Resume EXPERIENCE WKRC-TV Cincinnati, OH September 2016–Present Investigative Reporter/Anchor WCMH-TV, NBC4 Columbus, OH February 2014–July 2016 Weekend Evening Lead Anchor, Lead Investigative Reporter Anchor growth newscasts. Investigative series proved conviction quotas by state agents. Exposed wrongdoing by multi-billion dollar agency, resulting in hundreds of millions returned to Ohio Businesses and received first place award by the Associated Press for Investigative Reporting, as well as an Emmy award. Undercover expose exposed Ohio’s critical connection in horse meat trade and was honored by United States Humane Society with a national Genesis Award. Reporting of The Ohio State University Band’s Sexualized Culture led to sweeping reforms and was awarded first place for Continuing Coverage by the Associated Press. WLKY-TV Louisville, KY March 2011–February 2014 Anchor, Investigative Reporter, Management Trainee Anchoring. Investigating. Immersing in all aspects of news management. Strong storytelling skills, combined with understanding of television model, helping to enhance and re-invent at number one rated station in Hearst chain. Undercover investigation of crumbling infrastructure led to aggressive multi-billion dollar re-investment in bridges, water and sewer systems. Eye-opening, multi-part series and News Special of the dramatic impact of violence upon teens led to major marches and dramatic change, and received an Emmy Award. 7 AP awards. 3 Emmys. Latakoo, Inc. Austin, TX June 2010–November 2010 Vice President of Sales, Board of Directors Led initial organization, business sales efforts, design and implementation of website for Start-up Company in Austin. WEWS-TV Cleveland, OH 2001-2010 Chief Investigative Reporter Dozens of Investigations led to local, state and national reform. Investigation of Social Security disability triggered national reform and adoption of the “John Hunter Rule” in which all ALS patients in America can obtain presumptive coverage. Multi-year coverage of corruption in Cuyahoga County government ultimately ended in dozens of federal sentences for public officials, including some of the highest elected officials in Cleveland. Anchored main newscasts. KING-TV Seattle, WA 1996-2001 Chief Investigative Reporter/Anchor Extensive travel— including Guatemala. Investigation of coffee workers resulted in Fair Trade Agreement. Investigation of stolen babies in Central America resulted in State Department reform. Nationwide recall of Treated Wood after investigation revealed trail of arsenic poisonings. WTMJ-TV Milwaukee, WI 1994 -1996 Chief Investigative Reporter/Anchor Bosnia Peacekeeping Mission Series/Documentary exposed the realities of war on the region and upon American troops on the front lines. Undercover investigation revealed lax procedures at Zion Nuclear Power Plant, triggering a congressional investigation. WRAL-TV Raleigh, NC 1990 -1994 Investigative Reporter/War Correspondent/Anchor Live War Coverage - Operation Dessert Storm, 1991 Investigation of KKK, White Supremacy Resurgence triggered action by state and federal agencies, which ultimately led to a round up of some of the most notorious figures in white supremacy movement. Investigation of public housing revealed a cover up of the deaths of a mother and her son, which led to the firing of nearly every manager in Raleigh Public Housing Authority. WSLS-TV Roanoke, VA 1988-1990 Anchor/Reporter WRAL-TV Terre Haute, IN 1987-1988 Anchor/Reporter WPTA-TV Fort Wayne, IN 1987 Reporter/Producer LEADERSHIP Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Reporting The Ohio State University Guest Lecturer/Instructor Instructor for mid-career journalists in highly respected journalism program, with emphasis on providing new skills for multi-platform dissemination. Ohio Center for Investigative Journalism Founder/Board Member Board member involved in strategic start-up of non-profit news center in Ohio, in cooperation with Cleveland State University. Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) Vice President/Board Member Guest Lecturer/Instructor Leadership role on National Board for premier organization for Investigative Journalists. Served as Vice President, Treasurer and board member for 6 years. Worked with Knight Chairs, Print and Broadcast decision-makers, and higher education leaders to guide organization. Organized and led dozens of seminars for more than 10 years. National Association of Television Arts and Sciences (Emmy) Board of Governors Treasurer – Lower Great Lakes Chapter Founder/Board Member Elected in 2006 to Board for oversight of Emmy Award Activities. BGSU Journalism Alumni Advisory Committee Served as Founding President in 2002-2003 Society of Professional Journalists Featured guest lecturer and seminar host at annual conferences Radio Television News Directors Association Featured seminar host at national conventions Published Articles: IRE Journal, RTNDA Communicator EDUCATION Bowling Green State University Bachelor of Science in Journalism – 1987 ACHIEVEMENTS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS Ohio Reporter of the Year 2015 Ohio Reporter/Journalist of the Year – 3 times North Carolina Journalist of the Year, 1994 - RTNDA Reporter of the Year, 1990—Associated Press References Available Upon Request
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