ESPN, Inc. (11/05 – Present)
Associate Editor, ESPN.com – Bristol, C.T.
Served as the on-air social media reporter for the 2011 Women’s Final Four, Martin Luther King Town Hall, and the 2011 Women’s College World Series. Edits and posts daily content from all platforms of ESPN, focusing primarily on feature pages of ESPN.com such as The ESPYS and First Take. Utilizes video, audio, and text to make coverage more comprehensive. Generates story ideas and contributes to special features and stories. Ghost writes for ESPN analysts to enhance ESPN.com articles.
- Transferable skills: Advanced competence in writing, editing, video, social media and reporting.
Programming Content Associate II – Bristol, C.T.
Managed daily assignments for other content associates as the creator of the screening schedule. Screened all live games, tape and tape-delayed events. Executed editorial decisions on cutting down games for re-air purposes. Extensive experience as the primary associate to review both Sportscenter and Sportscenter Deportes. In this role, the accuracy of graphics, scores, video, and segment times must be verified.
- Transferable skills: editorial decision-making, managerial experience, sports & news awareness
Strategic Programming Coordinator –Bristol, C.T
Coordinated live games, studio shows, 30@30 updates, and tape-delayed events by acting as the liaison between studio production and remote crews. Implemented editorial decisions on all of ESPN’s networks regarding standby programming, filler programming, bonus coverage, and cancellations.
- Transferable skills: strong verbal and written communication, “big picture” thinker
WQUN – 1220 AM (3/08 – 10/09)
Reporter – New Haven, C.T.
Researched, wrote, edited, and reported news, as well as covered the Boston Red Sox and Quinnipiac Bobcats.
WFSB-TV CBS Channel 3 (07/07 – 02/08)
Producer – Hartford, C.T.
Gathered, wrote and disseminated traffic information utilizing traffic.com’s web based distribution systems.
WCCB-TV FOX Channel 18 (08/05 – 11/05)
“Fox News Rising” Morning Producer – Charlotte, N.C.
Produced, wrote and edited a daily 3-hour morning show program. Coordinated studio, satellite, and live remote interviews. Managed the morning ticker by inputting the top news stories and weather.
WCNC-TV NBC Channel 6 (03/04 – 8/05)
News Assistant / Associate Producer – Charlotte, N.C.
Produced stories, teases, bumps and station ID’s. Produced 2-minute news updates between 8 – 10 a.m. Managed the assignment desk by listening to scanners, making beat calls, and reporting breaking news.
Strong Knowledge of: Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Storify, Omniture, ENPS, Avid INEWS, NCS, Video on Demand (VOD), Pathfire, AP Wires.
EDUCATION Johnson C. Smith University – Charlotte, N.C.
Bachelor of Arts in Communications – Journalism, May 2004