Resume

EXPERIENCE

KSAZ (Fox 10) News, Phoenix, AZ, January 2012-Present

Feature Reporter

•            Produce and report on creative, entertaining stories about food, fashion, culture, charitable causes, etc. for #1 morning show

•            Report live in the field throughout morning newscasts, drawing in viewers with lively, attention-grabbing demonstrations and interviews

•            Engage viewers in stories using social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google +)

Weather Anchor

•            Deliver up-to-the-minute live forecasts on local, state and national weather

•            Collect and analyze meteorological data, reporting on severe weather events from hurricanes to Nor’easters

•            Produce weather graphics using Weather Central software

Fill In Morning Show Anchor and Traffic Reporter

 

KPIX (CBS 5) News, San Francisco, CA, March 2011-December 2011

Reporter

•            Report on breaking news and developing stories in top 5 market

•            Pitch and develop stories, research multiple angles, conduct interviews, write scripts, and report

•            Create short and long form packages for web and TV

Weather Anchor

•            Deliver up-to-the-minute live weather forecasts for morning and weekend shows

•            Produce weather graphics using TruVu Maxx software

•            Deliver live weather reports for KCBS radio

 

KRON 4 News, San Francisco, CA, December 2009-March 2011

Video Journalist (VJ)

•            As a “one-man-band” journalist, shoot video, write, report and edit stories on developing news

Weather Forecaster

•            Deliver live weather forecasts during morning newscast

•            Collect and analyze meteorological data to produce graphics using WSI software

Spokeswoman

•            On-camera talent for Mercedes-Benz’s commercial campaign with KRON

Traffic Reporter

•            Deliver live traffic reports for morning and evening commutes

•            Produce traffic graphics and maps using Beat the Traffic software

 

The American Kennel Club (AKC), nationwide, 2003-Present

Spokesperson

•            Represent AKC and its 5,000+ clubs in national TV appearances, media events and interviews

 

Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA, September 2009-May 2011

Special Assignment Reporter

•            Appointed by University administrators to produce promotional videos for the university

•            Examples:  Mercedes-Benz NY Fashion Week 2010 and 2011; Giants World Series Victory Parade; SF International Auto Show; Spring Art Showcase and Industry Professional Forum

•            Host of Student Recruitment video (international distribution) and Co-host of live web tri-cast for 2011 Graduation Fashion Show and Open House

 

Freelance and Pro-Bono Multimedia Journalist

•            Produce videos for non-profits and businesses to attract clients and volunteers, including:

o            Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (May 2010)

o            Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc., San Rafael, CA (2006-2009)

o            Cookhouse, San Francisco, CA (February 2011)

 

KVIE Channel 6 (PBS), Sacramento, CA, 2002

Production Department Intern

•            Assist in producing weekly episodes of Central Valley Chronicles magazine show

•            Formulate and pitch story ideas, conduct interviews and research, and write/edit scripts

 

Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc., San Rafael, CA, 2006-2009

Video Producer and Spokeswoman

•            Produce an educational film series in collaboration with Campbell Films; Develop segment concepts, write scripts, produce shoots, and provide voiceover talent

•            Create and manage international Speakers Bureau; Train 2,000+ speakers live and online

 

MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST SKILLS 

•            HD camera operation

•            Video editing (Final Cut Pro and Edius)

•            WSI (Weather Services International), TruVu Maxx and Weather central weather software

•            BTT (Beat the Traffic) and Routecast traffic software

•            ENPS and iNews

•            Web Design (CS5 Dreamweaver, WordPress, Joomla)

•            Blogging (WordPress, Blogger)

•            Social Media (Google +, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, JustinTV, Hootsuite)

 

EDUCATION AND HONORS

Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

•            MA in Multimedia Communications, May 2011. Valedictorian.

•            Best On-Camera Talent Award; featured student in the University handbook; guest lecturer

 

Duke University, Durham, NC

•            BA in Psychology, May 2004

•            Phi Beta Kappa; Summa Cum Laude; Psi Chi (psychology honors society)

 

Frank H. and Eva B. Buck Scholar

•            Recipient of full-ride scholarship for undergraduate and graduate education

•            Award for excellence in academics, community involvement and leadership