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EXPERIENCE SKILLS

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Spectrum News, Greensboro, NC, July 2014-Present Broadcast
Multimedia
Reporter/Multimedia journalist Avid Newscutter XP
Audition
Write, shoot, and edit d ay-turn and long-form stories as a one-man Dalet Excel

band, pitch stories for every reporting shift, post stories on the w eb Dejero Live B ackpack InDesign

and various digital and social media platforms Final Cut Pro
Photoshop
Adapt to, and work in, different environments on a daily basis iNews
Powerpoint
Find appropriate voices (city leaders, experts, man on the street,
LiveU Backpack Timeline JS
etc.) for stories
Marantz Recorder Word
Regularly work with photographers and outside talent consultants to
sharpen skill set and improve storytelling OPUS Wordpress
Commonly create stories that generate high traffic on the web Sony PMWEX-1 HD Weebly
Produce several pieces for special series; i.e. Season of Giving Back Sony Panasonic P2HD Wix
Fill-in anchor And more And more
Be on-air talent that brings the news from the station into the viewers
homes in a professional and conversational way Social Media
Fill-in producer I can grow your audience, increase
Fill-in producer for the 24-hour Greensboro station engagement, and enhance your brand,

KOMU-TV (NBC), Columbia, MO, August 2012- June 2014
via Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
Reporter/Anchor
Write, shoot, and edit d ay-turn and long-form stories as a one-man EDUCATION
band, pitch stories for every reporting shift, post stories on the web Missouri School of Journalism
and various digital and social media platforms
Aug. 2011- May 2014
Fill-in anchor for every newscast
Digital Content Producer Emphasis in Radio-Television
Responsible for the d igital face of KOMU via the website and social Reporting and Anchoring
media postings Minor in Sociology
Select stories to post to the w eb, inform managers of breaking news, Radio Television Digital News
help decide which stories to send reporters to Association student member
Copy edit AP stories and reporters stories with authority to approve
content before others post to the web

Producer St. Charles Community College
Produce morning cut-ins during the Today Show Aug. 2009-May 2011
Help other producers as a production assistant, edit video with Avid Editor-in-Chief of the SCCougar
NewsCutter and run the teleprompter Newspaper and founder/Editor-
in-Chief of AMBUSH Magazine
Fox 2 News (KTVI)/KPLR 11, St. Louis, MO, Dec. 2013-Jan. 2014 Phi Theta Kappa scholar
Intern
Book guests for Fox 2 News at 9 a.m. with Tim Ezell
In charge of audience members for Afternoons on 11 AWARDS/INVOLVEMENT
Assist day/nightside reporters with general assignments TWC Network 3rd Quarter 2015 MVP
TWC News MVP of the Year, 2015


Spectrum News Diversity Council,
Jan. 2016- Present