KXAN-TV, Austin, TX (September 2013-December 2015)
Investigated stories with emphasis on consumer-related issues.
Responsible for holding the powerful accountable.
Responsible for exclusive, daily stories while still turning investigative pieces.
Follow up on investigations weekly to inquire about change in state law or local policy.
Part of the team that helped move the station from #2 to #1 in the market.
2015 Nominated for Lone Star Emmy Awards. Category: Investigative Report-Series.
KMOV-TV, St. Louis, MO (October 2010–September 2013)
Enterprised and reported lead stories on a daily basis
Constantly contributed to station brand of advocacy, active, and investigative stories
Extensive live breaking news experience
Posted stories online daily to stations website
Maintained a facebook and twitter account to give viewers the latest information
Cultivated and maintained a high degree of trust with sources
Made public appearances on behalf of the station
WPMI-TV, Mobile, AL (September 2008-October 2010)
General Assignment Reporter
Live on a daily basis for multiple newscasts
Wrote and reported on-air packages daily for multiple newscasts
Covered breaking news as it happens
Built contacts and enterprised story ideas affecting Mobile, Pensacola , Ft. Walton Beach
Posted stories online daily to the website
Competed with other local television news stations to create the most compelling newscast
WWSB-TV, Sarasota, FL, (December 2007-September 2008)
Reporter (December 2007-September 2008)
Responsible for shooting, editing and writing stories for air 2-3 days a week
Developed fresh story ideas, set up interviews, and maintained contacts within the community
Nightside Assignment Desk Editor (March 2007-July 2008)
Monitored wires and police scanners
Found fresh story ideas
Maintained a daily file containing press releases, story ideas and upcoming events
Made daily beat calls to local Public Information Officers
Helped write stories for the newscasts and researched story ideas for news meetings
Dispatched crews to breaking news, live shots and stories for the day
NBC Universal, New York, NY (Summer 2005)
Dateline NBC Intern
Served as an assistant producer for Katie Couric's ""Peggy Lipton" story which aired June 5, 2005.
Helped assist in the production of a "Headliners and Legends" segment on Jeffrey Dahmer for News Productions.
Worked closely with the producers of Hoda Kotb's show "Your Total Health" doing preliminary research as well as assist during tapings.
Logged and dubbed tapes for producers for Dateline and the Today Show.
Assisted in logging live feeds during the London bombing, Michael Jackson verdict and the Toronto plane crash.
Finalist in NBC intern competition to create business plan for a pilot television program and present final plan to top NBCU executives
WSLS-TV Roanoke, VA, (January 2006-May 2006)
Worked closely with reporters by going out on stories, interviewing and assist in writing packages
Assisted in producing the evening newscasts and logged tapes for producers and reporters
Virginia Tech Television, Blacksburg, VA (January 2003-December 2005)
Compiled and researched for weekly show, Rewind which was broadcasted throughout campus and surrounding communities
Prepared, recorded and edited a brief segment during weekly show
Did my own stand-ups and reporting off-site
Shot, wrote and edited news packages for weekly newscast
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, Virginia
Bachelor of Arts, Communication: Broadcast Journalism: May 2006
Specialization in Urban Affairs and Planning
The Poynter Institute, St. Petersburg, Florida (July 2009)
Attended three-day Reporters Institute where we examined:
Making sound, defensible decisions
Making technology work for you and assist in your story telling
The industry—its challenges and triumphs, and where it might be going
Competent in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer, Outlook
Familiar with Avid iNews, linear and non-linear shooting and editing and Final-Cut Pro
Proficient with ENPS