PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE

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

Reporter (Per Diem)

               ·         Fill-in reporter on all weekday shifts. Permanent fill-in on weekend mornings. Often lead newscasts at any hour. 

               ·         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 incl. 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 JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE

NORTHWESTERN NEWS NETWORK, Evanston, Illinoi                                                                         April 2008-Dec. 2010 Producer/Anchor/Reporter/Assignment Editor

·      Oversaw show creation as­­­­­ member of Executive Board, producer and anchor of College Emmy award-winning newscasts

·      Mentored and trained staff in the areas of editing, broadcast writing and reporting

·      Produced VOSOTs, packages regularly, reported on new trends and used data in simple, visual ways

·      Fronted live lead-ins to top stories and national news during broadcasts


ABC NEWS—“GOOD MORNING AMERICA, New York, New York                                                       June 2010-Sept. 2010  Booking/Field and Series Intern 

·         Only intern charged with co-booking and co-producing a segment, aired as a hit two-day special

·         Pitched numerous audience-appropriate segment ideas for national air


TIME OUT CHICAGO, Chicago, Illinois                                                                                                         Jan. 2010-June 2010  Campus Ambassador (Marketing)

·         Personally generated campus survey to better understand audience and preferences

·         Used survey to suggest marketing solutions to grow a city-based product in a suburban area

·         Developed strategies to market publication on campus level


 WGN RADIO 720AM, Chicago, Illinois                                                                                                         Sept. 2009-Dec. 2009  Newsroom/Digital Content Intern                                                                                                                                                

·      Advised the redesign of WGNradio.com to attract younger listeners which later contributed to increased web traffic

·      Covered protests on the streets of Chicago, wrote audience-appropriate stories

·      Continuously updated website with breaking news, focusing on on-demand news strategy


WNEP-TV 16, Scranton, Pennsylvania                                                                                                              June 2009- Aug. 2009

News Reporting Intern

               ·      Trusted as an intern to go on assignment with photographer in place of absent reporter

·      Developed understanding of stories on a range of subjects in more than a dozen Northeast PA counties

·      Produced numerous pieces on the budget impasse, labor protests, child abuse, house explosions, etc.


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


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