utilize social media platforms to promote the show and share audio segments post-show; regular simultaneous segments on station’s Facebook and Twitter platforms.

Host and Producer, Discover Minnesota with Roshini: Produce and host sponsored weekly show on Facebook, featuring cities outside the Twin Cities Metro; launched in December 2020; promote show through station and personal social media channels.

Host and Producer, REAL Leaders with Roshini: Launched station’s first in-house podcast in February 2019; more than 60 Episodes in two seasons before it was put on hiatus due to COVID budgets; available on Stitcher, Google Play, Apple Podcasts, and Audacy.

St Catherine University
2013-2016

Adjunct Faculty, Dept of Communication Studies: Taught Speaking to Lead & Influence to undergrads.
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.

Work Experience as Television Broadcaster

Jan 2005-Jan 2006
WDIV (NBC)

Detroit, MI
News Reporter: Live-shots and packages; some fill-in anchoring; 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 during first three months at the station: 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 kids.

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
Summer Associate: Conducted legal research and wrote legal memoranda; interviewed clients; attended discovery and court proceedings.

Legal Affiliations

Minnesota State Bar, 1997-Present
Minnesota Women Lawyers, 1995-2011
Henn Co Bar Assn L.I.N.C. Faculty, 2007-2012

Board Service

UMAA Executive Committee, 2019-2020
Univ of Minnesota Alumni Assn, 2014-2020
Intercollegiate Athletics Committee-U of MN, 2015-2018
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 Association, 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-Present
National Assn of Corp Directors, 2018-Present

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
Proof Alliance, 2019-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
SAG-AFTRA, 2007-Present

Boston College Alumni Association

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

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