My Mission:

Whether it's on TV or working with analytic systems software, I'm always looking to tell a story and improve upon what's already been done. Let's innovate, work hard, get creative, and have some laughs along the way! 

Work Experience

 

Real News Communications Network & RNPR ~ Reporter/Anchor & Content Prod. Manager ~ Dallas, TX 

      January 2018 - Present

  • Started as Digital Correspondent - promoted to Content Production Manager in 2018 summer

  • Work closely with Operations Director & Vice President on a daily basis

  • Work closely with large corporations and celebrity clientele including Walmart, Randy Travis, Tony Casillas, Katy Hamilton, Shemane Nugent, Frank Zaccanelli

  • Broadcasting

    • Shoot, edit, voice, and record stand-ups and stories for news-style video packages

    • Created "The Strackhouse" show about inspiring women in an interview story-telling format

    • Frequently create graphics and videos for client and company use using Adobe software

    • Livestream interviews with experts on national news subjects in person and remotely

    • Morning newscasts showcasing the top national stories in a short form style for digital consumption

  • Content Management

    • Oversee and manage all content created through Real News Communications Network

    • Manage a team of 8 finalizing production of all content produced in studios and on location

    • Manage content team scheduling for shooting and studio time slots

    • Work on social media strategy and analytics for clients and company use

    • Create and update templates for press releases and writing articles

  • Operational Management 

    • Handle all onboarding processes for new clients on the RNCN side as well as Real News Public Relations side

    • Created all onboarding, client management and employee management tracking processes

    • Implemented systems and strategies for client retention

    • Create new employee descriptions and handle all new employee onboarding processes as well as all off-boarding and exit interviews

    • Manage internal company projects aimed at creating personal branding, growth, and trust

KDAF ~ CW33 Newsfix Reporter/MMJ ~ Dallas, TX 

      April 2017 - December 2017

  • Pitched daily stories for day-turn packages and cultivated Market 5 sources

  • Shot, edited, voiced, and recorded standups for daily packages on Newsfix at 9:00 and sometimes mini-pack for Newsfix at 5:00 – Frequently aired during syndicated newscast “Morning Dose” the next morning

  • Frequently posted Facebook lives for breaking news and Mini packages and teasers for social media purposes

 

KTEN ~ NBC News Anchor/Reporter ~ Denison/Sherman, TX

      February 2016 - March 2017

                                                                                 

  • Morning anchor for Way Too Early and Good Morning Texoma with live interview segments

  • Anchor, producer, and reporter for KTEN News at Midday – frequent MMJ style lives during Midday Show

  • Created Political Segment featuring interviews leading up to the 2016 Election

KOSA ~ CBS News Reporter/Anchor/Producer ~ Odessa/Midland, TX

      July 2013 - December 2015

  • Reporting: Lead Reporter for the 6 PM & 10 PM shows ~ Oil & Gas beat ~ also wrote & shot VO’s/VOSOT’s for other shows and posted ALL stories to cbs7.com website, Facebook & Twitter

  • Anchoring: Produced & Anchored 10 PM Sunday, full-time anchored most watched 9PM show, frequently anchored and produced the 1.5 hr most watched morning show

  • Developed close sources and interviewed prominent local officials, Potential 1st lady Heidi Cruz, Congressman Mike Conaway, Congressman Will Hurd, Senator Kel Seliger, Oil & Gas CEOs and law enforcement agencies, ~ only reporter in Midland Police history allowed to shadow detectives

 

FOX Business - Graphic Photoshop Artist ~ New York City

      May 2012 - July 2013

  • Part-Time - Full time offered twice, accepted the second time

  • Interned June 2011 - August 2011

  • Created professional graphics at an accelerated rate for immediate air while conforming to show formats

  • Developed long-term projects for both print and on-air to about 58 million households

  • Took part in and designed prominent templates for the 2012 redesign of the “FOX Business Network Look” such as the “Congress” and “Senate” templates, the Halloween 2012 and the Report Card templates

NY1 News ~ Videographer News Assistant ~ New York City

      June 2012 - April 2013

  • Part Time - Offered full time - Interned Sept-Dec 2010 & June-Aug 2011 as graphic designer & field producer

  • Shot video, helped write & edit, and field produced VOs/VOSOTs, & PKGs for prime-time reporters including AM/10 PM, Court, & Special Segment reporters - viewership more than 2 million NY/NJ customers

  • Some footage also shown on CNN ~ New Yorker of the Week for Hurricane Sandy Story

  • Worked with AM/PM traffic reporter to film traffic reports using the green screen and collect information for constructing maps during peak traffic hours

  • Interviewed prominent figures such as NY Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, Mayor Bloomberg, Governor Cuomo, Police Commissioner Kelly, Council Member Christine Quinn, and Comptroller John Lui

Additional Information & Other Skills
  • Highly proficient in Mac OS and PC systems, Social Media, SQL, all Microsoft Office applications, all 2020 Adobe Premium Suite, JavaScript, Final Cut Pro, Inception, Velocity, ENPS, Curious Maps, Google Maps and Fundamental HTML

  • Personal Trainer for Camp Gladiator – ISSA Certified, CPR & First Aid Certified

  • Hobbies: Photography, Volunteering, BBBS, Writing, Traveling, MMA, Race Running

  • International Student Foundation mentor

  • Two dogs, Chubbs and King

Education

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA                

September 2008 – May 2012

  • BA Degree

  • Major in Graphic Design (Photography concentration)

  • Minor in Communication

  • Varsity Women’s Soccer: NCAA, Division I, Patriot League

  • Delta Gamma Sorority: Assistant to the Director of Activities

The Pingry School, Martinsville, NJ

September 2004 - June 2008

  • 4 Year Varsity Women’s Soccer {Captain 2007}

  • 2 Year Varsity Basketball

  • 3 Year Varsity Track & Field

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