Resume EXPERIENCE KTVX-TV Salt Lake City, UT 2023 - Present Main Anchor/Reporter WPTA-TV Fort Wayne, IN 2015 - 2023 Primary Anchor Anchored market-leading evening newscasts Led newscasts through major rebrand and audience growth Aggressively pursued enterprise reporting projects Landed exclusive accountability interviews with politicians and newsmakers Reported from Australia, Papua New Guinea and Nicaragua as solo journalist Recognized with two national Edward R. Murrow Awards Mentored rising reporters and producers Represented station at community events “The List” Phoenix, AZ 2012 - 2015 Host/News Correspondent Led Phoenix news bureau for syndicated magazine program Hosted assigned segments in studio Managed field production budgets Responded to breaking news scenes across the Southwest Shot, edited and produced stories in remote locations under extreme deadline pressure Fostered a collaborative, mission-oriented environment Coordinated coverage with affiliate stations and assignment desks Honored with three Emmy Awards KNXV-TV Phoenix, AZ 2010 - 2012 Reporter/Fill-in Anchor Aggressively covered breaking news for all newscasts and digital platforms Produced dynamic live shots using multiple cameras and airborne assets Led morning newscast coverage of Rep. Gabby Giffords shooting Extensively covered wildfires and environmental issues Landed interviews with top newsmakers including Sen. John McCain and Sheriff Joe Arpaio Operated ENG trucks and advanced production gear as solo journalist
Anchored assigned newscasts and program segments WPTA/WISE-TV Fort Wayne, IN 2008 - 2010 Reporter/MMJ Extensively covered breaking news, crime and spot news as solo journalist Used social media to connect with audience and find sources Planned, produced and anchored live coverage of Barack Obama's first inauguration Shot and edited all stories for broadcast and digital platforms Operated microwave/satellite trucks EDUCATION Ball State University Muncie, Indiana — B.A. Telecommunication (News), 2012 Tecnologico de Monterrey Cuernavaca, Mexico No degree: Spanish AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS 2023 regional Emmy 2022 national Edward R Murrow Award - Writing 2021 regional Edward R Murrow - Podcast 2020 national Edward R Murrow - Excellence in Sound 2020 regional Murrow - Excellence in Sound 2019 regional Emmy 2019 regional Emmy 2019 regional Murrow 2019 regional Murrow 2018 AP Award - Enterprise Story 2017 AP Award - Best Reporter 2017 Society of Professional Journalists Award - Documentary 2017 Society of Professional Journalists Award - Videography 2015 regional Emmy Award 2014 regional Emmy Award 2014 regional Emmy Award 2013 regional Emmy Award AFFILIATIONS Indiana Broadcasters Association (board member) Society of Environmental Journalists Military Reporters and Editors National Press Photographers Association Investigative Reporters and Editors SKILLS Anchoring Breaking News Live Reporting Public Records Investigating Writing Videography Editing Social Media Audio Production
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