Resume

EXPERIENCE

Sports Reporter, Cleveland.com

Cleveland, Ohio, Dec. 2013 to Present

  • Write stories as well as shoot and edit videos for a website and two newspapers, The Plain Dealer and Sun News, on a number of sports topics including recruitment, player development and various state and national competitions
  • Produce multimedia packages on events such as the Cleveland Cavaliers winning the 2016 NBA Championship, the NBA Playoffs in other years as well as on opening day sessions for the Cleveland Indians and developments with the Cleveland Browns
  • Cover high school football and basketball recruitment as well as write enterprise stories on subjects such as a wide receiver playing after having a leg amputated and a cross country runner walking to weekend meets to honor her Jewish faith
  • Engage news audiences with on-camera interviews, live streaming and blogging tools as well as with online interactive applications such as polls and slideshows

Sports Editor, Northern Neck News

Warsaw, Va., July 2011 to Dec. 2013

 

  • Wrote for three newspapers on a variety of topics dealing with professional, collegiate and high school athletes and coaches including how sports connect distant family members and international students and how communities preserve their sports history
  • Shot and produced photos and videos for news websites; Administered Facebook, Twitter and A.P. mobile applications; Designed newspaper pages and specials

 

 

Reporter, Photographer, Associate and Copy Editor, Westmoreland News

Montross, Va., Aug. 2007 to July 2011

  • Covered general community news including the emergence of the Westmoreland County Judicial Center and an O’Gara weapons training facility
  • Managed a staff of seven people; Shot and edited photos and videos; Designed newspaper pages; Administered the Facebook, Twitter, and A.P. mobile applications

EDUCATION

Bowie State University, Bowie, Md.
Bachelors of Arts, Communications, May 2006

SKILLS

Multimedia Tools: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Nikon D40 DSLR Digital Camera, Panasonic DVC Pro, DV and Mini DV cameras

Video Editing: Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Videolicious, iMovie

Web Content Management: Moveable Type, WordPress, Brightcove video streaming

AWARDS and ACHIEVEMENTS

Ohio Prep Sportswriters: Place winner sports multimedia video (2015)

Virginia Press Association Awards: Place winner sports multimedia video (2010-2012), sports writing portfolio (2010, 2012) and feature writing portfolio (2012)

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