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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 WPTA21.com 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