Reporter/Anchor KTXL - Sacramento, CA
September, 2009 – Present. Spot news with a focus on interactive live shots at developing scenes. I also handle the bulk of FOX40’s investigative reporting, and successfully use evolving tools to market content on all platforms- television, web and mobile. Frequent fill-in anchoring.
General Assignment/Investigative Reporter KTNV - Las Vegas, NV
April, 2006 – September, 2009. Breaking news and developing exclusives. Daily, multiple live shots. Investigative work with hidden cameras and FOIA requests. Some helicopter reporting. Covered arrest and trial of OJ Simpson, death of Michael Jackson and the Monte Carlo casino fire.
Adjunct Professor College of Southern Nevada - Las Vegas, NV
January, 2006 – June, 2008. Two sections per semester of Speech/Introduction to Communications. Bended theory and practical experiences. Helped students gain confidence in themselves while communicating on a personal, professional, or global level.
Investigative Reporter/Anchor KTVA/KTBY - Anchorage, AK
October, 2003 – April, 2006. Weekend Anchor and Senior Investigative Reporter. Creator and manager of “CBS 11 News I-Team.” Anchor CBS and Fox shows. Start-to-finish coverage of 14-day Iditarod sled dog race. Produced Fox shows.
Sports Reporter WPBN/WTOM - Traverse City, MI
October, 2002 – October, 2003. Live shots, packages, shooting and editing. Covered Detroit Red Wings NHL Hockey training camp, PGA exhibitions, as well as all seasons of high school sports.
Anchor/Reporter KFSM - Fort Smith, AR
July, 2001 – September, 2002. Weekend morning anchor, two hour morning show with plenty of ad-lib time. Investigative reporting and breaking news. Multiple live shots daily. Guest booking.
Adjunct Professor University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, AR
September, 2001 – September, 2002. Journalism, Speech and English courses. Developed and lead practicum on electronic news gathering techniques and technologies. Helped students understand communications theory with practical applications. Helped students hone English skills through increasingly complex, weekly compositions.
Bureau Chief, Reporter WLUC - Marquette, MI
December, 1998 – September, 2000. Houghton Michigan Bureau. One-man-band. Package and two VO/SOTs daily. Some live shots. Managed bureau office.
Producer WILX - Lansing, MI
February, 1998 – December, 1998. Produced 6pm show and Special Projects.
Managed staff and directed content. Ran story meetings, created run-downs, wrote teases and scripts. Boothed shows. Some video editing. Produced election night special.
Print & Internships
-Assignment Desk WHEC, Rochester, NY
-Investigative Unit Production Assistant WHDH, Boston, MA
-Reporter Traverse City Record Eagle, Traverse City, MI
-Reporter Michigan Daily, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Master’s of Science, Broadcast Journalism, Boston University - 1997
Bachelor of Arts in English, Honors Program, University of Michigan - 1994
Society of Professional Journalists, North California
- Best Investigative Story, Broadcast (2011)
National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Pacific Southwest
- Emmy Nomination- Enterprise Reporting Composite (2007)
National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Northwest
- 2 Emmy Nominations- Investigative Story, Reporting Composite (2006)
Alaska Broadcaster’s Association
- Best Service to the Community (2005)
- Best News Story (2005)
Alaska Press Club
- Best Breaking News (2004)
- Best Crime and Court Reporting (2004)
- Best Feature Reporting (2004)
- Best Live Shot (2003)
Arkansas Associated Press
- Best Enterprise Reporting (2001)
- Best Continuing Coverage (2001)