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Professional Info

 

Compelling storyteller with six years of experience as an anchor, producer and multimedia journalist with the ability to write and edit for broadcast television, online media and social media. Deadline oriented, great work ethic, positive and professional. Willing to do whatever it takes to make the team successful. 

Work Experience

 

KTAL-TV/KMSS-TV
Morning Anchor
Shreveport, La 
April 2016 - present
  • Presents four hours of news covering three states while acting as managing editor of both shows
  • Reports, shoots, writes and edits enterprising/breaking news stories several times a week for both networks
  • Produces and reports weekly franchise pieces
KARD/KTVE
Morning Anchor/Producer
West Monroe, La 
March 2015 - April 2016
  • Analyzed, selected, wrote, produced and presented three hours of morning news across two networks covering three states
  • Built graphics, scheduled and interviewed live guests while managing a team of seven and keeping the station website up to date
  • Shot and edited a weekly franchise piece
 
WRDW-TV
Reporter/Anchor 
Augusta, Ga 
Jan. 2013 - Jan. 2015
  • Shot, wrote and edited daily enterprising and/or breaking news stories

  • Manned the news desk, anchored while evaluating news leads and tips for weekend and morning shows

  • First on scene with breaking news, giving up to the minute details while keeping viewers updated online and through social media
 
Juvenile Justice Information Exchange/Youth Today:
Writer/Online Content Producer
Kennesaw, Ga 
Aug. 2012 - Jan. 2013
  • Managed both sites: reported daily under deadline pressure, fact checking, updated stories, created visual stimulation, compiled and refined artwork and footage

  • Wrote enterprising daily headlines under deadline pressure

  • Managed social media and monitored research trends
 
The Clean Air Campaign
Writer/Social Media Specialist
Atlanta, Ga
Jan. 2012 - Aug. 2012
  • Wrote 2-3 original stories a week under deadline

  • Managed social media and monitored research trends

 

 

WGCL-TV CBS Atlanta
News Intern
Atlanta, Ga

Jan. 2012 - May 2012

  • Wrote news stories for cbsatlanta.com

  • Worked assignment desk, screening calls, e-mails and social media for news tips

  • Researched and pitched original story ideas

  • Field produced news stories, conducted interviews, shot video for TV and web

 

WSB-TV
News Assistant
Atlanta, Ga

Jan. 2011 - Jan. 2013

  • Researched stories for multiple newscasts under deadline

  • Logged video and interviews for field reporters and anchors

  • Wrote copy for noon newscasts

  • Trained incoming interns

Experience

Anchoring, Producing, Reporting, Shooting, Package and VOSOT writing, Editing, Online Media, Live/Breaking News Reporting, Social Media           

         

References

 

  • John Walton

      News Director

      KMSS-TV/KTAL-TV

      318.629.7156

 

  • Estelle Parsley

      News Director

      WRDW-TV

      803.278.1212 ext. 3311

 

  • Sam Eaton

      Executive Producer

      KSHB -TV

      (Former WRDW Ass. News Dir.)

      706.573.5305

 

  • Ellen Miller

      Raycom Media Specialist

      (Former JJIE Managing Editor

      & WOWK-TV News Director)

      404.580.9101

      312.391.6955

 

  • George Howell

      CNN Correspondent

      (Former reporter at WSB-TV)

      404.580.9101

      312.391.6955

 

 

2010 - present

2010 - present

Education

 

Kenneaw State University
January 2008 - July 2012  

Kennesaw State University: BS Communication (Journalism); Minor in Professional Writing - July 2012.

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