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· · · University of Maryland, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, College Park, Md. College Park Scholars: Media, Self, and Society graduate B.A. in broadcast journalism anticipated in May 2014; GPA: 3.48
Freelance Production Assistant/Intern, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Bethesda, Md. (2013 - Present) - Practice anchoring Comcast’s Geico SportsNet Central show in the studio during station downtime - Write scripts for highlights broadcasted live on the air - Log sporting events and interviews for station shows and archival footage. - Operate the teleprompter - Performed statistician duties for the afternoon show - Captured sound from NBA Players, including, John Wall, Bradley Beal and Rudy Gay - Assisted with live production for the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center Executive Staff Member/Broadcaster, WMUC Sports College Park, Md. (2010-Present) - Director of Internal Affairs: Assist with station programming and broadcast crews. - Host talk show, “Fumblerooski,” where my co-host and I discuss all things NFL related. - Perform football, and formerly, soccer, baseball and softball play-by-play and color commentary duties - Formerly on Men’s and Women’s basketball news crews: Performed interviews with players and coaches. Created audio packages and article for the WMUC website Intern, SportsNet New York, New York, Ny. (2012) - Interviewed Cleveland Cavaliers guard, Dion Waiters and Miami Marlins shortstop, Jose Reyes - Captured sound from top draft prospects at the 2012 NBA Draft Media Availability Event, including Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - Logged sporting events, highlight packages and transcribed interviews. - Shadowed producers, editors and talent Intern, WBAL Radio 1090AM, Baltimore, Md. (2012) - Created video and text multimedia package on local event, published on the WBAL website’s homepage - Performed research for “Sportsline” host Brett Hollander for his 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. sports show by gathering information on studio guests, local teams and daily sports news - Pitched story ideas to be broadcast on air or for the station’s website Freelance Writer/Intern, The Miami Herald, - Wrote articles and event briefs for the semi-weekly Neighbors section - Wrote freelance article profiling a local high school athlete. Miami, Fla. (2009- 2010)
- Experience with Audacity, Final Cut Pro, Avid Interplay Assist logging software, Avid NewsCutter Video Editor, Avid Media Composer, iNews, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Premier Pro and Velocity Video Editing.
The Kappa Sigma Fraternity - Intramural Chair: Represented the fraternity at the intramurals office. Signed up members for sports, ranging from flag football to racquetball. Sent frequent email reminders concerning games and signups. (2011-2012) - Rush Committee: I helped plan rush events in the local community and within the fraternity to attract prospective members. I also greeted / interviewed a majority of the 50-plus students at our rush events. (2012)