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Professional Info

 

Compelling storyteller with eight 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

 

Spectrum News 1 Upstate New York
Evening Anchor
Albany, NY​​
December 2020 - present
  • An expanded role of presenting news live and for a 24 hour model (scripted and ad-libbed), reporting, shooting and editing character driven stories for viewers across all of Upstate New York
  • Conducts interviews, research and works with the news team to shape the newscast while connecting with our audience
  • Helps write news copy, copy edit and coordinate story content; Guides and mentors producers and MMJs
  • Represents and maintains our journalistic integrity on and off air through building contacts and staying involved in our communities
  • Keeps viewers informed and stays connected through social media
Spectrum News Rochester
Evening Anchor
Rochester, NY​​
November 2019 - December 2020
  •  Presents news live and for a 24 hour model (scripted and ad-libbed), reports, shoots and edits character driven stories
  • Conducts interviews, research and works with the news team to shape the newscast while connecting with our audience
  • Helps write news copy, copy edit and coordinate story content; Guides and mentors producers and MMJs
  • Field anchors and serves as correspondent for statewide, political show when needed
  • Represents and maintains our journalistic integrity on and off air through building contacts and staying involved in the community
  • Keeps viewers informed and stays connected through social media
 
KTAL-TV/KMSS-TV
Morning Anchor
Shreveport, La 
April 2016 - November 2019
  • Presented four hours of news covering three states while acting as managing editor of both shows
  • Reported, shot, wrote and edited 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
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

​Available upon request​

 

2010 - present

2010 - present

Education

 

Kennesaw State University
January, 2008 - July, 2012

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