Resume

About

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Experienced

Expert at working with high profile subjects and major organizations on publicity strategy and storylines.

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Proven

Emmy-nominated multimedia storyteller who takes complex issues and turns them into a strong, clear message.

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Creative

Eager, success-driven employee who creates compelling written and visual content for traditional and social media platforms.

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Efficient

Writing, editing and proofreading on tight deadlines is second nature after years of journalism experience.

Noteworthy Skills

Publicity

Public Speaking

Content Creation

Writing (Associated Press Style)

Copy Editing

Social Media Management

Web Editing

Video Production

Crisis Communications

Media Strategy

Liz Palka Awards

Awards

Regional EMMY Nomination (2015, 2016)

National Press Photographers Association and Associated Press Recognition

Work Experience

Voice of America

Role:   International News Anchor

Location:   Washington, DC

May 2017 - Present

Duties Included

- Strategize, develop and host live hourly show heard around the world while monitoring breaking news and social media feeds for latest information

- Juggle as many as six roles, including writer and editor, to achieve hourly deadline

Hearst Washington Bureau

Role:   Freelance National Correspondent

Location:   Washington, DC

Nov 2016 - Sept 2019

Duties Included

- Collaborated cross-functionally with managers and editors to guide political news plans for 26 Hearst television stations that reach 18% of U.S. households

- Researched and produced stories involving complicated issues for syndicated political magazine program, commanding attention and praise of executive leadership

WUSA 9 (CBS)

Role:   Multi-Skilled Journalist

Location:   Washington, DC

Aug 2018 - May 2019

Duties Included

- Developed storytelling concepts from ideation to completion, earning approval of news managers and identifying key guests for segments

- Produced written reports and visual media for publication across media channels

- Key contributor for daily coverage plans, storytelling and digital strategy for prominent issues and events

- Created exclusive content for website and social media with the top engagement in DC

WAVY News 10 (NBC Affiliate)

Role:   General Assignment Reporter

Location:   Norfolk, VA

Nov 2011 - Jun 2016

Duties Included

- Led research and original video development for multiple media platforms that extensively delved into high impact regional issues, including city government and the military

- Directed field response during emergency situations, keeping both management and social media updated

- Utilized content management system to create daily articles for WAVY.com

- Nurtured and engaged organic social media following across multiple channels

- Honored with two EMMY nominations on topics of natural disaster and sexual assault

WFMY News 2 (CBS Affiliate)

Role:   Multimedia Journalist

Location:   Greensboro, NC

Oct 2010 - Nov 2011

Duties Included

- Solely operated equipment, editing software and CMS for daily story deadlines

- Led regional coverage on natural disasters, as well as other community issues

WCAV - Charlottesville Newsplex

Role:   General Assignment Reporter

Location:   Charlottesville, VA

Aug 2008 - Sept 2010

Duties Included

- Pioneered use of Twitter to disseminate information and gain story leads

- Gained national attention for coverage of high profile cases

Education

Elon University

B.A. in Broadcast Communications

Minor - Political Science