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Morning and Midday Anchor, Multimedia Journalist

KNXV-TV, Phoenix, AZ (Jan. 2015-current)

  •  Anchor ABC 15 Mornings from 4:30-7am and ABC 15 News at 11
  • Contribute to “Smart Shopper” consumer brand
  • Field Anchor live events, turn stories for nightly newscasts and abc15.com
  • Emcee various community events
  • Maintain strong social media presence on Facebook and Twitter

Weekend Evening Anchor, Multimedia Journalist

KNXV-TV, Phoenix, AZ (Sep. 2014-Dec. 2014)

  • Anchor weekend evening newscasts and fill in for main anchors during the week
  • Enterprise, shoot, write and edit stories for weekday newscasts and abc15.com
  • Cover breaking news and give live reports for weekday evening newscasts
  • Cultivate sources and connect with viewers through Facebook and Twitter

Morning Anchor, Multimedia Journalist

KVOA-TV, Tucson, AZ (Sep. 2011-Sep. 2014)

  • Co-anchor “Tucson Today” weekdays from 5-7 a.m.
  • Write/record radio updates for KHYT, fill-in anchor for noon and 4p.m. show
  • Enterprise, shoot, write and edit stories for daily newscasts and kvoa.com
  • Cover breaking news and give live reports for noon show as needed
  • Cultivate sources and connect with viewers through Facebook and Twitter

Weekend Anchor, Weekend Executive Producer, Weekend Weather Anchor, Multimedia Journalist KSBY-TV, San Luis Obispo, CA (Feb. 2009-September 2011

  • Solo anchored 6, 10 and 11pm newscasts on weekends, co-anchor 10 and 11pm Friday
  • Weekend weather anchor, main anchor fill-in and weekday weather fill-in
  • Oversaw weekend crew, proofed scripts, managed weekend show content
  • Enterprised, shot, wrote and edited stories for daily newscasts and ksby.com
  • Covered breaking news for daily newscasts and online
  • Connected with viewers through Facebook, Twitter, wrote “Outdoor Adventures” blog
  • MMJ weekly “Your Family Pet” segment highlighting local shelter animals

Bureau Reporter- KSBY-TV, Santa Maria, CA (Feb. 2008-October 2009)

  • Enterprised, wrote and presented stories for daily newscasts and ksby.com
  • Extensive live, breaking news coverage for newscasts and ksby.com
  • Anchor fill-in

Reporter, Anchor, Producer- Medill News Service, Chicago and Washington, D.C. Bureaus (fall 2006-winter 2007)

  • Enterprised television, radio, newspaper and web stories for clients nationwide
  • Shot, wrote, edited, produced and reported on a daily deadline
  • Anchored/reported a weekly newscast for WYCC Channel 20 and Evanston Cable in Chicago

Investigative Intern-Reporter Dave Savini, WBBM-TV CBS 2, Chicago (spring, 2007)

News Intern- KSAZ-TV FOX10 Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona (summer, 2005) and WNDU-TV South Bend, IN (Fall 2005)

EDUCATION

Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University

MSJ Broadcast Journalism, Dec. 2007, Magna Cum  Laude

Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana

     Bachelor of Arts, May 2006, Magna Cum Laude
Major(s):Communications, English Writing, Minor: Spanish

AWARDS

  • APTRA Award Winner, “Best Serious Feature” (’12), “Best Anchor” (’13) “Best Anchor Team” (’15)
  • Emmy nomination “Best Military Feature” (’14), “Best Anchor” (’16)
  • Named KVOA-TV “Employee of the Quarter” (Jan-April ’14)
  • APTRA Award nominations, “Reporter of the Year” (’10) and “Best Spot News Story” (’09)

COMMUNITY

  • Southern AZ Humane Society (’11-’14)
  • Santa Maria Valley Humane Society (’08-’11)

SKILLS
• Spanish, Final Cut pro, Blogging, iNews, Snapchat, Facebook Live, Periscope, Instagram
• Avid, ENPS, Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, Velocity, Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint

* References available upon request*