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EXPERIENCE

 

WTSP-TV                                                            Tampa, FL                                          August 2019 – Present

Investigative Reporter

 

WJAX/WFOX - Action News Jax                              Jacksonville, FL                                     July 2015 – July 2019

Investigative Reporter/General Assignment Reporter

  • Won Florida Associated Press Award for Reporter in 2017. Finalist in 2016 and 2015. Investigative series into moving company that was stranding military families across the country without their belongings prompted action from U.S. Senator.
  • Undercover investigation into unlicensed cosmetic procedures caused FL Dept. of Health to make statewide change.
  • Nine-month investigation into inmate’s death revealed local jail uses controversial restraint chair in half of all uses of force inside the jail – three-times more often than a comparable agency.
  • Investigation into local company exposed tax evasion, shady business practices, and accusations of investor fraud. Company's president resigned the day after sweeps piece aired.
  • Lead reporter covering Congresswoman Corrine Brown’s month-long federal fraud trial.
  • Covered 2018 mass shooting at the Jacksonville Landing video game tournament.
  • Writes and records daily radio hits for News 104.5 WOKV.

 

WSPA - 7 On Your Side                                           Greenville, SC                                     July 2013 – July 2015

Greenville Bureau Chief/General Assignment Reporter

  • Six-month investigation into how the state was unknowingly licensing sex offenders to be chiropractors and residential plumbers. Reporting led to the state agency changing its licensing practices, three state investigations, and a state senator introducing a bill to change state law.
  • Live reporter on top story in 6 p.m. show that won Southeast Emmy for Best Newscast.

 

WKBT - News 8                                                     La Crosse, WI                                      July 2011 – July 2013

Multimedia Journalist, Fill-in Anchor/Producer

  • Covered historic recall election of Gov. Scott Walker.
  • Award-winning series on self-defense class that teaches women how to fight off rapists.

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism

2007 - 2011

B. S. in Broadcast Journalism, Concentration: Political Science (GPA: 3.9 - Summa Cum Laude)

 

 

TRAINING/MEMBERSHIP

 

Investigative Reporters & Editors

2017-Present

 

The Poynter Institute – A Journalist’s Guide to Covering Jails

March 2019

 

AWARDS

 

  • 2018 Edward R. Murrow Award for Social Media Excellence (Large Market – Southeast Region)
  • 2017 Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Winner for Reporter (Medium Market)
  • 2017 Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Winner for Series/Franchise (Medium Market): “ADA Lawsuits: Social Justice or Shakedown?”
  • 2016 Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence (Large Market – Southeast Region): Most featured reporter in Action News Jax’s submission.
  • 2016 Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Winner for Investigative Series (Medium Market)
  • “Mysterious In-Custody Deaths” - Nine-month investigation into inmate’s death revealed local law enforcement agency uses controversial restraint chair in half of all uses of force inside the jail – three times more often than a comparable agency.
  • 2016 Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Finalist for Reporter (Medium Market)
  • 2016 Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Finalist for Continuing Coverage (Medium Market): “Latitude 360: Where’d the Money Go?”
  • 2015 Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Finalist for Individual Achievement – Multiple Stories (Medium Market)
  • 2014 Southeast Emmy for Best Newscast: Live reporter on top story in newscast.
  • 2013 Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas Award for Best Spot News (Division 1): Live reporter in 7 On Your Side’s coverage of a kidnapping and chase.
  • 2012 Associated Press Broadcast Journalism Excellence Award for Hard News Reporting (Wisconsin Division 3): "The La Crosse Heroin Rush" - Investigative report plus in-depth continuing coverage on a deadly trend.
  • 2011 Associated Press Broadcast Journalism Excellence Award for Enterprise Reporting (Wisconsin Division 3): "Fighting Through the Fear" - Series on a self defense class that teaches women how to fight off a rapist.