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Digital Journalist

Digital Journalist

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Professional Summary

 Versatile journalist with 10  years of television experience. Areas of expertise include digital, marketing, producing and directing. Poised and confident with a strong speaking voice and talent for on-air news reporting and anchoring. 

About Me

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My childhood dream has always been to work in television. After early on discovering that I am a natural born storyteller, I made it my life-long purpose to turn my passion of storytelling into a career. Ever since elementary school, I have been editor-in-chief of my school newspaper or contributed to creating the school yearbook in some capacity. Writing is certainly a hobby of mine that I enjoy very much, but my real passion is going out into the field and reporting. 


I graduated from Fordham University in the Spring of 2013. I earned my Bachelor's of Arts in Communications and Media Studies with the emphasis on Television Production & Radio Broadcasting. In 2015, I relocated from New York City to Memphis, TN in quest of an opportunity at a live news station to ultimately become a reporter and anchor.


 I am currently a Mult-Media Specialist for the number one insurance company in the world: State Farm. Prior to this job, I was a Digital Content Manager at Your Phoenix CW in Phoenix, AZ and  WVLA Local 33 in Baton Rouge, LA respectively.


I've also worked at WJTV 12 in Jackson, MS as a Promotions Producer and FOX 13 in Memphis, TN, where I gained experience as a Newscast Director.


Other prior television jobs include being a Production Assistant for NBC Universal’s “Maury” and “Trisha” shows respectively. Here, I began as an intern for the production team, and ended up being hired for post production in a freelance position upon graduation.

Relevant Experience

State Farm

Phoenix, AZ  — Multi Media Specialist

SEPTEMBER 2019 - CURRENT


  •  Increasing brand awareness through creation of innovative print and digital productions for major publications 
  • Produces and directs live broadcast and on-demand video projects  
  • Obtains, coordinates and directs non-professional talent
  • Troubleshoots and corrects minor video editing system problems
  • Secures props, costumes, locations and signed release forms, for use in video or photo production
  • Operates teleprompter for remote and studio video shoots including input, formatting and editing of text as directed



WVLA Local 33 & WGMB Fox 44 (Nexstar Media)

 Baton Rouge, LA  — Digital Content Manager

JANUARY 2017 - JANUARY 2019

 

  • Created, managed and updated multimedia content for all station websites, social media and mobile applications
  • Enhanced social audience interaction via social media and content partnerships
  • Increased station's audience growth from 100 to 10,000 followers, averaging up to 500 engagements per post
  • Improved station's digital branding and interactive marketing campaigns by setting a new tone and fostering evolution of production standards
  • Was responsible for all website designs or programming, as well as web analytics, keywords and search engine optimization


WJTV News 12 (Nexstar Media) Jackson, MS —  

Promotions Producer

APRIL 2015 - JANUARY 2017


  • Evaluated news content and selected stories with the most promotional potential.
  • Wrote, produced and edited material into an attention-grabbing spot that appealed to target audiences. 
  • Produced and edited up to 15 topicals for all newscasts and radio segments per day through ENPS software.
  • Was responsible for producing all news station commercials and advertisements.
  • Worked closely in the newsroom with the creative director, anchors, assignment manager and reporters. 
  • Cross-trained as a photojournalist, reporter and producer of a live one-hour newscast.



Fox 13 News WHBQ (Cox Media),  Memphis, TN — 

Newscast Director

SEPTEMBER 2014 - APRIL 2015

 

  •  Directed evening newscasts through Ignite and Kyron software. 
  • Operated manual cameras in studio during live news broadcasts.
  • Managed audio console system during the recording of all station produced programs. 
  • Administered video and graphics machines for newscasts. 
  • Controlled teleprompter. 
  • Worked closely with producers on daily rundown and made adjustments to changes.



The Maury Show, (NBC Universal), Stamford, CT — 

Production Assistant

JANUARY 2011 - MAY 2013

  • Arranged flights, lunches, dinners, and transportation reservations.
  • Managed general office administration and production paperwork.
  • Booked guests, studios, production equipment, performance and production staff.
  • Responsible for overseeing cues, timings and continuity during recordings.
  • Cross-trained as an audience coordinator for “The Trisha Show.” 

Skills

Internships

Education

  • Experienced with iNews, ENPS, Lakana, Wordpress, PhotoShop, GV Edius, Kyron and Ignite 
  • Proficient digital content producer Qualified topical producer 
  • Adept newscast director and producer 
  • Trained photojournalist 
  •  Powerful social media presence
  • Strong writer 
  • Fast learner 
  • Deadline-driven 
  • Solid graphic and visual sense 

Education

Internships

Education

 Fordham University, New York, NY — BA, Communications & Media Studies

JANUARY 2008 - JUNE 2013 


  • 3.62 GPA
  • Minor in Theatre
  • Staff writer of school newspapers, "The Observer," and "The Ram"
  • Host on school radio station 90.7 WFUV

 

Internships

Internships

Internships

  •  Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? (Season 13)
  • The Bill Cunningham Show (September 2011- December 2011)
  • BET's "106 & Park" (January 2009- May 2010)
  • New York's "HOT 97 FM" (September 2008- December 2008)

Marketing

As a Promotions Producer, I wrote, edited and produced 10 to 15 topicals per day to appeal to target audiences. I also produced all news station commercials and advertisements. Here's some recent examples of my work: 

Packages

Big changes are underway at the Metro Center Mall in the form of store closures. Several store owners received an eviction notice. The once vibrant shopping center has declined over the years, and unfortunately the time has come for its doors to be closed for good. 

A former JPS bus driver arrested for committing sex crimes against an elementary student made his first court appearance. The judge denied bond for 25 year-old Christopher Patton, who is charged with sexual battery and gratification of lust. 

One of the men accused in the kidnapping and murder of 6-year-old Kingston Frazier pleads guilty to accessory after the fact of kidnapping. 

Members of Jackson's LGBTQ community gather at JSU for the first annual Sweetheart Gala. The event was held to honor 7 same sex couples that have been together for at least 8 years under the same sex law. 

 A city council member is hoping to lessen the crime for marijuana offenders within the city of Jackson. This proposed ordinance says that individuals caught with a certain amount of marijuana would get a citation, instead of being taken to jail. 

Sipps Baby Cafe' is a safe haven for new mothers in Jackson, MS to feed their children without the scrutiny of the public. 



Rock The Runway is a big fashion event highlighting the talents of local boutiques, models and designers at the Jackson Convention Center. 

Downloads

For all Television job inquries, my resume and cover letter can be downloaded below:

Thank you in advance for your interest!

TV Resume (PDF)

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Cover Letter (pdf)

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