Experience

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

Coverage of University of Utah Athletics. Develop sources to produce feature stories, daily news and breaking news for the website.

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

Responsible for enterprise, cultivating sources and covering live breaking news events. MMJ efficient in EDIUS and Premiere editing programs, and sets live shots using a Dejero EnGo or live truck on tight deadlines. Turns packages, goes live and anchors Sunday night sports show. Covered the 2015 Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl game between the University of Utah and Brigham Young University. Covered Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s tour of national monuments.

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. Lead multiple daily editorial meetings with staff members in order to ensure accuracy and quality. Monitored scanners, performed beat checks and posted to social media. Managed morning crews and reporters. Responsible for getting breaking news into the live newscast.

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.

ASSIGNMENT EDITOR, NEWS ASSISTANT, CBS2/KCAL9 NEWS; LOS ANGELES, CA           2010-2012

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.

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

Responsible for complete coverage of the football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, baseball, softball, tennis, and wrestling teams at high schools throughout Torrance.

 

Education

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

Membership

National Association of Black Journalists, 2016 - present