Resume EXPERIENCE WFLD-TV (FOX) Chicago, IL Nov. 2021-Present General Assignment News Reporter Reports for FOX32 Chicago at 4, 5, and 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, with at least one live shot in each show (typically live VOSOTs at 4 and 5 p.m. and one live PKG at 9 p.m.) – oftentimes, on different stories and in various locations daily Starts nightside shift at 2 p.m., pitches and researches story ideas, gathers information, conducts interviews, writes scripts, and carries out live reports by 4 p.m. Works efficiently under pressure to craft incisive scripts while upholding accuracy and fairness in each story Delivers breaking news developments and interactive live reports – whether on the scene of a crime, at a political event or during a feature-oriented story Conducts engaging interviews by working to gain the trust of each interview subject, and by asking important and thoughtful questions Develops valuable and reliable sources and contacts on a daily basis while field-reporting WITI-TV (FOX) Milwaukee, Wisconsin Jan. 2018-Nov. 2021 General Assignment News Reporter May 2019-Nov. 2021 Reported for FOX6 News at 9 and 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, presenting two different live packages each night Led FOX6’s coverage amid national breaking news stories, including the COVID-19 pandemic, protests and civil unrest of 2020, the police shooting of Kenosha’s Jacob Blake, and the Kyle Rittenhouse Trial Pitched compelling news stories that affected viewers in the Milwaukee DMA Produced enterprise stories – both day-turns and in-depth reports Pursued developing leads and follow-up stories Anchored newscasts on a fill-in basis FOX6 WakeUp Aug. 2018-May 2019 Live Feature Reporter Hosted four different live segments (approx. three minutes each) between 7-9 a.m. Monday through Friday Highlighted various local businesses, upcoming events, and community developments Contributed to urgent live coverage during breaking news incidents, election coverage, and severe weather events Completed two packages and one VOSOT daily post-WakeUp for FOX6’s evening newscasts Multi-Media Journalist Jan. 2018-Aug. 2018 Gathered interviews and BROLL for daily assignments Wrote and edited two packages and one VOSOT for FOX6 News at 4, 5, and 6 p.m. daily Reported dayturns live in-studio or in-the-field WNDU-TV (NBC) South Bend, Indiana Sept. 2015-Sept. 2017 Multi-Media Journalist Met daily deadlines as ‘one-man band’ – shooting, writing, and editing stories Reported live from breaking news scenes across Northwest Indiana and Southwest Michigan Covered court cases and jury trials in both Indiana and Michigan Presented stories live on-location or in-studio daily Fill-in anchor Dec. 2015-Sept. 2017 Anchored newscasts, including 16 Morning News, NewsCenter 16 Saturday/Sunday Mornings, early evening, and 11 p.m. shows NewsCenter 16 Saturday Morning Feb. 2016-Sept. 2016 Live Reporter Delivered six to 10 live reports at breaking news scenes, community events, and/or during severe weather each Saturday during three-hour morning show WTIU/WFIU-Indiana Public Media Bloomington, Indiana Aug. 2014-Dec. 2014 Intern Wrote and reported for West and South Central Indiana’s National Public Radio and Public Broadcasting Service station Researched and produced weekly radio pieces Assisted reporters on assignments in the field SKILLS Proficient in Edius and Final Cut Pro X editing systems Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram EDUCATION Indiana University – Aug. 2012-May 2015 Bloomington, Indiana Bachelor of Arts Major: Journalism; Specialization: Television Broadcast Second Concentration: French Minor: Psychology GPA: 3.85/4.0 – Magna Cum Laude (High Distinction) Lane Tech College Prep High School (Chicago Public Schools) – Class of 2012 COMMUNITY Gastro-Intestinal Research Foundation (GIRF) Chicago Feb. 2013-Present Associates Board Member Raises money to benefit the University of Chicago’s Department of Gastroenterology Volunteers at various charity events, including foundation’s annual GIRF Gala FBI Milwaukee Citizens Academy Milwaukee, Wisconsin Sept. 2019-Oct. 2019 Earned one of 40 coveted spots in the FBI Milwaukee Division's Citizens Academy (Class of 2019) Attended and graduated from an eight-week program designed to offer an inside look at the FBI while also building community-federal law enforcement relations Indiana University Office of Admissions Bloomington, Indiana Sept. 2017-Present Volunteer Alumni Student Recruiter Corresponds with prospective students through Indiana University's Adopt-A-School Program and Handwritten Letter Campaign Represents Indiana University during local college fairs Pewaukee High School Pewaukee, Wisconsin Aug. 2020-June 2021 Insight Mentorship Program Engaged with high school students in the Pewaukee High School Insight Media Writing and Communications course Met monthly with assigned 'mentee' to discuss current coursework and future goals Reviewed projects and offered feedback and constructive criticism to help advance students’ writing and communications skills AWARDS 2020 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement for News Programming: FOX6 News at 9:00 p.m. Miller Brewery Shooting (Nominee) 2020 Milwaukee Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards Best Individual Reporting of News (Bronze Award Winner)
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