PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE

WBBM-TV (CBS 2), Chicago, IL                                                                                                                          May 2016- present 

Reporter (Per Diem)

               ·         Fill-in reporter on all shifts; 5 days a week on average. Often lead newscasts.  

               ·         Develop stories for live hits each half hour by finding new interviews, confirming facts, re-writing scripts

               ·        Facebook Live daily (in addition to other social media usage). Posts generate thousands of views. 

               ·         Flexible and reliable for breaking news coverage including large protests and sports games


WTIC-TV (FOX 61), Hartford, CT                                                                                                                 April 2014- April 2016 

Reporter/Fill-In Anchor

               ·         Daily live shots, most in field for 4p, 5p, 10p, 11p shows. Stories on more than one topic a night not uncommon

               ·         Permanent fill-in anchor (solo) for 3-hour weekend morning show. On desk from May 2015 -March 2016.      

               ·         Often in Top 10 on FOX 61's social media engagement report. Promote news on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

               ·         Go-to reporter for all things American Idol including exclusive interviews and live reports from Los Angeles


WPTZ/WNNE-TV, Burlington, VT                                                                                                                   Oct. 2011-April 2014  Video Journalist/Reporter

·         Solo-shot, wrote, interviewed and edited a package and multiple VOSOTs each shift. Filed in field via FTP 

·         Broke stories through sources developed in state/city government, court system, area hospitals, police dpts. 

·         Appeared live nightly with top story in three-state market

·         Created, managed story follow-up system for newsroom

·         Posted articles, videos, photos to web daily. Shared/teased content via social media


WCIU-TV—“YOU & ME THIS MORNING,” Chicago, Illinois                                                                 March 2011-Oct. 2011

Associate Producer (Field/Live/Content)

·         Planned, shot, wrote, produced and edited multiple weekly segments for news/talk/entertainment show

·        Created, managed show’s social media presence on Facebook and Twitter

·        Booked guests for live appearances, taped pieces


WLNS-TV 6, Lansing, Michigan                                                                                                                     Jan. 2011 -March 2011  General Assignment Reporter

                 ·       Reported, wrote and self-edited packages and VOSOTs as on-air intern

·         Fronted live shots in the field and in the studio

                ·        Covered breaking news, local news, political news, educational news, etc.


BIG TEN NETWORK —“NEWS AT NORTHWESTERN,” Evanston, Illinois                                          Sept. 2009-Dec. 2010

Anchor

            ·         Introduced, voiced long-form pieces for five shows that appeared on national television multiple time

               ·         Chosen to represent Northwestern University as one of two student anchors 

 

OTHER EXPERIENCE

TV: Good Morning America; WNEP-TV; Northwestern News Network

RADIO: WGN 720AM; WABC 770AM

ONLINE: Time Out Chicago; City Limits


SKILLS

EDITING: Adobe Premiere, Avid, Edius, Audacity, Final Cut Pro

WRITING/WEB: ENPS, iNews, Content Management Systems, Twitter, Google Plus, Anvato, Word Press, Opus, Facebook

SHOOTING: Panasonic P2, SD, Mini DV

OTHER: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Periscope, Meerkat


EDUCATION

MEDILL SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM, MEDIA, INTEGRATED MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS                   

Northwestern UniversityEvanston, Illinois

Bachelor of Science in Journalism and in Political Science received in March 2011 with Cum Laude Honors


INVOLVEMENT

TEACHING: Adjunct Lecturer (substitute) at Northwestern University; Guest speaker for college/high school classes and panels

ADVISORY: Northwestern Alumni Admissions Council; Illinois Media School Program Advisory Council 

COMMUNITY: "Dancing with Chicago Celebrities;" Charity Celebrity Bartender; Chicago Marathon; NAMI CT Walk Host


AWARDS

               -        Honors, Reporting, The Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

               -       1st Place, Newscast, The Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences