Resume

PR Support Specialist, Media Consultant (Feb. 2022-current)

  • Provide media training for businesses, non-profits and community organizations
  • Coach journalists looking to improve their storytelling skills and on-camera presence
  • Create media coverage plans and media pitches
  • Consult on media and brand strategy
  • Write and distribute press releases
  • Ghostwrite blog and website content
  • Emcee, host and voice over work

Anchor, Multimedia Journalist, KNXV-TV, Phoenix, AZ (Sep. 2014-Feb. 2022)

  • Anchor weekend evening newscasts and fill in extensively for main anchors
  • Deliver content and news segments for abc15.com and various OTT platforms
  • Lead the station’s education team as part of the Enterprise and Investigative Unit
  • Talent development coach and mentor for Scripps Content Strategy Training
  • Anchored ABC 15 Mornings from 4:30-7am and ABC 15 News at 11
  • Field Anchor live events, turn stories for newscasts and abc15.com
  • Emcee various community events
  • Maintain strong social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Morning Anchor, Multimedia Journalist, KVOA-TV, Tucson, AZ (Sep. 2011-Sep. 2014)

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

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

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

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

  • Emmy Award Winner, “Societal Concerns”- Postpartum Depression and the Fight to Feel Better (’20)
  • Named ABC15 “Employee of the Quarter” (’20)
  • Nominee, Scripps Give Light Award (’20)
  • AZ School Public Relations Association Winner, “News Media for Excellence in Education Reporting” (’20)
  • Emmy Award Nominee, “Best Anchor” (’16, ’18, ’19)
  • Arizona Foothills Magazine “Best Weekend Anchor” (’19)
  • Emmy Award Winner, “Best Morning Newscast” (’17)
  • APTRA Award Winner, “Best Serious Feature” (’12), “Best Anchor” (’13) “Best Anchor Team” (’15)
  • Emmy Award Nominee “Best Military Feature” (’14)
  • Named KVOA-TV “Employee of the Quarter” (Jan-April ’14)
  • APTRA Award Nominee, “Reporter of the Year” (’10) and “Best Spot News Story” (’09)

* References available upon request*