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Professional Experience

WFIU/WTIU

Senior News Editor (October 2015 to Present), News Producer/Journalist (August 2014 to October 2015)
– Edits daily news content of Indiana’s largest public media outlet
– Pitches, shoots, writes and edits in-depth reports for weekly television news program
– Converts television stories into 4-minute radio feature stories
– Anchors news headlines segment of weekly television news program
– Files daily and breaking news stories for radio and television newscasts

WNDU-TV

Multimedia Journalist, Anchor – NBC Affiliate in South Bend, Indiana (June 2011 to July 2014)
– Shot, wrote, edited and reported stories working as a multimedia journalist
– Executed solo live shots using TVU technology
– Anchored one-hour Sunday morning show
– Engaged viewers via social media on Facebook and Twitter using SocialNewsDesk

WEIU-TV

Multimedia Journalist, Anchor – PBS Station in Charleston, Illinois (August 2007 to May 2011)
– Reported enterprise stories in a 16-county viewing area
– Anchored a nightly, live, half hour newscast
– Produced web content

CNN

Weekend Newsgathering Intern – Washington, D.C. Bureau (January 2010 to May 2010)
– Assisted with research, setting up stories and fact-checking
– Conducted interviews over the phone and in the field
– Wrote stories for CNN.com

WGLT

Radio News Intern – NPR Affiliate in Normal, Illinois (May 2009 to August 2009)
– Developed and executed local news stories as both short -and long-form pieces
– Anchored and produced daily newscasts
– Voiced promotions

Awards

Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

– Investigative Reporting (2018)
– Excellence In Writing (2017)

Indiana Associated Press Broadcasters Association

– Best Investigative Report (2018)
– Best Spot News Reporting (2018)
– Best Enterprise Story (2018)
– Best News Series (2018)
– Best Continuous Coverage Of A Single Event (2018)
– Best General News (2017)
– Best News Series (2017)
– Best Use Of Radio Sound (2017)

Education

Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, Illinois – June 2007 to May 2011
– Broadcast Journalism, English minor