RÉSUMÉ

EXPERIENCE 
Daily Herald – Arlington Heights, Illinois – Fox Valley Bureau (August 2007 – present)
Sports Writer/Clerk –  (Jan ’12 – present); Prep Sports Correspondent (Aug ’07 – Dec ’11)

  • Fox Valley bureau’s boys and girls soccer beat writer
  • Publish nightly roundups, game stories, staff reports, columns, season previews, primers, all-area teams and notebooks
  • Aid department in writing nightly roundups, staff reports and other breaking news
  • Assemble daily agate pages, schedules and increase online product by updating latest news and scores on dailyherald.comfootball.dailyherald.com and basketball.dailyherald.com
  • Go to reporter for area’s biggest games
  • Provide insightful coverage beyond the game with more in-depth interviews and profiles
  • Covered numerous state championship series

WFLD TV – Chicago (January 2008 – December 2008)
Sports Department Intern/Producer – Fox Chicago News 32

  • Produced daily sports segments for Fox News at 9, the Ten, the Final Word and Bears Kickoff Sunday
  • Edited and logged tapes, selected kickers, sound bites and highlights; followed-up with senior producers to help assemble nightly sportscasts
  • Served as “associate producer” for press conferences and managed/edited live streaming coverage on Foxjox.com for prep state championships
  • Granted rare second internship based on work performance and duties

Frequency TV – Newsbeat (September 2008 – December 2008)
Sports Director  – Columbia College Chicago

  • Edited tape and copy to produce live sports broadcasts
  • Wrote and reviewed scripts while performing other tasks assigned by executive producer

WCRX 88.1 FM Chicago (November 2008 – February 2009)
University of Illinois-Chicago basketball play-by-play broadcaster

  • Broadcasted select live men’s and women’s basketball games
  • Hosted pregame and postgame shows
  • Served occasionally as a color commentator and sideline reporter

EDUCATION
Columbia College Chicago, 2005-2008.  B.A. – Journalism (Broadcast – TV)

Activities: WCRX 88.1 FM UIC basketball play-by-play; Beyond the Game host; Newsbeat anchor

AWARDS
2009 Emmy Award – National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Chicago/Midwest Chapter – College Student Production (See page 9 on link)

SKILLS

  • Adobe InCopy, Anchoring, Announcing, AP Style, Avid
  • Blogging, Camera operation, Copy Editing, Creating multimedia
  • Crowd sourcing, Data management, EZ News, iNews
  • Microsoft Office, Mobile Journalist, Play-by-play, Production, Photojournalism
  • Researching, Social Networking (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat)
  • Storytelling across mediums, Teleprompter, Use of content management systems
  • Video and audio editing, Web coding (HTML) and design
  • Apple, Microsoft OS, Google Docs
  • Creative and critical thinking
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Communication
  • Organizational
  • Generating story ideas
  • Write for TV, radio and newspaper

*References can be given upon request*

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