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Journalism and Media

Curious City Intern – WBEZ Chicago Public Radio
Chicago, IL, February ‘14 – present
– Report and edit documentaries for broadcast and podcast
– Write and mix promos
– Create Web content for social media strategy and audience engagement
– Assist multimedia producer with curation and production of interactive content and photo editing
– Research Chicago history and develop expert database

 

Assistant Producer – CBS WBBM Newsradio
Chicago, IL, May ‘14 – present
– Work alongside assignment editor to work with reporters in the field, screen phones, wires and social media for breaking and spot news
– Fact-check, and search social media to find and obtain permission of images and video
– Record/edit audio and phone interview for reporters as well as write ledes for broadcast, podcast and features

 

Voice Artist – WOCHIT
Home Studio, August ‘14 – present
– Record and mix voice overs used in news, short doc and entertainment videos for an array of media organizations
– Rewrite articles

 

 

Intern – WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show
New York, NY, August ‘13 – Jan. ‘14
– Pitched and researched stories, assisted with booking and segment prep
– Wrote Web content and managed pages utilizing CMS, writing with SEO in mind & HTML5 editing
– Managed social media scheduling, writing, and photo editing
– Combed social media and agencies to find and obtain permission of images and video
– Screened listener calls and prepped guests for interviews
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Intern – ABC World News with Diane Sawyer
New York, NY, August ‘13 – Dec. ‘13
– Assisted producers with research, shooting and editing packages
– Scanned, logged and ingested video using MARS, Avid Interplay Assist and iNews. Monitored wires
– Combed social media and agencies to find and obtain permission of images and video, and seek out sources
– Pitched and researched stories for ABC Digital

 

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Intern – WGN Radio News
Chicago, IL, May ‘13 – August ‘13
– Reported and fact-checked breaking news (local politics, education, crime)
– Pitched local stories, conducted interviews
– Edited/mixed audio, and wrote anchor VOs

 

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Graduate Teaching Assistant – Urban Journalism Workshop
New York, NY, Summer 2013
– Built lesson plans and interactive teaching materials
– Taught high school students writing, news gathering, a crash-course in audio/video production and professional social media etiquette through lectures, on-the-report training and interactive presentations

 

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Producer, Reporter – WNYU Radio
New York, NY, April 2013 – May 2013
Wrote and produced features for arts and politics segments on City Wide and Earshot

 

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Multimedia Producer, Reporter – Pavement Pieces
New York, NY, August ‘12 – Dec. ‘13
– Wrote, produced and edited news packages, slideshows, articles and radio docs on health and urban issues
– Coordinated post production and gained experience in copy editing
– Served as field producer and assignment editor during events such as the 2012 Presidential Debates, Presidential Election and Hurricane Sandy
– Learned to clean and illustrate data using Excel, Adobe and other tools

 

Segment Producer, Director – NYU News Now
New York, NY, January 2013 – June 2013
– Assigned stories for politics and culture segments
– Wrote anchor VOs, coordinated remote reporters for spots during broadcast
– Created rundown for weekly newscast using NewsBoss and ENPS
– Coordinated post production

 

Anchor, Reporter – NTC News Tonight
DeKalb, IL, January 2010 – May 2012
– Created rundown for nightly newscast using NewsKing
– Wrote, shot and edited news packages using Avid.
– Anchored newscasts.
  

 

Writer and Content Strategy Committee Member – NIU Today
DeKalb, IL, Feb. ’10 – May ’12
– Wrote copy and produced video  for NIU Website and Facebook
-Learned Web design and content strategy to aid relauch of university news site, NIU Today
– Aided in development of NIU’s social media policy

 

Marketing Intern – Painted Bride Art Center
Philadelphia, PA, Summer/Fall 2009
– Designed posters and flyers using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
– Managed social media handles
– Aided Director of Development with outreach, grant research and writing

 

Skills

Languages: Intermediate Spanish and American Sign Language
Web: HTML5/CSS, CMS, Google Fusion, Google Analytics, Map Box, Many Eyes, social media
Multimedia/Editing: strong copy editing skills in either AP or Times styles, NewsBoss, ENPS, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut, Sony Vegas, Premiere, Audition, Pro Tools, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Avid Interplay Assist, iNews. 
Additional Skills:  Very familiar with PACER, LexisNexis and navigating public records. Working knowledge of CMS, SEO, Google Analytics and managing social network profiles. Experience developing digital strategy, editorial calendar and show promos. Skilled in creating interactive presentations and teaching materials. Some experience in grant writing and research. Agile in studio atmosphere with experience on audio mixer, switcher boards and teleprompter. Highly interested in data visualization and UX.
Activities:  Studied theater arts and clarinet for 15+ years. Worked 2 years as a Museum Assistant and 8+ years as an instructor/mentor in arts and journalism camps. Typically seeking projects in oral history, museum education and research. Member of NABJ, ONA, NATAS, and Golden Key International Honour Society.

 

Education

MA, New York University (2014) | Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute
BA, Northern Illinois University (2012) | Journalism & Political Science, with Honors
Undergraduate Studies, University of the Arts | Acting, Dramaturgy and Playwriting

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Grants and Awards

  • Online News Association Student Newsroom Reporter 2013
  • NABJ Carole Simpson Scholarship 2013
  • Departmental Fellowship, NYU 2012-13
  • Outstanding Woman Student Award, NIU 2012
  • Scripps Newspapers Scholarship, NIU 2012
  • Van Sells Memorial Endowment in Communication Scholarship for Journalism Student Exhibiting Scholastic Excellence in Print & Broadcast Media, 64th Annual NIU Journalism Awards 2011
  • Larson-Baird Scholarship for Academic Achievement, NIU 2011
  • Kevin D. Knight Junior Leadership Award, NIU 2011
  • Mother’s Memorial Scholarship for Sisterhood and Leadership, NIU 2011