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


Reporter, KTVI / KPLR; St. Louis, MO 2017-present
I deliver clear and accurate information on live television multiple times each day. I spent 18 months as a morning show reporter before transitioning to a night shift. I fill-in anchor newscasts as needed.
•New skills used: developing an active social media presence

Supervising Producer, KTVI / KPLR; St. Louis, MO 2016-2017
I launched the 11 p.m. newscast on Fox 2 and produced the show during its first year on air. Duties included selecting stories, collaborating with anchors and reporters to determine which stories would be pursued and how they would be presented to viewers.
•New skills used: managerial skills, tracking newscast ratings

Multimedia Journalist, KTVI / KPLR; St. Louis, MO 2014-2016
Multi-functional role that utilized a variety of skills. Three days a week, I produced eight hours of news including a three-hour weekend morning show and two midday newscasts. The other two days I shot, edited, wrote and presented news stories in a market with 1,217,000+ households.
•New skills used: selecting stories for the newscast, determining how and when the story is presented, managing a team of  ~20 people during a live newscast

Reporter, KFSM-TV; Fort Smith, AR 2012-2014
I reported live several times per day in a market with 296,000+ households. I generated daily news packages by developing contacts and chasing leads. I told compelling news stories by conducting interviews, shooting and editing video, and writing engaging scripts.
•New skills used: public speaking, interviewing, camera operations, video editing software, contributing stories for the station’s website, posting information to social media

News Writer, WGN-TV; Chicago, IL 2012
I wrote multiple stories daily that were read during a nationally televised newscast in a full-time paid position.
•Skills used: research, news judgment, writing, spelling, grammar, proofreading, meeting daily deadlines, video editing

News Intern, WGN-TV; Chicago, IL 2012
I assisted the Segment Coordinator with producing multiple guest segments each day including guest interviews, cooking demonstrations, band performances and fashion shows.

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 packaged stories
• Interviewed industry professionals, professors, students and Chicago residents while covering topics like the NATO summit and associated 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.

Contributing Writer for the DePaulia, DePaul University; Chicago, IL 2011-2012
I was 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.

Website/software experience: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat, WordPress, YouTube, FinalCut Pro video editing software, FinalCut X, OPUS scripting software, TONS file storage system, CBS Newspath, Fox News iPump, CNN Newsource