Resume


EDUCATION

DePaul University – Chicago, IL June 2012
• Master of Arts in Journalism

Purdue University – West Lafayette, IN May 2007
• Bachelor of Arts in Communication and in Psychology
• Minor in Organizational Leadership & Supervision

National University of Ireland – Galway, Ireland Summer 2005
• Completed courses on Irish media and contemporary Irish politics

EXPERIENCE

Multimedia Producer, KTVI / KPLR; St. Louis, MO 2014-present
Produce eight hours of news each week and backpack report.
• Skills used: producing, writing, news judgment, time management, interviewing, video editing
• Software used: FinalCut Pro editing software, OPUS scripting software, TONS file storage system, Fox News iPump, CNN Newsource

Reporter, KFSM-TV; Fort Smith, AR 2012-2014
Generated daily stories by developing contacts and chasing leads, and telling a compelling news story by conducting interviews, shooting and editing video, and writing engaging scripts.
• Report live on breaking news events including homicides, fires and severe weather.
• Skills used: live reporting, research, news judgment, interviewing, camera operations, video editing
• Software used: FinalCut Pro editing software, OPUS scripting software, TONS file storage system, CBS Newspath

News Writer, WGN-TV; Chicago, IL 2012
Wrote multiple stories daily that were read during a nationally televised newscast in a full-time paid position.
• Skills used: research, news judgment, spelling, grammar, proofreading, meeting daily deadlines
• Software used: FinalCut Pro editing software, OPUS scripting software, TONS file storage system

News Intern, WGN-TV; Chicago, IL 2012
Assisted the Segment Coordinator with producing multiple guest segments each day including guest interviews, cooking demonstrations, band performances and fashion shows.
• Before the show: briefed anchors about the guests appearing on the show that day; checked guests in and helped them with set-up and preparation of their segment
• During the show: followed the rundown and coordinated with the guests to ensure they were in the proper places at the right times; took direction from the Director and cued guests for live teases; communicated closely with the Director, Floor Director and Producers
• Following the show: worked with publicists and guests to book future segments
• Skills used: clear verbal and written communication, time management, calendar management, a clear understanding of cues provided by the Director and Floor Director, ability to read a rundown

Anchor/Reporter for Good Day DePaul, DePaul University; Chicago, IL 2012
Good Day DePaul is a weekly student run news magazine show that caters to college-aged students.
• Shot and edited all packages
• Interviewed industry professionals, professors, students and Chicago residents while covering topics like the NATO summit and protests, climate change and a variety of enterprise and feature stories.
• Traveled to Ethiopia for two weeks to report about an orphanage founded by a DePaul graduate.
• Skills used: interviewing, FinalCut Pro, shooting video, writing news scripts, research/fact checking, working on a deadline

Contributing Writer for the DePaulia, DePaul University; Chicago, IL 2011-2012
Freelance writer for the DePaulia, the student newspaper of DePaul University circulated to over 30,000 students, faculty and staff as well as the general public
• Skills used: interviewing, research/fact checking, working on a deadline, spelling, grammar, proofreading, news judgment