Experience

SPORTS WRITER, BLOCKU.COM; SALT LAKE CITY, UT 2017-PRESENT                                                                         

Coverage of the University of Utah Athletics.  Conducts extensive research, and interviews key individuals while using effective technology to enhance print and online media. Develops sources to produce insightful feature stories, daily news and breaking news for the website. 

REPORTER, ABC4 UTAH; SALT LAKE CITY, UT 2016-PRESENT                                                                                    

Responsible for cultivating sources and covering live breaking news events that connect with thousands in the Utah community. Efficient in EDIUS and Premiere editing programs, and can set live shots using a Dejero EnGo or live truck on tight deadlines. Fill-in anchor experience on Good Morning Utah, skilled at live and taped events. Covered the NBA Playoffs in 2018 and 2017. Covered the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting. Covered Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s tour of national monuments. Covered the 2015 Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl game between the University of Utah and Brigham Young University. 

PRODUCER, ABC4 UTAH; SALT LAKE CITY, UT 2014-2016                                                                               

Oversaw news production, including story development, script approvals, graphics, animation and pre-production from inception of story to on-air for the morning newscast. Led multiple daily editorial meetings with staff members in order to ensure accuracy and quality. Monitored scanners, mastered beat checks and posted to social media and the station’s website. Managed morning crews and reporters, communicated content effectively. Responsible for getting breaking news into the live newscast.

SPORTS REPORTER, TORRANCE CITICABLE3; TORRANCE, CA 2012-2013

Planned/managed complete coverage of football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, baseball, softball, tennis, and wrestling teams at high schools throughout Torrance.   

TALENT BOOKER & SEGMENT PRODUCER, CBS2/KCAL9 NEWS; LOS ANGELES, CA 2012-2014

Worked with publicists and agents to book over 2,000 guests ranging from celebrities, best-selling authors, chefs, and community activists for the afternoon and weekend newscasts. Produced and wrote all guest segments; maintained a 100% achievement in all areas. 

ASSIGNMENT EDITOR, NEWS ASSISTANT, CBS2/KCAL9 NEWS; LOS ANGELES, CA 2008-2012

Monitored scanners, managed crews, made beat checks and generated stories for the duopoly. Decided where to send news crews for stories. Assisted Emmy award-winning and Gold Mike Award recipient David Goldstein on investigative stories. 

Education

California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA – BA in Broadcast Journalism, 2011

Membership

National Association of Black Journalists, 2016 - present