SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Award-winning, Ivy League educated reporter/anchor/producer/photographer
  • 13 years experience behind the anchor desk and in the field
  • General assignment reporter, with specialization in politics
  • Digital video, editing and web skills

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

KATU / ABC – Portland, Ore. – April 2005 to Present

Urban / Political Reporter – Market #22

Responsible for:

  • Researching, coordinating and conducting on-location interviews and video shoots, writing scripts and presenting compelling, concise stories and live shots for up to four shows a day
  • Quickly updating website with valuable stories, photos and video
  • Crafting teases that effectively promote and illustrate the viewer benefit to stories
  • Developing reliable sources at City Hall and monitoring city government to enterprise exclusive stories that affect viewers and fit the “On Your Side” brand

KFSN / ABC – Fresno, Calif. – January 2003 to January 2005

Weekend Morning Anchor / Reporter – Market #55

  • Lead reporter promoted to launch and anchor new Weekend AM Live show
  • Established the first “North Valley” television bureau in Central California
  • Selected to travel the state covering the first campaign and election of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

KTVB / NBC – Boise, Idaho – March 2000 to January 2003

Weekend Anchor / Crime Reporter / News Producer / Political Producer – Market #112

  • Promoted to solo anchor, produce and write five weekend newscasts, while running the assignment desk
  • Produced, researched, booked guests, wrote and anchored weekly political talk show, Viewpoint

KDCI – San Diego, Calif. – January 1998 to March 2000

Weekend Anchor / Reporter / News Producer – Market #28

  • Developed ideas, wrote content and anchored newscast that aired on CNN Headline News

KNSD / NBC – San Diego, Calif. – January 1997 to January 1999

Associate Producer – Market #28

  • Researched ideas, developed content, booked guests, wrote and booth produced for #1 rated show
  • Quickly promoted from overnight intern to associate producer

CSPAN – Washington, D.C. – August 1996 to December 1996

Program-Operations Editorial Intern

  • Field-produced Capitol Hill events for Washington Journal & Road to the Capitol

EDUCATION:

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism – New York, NY

Master of Arts: Journalism with Politics Specialization / May 2009

  • Theory and skills-based degree with advanced courses in national and international politics taken both in the Journalism School and School of International and Public Affairs
  • Selected for competitive WNET/WLIW course to develop innovative broadcast and online content
  • Coursework includes: Economics, globalization, free markets, Keynesian theory, Risk Shift, immigration, nation building, democratization, sociology of religion, social movements, Collective Action, rational choice, critical issues in urban public policy, and sustainable urban economic development policy
  • Thesis / Documentary: Produced/shot/edited full-length documentary on trauma’s impact on the journalists who cover it
  • Academic Awards: Bollinger Fellow, Rob Sunde Broadcast Scholarship, Brown Award for History of Journalism

Point Loma Nazarene University – San Diego, Calif.

Bachelor of Arts Degrees:

Journalism & Mass Communications / May 1997

American UniversityWashington Semester Program: Journalism

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS:

Emmy Nomination 2010 (Awarded in June)

Edward R. Murrow 2008

  • Feature/Hard News: “3:01 Ceremony”
  • Profile on Oregon’s Willamette National Cemetery honor guard ceremony held everyday at 3:01 p.m.

Emmy Nomination 2008

Oregon Associated Press 2007

Idaho Press Club 2002

  • 1st Place / Courts & Crime: “Women’s Prison Rider Program”

Idaho Press Club 2001

  • 1st Place / Serious Feature: “Stop the Sass”

NEW MEDIA SKILLS:

Digital recording and editing – Final Cut Pro, Avid, and Edius; Basic Photoshop, Flash and Dreamweaver

CAREER DEVELOPMENT:

Wildland firefighter

  • Selected to be certified to fight wildland fires.  Included week-long in-class/fire line training, comprehensive exam and physical fitness test.  Certification ensures forest fire coverage is more comprehensive and includes more exclusive video and interviews due to increased access.

Citizen Law Academy

  • Selected to attend a 12-week course by the Idaho Bar Association and U.S. Federal Courts.  Program for community leaders to better understand the law and the judicial process.

Citizen Police Academy

  • Selected to attend a 12-week course by the Boise Police Department.  Program aims to teach community leaders the basics of law enforcement and investigation techniques.  (I attended both Citizen courses to build stronger contacts and be better informed about my courts/crime beat.)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

Native American Journalists Association, Society of Professional Journalists

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES:

Dress for Success, Alzheimer’s Association, Dove Lewis Animal Hospital

REFERENCES:

Provided upon request



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