Resume EXPERIENCE KNSD-TV San Diego, CA September 2019-Present Investigative Reporter/Fill-in Anchor WPTA/ABC21 Fort Wayne, IN August 2016-August 2019 Main Anchor/Investigative Reporter Anchor and help write and produce 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts Pitch local story ideas, drive lead-worthy reporter assignments and team coverage at editorial meetings Search for and break “big get”/exclusive interviews Launch investigative team “Digging Deeper” in 2016; report, write and edit investigative “Digging Deeper” reports Publish articles and videos on and social media pages Regularly file public record requests to add context to breaking news, daily investigative sidebars, and in-depth investigative reports WSJV-TV/FOX28 South Bend, IN June 2014-August 2016 Weekend Anchor/Reporter (December 2014-August 2016) Solo-produce and solo-anchor Saturday and Sunday 10 p.m. newscasts Manage reporters and photographer/editor, assign stories and copy edit scripts Multimedia Journalist (June 2014-December 2014) Pitch, shoot, write, edit and front enterprise reports for prime newscast three days a week Maintain sources in local government, education, law enforcement, non-profits to break news and land exclusive interviews with plaintiffs/defendants, investigators, elected officials, etc. Scour Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, White Pages and knock on doors for good “get” interviews with victims, relatives, whistleblowers and others linked to hard-hitting local news David PR Group Miami, FL June 2011-June 2013 Account Executive Pitch story ideas featuring clients to various media outlets Ghostwrite by-lined articles for trade publications and blog posts Secure phone and TV interviews, media tours and press events EDUCATION Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism ﹣ New York, May 2014 Master of Science in Journalism with Honors University of Miami School of Communications ﹣ Coral Gables, FL, May 2011 Bachelor of Science in Public Relations SKILLS/INTERESTS Bilingual in Spanish Can shoot and edit video; proficient in Avid Newscutter, iNews, Frankly; working knowledge of Edius Active Member of Investigative Reporters & Editors, National Association of Hispanic Journalists AWARDS Regional Murrow - "Dying on the Job" investigative series (2019) National Headliner Award, 3rd Place for Continuing Coverage Indiana Pro Society of Professional Journalists, 1st Place for Investigative Reporting (outside Indianapolis market) Indiana AP Broadcasters Association Award, 1st Place for Best Investigative Report (outside Indianapolis market) Regional Emmy Award (Lower Great Lakes Chapter) for Best Investigative Series Regional & National Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting Continuing Coverage ﹣ “Public Hearing, Private Record” (2018) 1st Place, Indiana Associated Press Broadcasters Award 1st Place, Indiana Pro Society of Professional Journalists Best in Journalism Award Nominated, Emmy Award, NATAS Lower Great Lakes Chapter Best Newscast ﹣ ABC21 News at 11 (2018) 1st Place, Indiana Associated Press Broadcasters Award 1st Place, Indiana Pro Society of Professional Journalists Best in Journalism Award Station of the Year ﹣ABC21 2017 Indiana Broadcasters Association Spectrum Awards REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
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