About Dovid Nissan Roetter
Ever since I was 8 years old, I had dreams of taking my love for the written and spoken word and turning it into a Journalism career. I began my journey while in high school, writing poetry and a few articles that got published.
I graduated high school in June 2012 from Yeshivas Nishmas Shlomo (NJ) as my class Valedictorian.
I then began my time at Oakland Community College (MI), where I made connections with life changing English professors, won first place in an Intercollegiate Speech League for Informative Forensics, and received the Student Life Award in May 2015. I graduated OCC in December 2015 with an Associate in Liberal Arts degree.
In January 2016, I transferred to Oakland University (MI), where I graduated in April 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, along with a Broadcasting minor. I finished with a 3.58 GPA, and graduated with Departmental Honors.
While at Oakland, I produced, directed, and hosted my own radio show, "Bike Of Life" for three semesters. The show was featured in the Detroit Jewish News in February 2017. I also performed as a Live News Anchor for "Hey OU", Oakland's daily news show on OUTV, for a few months three times a week, which including finding and writing my own stories for a variety of categories.
Throughout my college experience, I was a student leader for Hillel of Metro Detroit, with positions in the Jewish Student Organization and Students For Israel groups on both OCC and OU campuses. Not only have some of my events become annuals, they have also received esteemed awards, and I was nominated for a Student Life award while at OCC in 2015. Due to my dedication, I was presented with a special HMD Logo Lapel Pin to wear upon my Oakland Graduation Regalia
For the Summer of 2017, I interned as Production Director at WBLD, in West Bloomfield, MI. Amongst other work, I was responsible for the production of promotions, drops, news briefs, and public service announcements. I created, from scratch, over sixty productions that summer. In July 2017, I performed a three-hour live remote broadcast show from the 15th Annual Orchard Lake Fine Art Show in West Bloomfield, MI.
I worked for a short while at Civic Center TV as a Production Crew member operating the cameras for the live Town Hall Meetings.
My next step in life is attending Central Michigan University for a Master of Arts degree from their college of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts, with a concentration in Electronic Media Management. While here, I am an Audio Graduate Assistant, teaching the labs to undergraduate students in the Basic Audio Production course, thus showing them the hands-on aspects of production.
While print media was where I began my journalistic career, and it will always hold a place in my heart, I have learned through my experiences at WXOU as show host, and WBLD as Production Director, that radio broadcast is my true heart's passion. It is where I can truly combine my love for both written and spoken words.
My ultimate career goal is to own and operate a fully Jewish-themed Radio and [possibly] Television studio in Michigan. The station would serve as a global source for Judaism via the airwaves. I have already taken steps to build my business proposal.
During my spare time, I enjoy writing poetry and stories, including the slow process of writing a number of book of a variety of genres, as well as working on graphic design projects. I run a side graphic design business called Dovid's Documents.
I am a huge fan of Harry Potter, Doctor Who, and Minions, and have gotten into the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well.
As an Orthodox Jew, I grew up being taught the incredible power that a single word can have; and it is my dream to make the world a better place through that power.
Relevant Courses Taken:
[For full list of courses and their descriptions, see "Education"]
Relevant Courses In Progress:
My college radio show, "Bike Of Life", was featured in the Detroit Jewish News - February 2017
Taking over Oakland University's Snapchat to show internship - 8/16/17